More often than not you’ll need to work on your computer, and the tools better be good. For people who are left-handed finding a mouse that fits the ergonomic posture for maximum comfort is not that easy. The reason being – most mouse designs are crafted keeping in mind right-handed people. So, it gives industrial designer Ju Yeon Baek reason enough to keep the needs of left-handed geeks in mind to come up with an ergonomic mouse.
Ju rightly christened this mouse design as “Ambi” – a mouse for ambidextrous, or more importantly for left-handed individuals. This peripheral in peppy orange and subtle black color grabs your attention instantly – not to mention its cool looks. Having an accordion-like design gives this mouse the flexibility to orient into any desired ergonomic shape for right or left-handed use. This is a big advantage as most right hand oriented mouse are virtually a nemesis to work with for a productive work regime. The aesthetic gives the mouse height adjustment flexibility as well – which one misses in conventional mouse designs at times.
According to Ju Yeon even a normal mouse (not designed specifically for right-handed use) can be a major cause of ‘carpal tunnel syndrome’ since the mouse’s angle does not fit with the hand’s structure. This causes long term use-related health issues which can lead to weakness and lack of coordination in your fingers and thumb. With Ambi however, that’s not a thing to worry about as one can adjust it depending on the hand shape and size. In fact, I was tempted into having this mouse as I was using mine which is right-handed oriented and I’m ambidextrous – wanting to explore the option to use my left hand when I feel like!
Designer: Ju Yeon Baek