Joey Roth, maker of these super cool ceramic speakers, has a new design: a computer mouse made out of wool felt, teak, and aluminum, which molds to the shape of your hand over time. This is certainly a far cry from the plastic and metal foreign-made varieties that most of us use!
I was inspired by the mouse's intimate contact with the human skin, which is unique among peripherals. Although it's more similar to a glove or shoe than a printer, mice are typically made from the same thermoplastics. For such a tactile and purposeful object, this is wrong.
The Felt Mouse is designed to be broke in over time. Its dense wool felt slowly conforms to the hand's individual shape and motion. Over the course of a few months, it transitions from a mass produced product to a unique tool that specifically fits its user.
This mouse isn't currently in production, but according to comments left on this TreeHugger post, if Mr. Roth does decide to put it into production, it would retail for about $80-$90. In other words, this is an heirloom-quality mouse.
What do you think?