Retro-inspired LOFREE TOUCH PBT wireless mouse comes with swappable keycaps for matching workspace theme

The good old mouse has evolved into an accessory that can improve your productivity exponentially, that’s if you get the hang of using all the buttons and set the customization options in line with hand ergonomics and muscle memory. Take for example Logitech MX Master 3S, Corsair SCIMITAR RGB ELITE or Logitech G305. In an editor’s hand, any one of these mouse can be a potent tool.

The shape of these high-end mouse has also evolved into a much more modern aesthetic, considering the position of the hand and the multiple buttons. But there’s always a time when you want to experience the retro charm of the good old PC accessory without giving up on the modern functions.

Designer: LOFREE

The old-school LOFREE TOUCH PBT wireless mouse comes with swappable buttons to change the look if you get bored with the existing one. Non-glossy, non-sticky and skin-friendly texture of the mouse keys – MB1, MB2 and the upper case – is soft to the touch of hand and fingers. This ensures you can match it to the setup of your desk or room. The mouse is loaded with the 3805 sensor and PAW3805 outputting 4000 DPI for use on glass or any other surface where an ordinary mouse simply doesn’t work. This also holds merit for high-end gaming for times you are not working.

The rechargeable mouse works for 75 hours before requiring another recharge. Everything set aside, the 80s-inspired look of this mouse is what grabs the attention more than anything else. Add to that the ability to replace the PBT keycaps on top of the Cherry MX-style stems, and you’ve got an accessory that’ll draw you to the desk without fail. The beige-colored mouse weighing 106 grams is a tag on the heavier side, and can be a deal breaker for finicky users. Priced at $69, the retro-inspired mouse is a unique one to add to the collection.

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This keyboard and mouse put a bold and chunky spin on computer accessories

There’s no shortage of keyboards and mice available in the market today, each of them trying to cover an equally wide range of needs and tastes. There are keyboards designed for gamers, mice made for artists, and all sorts of designs claiming to deliver the perfect ergonomic experience. Mechanical keyboards, in particular, are quite popular among heavy computer users, but the majority of the options available lean more toward gamer aesthetics with their hard edges and psychedelic RGB lighting. Fortunately, there are exceptions, like this collection of computer peripherals that make use of big, chunky keys, soft colors, and plenty of gold accents that earmark them for a different and more appraising clientele.

Designer: AIZO

It’s actually not that easy to design a correct and usable keyboard. One has to consider performance first, with comfort usually following it. Aesthetics often takes a back seat, as if it was mutually exclusive from a good technological product. The visual and tactile experience of a product, however, can make or break its success, and devices are no different. The IZO keyboard, mouse, and numeric keypad try to prove that by delivering a design that is not only functional but also luxurious.

Unlike your typical keyboards, the IZO wireless keyboard and numpad use rather chunky and big keycaps that look more like smooth pebbles than the usual trapezoidal shape. Even the choice of white color for the keys gives it a softer aura, which complements the colors of the frame which is treated with a glistening pearl finish. The most eye-catching parts, however, are perhaps the gold accents on some of the keys and on the mouse, elevating the objects from being tools to fashionable accessories.

The devices do have a few tricks up their sleeves beyond just looking sophisticated. The keyboard, for example, has a knob that actually houses two different dials to control different things. The numpad has its own display and functions as a calculator on its own. These aren’t mind-blowing additions, but they help assure buyers that the devices are more than just pretty faces.

The AZIO IZO wireless keyboard, numpad, and wireless mouse present not only a unique design but also a challenge to manufacturers. At this point in time, we have already perfected the essentials of performance, ergonomics, and features for these peripherals, so it’s about time that we start focusing on materials, aesthetics, and the human experience that these products provide. Why should you settle for plain dark accessories when you can have the same performance wrapped in elegant and luxurious designs that better match your style.

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This ultra-customizable LEGO mouse transforms into any preferred shape and button placement configuration

Whether you are a content creator, digital artist, software programmer or professional gamer – mouse is one accessory you interact with the most. No matter which top-rated mouse you choose from reliable names like Logitech, Corsair, Razer or SteelSeries; the buck stops at how much freedom there’s when it comes to customizability and of course the ergonomic comfort.

If you want to go a step further for crazy freedom of customization then nothing comes close to the Mad Catz R.A.T. 8+ Adjustable Wired Gaming Mouse. However, if you are longing for something more subtle without sacrificing the ultra-customizable features, this concept is it.

