Forget about building a better mouse trap, what about a better mouse? Or to take it a step further, a mouse that doubles as a full fledged PC? While not yet a shipping product, the idea of integrating an entire PC into a mouse has been achieved –Meet the Mouse-Box, a mouse and computer rolled into one. You can use it as a standard mouse or as a working PC (just add a monitor), or both.
Crammed inside and around this rodent is quad-core ARM Cortex processor clocked at 1.4GHz, 128GB of flash storage, 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity, two USB 3.0 ports, and micro-HDMI output. It’s also equipped with an accelerometer and gyroscope.
Let’s not dream too big though, and be happy if the pocketable, wireless computer sees daylight running Linux or Android. Right now it’s merely a prototype, likely to end up on crowd-funding websites down the line. No targeted release date is mentioned, no price tag, no nothing.
Just a neat, nearly utopian concept also involving no chargers and almost no cords whatsoever. To juice up the Mouse Box, the designers are currently working on a “special” pad using inductive charging technology.