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Wireless Mouse Idea

EKKC

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I have many wireless mice, notebook or desktop, optical or laser, whatever

My two main pet peeves are having to use batteries or AC Adapter for the recharging cradle, and I dont like a mouse cradle taking one of my precious outlets on the outlet strips.

Seeing that usb2 mini plugs are now so common (my hard drive, blackberry, phone all have the same cable), why not make a wireless mouse that recharges through the usb cable? or better, you can turn it into a higher-response gaming mouse while it is in corded usb mode?

why bother with so many cradles?

or is there such a mouse out already?

 

funkymatt

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Originally posted by: EKKC
I have many wireless mice, notebook or desktop, optical or laser, whatever

My two main pet peeves are having to use batteries or AC Adapter for the recharging cradle, and I dont like a mouse cradle taking one of my precious outlets on the outlet strips.

Seeing that usb2 mini plugs are now so common (my hard drive, blackberry, phone all have the same cable), why not make a wireless mouse that recharges through the cable and draws power from usb? or better, you can turn it into a higher-response gaming mouse while it is in corded usb mode?

why bother with so many cradles?

or is there such a mouse out already?

you just said this.
 

Chronoshock

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How about this: make your mousepad corded, connected via usb and have it contain a thin metal coil inside the mat. The mouse is then charged via induction and can remain wireless. Induction charging is neat, it works well for toothbrushes, so why not mice?
 

sdifox

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I don't really get wireless mouse and keyboard for people sitting at the desk...I can see a use for htpc or presentation, but your ordinary desktop?
 

newb111

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Yes I have seen a mouse that is just like that. The mouse is wireless, and the wireless dongle plugs into USB. The dongle has a cord that you can plug into the mouse to charge it when you want, otherwise it stays unplugged for a wireless mouse.
 

darkxshade

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I always thought it would be nice to have a wireless mouse(for desktops) that did not really require a battery. Basically it would have to be used in conjuntion with a mousepad(which would have a cord) and the power would be drawn through contacts from under the mouse touching the pad.
 

rh71

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Originally posted by: sdifox
I don't really get wireless mouse and keyboard for people sitting at the desk...I can see a use for htpc or presentation, but your ordinary desktop?
cables are not long enough - I deal with this all the time. My tower is under my desk and all the cords have to go from under there through a hole in the back/top of my desk, and come back over the top. Barely long enough.

I don't like cordless mice with batteries either though - the thing is a brick.
 

Anubis

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Originally posted by: sdifox
I don't really get wireless mouse and keyboard for people sitting at the desk...I can see a use for htpc or presentation, but your ordinary desktop?
some of us dont like wire clutter
 

JujuFish

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Both my Logitech G7 and my MX700 recharge through USB. :confused:
In fact, I don't think I've ever used a mouse that charges through a wall outlet.
 

coldmeat

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Originally posted by: JujuFish
Both my Logitech G7 and my MX700 recharge through USB. :confused:
In fact, I don't think I've ever used a mouse that charges through a wall outlet.
The OP means one that has a cord that could just plug into it, so you could continue to use it as a corded mouse and not have to charge it on a dock.
 

0roo0roo

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Sep 21, 2002
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because a socket plug and wires tend to be more annoying to use than dropping a mouse into a cradle. socket hole on a house would be dirt magnet..and plugging and replugging constantly would wear on a socket...leaving a wire hanging around is inconvenient as well.
 

JujuFish

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Feb 3, 2005
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Originally posted by: coldmeat
Originally posted by: JujuFish
Both my Logitech G7 and my MX700 recharge through USB. :confused:
In fact, I don't think I've ever used a mouse that charges through a wall outlet.
The OP means one that has a cord that could just plug into it, so you could continue to use it as a corded mouse and not have to charge it on a dock.
Uh, the OP complained about having to charge wireless mice through an outlet. He talked about charging through USB instead.

Now, granted, my MX700 uses a dock to charge, but the G7 doesn't use docks. It has a spare battery that charges while the other is in use. 2 second downtime and you never have to deal with cords.
 

LordSnailz

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better yet, why not charge the mouse through motion, like a kinetic mouse. you can also do something where if the mouse is not moving it'll automatically go on standby.
 

ForumMaster

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Originally posted by: Chronoshock
How about this: make your mousepad corded, connected via usb and have it contain a thin metal coil inside the mat. The mouse is then charged via induction and can remain wireless. Induction charging is neat, it works well for toothbrushes, so why not mice?
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0roo0roo

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plus the more convenient the better, lithium ion batteries prefer to be charged often and don't like deep discharges. longer life.
 

FoBoT

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my kid has a "Bamboo Fun" graphic pad/mousepad/mouse

the mousepad/graphic tablet plugs into the USB, the pen/mouse have no batteries

so i think they already did this
 

0roo0roo

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Originally posted by: ForumMaster
Originally posted by: Chronoshock
How about this: make your mousepad corded, connected via usb and have it contain a thin metal coil inside the mat. The mouse is then charged via induction and can remain wireless. Induction charging is neat, it works well for toothbrushes, so why not mice?
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yup, they exist but its a poor solution since it makes for an ugly cord on a desk which tends to defeat the point for many. plus its not versitile, you are limited to a pad, a wireless mouse normally is limited to anywhere within reasonable range.
 

sdifox

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Originally posted by: rh71
Originally posted by: sdifox
I don't really get wireless mouse and keyboard for people sitting at the desk...I can see a use for htpc or presentation, but your ordinary desktop?
cables are not long enough - I deal with this all the time. My tower is under my desk and all the cords have to go from under there through a hole in the back/top of my desk, and come back over the top. Barely long enough.

I don't like cordless mice with batteries either though - the thing is a brick.
I ams till on my Model M keyboard :). I have a 10 ft extension cable.
 

TheKub

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Originally posted by: LordSnailz
better yet, why not charge the mouse through motion, like a kinetic mouse. you can also do something where if the mouse is not moving it'll automatically go on standby.

Yeah you can put a.. Um.. I dont know some kind of ball. Then when you move the mouse around you spin the ball and it will charge the system!
 

sdifox

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Originally posted by: Anubis
Originally posted by: sdifox
I don't really get wireless mouse and keyboard for people sitting at the desk...I can see a use for htpc or presentation, but your ordinary desktop?
some of us dont like wire clutter
I'll take the wire over latency any day.
 

0roo0roo

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Sep 21, 2002
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Originally posted by: TheKub
Originally posted by: LordSnailz
better yet, why not charge the mouse through motion, like a kinetic mouse. you can also do something where if the mouse is not moving it'll automatically go on standby.

Yeah you can put a.. Um.. I dont know some kind of ball. Then when you move the mouse around you spin the ball and it will charge the system!
like those masturbation motion flashlights!
shake it!
 

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