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Penguin Ambidextrous Vertical Mouse

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Quick Overview

The Penguin marks a major breakthrough in the battle to beat health problems created when computer users spend too much time handling a conventional mouse.

It sets new standards of protection against a range of upper limb conditions such as repetitive strain injury (RSI) and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) by enabling right and left hands to share the workload and avoiding exaggerated movements of the wrist joint that can increase pressure on the soft tissues in the carpal tunnel. Regular switching of hands throughout the day helps prevent static muscle strain (SMS) in the arm and shoulder - a major source of discomfort in mouse work.

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Additional Information

  • The vertical alignment encourages a more ergonomic operating position
  • Ambidextrous Design- Central 'bow-tie' switch allows for easy transition between right and left handed use.
  • Easy-glide symmetrical base - Allows the user to rest either hand comfortably alongside the vertical structure, encouraging the use of the bigger muscles in the fore and upper arm to manoeuvre the mouse. Fine cursor control is still achievable with small hand and/or finger movements
  • Precision performance laser - Provides accurate tracking on typical work surfaces
  • Adjustable 400, 600, 800 or 1200 dpi settings- Encourages fast and precise operating movements
  • Precision scroll wheel - For fast, accurate document scrolling including an auto-scroll feature
  • Soft key touch - Low activation force and full key travel distance provides keying comfort

The Penguin mouse is available in three sizes. To choose the correct one for you, measure your hand from the first crease on your wrist to the tip of your middle finger.

SMALL0-16cm(0-6 ins approx.)
MEDIUM16-18cm(6-7 ins approx.)
LARGE18cm + (7 ins + approx.)

Penguin Mouse Sizing Guide

Wired and wireless (rechargeable) versions available.
  • Compatibility: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X.
  • Plug & Play USB 2.0
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If the item is currently in stock we will process your order in 24 hours. Please allow up to 3-4 days for delivery, though times will often be faster than this.

Returns
14 day return

We offer a 14 day return policy on this item, providing the item is not damaged. You must first phone the office to obtain a Returns Note and Number. Goods must then be returned in their original packaging with the original Delivery Note and Returns Note enclosed.

On return you can exchange your item for another one or opt for a refund. We do not refund the outward carriage charge nor do we pay for the cost of return.

If in the very un-likely event the item is faulty we will collect it and either refund it or provide you with a replacement. Please let us know within 24 hours of receipt of the item to make a valid claim.

Customer Reviews

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Best mouse so far Review by Kai
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5
This is by far the best mouse I have used so far, and I have tried many. A while ago I started suffering from mousehand / arm, so I began to look for a different mouse. I tried the 3M joystick mouse and it was not bad, but a bit narrow, and cannot be used with both hands. The logitech trackball was ok initially, but soon the pain returned. I also tried hand-held rollerball mice, the pen-mouse (which was quite good as well) and other models. The Penguin Wireless Medium mouse was easily the best, and the pain in my hand and arm has completely disappeared! (Posted on 01/12/2014)
looks great. performance so so. Review by Eddie
Rating
3
I cannot tolerate the weight, feels like I have a Potato in my hand. Much safer then conventional mouses of course. It has not improved my severe tendonitis, I have asked to swap to a new alternative.

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Hi Edie, I'm sorry that this mouse was unsuitable for your needs. Hopefully we have found you an alternative mouse that better suits your needs.
- Posturite

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(Posted on 14/11/2014)
Not terribly durable Review by Penny Gwyn
Rating
3
This product worked perfectly for about a year, fixed my sore elbow, then one of the buttons failed. (Posted on 30/10/2014)
Hoping for Healing Review by Ed
Rating
3
I've had two weeks of use without noticeable tendonitis improvement. I find the sensitivity too low which results in mouse lifts to move the pointer on the screen. Can anyone show me how to adjust the sensitivity?

