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The YoYo Mouse Keeps Powered Up Through Constant Play

By: Amelia Roblin - Published: • References: surfaceasiamag & yankodesign
Through recent research it's becoming every clearer that working at a desk for eight hours a day is not good for your health. Motivations like mealtimes, bathroom breaks and meetings might get you out of your seat, but the YoYo Mouse would prove to be all the more effective at getting you moving.

The Red Dot Design Award submission by Shih-Chan Chiu is hi-tech yo-yo which functions as a wireless mouse. It keeps powered up thanks to its ability to harness, store and employ the kinetic energy that you exert as you perform Pinwheel and Around the World with the help of its string. The YoYo Mouse's short battery life requires you to get up off of your office chair and get moving, because navigating your computer would be rendered impossible at that point anyway. Stats for Coiled Toy Peripherals Trending: Older & Mild
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