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advantages and disadvantages

Advantages

  • The Combimouse gives the user instant and effortless transition between keyboard and mouse operation. We are confident that this advantage far outweighs the disadvantages listed below.
  • The Combimouse helps people with various disabilities.
  • A regular desktop layout has the mouse situated far to the right of the keyboard which can cause the debilitating problem sometimes called Mouse Shoulder. You can read about this problem here. Combimouse overcomes this and other ergonomic problems.
  • Minimises prime desk space usage. The left and right Combimouse parts are small enough to be easily pushed aside while not in use. The parts can be placed to the right and left of center, leaving a clearing in the middle for books or other items.
  • The Combimouse right part can be used with a notebook computer.

Disadvantages

  • Users must use the mouse with the right hand.
  • Users must be touch typists.
  • The position of the Enter key on the US keyboard (and Australian, South African, Thai and some other countries) is different to the keyboard on all other countries. The US Enter key is conveniently located to suit the Combimouse design. However, it is not possible to implement the Enter key for all other countries because the Enter key would be positioned off the current Right Hand Combimouse part. To read more about this see this blog.
  • The price is similar to high end wireless keyboards and mice. We are aiming for US$100 to US$150.
  • Palm grip during mouse mode doesn't fill the palm of the user (same as the Apple Magic Mouse).
  • The following keys have been moved: Question mark, Cursor keys, F1 to F12 keys, Back slash and Forward slash keys.
  • Home, End, Page Up and Page Down keys have been moved and are the alternative keys to the cursor keys and need to be pressed while pressing the Fn key.
  • Backspace and Delete keys moved (they are now in very convenienet positions especially during mouse mode).
  • There are no right Alt and Ctrl keys. The right Shift key is reduced in size.


 

 

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