Humanscale Switch Mouse Wins Big Domestically & Abroad

Innovative New Ergo Mouse Earns Three New Top Prizes


Karen Brooking


New York, June 15, 2007 — Humanscale’s new Switch Mouse has picked up three noteworthy awards in recent weeks, including two top prizes at the recent NeoCon World’s Trade Fair 2007 in Chicago. The revolutionary new ergonomic mousing device earned both a Gold Award in the 2007 Best of NeoCon competition and a Grand Prize in the Product Innovations Awards presented by Buildings magazine. The Switch Mouse also took the top nod for Best Ergonomic Solution at Mixology07, an award program sponsored by U.K.-based mix interiors magazine.  These awards come on the heels of Switch Mouse’s Gold EID win in appliance DESIGN magazine’s 2007 Excellence in Design Competition.

The Switch Mouse brings unprecedented ergonomics to computer users. This groundbreaking peripheral device designed by the Humanscale Design Studio offers size adjustability for a custom fit, symmetric design for right- or left-handed use, a V-shaped base that puts the user’s wrist and forearm at an optimal 45-degree angle, a four-direction scroll dish, built-in palm support for proper mousing posture, and three programmable buttons. Designed to accommodate natural arm positions, reduce repetitive motion stress, and provide customizable function and comfort for all computer users, the Switch Mouse wowed attendees and jurors alike at NeoCon.
Among more than 400 product entries in the 18th annual Best of NeoCon awards, the Switch Mouse earned a Best of NeoCon Gold Award in the Office Accessories category. Sponsored by Contract magazine, the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., and the McMorrow Report, the Best of NeoCon awards recognize the top new products introduced at NeoCon. This year, contest organizers reported a 20% increase in product entries over previous years.
The Switch Mouse also earned a top prize in Buildings magazine’s 12th annual Product Innovations Awards, aimed at recognizing the most innovative solutions to today’s facilities challenges. Selected for the Grand Prize in the Computer Solutions category, the Switch Mouse will be featured in the October 2007 issue of Buildings magazine.
In addition to turning heads in North America, the Switch Mouse is getting international attention. mix interiors magazine recognized the Switch Mouse as the Best Ergonomic Solution in its June Mixology07 event. Winners were judged by a panel of key players in the British office interiors industry.
The plug-and-play Switch Mouse utilizes optical scanning technology and a USB connector. It’s certified for use with Windows Vista and Max OS X, and is also compatible with Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP, and Mac OS 9. The Switch Mouse has a list price of $120, and will begin shipping the third quarter of 2007.
For more information about the Switch Mouse, or to see Humanscale’s full range of ergonomic solutions, please visit or call 800-400-0625.
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