Eco Gadgets: Sustail concept wind-up mouse brings back the kid in you
Eco Factor: Concept computer mouse runs on renewable energy.
The Sustail concept wireless mouse by industrial designer Ahmet Bektes doesn’t need a connection to the wall socket as the concept device gets powered by a wind-up mechanism. The sustainable concept mouse hides a winding key in its underbelly, which is used to rotate a crank to produce electricity.
The concept device gives its user an audio feedback, which alerts the user when the device’s onboard battery is fully charged. The designer doesn’t state the estimated time a fully charged battery lasts, but considering it doesn’t depend on the grid, even a couple of hours would be great.