Designer: Subin Kim, HyoRyung Choi, Eojin Jeon and Dohee Kim

Breaking the notions of contemporary mouse design, this design peps up your desk and workstation setup. The Clickbrick gives users the complete freedom to customize the shape, button placement, and other settings for a fun working experience. The LEGO element elevates the appeal without question as you satisfyingly assemble your mouse for a gaming weekend and then turn it back into a graphics design mouse for weekdays.

Clickbrick has a base assembly on which the cute little LEGO bricks can be stacked to create the best-suited ergonomic shape and button placement. All the switch buttons and touch scrolls have electrical signals for smooth operation. In total, there are 58 individual parts including the click buttons, scrolls and LEGO parts. Just imagine assembling your desired mouse setup and then using it, before you get bored and go for another completely different configuration.

Unlike other concept designs that focus just on aesthetics and function, the designers here have envisioned a real product with a complete set of specifications like 2.4 Ghz connectivity, 30 hours battery life, adjustable 800 -1600  DPI and intricate packaging details. Every little detail is kept in mind and I already want to order (if that would someday be possible) this custom assembly mouse in LEGO flavor, don’t you?

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ST[ILT] mouse let’s hand tremor warriors take control of their cursor with the tilting palm

For more reasons than one, here is a remarkable innovation that could transform the lives of more than 10 million individuals whose cursors shake with every move.

Come with me and delve into the fascinating world of ST[ILT], a self-stabilizing mouse designed explicitly for people with hand tremors. This exceptional gadget intends to not only reduces cursor inaccuracies but also offer ergonomic comfort and enhanced hand posture to many with Parkinson’s disease, post-stroke patients, and others with essential tremors.

Designer: Monica Bhyrappa

If you know someone with hand tremors or are dealing with it yourself, you understand how frustrating it gets with inaccurate cursor movements. To exacerbate matters, finger tremors often result in excessive or insufficient clicking, hindering productivity, and causing errors in precision and accuracy.

How we hold a mouse can intensify tremors, making it even more challenging to perform precise movements. Thankfully, the ST[ILT] mouse is here to save the day. The tremor-friendly ST[ILT] mouse has been meticulously crafted to ease cursor motion for individuals with hand tremors.

Designed to gently rest the bottom of the palm on it, the mouse promotes a neutral and relaxed hand posture, minimizing the occurrence of disruptive tremors. Emphasizing user comfort, this Bluetooth-enabled mouse comes with a wireless charging option, eliminating the need for batteries.

Drawing inspiration from the world of aesthetics, the ST[ILT] mouse boasts a visually appealing design. Crafted through advanced 3D resin printing and finished with a sleek matte black coating, this gadget exudes elegance and promotes recycling at the end of its life.

The basic color palette of the ST[ILT] mouse is classic matte black and white. Additionally, a serene olive green hue has been incorporated to offer a calming and refreshing visual experience, catering to the senior audience. And to create some ripples in the industry, its unique design ensures that the side of the hand rests comfortably in the mouse channel, while the ridges on either side provide support and navigation control.

To minimize clicking errors, the mouse eliminates reliance on finger clicks. Tilting the mouse to the right activates the right click, while tilting it to the left initiates the left click. A longer tilt duration of over one second triggers a double click, and right click drag works as usual. Furthermore, rotation using the wrist as a pivot enables smooth scrolling, with left rotation scrolling down and right rotation scrolling up.

The ST[ILT] mouse keeps you visually informed with its handy backlight indicator, illuminating when it’s turned on or tilted in a particular direction. Equipped with a gyroscope and built-in accelerometer, this smart mouse calculates tremor movements and counters them effectively, providing stability to the cursor on the screen.

Recognizing the diverse needs of its users, the ST[ILT] mouse is ambidextrous. Its easy swap functionality between right and left hands accommodates users who prefer to alternate hands based on the intensity of their tremors. Thus, the ST[ILT] is all about customization and adaptability to empower every hand tremor warrior!

