Tales of the Phantom Mouse

Perfit Mouse About 10 years ago, when my hands started to curl up and die from too much typing in anti-ergonomic positions, I sought solace in the arms of anything that would lessen the impact of 8 hours a day at the keyboard.

A new chair helped, as did adjusting the height of my worksurface, raising the height of my monitor and purchasing a Microsoft Natural Keyboard.

But the real wrist-killer in my life was the computer mouse: I have big hands, and the dainty little smallest common denominators that are standard issue with new computers were killing me.

Thank goodness I found Contour Design, a small New Hampshire company (all good things come from New Hampshire, it seems) that makes eight varieties of the Perfit Mouse, 5 for the right-handed, 3 for the left-handed. Using a sizing chart on their website, you can buy a mouse that’s the closest thing you’ll come to custom-fit. I’m a large.

I’m on my second Perfit Mouse now (the first one was a serial mouse and while it’s still in tip-top shape, I needed a PS/2 mouse, so I bought another one). No single purchase has done more to alleviate my pain and suffering from computer use.

It’s not easy to buy from Contour Design — their website is kind of dorky and confusing, and you must pay gobs of duty and GST if you have a mouse shipped to Canada — but it’s worth it.


dave  moses's picture
dave moses on May 22, 2002 - 23:30 Permalink

ironically (or not) we’ve tried to contact Contour a few month ago to resell their stuff at the shoppe, and it was kinda hard to get in contact with them. i’m gonna try again.

Mike Pierzchalski's picture
Mike Pierzchalski on February 15, 2005 - 23:39 Permalink

The Perfit mouse is available from Canadian suppliers, as we are one of them. This will help with the headache of getting product across the border. We are happy to discuss with our clients the Perfit Mouse and other mousing options that are available.

Olivia Rukavina's picture
Olivia Rukavina on May 21, 2022 - 18:58 Permalink

20 years!