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Installation and Operation of the HandshoeMouse


As all versions of the HandshoeMouse are "Plug and Play" devices the actual setup and operation of the mouse is very simple.

Wired Models
For the Wired Version simply plug the cord into the mini-usb port on the mouse and then plug the other end of the mouse cord into any available USB port on your computer. It will automatically install itself and in moments will be ready to go to work.

Wireless (2.4 gHz/Wired) Models
The Wireless Version of the HandshoeMouse is also very similar. As it contains a rechargeable battery it is generally recommended that it be connected for charging prior to usage. Charging is accomplished by simply plugging the cord into the mini-usb port on the mouse and then attaching to any live USB port on your computer. This version of the HandshoeMouse can also function as a "wired" device so if you have no extra USB ports for charging that won't be an issue, simply unplug the wireless receiver, connect the charging cord, and keep on working. When the mouse is charged simply unplug the cord, reinstall wireless receiver and go back to working wirelessly. Whether connected via the cord or the wireless receiver the computer should recognize it in a few seconds and register the mouse for use.
NOTE: If mouse fails to respond or if you experience issues with the Wireless Light Click Force HandshoeMouse please follow these instructions.

SHIFT (Bluetooth/Wired) Models
The HandshoeMouse SHIFT connects wirelessly via Bluetooth but is also capable of functioning as a wired mouse. To use it as a wired mouse simply connect the included charging cord and the computer will automatically register the mouse for use. For wireless use your computer will need to be equipped with Bluetooth capability. If your computer does not include internal Bluetooth support it can be added by purchasing a mini-bluetooth receiver that simply plugs into an availalable USB port. Of course you will want to ensure that your HandshoeMouse SHIFT is fully charged so if connecting wirelessly for the first time, also connect the charging cord to an active USB plug. Instructions for connecting via bluetooth are included with your HandshoeMouse SHIFT.

Setting the Cursor and Scrolling Speeds

The video below offers instruction on setting up your HandshoeMouse for optimum use. (The video starts with audio info and a blue screen.)

Wireless Models and Battery Care

The internal rechargeable batteries which power the HandshoeMouse (Wireless) and HandshoeMouse SHIFT should provide the average user with several years of trouble-free service. Note: Over the life of the battery the period between charges will gradually decrease. This is a normal occurrence but by adhering to the following guidelines you should be able to partially reduce or delay this effect.

  • Under average usage a NEW battery with a full charge (4-6 hours) should provide you with 4-6 weeks of use before requiring a charge.
  • Try to avoid fully depleting the battery to where the mouse fails to provide cursor movement as this will shorten the life expectancy of the battery as well as increase the frequency of recharging. If you find that your usage requires more frequent recharging make a point of developing a regular recharging schedule. This will aid in avoiding total depletion of the battery and maintain the life expectancy of the battery.
  • Avoid unnecessary recharging cycles as over time this will reduce the life expectancy of the battery.
  • Please be aware that once the battery has been completely discharged it may take up to 20 minutes to re-charge the battery to a level where you can start working again. In that case it may be possible that communication between the mouse and micro antenna will need to be re-established.
  • To charge the battery, your computer must be switched on or the cord connected to an "Always Live" POWERED USB port.

Wireless Setup and Use

Battery Power Saving = Mouse Sleep Mode

To save battery power, the wireless HandshoeMouse goes to sleep in 3 separate steps:

  • Step 1: The mouse is on stand-by
  • Step 2: The mouse goes to battery saving position
  • Step 3: The mouse goes to sleep. This is indicated by the LED light on the bottom turning off.

To activate the wireless Light Click (LC) version: simply move the mouse to reactivate.

Points of Attention:
  • The HandshoeMouse doesn't just stop working but if you don't use it for a period of time it might go into sleep mode.
  • First click one of the mouse buttons and then move the mouse. Check if the cursor moves on the screen.
  • You can only charge the battery when your computer is switched on.
  • For charging, use the cable which comes with the mouse.
  • Most likely communication between mouse and antenna will then start.
  • The HandshoeMouse (Wireless) can function as a regular corded mouse if desired or if the wireless receiver needs to be removed when connection the cable for charging.

Restoring Lost Wireless Connection
  • Please refer to the instructions which came with your HandshoeMouse. Instructions for this will vary with model.

Can the HandshoeMouse be programmed?

No, the HandshoeMouse buttons cannot be programmed.
Button functions are defined by standard operating system software provided on PC or laptop by Microsoft®, Macintosh®, Apple® and Unix®.

What is the WARRANTY period?

All HandshoeMouse SHIFT and HandshoeMouse Light Click (LC) Models are supplied with a 3 Year Warranty
All Standard (non LC) models have a 1 Year Warranty

Please Note:
In order to validate your warranty you will need to provide a copy of the Original Purchase Invoice, the model of your HandshoeMouse, as well as the Serial number from the underside of the mouse.

Warranty is VOID if:

  • The mouse has been opened by the user or anybody else
  • The body of the mouse has been damaged

The Warranty does not cover the following:

  • Normal wear and tear of mouse sliders
  • Loss of cable or antenna
  • Body damage due to maltreatment (e.g. mouse being dropped etc.)
  • Broken mouse buttons as a result of maltreatment, dropping, accidents etc.

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