Monday, 15 February 2010

Corky Mouse - Producing Kinetic Energy By Clicking!

One of the 18 finalists in this year's Greener Gadgets Design Competition is this cork-based mouse designed by Adele Peters. The unique mouse is a kinetic energy harvesting mouse that utilizes the energy generated by flick of a wrist to power itself. It uses piezoelectric elements to generate energy every time you click or move it around on your desk. Even rolling the scroll wheel will generate energy.

Adele has also made the Corky mouse using 100 percent recycled plastic components and recycled and biodegradable cork. With the creation of this innovative mouse, you no longer have to depend on the disposable battery-powered portable wireless mouse, whose batteries eventually end up in landfills. Impressed? Then vote for it in this year’s Greener Gadgets Design Competition here.

Via: Inhabitat

1 Comment:

Diane Scott said...

I love all things quirky, and this mouse is right up my alley :)

Add to the fact it's "green," and that just makes it even better!

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