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Top 5 sleek mouse & keyboard designs for your work desk

At Yanko Design, we believe in constantly innovating, creating, and evolving. It’s a philosophy that serves as a lifeline for us, and one of the results of this lifeline is the YD x KeyShot Inspiration Hub! The Inspiration Hub is our ‘ever-expanding encyclopedia’ of design work for you to participate in, to inspire designers, and to get inspired by. Created in collaboration with KeyShot, the Inspiration Hub is your one-stop space for inspiration where designers like you can submit your impressive designs and be awarded to stand out in the crowd and to inspire other like-minded designers.

To kickstart your journey and send some motivation your way, we’ve curated some of our favorite mouse + keyboard designs from the Inspiration Hub. These unique and uber-cool designs will motivate you to create something spectacular and submit the design, as a gateway to sharing it with the best of the design world. Additionally, we will also be picking our favorite Design of the Week, Design of the Month, and Design of the Year – every week, month, and year from the submissions on the Inspiration Hub. Keep an eye on our Instagram page and the Inspiration Hub to see if your design gets picked. Fingers crossed!

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1. Dag’s Mouse

Created by Betul Dag, this sleek + good-looking mouse looks like a conch shell! It features an inner shell that was pretty hard to design and an external surface marked with grooves and ridges that give the mouse a unique and stunning appearance. It’s the kind of mouse that would add an extra oomph factor to any desk it is placed upon. I would love to see this mouse as an actual tangible product.

2. Create

Designed by Naya, Create is the kind of keyboard that will ensure you don’t need any other additional peripherals! It is highly customizable to perfectly cater to every person’s individual self-expression. It eliminates the issue of a cluttered desk, which can often occur when you constantly need to switch between different peripherals.

3. The Logitech Signature Series

The Logitech Signature Series is a family of sleek and innovative mice created by Benjamin Ehrenberg to simplify the mid-range with one substantial and significant experience. The collection includes six different mice with a contoured shape, soft thumb, area, and rubber side drops designed to provide you with the perfect grip, allowing your hand to always be snugly fitted in place. You can pick the perfectly sized mouse for your hands, with the right amount of buttons and features you need for your daily work.


Designed by Haechan Ryu, this mini keyboard is called the MLNW. It is an adorable little keyboard with a heart icon, and is inspired by the anti-war slogan of the 1960s hippies – “make love, not war”. The mini keyboard can only input a heart icon and is a symbol of spreading love on the internet, rather than using our keyboards to spread hate and negative comments online.

5. Gima Mouse Concept

Designed by Hizin, the Gima mouse concept is quite an interesting and whimsical one. The typical mouse buttons on the mouse are placed by keyboard keys! Actual mechanical keyboard switches have been placed beneath the keycaps, which you can mix and match with any spares that you may have lying around at home. The mouse attempts to offer the same level of customization and flexibility that mechanical keyboards offer.

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This quirky mouse redesign reuses mechanical keyboard parts for buttons

The venerable computer mouse hasn’t changed its basic format in decades, though there have been additions like the middle mouse button or scroll wheel and shifts from trackball to laser. That means that this essential tool for modern-day life still bears many of the ergonomic flaws of its ancestor, an almost literal pain point in the age of computing. There have been a few design ideas centered around fixing this problem, though many of them pretty much change the mouse to the point that it has become unrecognizable. This particular design concept, however, has none of those and is instead focused on making the mouse a little bit more sustainable, mostly by letting you reuse keyboard parts that you might already have lying around.

Designer: Hizin Joo

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There has been a surge of interest in mechanical keyboards, especially among workers and gamers that rely heavily on precision, comfort, and satisfying experiences. Because of this, there are plenty of keyboard switches and keycaps available in the market for those who not only love customizing their keyboards but also repairing them on their own. In contrast, computer mice have barely reached that point where you can easily replace broken buttons, let alone change certain parts to your heart’s content and delight.

That is the kind of limitation that the Gima mouse concept tries to overcome, and it does so in a rather curious and almost whimsical way. The typical mouse buttons are replaced by what looks like keyboard keys because they are actually keyboard keys. Underneath the keycaps are actual mechanical keyboard switches that you can mix and match with whatever spares you might be lying around.

The general idea is to offer the same level of customization and flexibility that mechanical keyboards have, but on the other computer peripheral that barely offers such features. You can, for example, use the level of resistance you prefer using different switches, or you can use different keycaps to reflect your personal style. You might settle for simple L and R letters, or you can use specially-designed caps with different graphics. This also means that should one or even both of the buttons break, you can easily replace it with any other keycap or switch.

