Mobee announces inductive charger for Magic Mouse
Considering the Magic Mouse’s ( ) futuristic, gesture-controlled appeal, replacing its dead AA batteries with new ones might feel a bit old fashioned. Fortunately, Mobee Technology is bringing some modern magic to the way we charge the Magic Mouse with its new product, The Magic Charger—an inductive charging, USB-connected base station and battery pack that lets you keep your Magic Mouse charged without ever needing to remove its batteries.
The Magic Charger’s special battery pack slides into your Magic Mouse’s battery slot and provides power to the mouse—it also subtracts a little weight when compared to standard AA batteries. To charge the battery pack, you simply place the Magic Mouse on the charging base station. An indicator light on the base station will let you know it’s charging.
A full charge takes about six hours to obtain, and should provide you with six days of use, although the general idea would be for you to keep the mouse resting on the charging base station whenever it’s not in use, so you’ll always have a full charge.
Although not listed on the company’s Website, Engadget reports that The Magic Charger will cost $50. You’ll be available to pre-order it on September 15, and the product is expected to ship in mid October.
- Charges batteries while still in Magic Mouse
- Elegant design
- Simple to use
- Tricky battery installation