Vertical Mice: DXT Ergonomic Mouse
The DXT Ergonomic Mouse 2 from City Ergonomics is a 'fingertip' vertical mouse. The mouse is operated by using the small muscles and joints of the fingers as opposed to the larger muscle groups of the shoulder and arm. Since the fingertips provide much greater precision than the arm, this makes the DXT mouse suitable for users who are needing precision and fine control.
The DXT design is an ambidextrous mouse. By pressing a button on the back of the mouse the operator can change from right to left-handed operation.
The DXT Ergonomic Mouse features four DPI (counts per inch) settings to allow the operator to change the mouse sensitivity. The DXT Mouse is available in corded or cordless versions.
Mouse pad alternative: Due to the different orientation of your hand, a vertical mouse can be a little awkward at first. Using a Wow!Pad Microthin Mousing Surface can really help in the adjustment to vertical mousing.
|DXT Ergonomic Mouse 2|
|by City Ergonomics|
|Model # - PD7DXT (wired)|
|Model # - PD7DXT-WR (wireless)|
The DXT Ergonomic Mouse has two buttons on the front (left and right click) with a button on the back for changing between right and left-handed orientation. DPI is adjusted via a button on the bottom of the mouse. The mouse is held between the thumb (at the back) and the index and middle fingers (on the front).
|Some people with hand tremor have found the DXT Ergonomic Mouse provides some accommodation for their tremor. Click here to view an image.|
|Click here to view a DXT Fingertip Mouse video.
|2.2" W x 1.8" D x 3.2" H||PD7DXT-WR (wireless)||$147.50||Yes|
DXT Ergonomic Mouse 2 Images
DXT Ergonomic Mouse 2 Sample Configurations
Typical configurations have the mouse located on either side of the keyboard, such as these images of the DXT mouse used with an Evoluent Essentials Keyboard.
However, as this is an "ambidextrous" mouse, it is possible to position it in the center of an adjustable or split keyboard allows for quick swapping between right and left hands
DXT Ergonomic Precision Mouse placed to the center of a Freestyle adjustable keyboard.
DXT Ergonomic Precision Mouse placed to the center of a Goldtouch adjustable keyboard.
Working with hand tremor
In some cases, people with hand tremor, such as results from Parkinson's or Familial Tremor, have found that two-handed operation of the DXT Ergonomic Precision Mouse provides some accommodation for their tremor. This is due to the fact that the vertical orientation of the mouse makes it easier to grasp with two hands than the "flat" orientation of a standard mouse.