Solar-powered mouse launched

Recharging could be an issue for users

A research group in the Netherlands has created the Sole Mio, which it claims to be the "world's first exclusively photovoltaic-powered computer mouse". The Sole Mio is currently in trials to determine whether regular use is enough to charge the mouse.

Though the mouse can get some charge from artificial light, the real challenge is whether computer users will be willing to stop working long enough during the day to throw the mouse under some real sunlight to be charged. The group estimates that with solar-powered mice, "several hundred million batteries could be saved annually on a global scale".

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