The general concept of a mouse hasn't really changed much since it's inception by Apple. It's evolved and more buttons have appeared, but the essential form is almost immediately recognizable. It makes us wonder if there will ever be a better input device than a mouse. Sure, keyboards are great and trackpads are just a natural extension. The Zero Mouse isn't something revolutionary, it's just a normal mouse that's really nicely designed.
The mouse was conceived by German designer Oliver Rosito. In an era where multi-touch trackpads and screens are slowly becoming the norm, it's nice to realize that some designers know that almost everyone uses a mouse when interfacing with their computer. That and a keyboard. We think that this design is pretty nifty. It's sleek and elegant.
The only question we have, is where do the batteries go? A mouse is something that is pretty small to start out with. There isn't much wasted space. From this design, you can see that where the charger or batteries usually sit, there is a hole. This would mean either teeny tiny batteries or a charger that would be molded into a specific form. Otherwise, we think that this concept would work well. The Microsoft Arc Mouse used a similar concept to create a full-sized travel mouse. small>[via Fubiz, pictures by Oliver Rosito]
Microsoft Arc Mouse