nendo x elecom
nendo x elecom
sep 09, 2011

nendo x elecom

‘orime’ image courtesy of elecom

a new collection of PC accessories for japanese company elecom – known for their production of computer devices such as keyboards, speakers, mice etc. – has been designed by japanese studio nendo. this is not the first collaboration between elecom and nendo, who on this occasion has developed two new mice, a USB stick and smartphone stand for the japanese PC accessories company.

nendo x elecom ‘orime’ top view photo by hiroshi iwasaki

‘orime’ (‘fold’ in japanese) is a 5-button wireless laser mouse whose form is composed entirely of flat surfaces, giving it a faceted look. it appears as if it is made by folding a piece of paper rather than made from the usual multiple curves mice usually offer.

nendo x elecom alternative views of ‘orime’ photos by hiroshi iwasaki

nendo x elecom ‘orime’ color line-up photo by hiroshi iwasaki

nendo x elecom ‘kasane’ image courtesy of elecom

‘kasane’ (‘stack’ in japanese) is also a 5-button wireless laser mouse. it features side buttons and left- and right-hand click buttons that are stacked randomly, like papers scattered around on a desktop. both ‘orime’ and ‘kasane’ a wireless radio system operating with a 2.4 GHz band, making them reliable within a radio wave range of approximately 10 m max above non-magnetic surfaces, and has a 3 m range maximum above magnetic materials.

nendo x elecom ‘kasane’ top view photo by hiroshi iwasaki

nendo x elecom ‘kasane’ top front view photo by hiroshi iwasaki

nendo x elecom ‘data hook’ image courtesy of elecom

‘data hook’ is a USB stick in the shape of a carabiner, which means it can be easily attached to tote bags and cables, as well as linked to other ‘data hooks’ for easy carrying.

nendo x elecom ‘data hook’ color line-up  image courtesy of elecom

nendo x elecom ‘data hook’ can easily link to others photo by hiroshi iwasaki

nendo x elecom ‘jaguchi’ photo by hiroshi iwasaki

finally, there is ‘jaguchi’ (‘tap’ in japanese), a smartphone stand which takes on the form of water pouring from a faucet. see designboom’s previous coverage on ‘jaguchi’ here.

  • I agree, awfull logo.

  • Nice design but the logo kind of spoils them.


    (what would we do without it?!)

  • So beautiful, but maybe not so comfortable to use the “Orime” Mice


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