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Nendo Computer Gadgets for Elecom

Adding to their last group of computer gadgets for the Japanese brand Elecom, the Japanese design firm Nendo presents two new computer “mice” designs and another clever USB design. Data Hook, a new USB in the same family as the paper clip/USB Data Clip, is a small carabiner that extends into a thumb drive. Handy to clip onto bags or cables (or other Data Hooks), the stick comes in five colors. Although the Orime wireless mouse is constructed entirely of flat surfaces, Nendo claims that it fits comfortably in the hand (I have not tested it out). I think Orime looks like a regular mouse that has stepped into some kind of digital realm where it must battle for its right to survive. Joining Orime is Kasane, a deconstructed wireless mouse with side buttons and left- and right-hand click buttons that are stacked randomly,”like papers scattered on a desktop,” according to Nendo. With this new line, Nendo again pushes the boundary of what we should expect from these common desktop objects — and injects some personality into …

Computer Gadgets by Nendo

The Japanese design firm Nendo explains that their job is to give people “aha!” moments that reveal what is hidden in our everyday lives. For their new pieces for Elecom, the firm pushes the expectations of everyday computer accessories. The Rinkak mouse is a play on the concept of rinkak, a Japanese word referring to an object’s outline against its background. Like freehand sketches, the colorful cables become the rinkak of the mouse, while the mouse itself becomes the background. The Data Clip is a brilliant concept —  the USB stick is formed into the shape of a paperclip that can attach to a stack of documents, business cards, or other Data Clips. It’s a fantastic solution for when you need to file a USB along with a piece of paper. Finally, oppopet is a fun wireless mouse that comes with different animal tail-shaped wireless receivers. When the mouse is in use, the tail plugs into a computer; when you are done, the mouse (or whale or pig) becomes whole once again.