Tuesday, 18 December 2018
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I'm having issues using the KeyMouse Alpha for more than a few mins at a time because it makes my arms and shoulder hurt. I find the weight of the device, added to the friction against the mouse pad to be too high.
Anyone else had this issue?
Anyone solved it?
If so, how?
3 years ago
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#1379
Hi Fausto, what mousepad are you using? We recommend a hard top mouse mat, like the one shown on our website here: KeyMouse Mouse Mat

The soft cloth mousepads probably won't work very well, for how big the KeyMouse is.
3 years ago
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#1380
Thanks Alma what is the surface material used in that mat?
3 years ago
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#1381
It's a hard plastic top surface for easy gliding and rubber bottom surface to keep the mouse mat from moving around on the desk. The one we have is quite large, 30" x 12.5". I would recommend a big one like it, if you don't purchase ours, instead of the small ones used for typical mice.
3 years ago
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#1382
Thanks, do you use something specific in the under side of the KeyMouse?
3 years ago
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#1383
We use Teflon feet for the underside of KeyMouse. You can purchase replacements as well if you'd like: Teflon Feet
3 years ago
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#1384
Hi Fausto, another factor is ensuring the surface & bottom of KeyMouse is very clean. Small amounts of dust or dirt will add to the friction significantly. KeyMouse has teflon feet on the bottom of the device, so on a very clean & flat surface it should glide smoothly.
3 years ago
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#1385
Thanks guys, I appreciate it!
3 years ago
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#1386
I'll leave this one open for now to see if anyone else in the community has other suggestions
3 years ago
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#1389
Btw anyone tried using the keymouse on a steelpad for example?
3 years ago
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#1520
I am using the hard mousepad that I ordered with the Key Mouse. It still has a good bit of friction. I found the best solution was to push the pad forward on the desk so that my elbows are resting on the top of the desk. That takes the weight of pushing the Key Mouse off my shoulders.
3 years ago
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#1521
I use the KeyMouse pad that came with my original order, and it cut it to fit a 3m keyboard tray: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B001B0DCOO/

It's a height-adjustable sit/stand desk, and the keyboard tray is adjustable, so I tilt it slightly down toward me, but not enough for anything to move around on its own.

So far, so good. I also mounted a powered USB hub under the desk so that I could charge or wire various keyboards and mice as necessary.
3 years ago
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#1670
Hi there folks, I just saw this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA_3wJhUsa8 and got really excited, did you find any good supplier for the ceramic feet? If you can send over a handful of them I happily volunteer to mod my 105 alpha to make it work with them and post a review about it!
3 years ago
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#1671
We are working with a supplier now, and hope to have the ceramic feet available for purchase in about a month or two. It just takes time to get them made.
3 years ago
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#1674
And that's why trackballs are awesome, no mousepads, no shoulderpain, just bliss! I tried 'MX Ergo' trackball mouse before choosing which keymouse to buy, and I'm very happy having chosen the Trackball version.
2 years ago
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#1843
Hi Carlos, I have these on my KeyMouse also, and it's amazing the difference. We're in process of including them or a similar product with KeyMouse Alpha.
2 years ago
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#1846
Hello. Lexip Mo42 will fit well on Alpha?
2 years ago
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#1847
I have them on mine and it is working well. They are thicker than our teflon feet, so it's not "to spec" for the height of the mouse sensor from the desk, but so far it seems to be fine at least on my KeyMouse Alpha. We would adjust the height of the mouse sensor to compensate for the height of the ceramic feet once we start shipping it as standard.
2 years ago
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#1859
Thank you. I have ordered one :-)
2 years ago
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#1878
Just tested it. It works like a charm! I was not using Alpha mouse controlling from my left hand because of high friction, but only my Track for the right hand. Now, I hope I will use my left hand again (I am left-handed).
Thanks.
2 years ago
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#1960
Discounted ceramic feet are available on Amazon...see this post
https://www.keymouse.com/forum/ceramic-feet-on-amazon-much-easier-to-move-keymouse-alpha
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