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49 Squeaky Innovations

From Mickey Mouse to Computer Mice

— November 3, 2008 — Top Lists
Disney's cartoon character Mickey Mouse is so iconic that the famous ears are instantly recognizable in many products and have even been the inspiration for the fashion industry.

The squeaky little mouse is also immortalized as the point-and-click tool so necessary in today's computing world. Just like real animal species, the computer mouse comes in many forms. They could be ultra-expensive or ultra-geeky in design. And lest we forget, there is also the humble lab mouse who helps scientists solve mysteries and discover new medical or scientific innovations.

Smell a rat? Yes! Included in this cluster are the other rodent cousins like hamsters, rats, guinea pigs, and the capybara. Some of the animals are talented surfers and even bomb-sniffers!
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
48
Multi-Function Warming Gadgets
Multi-Function Warming Gadgets
USB Mouse With Infrared Heater
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47
Geeky USB Speedometer
Geeky USB Speedometer
Mouse Tracks WPM
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46
2 in 1 Mouse/Gamepad
2 in 1 Mouse/Gamepad
Evergreen Navigator
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45
Year of the Rat
Year of the Rat
Mouse Invades Runway via Vivienne Tam
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44
Cancer-Resistant Mouse
Cancer-Resistant Mouse
Par-4 Gene Kills Cancer Cells
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43
Mine Detecting Rats
Mine Detecting Rats
Belgian Charity Apopo trains African Giant Rats
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42
Gold and Diamond Mouse
Gold and Diamond Mouse
$24,000 Clicker
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41
Cartoon Mobiles
Cartoon Mobiles
The Mouse Phone
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40
Criminal Rodents
Criminal Rodents
Vietnam Bans Hamsters
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39
Mice for Any Surface
Mice for Any Surface
Microsoft Explorer Mini Mouse with Blue Track
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38
Wooden Orb Mouse
Wooden Orb Mouse
Jupiter PC Mouse
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37
Mutated Mice Play With Cats
Mutated Mice Play With Cats
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36
Gadgets that Say “I Love You”
Gadgets that Say “I Love You”
Heart-Shaped Mouse
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35
Disney Electronics
Disney Electronics
Mickey Mouse Themed HDTV
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34
Rats At KFC-Taco Bell, NYC Wreak Havoc For Yum
Rats At KFC-Taco Bell, NYC Wreak Havoc For Yum
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33
Peru Rat Crisis
Peru Rat Crisis
State of Emergency Declared as Rats Rage Out of Control
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32
Rodents As Delicacies
Rodents As Delicacies
Venezuela's Capybara Is Double The Price of Beef
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31
Bizarre Economical Eats
Bizarre Economical Eats
Cambodians Cook Up Field Rats
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30
Geek Makeup
Geek Makeup
The Combo Compact/Mouse
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29
2-in-1 Gadgets Going Too Far?
2-in-1 Gadgets Going Too Far?
EzKey Keypad Mouse & Calculator
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28
Stress Relief Mouse
Stress Relief Mouse
SensDevice
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27
3-in-1 Computer Mouse
3-in-1 Computer Mouse
The Canon LS-100TKM Mouse, Calculator & Numeric Keypad
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26
Inflatable Mouse
Inflatable Mouse
Jelly Click
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25
Suits of Armor For Animals II
Suits of Armor For Animals II
Warrior Mice by Jeff de Boer
<
24
Novel Mouse Slides Over Keyboard
Novel Mouse Slides Over Keyboard
Swiftpoint Slider
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23
Moldable Mouse
Moldable Mouse
Red Dot Design Concept
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22
Mouse Pads Mousetraps
Mouse Pads Mousetraps
The Laptop Finger Trap
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21
Eco Mouse Powered By Laptop Heat
Eco Mouse Powered By Laptop Heat
DORmino
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20
Wearable Computer Mice
Wearable Computer Mice
Upcoming Microsoft Mouse
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19
Arc Mouse
Arc Mouse
Stylish Collapsible Input by Microsoft
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18
Pop Cultural Differences
Pop Cultural Differences
Plotting Mickey Mouse's Death
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17
Insect-Embedded Computer Gear
Insect-Embedded Computer Gear
The Green Beetle USB Mouse
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16
Novel Mouse
Novel Mouse
Wireless Finger Mouse
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15
5 MM Thin Mice
5 MM Thin Mice
The G4 Slim Mouse is World's Thinnest
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14
Geeky Soap
Geeky Soap
PC Mouse Soap
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13
Cute USB for Kids
Cute USB for Kids
Adata Mickey Mouse Flash Drive
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12
Blinged Cartoon Gadgetry- The Swarovski iRiver Mickey Mouse Mplayer
Blinged Cartoon Gadgetry- The Swarovski iRiver Mickey Mouse Mplayer
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11
Vertical Mouse Is Ergonomically Correct
Vertical Mouse Is Ergonomically Correct
WOWPEN Traveler
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10
Rodents Doing Water Sports
Rodents Doing Water Sports
Surfing Rats
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9
Real Weapons as Computer Gadgets
Real Weapons as Computer Gadgets
Grenade Mouse
<
8
Pop-Culture Icons as Mice
Pop-Culture Icons as Mice
House of Mouse Handmade Toys
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7
Solar Powered Computer Mouse
Solar Powered Computer Mouse
Sole Mio Is First Of Its Kind
<
6
Making Gay Rats
Making Gay Rats
Researchers Trying to Prove Orientation is Hormonal
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5
Genetically Altered Muscles
Genetically Altered Muscles
Real-Life Mighty Mouse
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4
High Fashion Cartoons
High Fashion Cartoons
Pacman and Mickey Mouse on London and Madrid Fashion Week Runways
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3
1930s Cartoon Fashion
1930s Cartoon Fashion
Minnie Mouse in Vogue
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2
Geisha Mice
Geisha Mice
Mickey Mouse Headdresses by Piers Atkinson
<
1
Steampunked Gadgets
Steampunked Gadgets
Mouse Looks Like Furnace
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