Wooden mouse lends classy touch of nature

Pricey, but better than those wood-look mice made with sticky-back plastic

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Modern life getting you down? Tired of endless bad news on telly. Then why not add an old-fashioned touch to your life with an all-natural computer mouse.

Well, monoDO, the Japanese company behind the Play Mouse says it's all natural, but we suspect the innards may owe a little to modern engineering. Still, replacing that nasty plastic shell with real wood is a start.

Walnut topping

The ¥9,800 (£57) Play Mouse is currently available only in Japan and comes in a choice of maple or walnut.

Maker monoDO says it enlisted the help of a band of master carpenters to make the mouse, but we just wish they'd stuck to plywood and made the thing a hefty chunk cheaper.