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Hi Ed, you can increase the DPI of the Penguin Mouse by pushing the DPI button on its base. There are 4 different DPI settings [400, 600, 800 or 1200 DPI]. You can find out more information on this in the User Guide - you can find it here: www.posturite.co.uk/media/pdf-downloads/Penguin-Mouse-User-Guide_525x80mm.pdf

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(Posted on 22/10/2014)
Fantastic! Review by R.Williams
Rating
5
I'd definitely recommend the Penguin Ambidextrous Vertical mouse.
It took a little while to get used to it after using standard mice all of my life but once I got the hang of it, it was great.
(Posted on 17/10/2014)
Takes some getting used to but no more wrist pain Review by AlexHeylin
Rating
5
Won't suit everyone, but even using my bad wrist I found pain very much reduced / eliminated. Plus it's easy to swap hands and the buttons and scroll wheel make sense and work well with either hand. Definitely worth a trial! (Posted on 18/09/2014)
Excellent product to cure repetetive Strain Review by Sue Willington
Rating
5
I have found this product, to cure very painful repetetive strain in the hand, superb....within a week all pain had gone, and has not returned after using the mouse for the last 5 months.
It's easy to use and get used to.
The left mouse click button has failed but I am finding the return and replace process very straightforward
Great product and service Posturite, am recommending to our Occupation Health dept
(Posted on 18/09/2014)
Excellent ergonomic device Review by James
Rating
5
The Penguin is great. I was able almost instantly to have the same level of accuracy and control that I have with a traditional mouse, but with no hint of pain even after long sessions.

Only two things to mention. The first is very minor: every time you turn on your computer you have to press the DPI button on the Penguin to select the desired level. Would be nice if it could remember it.

Secondly I want to address something that I've seen mentioned in reviews on other websites - that the buttons are cheap, weak or will wear out. Both buttons do have quiet, cushioned clicks, and in the case of the top, "left-click" button, quite a bit of travel. To be honest they do feel a little like they might not last, but after a few weeks of use I've developed confidence that it is just that the design is "soft-click" and they're fine. They just feel significantly different to the solid click you may be used to.

Very happy with my purchase, thank you.
(Posted on 24/07/2014)
Mixed - not for every task Review by Busybee
Rating
3
Firstly, I want to thank Posturite for the opportunity to test the Penguin which I recommend to everyone looking for an ergonomic mouse. Secondly, I want to emphasize that a mouse, and particularly an ergonomic mouse, does not only need to fit the size of hands but also the type or work mostly done with it. The Penguin is available in three different sizes which is brilliant. When my husband fitted his much larger hands around the Penguin, this advantage became very obvious. It is the type of work which makes this type of mouse unsuitable for me. Unfortunately, I have to return it for this reason.
A normal mouse is mostly operated with the hand and fingers allowing quick and precise selections. The Penguin is mostly operated (moved) with the arm which makes this precision quite difficult. Interestingly, reviews for similar types of ergonomic mice (joystick types) stress this same issue. I do a lot of desktop publishing and image editing. Even after three days, I get very frustrated with the fine selection tasks. At the end of the day, I ended up with soreness in my neck/ shoulders. Subsequently, I would recommend the Penguin for people who mostly do text-processing, software development and similar tasks.
In addition to this main issue, there are others you should be aware of: the mouse buttons are quite stiff. I find that when pressing the buttons, I move the mouse. Also, the mouse has a wide bottom for resting your hands which means, it does require a lot more space than a normal mouse. Further, the mouse needs a lot more space as the movements are much (!) more extensive than a normal mouse. To explain the latter point: at the speed set for my normal mouse, I quickly run out of desk space to move the cursor from the top of my screen window to the bottom (very frustrating). I reduced this problem by increasing the mouse speed to fastest (and setting the dpi to highest).
Finally, I did notice that my wrist was less sore at the end of the day. However, even if I manage to finally achieve the same selection precision as with a normal mouse, I will probably end up with a shoulder/ neck problem. For the main computer tasks I perform, I will have to find an ergonomic mouse rather than a stick.
(Posted on 21/07/2014)
Wrist Pain now Gone !!!!! Review by Cathy
Rating
5
Arrived quickly and soon got the hang of it easily. Wrist pain disappeared and only returns when I use the other mouse at home. Will purchase a Penguin for home too, it makes such a difference with my bendy keyboard, no more RSI issues. Even the IT guy at work can use it easily when I have issues with my PC. (Posted on 16/07/2014)

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