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Humanscale Switch Mouse

The Switch Mouse is a ground breaking mousing solution that boosts comfort and reduces the risk of injury with design and technology innovations providing the most
ergonomic mouse ever created.

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The Switch Mouse is the revolutionary mousing solution that brings unprecedented ergonomics to computer users. This ground breaking peripheral device boosts comfort and reduces injury risks through a number of new innovations. Its V-shaped base and four-way scrolling dish complement a built-in palm support for exceptional user comfort. Plus, the Switch Mouse is the only mousing solution that accommodates both left- and right-handed users while adjusting to fit the size of virtually any adult hand.

How does the Switch Mouse minimize the risk of pain and injury associated with computer use?

While a majority of computer users may associate hand and wrist injury with use of the keyboard, the truth is that most injuries can be attributed to long-term mouse use. But pain doesn’t have to be a consequence of intensive mousing. Unlike the myriad “ergonomic” mice on the market, the Switch Mouse is based entirely on the latest human factors research and designed to specifically minimize health risks associated with long-term mouse use, including tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Rich in ergonomic features, the innovative Switch Mouse ensures you’ll mouse in comfort by addressing a number of common causes of pain and injury.

Problem #1: Wrist Anchoring
Computer users often anchor the crease of their wrists to the work surface while mousing. This position is linked to two injury risk factors—increased intracarpal tunnel pressure and wrist extension, or the bending of the wrist toward the body.

Solution: Switch Mouse Palm Support
The Switch Mouse features an integrated palm support that prevents wrist anchoring. Mousing with a supported palm also encourages the use of large arm and shoulder muscles, which are much less likely to fatigue than delicate wrist and hand muscles.

Problem #2: Unnatural Angles
Mice that position the wrist and forearm horizontal to the work surface can elevate intracarpal tunnel pressure and the risk for injury.

Solution: Switch Mouse V-Shaped Base
The tilted angle of the Switch Mouse, created by the V-shaped bottom of the device, positions the wrist and forearm at a 45-degree angle—a natural pronation known to minimize pressure in the carpal tunnel.

Problem #3: Repetitive Motion Risks
While scroll wheels provide great convenience, they encourage repetitive motion of the fingers and have been linked to tendon disorders.

Solution: Switch Mouse Navigation Dish
The Switch Mouse’s circular five-button navigation dish minimizes tendon movement, and as an added benefit, allows for horizontal scrolling.

Problem #4: One Size Does Not Fit All
Most mice do not address the unique requirements of each user, and poor fit can lead to excessive grasping, muscle fatigue, and discomfort.

Solution: Switch Mouse Adjustability Features
The Switch Mouse is length-adjustable to fit hands of nearly any size, while its symmetric shape equally accommodates right- or left-handed use of the device.


  • Resolution: 1600dpi
  • Technology: Laser Scanning Technology
  • Switch: Micro Switch
  • Current Consumption: Max70mA
  • Switch Mechanical Life: 1,000,000 cycles
  • Cable Length: 200 cm (80″)
  • USB Connector
  • 1 year, single-shift warranty

Compatible with:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Mac OS 9 (plug-and-play only)*
  • Max OS X (plug-and-play only)*
*The Switch Mouse driver is currently only available for Windows. Mac users can use the Switch Mouse as a plug-and-play input device with standard mouse functionality including left/right buttons and up/down scrolling. Mac users will not be able to utilize side-to-side scrolling or the programmable buttons. All other ergonomic features of the Switch Mouse can be utilized by both Mac and PC users.

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Available USB port
  • CPU 233MHz or faster processor or equivalent
  • 128MB RAM or higher
  • Hard disk capacity more than 40MB