Eco Gadgets: Sustail concept wind-up mouse brings back the kid in you

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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.

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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.

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Via: Treehugger/YankoDesign