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Mouse-Box Concept is a PC Inside a Mouse

by Maximum PC | January 24, 2015January 24, 2015 6:00 am PDT

Mouse-Box Concept

There’s a PC in the belly of this rodent

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.

The Mouse-Box charges wirelessly on an inductive charging pad that also serves double duty as a standard mouse pad. As previously stated, you can hook it up to your laptop or desktop and use it as a typical mouse, or tap into its guts and use it as a PC. You can also take advantage of both functions at the same time — just switch the input, the Mouse-Box team explains in a video.

It’s an interesting concept, though it hasn’t evolved beyond the prototype stage at this point. At present, the Mouse-Box team is reaching out to firms to help it mass produce the device, which also means that the specs could change if and when it reaches retail.

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