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Insert Dealer Logo Here Overview What is an Input Device? What is the difference between a mouse and a trackball? Ergonomics The best way to use a mouse or trackball How to increase productivity with software How do I keep my input device working properly? New Technology

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Overview

  • What is an Input Device?

  • What is the difference between a mouse and a trackball?

  • Ergonomics

    • The best way to use a mouse or trackball

    • How to increase productivity with software

  • How do I keep my input device working properly?

  • New Technology


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Introduction to Input

Mice, Trackballs, and Keyboards are Input Devices that allow you to interact with your computer


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Attached to computer through various ports

Port-connectors on the back of the computer where devices are attached to the motherboard

Port Types

ADB-Apple Desktop Bus

Commonly used on older

Apple machines

Serial

9 pin, trapezoidal device connection found on older PCs

PS/2

Standard for mouse/keyboard ports on IBM compatible computers

USB

Universal Serial Bus expected to replace parallel and serial ports

Uses “plug and play” technology (computer automatically recognizes)

Input Device Connections


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Computer Mice

  • Most computers are equipped with a computer mouse because of its simplicity and low-cost


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Mouse vs. Trackball

  • Mice

    • Two Types

      • Optomechanical

        • Combination of optical and mechanical parts translates data into mouse movements

      • Optical

        • No moving parts, LEDs sense mouse movements


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Trackballs

  • Trackballs are often used by more experienced computer users because of improved accuracy and comfort


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Trackballs

  • Trackballs are also great for users with busy work spaces, because they are stationary and take up less space.


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Mouse vs. Trackball

  • Trackball

    • Upside down mouse

    • Ball and sensor system similar to mouse

    • Stationary-uses less space

    • Ball moves through use of the thumb and finger


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Mouse/Trackball Features

  • Maximize Comfort

    • Scroll Wheel

      • Allows user to move through documents and web pages quickly

    • Ergonomic Design

      • Reduces injuries

  • Improve Efficiency

    • Programmable Buttons

      • Software

      • Right Click


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Software

  • Customize Mouse/Trackball for optimal performance

  • Streamline Tasks

    • Features

      • Acceleration-Increase speed of scroll wheel

      • Drag-Click to drag documents without holding down a mouse button


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Software

  • Features

    • Easy Launch-Open a document, application, or Web page with one click

    • Double Click-Use one click to open documents, applications, and folders

    • Shortcuts-Save time-cut, paste, edit, open files

    • Paste Text-Insert your name, address, or any other text into any document


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Eliminate Repetitive Movements

Pace Yourself by using Rest Reminder

Customize Even more of your favorite applications!

Software


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Ergonomics

  • Science dealing with the interaction between people and their working environment

  • Makes your life

    • Safer

    • More comfortable

    • More productive


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Ergonomics

  • Peripheral Placement

    • Place keyboard and input device so arms and hands are in a comfortable, relaxed position

    • Forearms should be parallel or almost parallel to the floor

    • Do not over flex or overextend wrists

  • Mouse

    • Grasp lightly between fingers

    • Do not apply too much pressure when

      lifting and moving mouse

    • Allow fingers to rest lightly on buttons


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Ergonomics

  • Trackballs

    • Use fingertips to control ball while using thumb and pinky to click buttons

    • Allow hand to drape over unit

    • Keep wrist in a comfortable, neutral position


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DO

DON’T

Ergonomics


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Maintenance

  • Symptoms

    • Device no longer operates properly due to build up of dirt and lint

    • Movement feels slow or rough

  • Solution

    • Clean periodically to maintain performance

      • Frequency depends on work surface and work type


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Maintenance

  • Steps to Clean Mouse/Trackball

    • Turn off computer

    • Unplug device

    • Remove Ball

      • Mouse-Remove ball housing cover by turning it counterclockwise

      • Trackball-Invert the trackball


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Maintenance

  • Clean ball using pre-moistened cleaning wipe, or water

  • Clean ball cage using pre-moistened cleaning swab or cotton swab with alcohol

  • Allow parts to dry completely prior to

    reassembly

  • Reassemble

  • Reconnect


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New Technology

  • Optical Technology

  • Blue Tooth Technology

  • Infrared

  • Radio Frequency

Note: Figures used are based on projections from 1998 Intellect ASW reports


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Replacement Mice

ValuMouse®

  • Low-cost, high-quality replacement mice

    • ValuMouse is the ideal replacement mouse

    • Scroll wheel allows user to navigate through long web pages and documents quickly and easily

    • Symmetrical design works with left- and right-handed users

    • Connects to virtually any Windows PC

    • 19400 ValuMouse 2 Button List $19.99

    • 19410 ValuMouse 3 Button Combo List $29.99

    • 19420 ValuMouse Scroll List $39.99


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Optical Mice

Mouse·in·a·Box Optical

  • Optical technology means you can use it anywhere (no mouse pad necessary)

    • Smooth tracking and no more skipping

    • Completely enclosed sensor means no cleaning required

    • Optical Pro offers 4 buttons that can be programmed for a variety of tasks

    • Mouse in a Box Optical Pro 72112 List $54.95

    • Mouse in a Box Optical 72113 List $34.95


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Product Solutions

  • The built in pointing device on most laptop computers is often awkward and inefficient to use, especially in cramped airplane seats and during presentations.

PocketMouse Series


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Travel Mouse

  • Mobile Optical Mice

    • Ideal for business travelers who work with laptops

    • Reliable, Accurate Optical Technology that can be used anywhere

    • With Included Travel Pouch, PocketMouse easily fits into laptop bags with no tangled cords

    • Also a great size for adults with smaller hands

    • 72114 Pocket Mouse List $49.95

PocketMouse


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Travel Mouse

  • PocketMouse Pro

    • Retractable cord winds into mouse’s body for compact, secure storage!

    • Optical technology offers precise tracking with no cleaning required

    • USB connectivity for easy plug-and-play

    • PocketMouse Pro 72166 List $69.95

PocketMouse ProMobile Optical Mouse


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Trackballs

  • Fantastic for First Time Trackball Users

    • Use just your fingers to move the ball

    • Award-winning design is comfortable and space-saving

    • Connects to virtually any Windows PC

    • 64226 Orbit (PC) USB/PS2 List $59.95

Orbit® Trackball


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Trackballs

  • Award-winning Kensington design has been a best seller since 1986

    • Large ball allows for greater control.

    • Sculpted, oversized buttons are easy to click, while symmetrical design works for both right- and left-handed users.

    • MouseWorks software enables convenient, single-click solutions to repetitive tasks.

    • 64217 Expert Mouse (PC) USB/PS2 List $149.95

    • 64210 Turbo Mouse (Mac) USB/ADB List $149.95

Expert / Turbo Mouse®Trackballs


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The Step Up

Expert / Turbo Mouse® ProTrackballs

  • So much power, so little effort!

    • Launch any web site, document, or application with one click!

    • Integrated scroll wheel makes navigating through long documents simple and easy

    • Four programmable mouse buttons, stainless steel bearings, extra large trackball, and the award-winning MouseWorks® software

    • 64213 Expert Mouse Pro (PC) USB List $174.95

    • 64214 Turbo Mouse Pro (Mac) USB List $174.95


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