updated 10:55 am EST, Wed November 1, 2006
Hela Glider Mouse
Hela's new Glider Mouse aims to improve the ergonomics of mice. By building the Glider for a central position behind the keyboard, Hela says they've eliminated repetitive stress injury caused by constantly reaching out to the side. Soft wrist-rests make using both devices more comfortable. The mouse itself is meant to behave somewhat like an air hockey paddle, and is useable by left- or right-handers. Buttons and a scrollwheel are actually located around the rim of trackpad. Configuration is handled mainly through a series of 12 switches, requiring no additional software. The product comes in 15.7- and 18.9-inch models, and can be mounted off-desk if desired. Hela is selling the Glider for £199 ($380) including VAT.