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3D-printed adapters: Maker eliminates disadvantages of the Apple Magic Mouse

With the help of 3D printing, developer Ivan Kuleshov has redesigned Apple’s Magic Mouse to eliminate some of the computer mouse’s drawbacks.

Specifically, the maker was bothered by the fact that the Magic Mouse could not be charged and used at the same time. He also felt that the cramped holder was not ergonomic. His aim was therefore to create a more comfortable mouse that could still be used while charging.

Kuleshov used 3D printing to achieve this. He painstakingly modeled intermediate pieces that bring the mouse into a more relaxed position. The button function is transferred to the lower shell via support elements.

The inventor also moved the Lightning connector to the front and replaced Apple’s charging electronics to enable charging during use. The result is an ergonomically improved Magic Mouse that no longer requires interruption when recharging.

Kuleshov made all the files for his project available on GitHub. He also explained his approach in detail on his blog and published a video about it.


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