Hamster powers environmentally friendly paper shredder
The ultimate New Year's gift - a hamster that will power a paper shredder.
It runs around its wheel and this powers the shredder that then deposits the paper in the hamster's cage to act as bedding.
The hamster has to run flat out for 45 minutes to shred one sheet of A4 paper.
The paper then falls on to the base of the hamster cage, providing fresh bedding for the furry pet.
Tom Ballhatchet, 29, developed the product using a friend's hamster for his masters degree in industrial design.
The London-based design consultant said: "I wanted to come up with a product that would capture people's imagination while addressing issues of topical concern such as climate change, recycling and identity fraud.