In the post I mentioned a German project called Nager IT who have designed an optical USB mouse using low carbon materials and have gone to great lengths to source ethically produced components with a transparent supply chain and exploitation free manufacture.
We have decided to support the Nager IT project by becoming a UK reseller of their 'Faire Maus' or fair mouse. This mouse is as good as it gets at the moment in terms of ethical and sustainable electronics.
The mouse is a well-made three-button USB optical scroll wheel mouse made using low carbon materials, ethically produced components with a transparent supply chain and exploitation free manufacture.
The mouse is now available for purchase on a non profit basis (for us) in our shop: http://shop.openenergymonitor.com/fair-usb-optical-mouse/
The mice are assembled by hand in Germany and feel very well made, the texture of the wood plastic enclosure feels good in the hand and the sleek and rubbery USB cable runs smoothy over the table.
Every time I use the mouse it it reminds me that ethical and sustainable electronics is a goal which is worth pursuing.
Purchasing a fair mouse can be thought of like purchasing fair trade coffee; it might cost a little bit extra but you know that your doing good.
Checkout the great graphic Nager IT have produced illustrating their transparent supply chain behind this mouse.
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