Humanscale’s Switch Mouse Now Shipping

Award-Winning Design Offers Unprecedented Ergonomic Comfort


Karen Brooking


New York, July 11, 2008 — Humanscale’s award-winning Switch Mouse is now available for purchase at a list price of $120. The revolutionary mousing solution features unprecedented ergonomic design to improve comfort and safety for computer users.
The Switch Mouse offers two new innovations—a V-shaped base, which minimizes wrist pronation, and a navigation dish that reduces muscle activity while allowing users to scroll in all directions. Additional features on the optical Switch Mouse include a patented size-adjustability feature that enables a custom fit, symmetrical design for left- or right-handed use, a built-in palm support to encourage safe wrist postures, and programmable buttons. The device enables users to mouse at a natural 45° angle, reduces repetitive motion stress, and provides customizable function and comfort for all computer users.
Developed by the Humanscale Design Studio—a team of more than a dozen international designers and engineers—the Switch Mouse has received a 2008 iF Product Design Award from the International Forum Design, the Gold EID award in appliance DESIGN magazine’s 20th Annual Excellence in Design Competition, and an Innovations 2008 Design and Engineering Award from the Consumer Electronics Association.
In 2007, the Switch Mouse won a GOOD DESIGN® Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and a Good Design Award from the Japan Industrial Promotion Organization. At the IIDEX/NeoCon Canada 2007 Exposition and Conference, the Switch Mouse won a Gold Innovation Award. The design also earned top prizes at the NeoCon World’s Trade Fair 2007 in Chicago, including a Gold Award in the 2007 Best of NeoCon competition and a Grand Prize in the Product Innovations Awards presented by Buildings magazine. In addition, the Switch Mouse took the top nod for Best Ergonomic Solution at Mixology07, an award program sponsored by U.K.-based mix interiors magazine.
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About Humanscale

Humanscale is the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Achieving more with less, Humanscale’s product designs have been honored with more than 150 prestigious awards since 2007 and featured in various museums such as The Museum of Modern Art.

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