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Eco Mouse Powered By Laptop Heat

DORmino

— February 27, 2008 — Eco
How often have you felt your laptop overheating when you've had across your legs? If you have sensitive surfaces, you've probably been concerned over the effect your computer's heat will have on it.

It's clear laptops produce heat, yet too often it's only seen as a hindrance. Yes, there have been innovations to reduce the heat; however, a new invention actually takes advantage of this energy production.

The DORmino is a giant mousepad which extends from under the computer to the right hand size where the mouse rests. It absorbs the energy produced by the heat of the computer and uses it to power the mouse.

The creation comes from Cheong Yian Ling, Cindy Liew, Joanne Lin, Lionel Wong of Singapore who submitted the design to the Greener Gadgets Design Competition 2008. They have found a way not only to solve a problem, but to vastly improve on a mainstream technology and contributing to a greener earth.
Trend Themes
1. Heat Energy Harvesting - The DORmino mousepad demonstrates the potential for harvesting heat energy from laptops, opening up opportunities for innovative energy solutions.
2. Greener Gadgets - The DORmino mousepad aligns with the growing trend of eco-friendly and sustainable technology, creating opportunities for the development of more environmentally friendly devices.
3. Efficient Energy Utilization - The DORmino mousepad highlights the importance of utilizing energy efficiently, presenting an opportunity for businesses to explore innovative ways to maximize energy usage in their products.
Industry Implications
1. Consumer Electronics - The consumer electronics industry can leverage the concept of heat energy harvesting to develop eco-friendly and energy-efficient devices for tech-savvy consumers.
2. Renewable Energy - The renewable energy industry can explore the potential of harvesting heat energy from various sources, including laptops, to generate clean and sustainable power.
3. Green Technology - The DORmino mousepad aligns with the green technology industry, opening up opportunities for the development of innovative and sustainable solutions for various applications.
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