BAT levitating mouse enters pre-production phase
By Paul Ridden
March 13, 2013
A Czech design studio is readying a levitating computer mouse for release that's been created to help prevent Carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful condition that can strike musicians, assembly-line workers, typists and computer users (to name a few).
It will doubtless come as no surprise that magnets keep the BAT levitating wireless mouse floating above its 240 mm (9.4 inch) diameter, 20 mm (0.7 inch) thick, mains-powered base, but that fact makes the concept no less visually appealing. Designed by Vadim Kibardin out of Prague in the Czech Republic, it's made from ABS plastic, comes in either black or white, and has a total weight of 2 kg (4.4 lbs).
Though no more details are being made available until the product nears release (which could be as far as six months away), Julia Kibardina told us that the BAT mouse is currently at the first stage of pre-production – researching the market, ascertaining customer interest and improving the engineering. We'll bring you more details as they emerge.
Source: Kibardin Design