While the design is definitely interesting, Gima, unfortunately, doesn’t address the mouse’s ergonomic problem and may, in fact, make it worse. The resistance offered by mechanical switches for keyboards might not exactly be ideal for repetitively clicking with the same finger. The soap bar shape of Gima might also lead to incorrect positioning of the hand and the wrist, and the location of the touch-sensitive slope for the mouse wheel exacerbates the situation. To its credit, Gima does touch on the need to have a repairable and customizable mouse, much like their larger keyboard partners.

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This mouse pad with wrist support adds durability and hygiene by removing parts

Computers might be powerful machines that help improve our lives, but it’s almost a bit ironic that their extended use can actually cause us harm instead. Keyboards and mice are critical in being able to properly use these computers, especially desktop computers, but their designs are innately uncomfortable and even harmful to use for long periods of time. There are, of course, newer and more ergonomic designs for these devices, but those often require changing familiar habits and retraining muscle memory. For the rest of us, we have to settle for non-ergonomic mice, but fortunately, there are still ways to mitigate potential injury. This mouse pad, for example, comes with wrist support, but it changes the design quite a bit to improve the product’s value, both in functionality as well as aesthetics.

Designer: Wonjun Jo

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Mouse pads with wrist support aren’t exactly uncommon these days, and they even come in all sorts of designs and appearances. Although there are some people that doubt the effectiveness of these accessories, it’s still better than keeping our mouse hands unsupported all the time. The problem with the typical design of these wrist supports, however, is that the materials they use aren’t exactly made for longevity. Foams deform and become dirty, while gels burst and become useless. Mouse pads are cheap, of course, but this only means they contribute to unnecessary waste.

The Curble Mouse Pad is a unique design that sort of does away with the middle man in providing necessary elevation and support for the wrist. Instead of some material like foam or gel underneath some fabric, it uses a sort of foamy material that is hollow inside and divided into strips. The result is a more resilient type of material that can retain its form regardless of the pressure exerted on it while still remaining comfortable.


The end result is a mouse pad with a distinct design that’s not only built for durability but also for hygiene. The mouse pad itself is designed to be easily cleaned, and the wrist support can be detached for easier washing. In fact, the detachable design of the wrist support makes it possible to use it without the mouse pad part, something that could be more convenient on cramped desks or public spaces.

The modular design of the mouse pad is also useful in mixing and matching different colors and designs, which opens the door to potential branding and collaborations. Curble is definitely an interesting twist to the common and bland mouse pad design that achieves a distinct appearance while also improving its usability and longevity.

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This company builds fully customized ergonomic mice by using 3D scans of your palm

As a user of Logitech’s ergonomic mouse, I have to admit that it isn’t really the most ergonomic device I’ve used. You end up losing some amount of detail when you design an ergonomic gaming or performance mouse that’s meant to be for everyone – it’s sort of like making a single shoe that fits every foot. Now, while the footwear industry’s somewhat figured out how to build customized shoes, it seems like the mouse industry has some catching up to do. Leading the charge, however, is Formify, a startup that wants to 3D print a bespoke mouse that’s custom-made to perfectly fit your hand.

Designer: Will MacLaughlin

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Formify does this by scanning an image of your palm and feeding the data it gathers into a parametric software. The software then creates an outer shell that’s 100% ergonomically designed for you, and Formify manufactures the mouse based on those specs. The result, Formify attests, is comparable to a custom-tailored suit. The mouse fits your hand perfectly, providing just the right angle for your wrist, cushioning for your palm, texture for your fingertips, and lift for your overall comfort. Each mouse weighs in a ballpark of 55 grams (1.9 ounces), undercutting even Logitech’s G Pro X Superlight flagship gaming mouse by 5 grams, and comes with a 650 IPS sensor for crisp tracking, and esports-grade low-latency connectivity so you can use your mouse for everything from Gmail to Genshin Impact.

Custom Design – Custom-fitted grip for unmatched precision, accuracy, and control.

55g Average Weight – Lightweight agile design averaging 55g.

650 IPS Sensor Tracking – Cutting-edge optical sensor technology (Pixar 3395).

Low Latency Wireless – Esports grade low latency wireless.

Grip Textures – Five side-grip texture options available, with more to come.

