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Battery-Shaped Peripherals

Elecom MENDO Kandenchi Mouse is Actually the Size of an AA Battery

— August 27, 2011 — Art & Design
Some mouse designs are meant to soothe your hands and provide ergonomic relief, while others are meant to provide an aesthetically pleasing look to your desk. And then there's this one: the Elecom MENDO Kandenchi Mouse.

Definitely an odd design, the Elecom MENDO Kandenchi Mouse takes on the shape of a regular AA battery. It is compatible with every operating system out there from Linux to Windows and offers the same functionality as any ordinary mouse. One difference, however -- which can be gleaned from the images -- is that you click the MENDO Kandenchi mouse with your thumb, as opposed to your index finger.

This interesting computer peripheral, which weighs in at 32 g, will be available in white or black and set to go on sale in Japan sometime this month.
Trend Themes
1. Battery-shaped Peripherals - Opportunity for creating innovative and unique computer peripherals that resemble everyday objects.
2. Ergonomic Design - Opportunity for developing computer peripherals with unconventional ergonomic designs.
3. Thumb-click Functionality - Opportunity for creating computer peripherals that have a thumb-click functionality instead of the traditional index finger click.
Industry Implications
1. Computer Hardware - Opportunity for computer hardware manufacturers to explore new designs and functionalities for computer peripherals.
2. Consumer Electronics - Opportunity for consumer electronics companies to create innovative and aesthetically pleasing computer peripherals.
3. Design - Opportunity for designers to incorporate unconventional shapes and functionalities into computer peripheral designs.
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