nendo + elecom: oppopet mouse nendo + elecom: oppopet mouse
jul 12, 2011

nendo + elecom: oppopet mouse

the ‘pig’ model of the ‘oppopet’ wireless mouse designed by nendo for elecom

the ‘oppopet’ (‘oppo pet’) series of wireless computer mouses, produced by elecom in collaboration with nendo (canada-born, tokyo-based designer oki sato) feature a USB receiver shaped like an animal tail, making the device appear like a small pet. announced last year, the series has just been released in japan.

‘oppopet’ requires no driver, and can be used by simply connecting the USB tail to a laptop or computer. equipped with an on-off switch, the 2.4GHz, 3-button optical mouse weighs 55 grams and runs on a single AAA battery. it is produced in models including a fox, dog, dolphin, cat, pig, squirrel, chameleon, and rabbit.

the tail doubles as the device’s USB wireless receiver

view of receiver

the ‘oppopet’ models include a fox, dog, dolphin, cat, pig, squirrel, chameleon, and rabbit

‘oppopet cat’

‘oppopet dog’

‘oppopet chameleon’

‘oppopet dolphin’

‘oppopet rabbit’

via akihabara

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  • Adorable!

    elf says:
  • Very sweet design.

    dbg says:
  • Pig looks like an alien sex toy.

    Squimi says:
  • Even so, once you remove the tail to attach the receiver, you now have this gaping hole right where your palm would sit. No matter how much it’s sanded down, that’s gotta be uncomfortable.

    Adam says:
  • i dont think my palm hardly ever touches that part of the mouse, when im using it, its always slightly raised off. is this normal? bad ergonomics?!? i never thought about it until now.

    about the project itself, i think it’s pretty clever.
    is great for those poor, touchscreen-deprived kids who arent given ipads at age six. 😉

    shawnthebomb says:

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