X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Felt Computer Mouse Needs to Be Felt

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

There’s something inherently cool about technology that’s been merged with materials other than slick plastics and metals. Materials like wood and fabric are rarely the first thing to pop into our minds when we thing of gadgets. That’s why I really like this unconventional computer mouse, made of felt.

felt_mouse_by_joey_roth_1

Designer Joey Roth (of ceramic speakers fame) created this beautiful rectangular mouse, using primarily felt, a little bit of teak, and a sliver of aluminum on the bottom as a foundation (although it looks like there are some tiny felt(?) feet there to help it glide along too.)

felt_mouse_by_joey_roth_2

The mouse offers buttons on either side of a scroll wheel, and an optical sensor on the bottom. While I’m not sure that a rectangle is the most ergonomically-correct design in the palm of your hand, I’m willing to cut the design some slack because it looks so good. Regardless, the thought is that the felt will gradually conform to the shape of its user’s hand.

felt_mouse_by_joey_roth_3

This particular mouse is only a prototype, to be shown at the American Design Club’s “Use Me” exhibit at 45 Great Jones Street in New York, between May 13th and May 16th, 2011. I’m hopeful that Joey decides to produce these mice, as I think they look really nice. Hey, I made a rhyme!

[via Treehugger]

Hot Deals in the Technabob Shop:



Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

More from Awesomer Media...

Jakku: First Wave

Jakku: First Wave

Alex Crane Bo Pants

Alex Crane Bo Pants

Mercedes E-class All Terrain is an AWD Wagon for the Luxury Set

Mercedes E-class All Terrain is an AWD Wagon for the Luxury Set

2018 Chevrolet Equinox: Bigger on the Inside

2018 Chevrolet Equinox: Bigger on the Inside

Star Trek Boldly Go Introduces Kirk and Crew to the Borg

Star Trek Boldly Go Introduces Kirk and Crew to the Borg

Disney CEO Doesn’t Expect Rogue One to Do as Well as The Force Awakens

Disney CEO Doesn’t Expect Rogue One to Do as Well as The Force Awakens

Advertisement