A Cure for the Apple Magic Mouse Blues?

CES 2012

The Apple Magic Mouse is the bad girlfriend I just can't quit. She's certainly beautiful, and...ahem...fits nicely in the hand. But it's got two glaring issues: 1) overly sensitive touch sensitivity (yes, I already use MagicPrefs), and 2) the mouse drinks the batteries dry way too fast. This means I've always got a full clip of extra batteries charged to pop in. It may be time to consider an inductive charging solution...

The Mobee Magic Charger has been around for awhile now, so we have no idea why we haven't switched over to the charging station solution. The base unit works as both recharging station and also a landing spot for your mouse each evening (it takes 6 hours to charge fully for 6 days use). Maybe it's because what we're really hoping to see is the inductive charger base flattened down to mouse pad size, flat enough to swipe across while in use.

But the new kid on the block at this year's Mobee Technology's CES booth was their slightly awkward looking Magic Feet charger. The substantial dock for all itself is a solid, utilitarian solution to a problem many of us share: keeping our Apple Bluetooth input devices always charged up.

The Magic Feet (I keep wanting to call the darn thing, Happy Feet) charges up not only Apple's Wireless Keyboard and Trackpad, but also offers what only can be described as a "stage" for recharging the Apple Magic Mouse upon. A great idea, but upon inspection in person, the execution doesn't meet the same calculated minimalism of Power Bar or Magic Charger solution, especially for the $149.00 price tag.