A Wireless Mouse without Batteries? That's "Genius"

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goodtime

Whatever happened to WiTricity and similar technologies?

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ZayLay

What happened to Kinetic Energy, recharging the mouse with the actual use of the mouse, everytime you move the mouse it charges it's self back up? I also like the wired mousepad idea too, but yeah that's just a touchpad and pointer LOL.

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Fecal Face

I don't think the small movements of a mouse would be enough to charge it

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Danno25002

They may be small, but they are many. It doesn't take much energy to transmit RF. If it runs out of "juice" just rub is vigorously on your thigh for a few seconds.

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firefox91

I'm not really impressed by this. Even if it only takes 3 minutes to charge, you still have to remember to charge the mouse. And what if you are traveling and have no place to plug in? The wireless mice I have now last forever on a single cheap AA battery. I don't see the need for this.

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Shalbatana

Am I really the only one who has the idea for a wireless mouse that recharges through the mousepad through conductive charging? Then there would be no downtime at all.

For that matter, drop the RF transmitter (and thus the interference) and send the mouse commands through the pad as well.

That's right designers, no one cares if there's a wire on their mousepad. Dumb the mouse, smarten the pad (and make it come in various sizes).

Just build it and we'll buy it.

(ps. if I really AM the only one with this idea, I want royalties).

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jason2393

Wacom already thought of something like that, just look at their previous generation Intuos line. Their tablet includes a mouse that is battery-free, operating from an electromagnetic field generated from the tablet (if I remember correctly).

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krackins

wouldn't it be a touchpad and pointer then?

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Danno25002

Po-TAY-to, po-TAH-to :-)

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