Greener Gadgets is holding a design competition, allowing readers to vote from a list of eighteen environmentally friendly gadgets. One of the more interesting selections is Corky, a mouse created by Adele Peters.
As you may have guessed, the device is made from recycled, waterproof cork and 100-percent recycled plastic. The mouse is actually wireless, and draws its energy through various motions: actual movement via the user's hand and the turn of the scroll wheel. Piezoelectric elements located within the device capture the actual movement, throwing out the need for batteries.
The finalists will go head to head at the Greener Gadgets Conference on Thursday, February 25 at the McGraw-Hill Conference Center in New York City. Head here for more information.