Thursday, February 7, 2008

Moldable Mouse takes the perfect shape

There are some concept designs that are sometimes too good to be true, such as the Moldable Mouse. The Moldable Mouse concept was created by Lite-On Technology to help people reduce their chances of developing mouse-related injuries such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The idea is so great and much needed today because typical computer mice are hard, and have a one-size-fits-all design that usually leads to wrist injuries.

Created out of modeling clay, the ergonomically sound mouse is covered with a blend of nylon and polyurethane fabric, so it can be easily kneaded into any shape by the user. The shape is self-retaining, so once you've got the perfect shape, you decide exactly where to place the included RFID-equipped click buttons and scroll wheel which can be repositioned anywhere on the mouse. The entire thing is eco-friendly, even the base of the mouse that holds the laser optics, batteries, and a printed circuit board. The clever design won a 2007 Red Dot Design Award, which I hope leads Lite-On to funding and the actual production of this much needed Moldable Mouse.

Moldable Mouse takes the perfect shape (DVICE)

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