Tuesday, November 5th 2013

Spire Announces the Archer I Ergonomic Mouse

Did you know that one in six workers are suffering from some form of RSI (Repetitive Strain Injury) or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, mostly related to intensive use of a traditional computer mouse? As part of our new ergonomic computing product line, Spire is rolling out products which will make your long hours of computing more comfortable and better for your well being.

The Archer I is shaped in a way that the position of your arm, elbow and wrist is under less stress then with traditional mice on the market. The Archer I supports your hand and allows for you palm to rest on the mouse. Finger button placement and location are designed to the fullest care for detail and prevent your fingers from hovering over the buttons like on a traditional mouse. The Archer I is equipped with a sturdy scroll-wheel that literally lasts for millions and millions of times. Connectivity is made simple through the 1.5m long USB USB2.0/3.0. cable. Quality and efficiency guaranteed, backed by our solid 2 year warranty and service program.
Main Features:
  • Arched, vertical design
  • Ergonomic comfort
  • Button placement to reduce finger stress
  • Large palm rest, better arm position
  • Suitable for long computing hours
  • 5D Optical sensor for better accuracy
  • Backed by 2 years manufacturer warranty
MSRP:
Part number: SP-M4001-USB codenamed: Archer I Manufacturer suggested retail price USD 19.99 / EURO 16.95 (EX VAT)

Product Includes:
  • User manual
  • Warranty service card
Availability:
The Archer I ergonomic PC mouse is now available from Spire Shenzhen, China. European distribution roll out will commence at the end of November 2013.
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8 Comments on Spire Announces the Archer I Ergonomic Mouse

#1
xvi
Sorry, Spire. I'm pretty sure my arm has shaped itself over the last 20 years to accommodate conventional mice. I actually have a hard time imagining this thing being comfortable, although I admit I haven't tried it.

I remember reviews for this thing being pretty bad though:
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#2
Vancha
xvi said:
Sorry, Spire. I'm pretty sure my arm has shaped itself over the last 20 years to accommodate conventional mice. I actually have a hard time imagining this thing being comfortable, although I admit I haven't tried it.
This is actual pretty typical for "ergonomic mice". There's a plethora of similar mice from other companies.
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#3
hellrazor
I've never seen anybody create such a literal take of "polishing a turd".
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#4
arterius2
I've actually own this mouse for a couple years already, this is actually a re-brand of another mouse called "Wowpen" here:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001FWKA7A/?tag=tec06d-20



while a product re-badges years after its was originally released hardly deserve news, i must say that these "ergonomic" mice do their job at controlling wrist pain after long hours of usage.
I actually suffer from light case of "mouse wrist" mentioned here, and using these mouse do alleviate the problem, although it does take some time getting used to it.


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#5
remixedcat
I've had one of those ergo mice that was kinda like a joystick but used a ball. (Not the logitech)







It's wierd and has a green ball on it and it's held wierd.

Thing is my wrist hurt waaayyy worse after using it for a week and I stopped using it.

Then I went back to my Logitech Trackman Marble mouse and it was slightly better, however my wrist was still getting really bad so I switched to the Logitech G700 and my wrists feel much better and don't hurt and I can use it all day.

Don't fall for some of these "ergo" mice becuase most of the time they end up being worse -_-
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#6
arterius2
remixedcat said:
I've had one of those ergo mice that was kinda like a joystick but used a ball. (Not the logitech)

http://img.techpowerup.org/131107/2013-11-0703.34.33836.jpg

http://img.techpowerup.org/131107/2013-11-0703.35.22.jpg



It's wierd and has a green ball on it and it's held wierd.

Thing is my wrist hurt waaayyy worse after using it for a week and I stopped using it.

Then I went back to my Logitech Trackman Marble mouse and it was slightly better, however my wrist was still getting really bad so I switched to the Logitech G700 and my wrists feel much better and don't hurt and I can use it all day.

Don't fall for some of these "ergo" mice becuase most of the time they end up being worse -_-
dude you know absolutely "jack" about ergo mice, the one you showed in your picture is not. they usually have a proven design like the article above. it's a good idea to do your research before purchase or you end up looking like a clown.
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#7
remixedcat
This one was rated as being that. It was hyped up as being an ergo mouse and recommended by lots of sufferers of wrist problems that's the reason I bought it! All those come in different ways. You are looking like a douchebag for that comment of yours.
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#8
Peter1986C
Sitting behind the computer (im)properly (e.g. desk height being wrong relative to your chair/body) can have large effects too. Look into that before you try ergonomic mice esp. if most offices have horrible membrane keyboards even if those ergo-mice are used.
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