Titanium Gadgets: Lightweight With A Punch

Titanium Gadgets: Lightweight With A Punch

Joel Pirela
Oct 5, 2010

Titanium, is a chemical element with the symbol Ti and atomic number 22. Sometimes called the "space age metal", it has a low density and is a strong, lightweight, lustrous, corrosion-resistant (including sea water, aqua regia and chlorine) transition metal with a silver color. Non conductive and non allergenic. It also adapts itself to human body's temperature, so that's why is such a great choice for hip replacement and fracture healing's screws material. Let's check some great gadgets made of this amazing element.

The Titanium ID Mouse by Intelligent Design may drive people back to the desktop. The mouse, which was shown off Dutch Design Week 2009, is a Bluetooth-enabled mouse finished in hand-formed grade 1 titanium and resin that serves as an elegant rest for the hand. The wireless mouse integrates a three-button neodymium scroll wheel for smooth scrolling. The mouse is compatible with Window XP/Vista/7 and Mac OS X and runs on two AAA batteries. It sells for around $1,200.

Titanium Leica M9. Designed by Walter de'Silva. An expensive dream come true. As you will guess from the name, the camera (along with its accompanying Summilux-M 35mm ƒ1.4 aspherical lens) is made from titanium.

The new body is also a lot cleaner and more streamlined, compared to the old model that r this camera is replacing (appropriate, as de'Silva works for Audi). Gone is the