A travel writer’s ultimate tool of the trade: the Whirl Mini Notebook Laser Mouse
I just finished packing up my laptop bag for my next trip: a roundtrip cruise from Los Angeles to Hawaii on the Crystal Symphony. I love my new HP but I just can’t work that mouse, so I found me the perfect accessory, the brand new Whirl™ Mini Notebook Laser Mouse from Smartfish.
This tiny, little gravity-defying travel mouse actually adapts to the natural motion of your hand and works like a charm. It’s light and fits easily into my lap top tote.
According the literature that came with my purchase, “the Whirl™ Mini builds off of the simple, strikingly unique design of the original Smartfish Mouse which was awarded the CES Innovations award for 2010. It employs the same patented technology in a smaller form factor so that business professionals, travelers, commuters, and other laptop users can take advantage of the ultra-comfortable computing experience Smartfish provides.
I went on line to learn more about the product and contacted a rep of the company who explained that the conventional notebook mouse lacks comfort not only because of the smaller size but al due to the fixed, rigid position your hand is forced into for hours on end, which can lead to fatigue, discomfort, and ultimately, repetitive stress injury. Music to a travel writer’s ears.
While they didn’t have to convince me after one use, the company claims that the Whirl’s comfort pivot system provides the natural fluid movement your body needs. The mouse becomes a natural extension of your hand as if it’s floating on air. It’s the most luxurious comfort attainable for on-the-go computing.”
What’s more, The Whirl ™ Mini Notebook Mouse was developed in collaboration with the country’s leading Orthopedic Hospital, The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, whose mission statement is to “improve mobility.
Available on line for $49.95 at http://www.getsmartfish.com
Smartfish Technologies was founded on a passion for healthier living, smart technology and true ergonomic innovation in an ever-growing electronic world. As a practicing chiropractor of 14 years, Smartfish president and CEO Dr. Jack Atzmon met with thousands of patients who continually complained of hand, wrist, shoulder and back pain. Through extensive knowledge of repetitive stress injury (RSI) – common forms known as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, he began to understand that a key contributor to these ailments came from the day-to-day use of computers – specifically, repetitive motion of computer peripheral use. Dr. Atzmon’s vision and breakthrough technology led him to form Smartfish Technologies and launch a line of computer peripherals based on the company’s ErgoMotion technologies, beginning with the ErgoMotion Mouse, to promote a healthy PC lifestyle for work and play.
The Whirl™ Mini Notebook Laser Mouse with with Comfort Pivot Technology uses ErgoMotion™, a pivoting mouse that becomes an extension of your hand. This wireless computer mouse provides the most luxurious feel any mouse has ever given, helping you enjoy personalized comfort all day long—wherever you need to work! The patented breakthrough innovation of ErgoMotion™ truly redefines comfort for a computer mouse by going well beyond merely providing an ergonomic grip. Once you start moving this mouse, you’ll quickly appreciate the radical benefit of a computer mouse that follows your movement by maintaining a “Dynamic Neutral Position” no matter what direction or angle you are moving.