The honeycomb-inspired keyboard and mouse combo is on our wishlist
Biomimicry and design are closely linked, as we have seen countless times over the past century. Creating accessories inspired by nature has many advantages in terms of functionality and, of course, visual appeal. So why not have a bee-inspired keyboard and mouse combo that promotes a productive work regimen?
Alexandre Touguet has enchanted us with his conscious designs in the past, and this time another of his creations caught our eye. A super cool keyboard that instantly evokes memories of spotting a colony of bees in the desert. Rounding out the accessory, a mouse with bee-inspired designs is something I’ll grab with both hands, every day. Biomimicry in the form of a geometric hexagon pattern falls neatly into place like Lego pieces – fitting the keyboard keys like a charm. It makes me wonder, why hasn’t this cool device been on the market before.
Creator: Alexandre Touguet
According to the designer, the idea of creating this chic keyboard and mouse has a deeper connection. Alexander reflected on the declining bee population across the planet due to human-induced activities. Considering the importance of bees for the global balance of ecology, Alexander wishes to bring this awareness through everyday objects. The logical solution – create a keyboard and mouse combo that closely resembles the honeycomb structure, illustrated by the use of colors. Most people spend a lot of time in front of the screen, so it only makes sense to instill the seed of a subconscious awareness of bee conservation.
The layout of the keys on the keyboard reproduces the structure of the hive for a very different sensory experience in everyday life. That honey-colored spacebar, enter and escape buttons are already driving me crazy. Combine that with the complementary mouse with an irresistible orange scroll button, and it’s a guaranteed hit product when it hits the market. The designer imagines the combo to be primarily a wireless offering with the ability to also connect it via a wired connection when the internal battery is depleted.