Ergonomics Is All About Petting and Squeezing, Anyway

You never see stress balls anymore. I wonder why that is? Surely the world hasn’t de-stressed enough that it need not balls. We’ve got, like, ducks covered in oil and, like… other stuff, too. We need balls. If not balls now, when?

‘Right the hell now’, says Italian designer Patrick Staudt. Or, I bet he would say that if we asked. Either way, Staudt has developed a mouse that is nothing if not ergonomic. Utilizing the delightful squish of the classic stress ball velcro’d to a base plate, Staudt has created a malleable mouse that conforms to your hand. The ‘PetPad’, as he terms it, clicks by tilting the entire device left or rightward. Kind of awkward, but it’s probably damn comfy.

I wonder how much better this mouse will make me at Team Fortress.


By tydunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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