Battery Free Mouse completely misses the point
Wireless mice are great. They help get rid of one of the most annoying things in every computer setup: cables. It’s only a small dent in the amount of cords dangling behind your PC, but every little bit certainly helps. Of course, with the good comes the bad. In this case you have to worry about keeping fresh batteries on hand at all times. Sure, rechargeable batteries are great, but what if you could get rid of those too? That’s exactly what A4Tech promises with their new wireless mouse.
The new Battery Free Wireless Mouse and Magic Pad set eliminates the need for batteries in your cordless mouse by transferring power using “electromagnetic induction technology.” A wireless mouse that doesn’t need batteries? Surely it must be too good to be true! Don’t worry, it is.
The mouse itself may not be tethered to your computer, but the special mouse pad is. All of that power has to come from somewhere, so the special Magic Pad connects to an available USB port on your PC. In addition to having a cable, (which completely ruins the point of having a cordless mouse) it also has some sort of giant in-line control box. I’m not really sure what it does, other than obviously taking up more space than is actually necessary. If you’re interested in this strange mouse, you can get one for $22.99.