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  • The combimouse provides instant and effortless transition between keyboard and mouse operation. The combimouse is possibly the fastest and most efficient method of computer input when the mouse needs to be regularly used. Often people don't use the mouse because of the nuisance of having to move one's hand off the keyboard.
  • The right unit features an integrated numeric keypad, making the combimouse perfect for data entry and navigating spreadsheets.
  • Features a multi button mouse which is convenient for gaming, CAD and most other programs. It is the best system for First Shooter Gamers.
  • We have received many e-mails from people with various disabilities explaining how the combimouse helps them cope with their disabilities.
  • Increased Productivity - Cost Saving of $1,000 Per Year
    In a work environment the combimouse increases productiviy. It takes about 0.4s to move one's hand to the mouse and about 0.4s to move one's hand from the mouse back to the keyboard home position (see here). Assume that it takes 0.1s on the Combimouse for each of these transitions. The time saving for every mouse operation is 0.6s. If an employee uses the mouse twice a minute, then the cost saving in an eight hour work period at a man day rate of $300 is $4.00. In one year of 250 working days this is a cost saving of $1,000.
  • A regular keyboard has its mouse situated far to the right of the keyboard. combimouse eliminates shoulder abduction - a widely documented and recognised problem - which is the unnatural opening up of the shoulder in order to reach a standard mouse.
  • Minimises prime desk space usage. Left and right units are small enough to be easily pushed aside while not in use. The units can be placed to the right and left of center, leaving a clearing in the middle for books or other items.
  • The combimouse right unit can be used with a notebook to provide keyboard, mouse and numeric keypad functionality.


  • Users must use the mouse with the right hand.
  • Users must be touch typists.
  • The right unit requires a very flat surface to move on. Some desktops may not be flat enough and a special flat mousemat will have to be supplied.
  • There may be some movement of the right unit during typing mode however the design has limited this and it is not an issue. When typing the user must ensure that their hand is above tghe unit - this is recommended to prevent RSI and it is how typing is taught.
  • Large and loose sleaves may catch the bottom of the right unit when moving from mouse mode to keyboard mode.
  • The price is similar to high end wireless keyboards and mice. We are aiming for under US$150.
  • Palm grip during mouse mode doesn't fill the palm of the user (same as the Apple Magic Mouse).
  • The right unit is light and not as strong as normal mice. It is probably more susceptible to breakage than normal mice when dropped onto a hard surface from table top height.
  • As with Notebook computer keyboards the numeric keypad keys have been moved and are embedded in the main keyboard.
  • Cursor keys moved. Delete key moved. F1 to F12 keys moved. Back slash and Forward slash keys moved.
  • Home, End, Page Up and Page Down keys have been moved and need to have the Fn key pressed simultaneously.
  • Backspace and Delete keys moved (they are now in very convenienet positions especially during mouse mode).


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