The process of designing the Formify Mouse starts with a simple image of your hand. The image is used to extract as many as 10,000 different data points, from hand width to finger length, thickness, shape, etc. These data points help determine the shape of the mouse’s body, including its height, width, angle, curvature, and overall size. The mouse body is then 3D printed using Multi-Jet Fusion, with as many as five grip textures to choose from, for a better tactile grasp.

Designed for Claw-Grip and Palm-Grip.

Programmable Thumb Buttons – Two optimally placed programmable thumb buttons.

Kailh 8.0 Clear Switches – Crisp Esports preferred gaming mouse clickers.

Formify builds the mouse to support both claw-grip and palm-grip styles, suiting all users. The mouse itself is outfitted with a left and right click as well as a clickable scroll wheel, along with two extra programmable buttons located near the thumb. Industry-standard Kailh 8.0 clear switches give the mouse buttons a clicky, reliable response, and a PixArt 3395 sensor on the underbelly gives the Formify Mouse a tracking speed of 650 IPS (inches per second) and a resolution of up to 26,000 DPI so it tracks all your micro-movements too. The Formify Mouse also boasts a wireless design that pairs with a 2.4GHz USB receiver for low-latency connectivity and charges via USB-C, providing up to 2 weeks of battery life on a full charge. You can grab your own Formify Mouse for a discounted price of $142, which puts it in the ball-park for other flagship gaming mice, although with a custom-built 3D-printed ergonomic and lightweight design, you’re sure to have an edge above your competitor…

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HyperX Releases Pulsefire Haste 2 Gaming Mice: Wired and Wireless Options Available

HyperX announces the launch of the Pulsefire Haste 2 Gaming Mouse in both wired and wireless versions. The gaming mouse lineup features an ultra-lightweight design, solid-shell structures, and HyperX sensors and switches for better control and performance. The new Pulsefire Haste 2 mice are available in black and white colorways and offer improved comfort, performance, and control. The HyperX 26K sensor in both wired and wireless options ensures precise tracking and optimal sensitivity for smooth and fast cursor movements up to 26,000 DPI and a tracking speed of 650 IPS. The HyperX switches provide tactile and audible feedback, with a…

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Foldable mouse concept combines two familiar designs into one ambidextrous design

Despite being the most popular pointing device for computers, the venerable mouse is filled with design problems that have never completely disappeared. Common mouse designs favor right-handed users, force people to choose between ergonomics and portability, and are often unattractive to behold. There has been a rash of concept designs recently that try to rethink the mouse from an ergonomic angle, and these often end up looking a bit alien and confined to be used on desks only. It’s almost as if there’s no way to combine all these great ideas together, which is what this particular design tries to disprove by reworking two of Microsoft’s most famous mice into something that could be used and enjoyed by almost everyone.

Designer: Carl Betterley

Microsoft has two kinds of computer mice that have become quite popular for almost opposite reasons. The older Arc mouse has a quirky shape that prioritized portability by folding flat when not in use. Unfortunately, this design limited the mouse to a narrow, almost rectangular shape that is practically uncomfortable, especially after long hours of work. The newer Surface mouse, on the other hand, has a fuller and more ergonomic shape but isn’t easy to stow inside bags because of its bulkier form. Combining these two contrasting sets of properties is one of the biggest design challenges for mice, and the Form Travel concept solves it in a rather interesting manner.

On the one hand, the mouse takes inspiration from the Microsoft Arc, with a core shape that is rectangular and flat. Like the Arc, it folds into a curved form when it needs to be used so that it can remain flat and space-efficient when it’s time to slip it inside a bag or briefcase. Unlike the Arc, however, it has a wider shape when, thanks to “wings” that fold to the side and are kept in place with magnets, giving your entire palm and fingers a place to rest.

This rather peculiar shape, which looks like a manta ray when unfolded and laid flat, also carries over one other benefit of Microsoft’s current mice. It can easily be used in either hand, with no predisposition for right or left hands. The “head” of the mouse is completely flat as well and uses gestures to implement clicking and scroll wheel actions. It’s more similar to Apple’s Magic Mouse in that regard, instead of a typical two-button mouse like the old Arc Touch.

One side effect of this creative solution is that the mouse actually takes up more horizontal space when it’s flat. That said, it will still be less than the surface area of a, well, Microsoft Surface. If you have room for a laptop or tablet, you will definitely have room for a wide yet flat Microsoft-inspired Form Travel Mouse.

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