16 Feb
Pick up the cork, drop the batteries

Adele Peters’ Corky mouse uses piezoelectric elements to generate energy every time you click or move the mouse around on your desk, which is obviously quite often considering it’s a mouse. Using the same technology that battery-less watches use to harvest kinetic energy, the Corky mouse not only eliminates the need for disposable batteries but is also made from recycled and biodegradable cork. This is such a simple and smart idea, there’s no wonder why it is 1 of 18 finalists in this year’s Greener Gadgets Design Competition.

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