Magic Charger – Inductive Charging for your Magic Mouse

The concept of inductive charging is pretty interesting to me. I’m not a fan of wires, and every night I have to plug in my iPhone to get charged for the next day. Although there are lots of different options out there to fix that problem in the iPhone, they all look clunky and large to me, which ruins part of the appeal of the phone itself. But the technology is really cool, so it’s neat to see it branching out to other options, like this one.

It’s called the Magic Charger, and it’s an inductive charger for your Magic Mouse. Just replace the batteries in your Magic Mouse with the set included with the kit. Then plug in the charger base into a USB port on your desktop. The next time you want to charge your Magic Mouse, just place it on top of the charging base and let it do its magic.

I’m still not thrilled with the cord running out of the base station, but it is better than either replacing the batteries all the time. Granted, this isn’t as necessary for the Magic Mouse which is pretty good at holding a charge in what I’ve seen, but it’s still a cool concept. It’s under $50 too, so the pricing isn’t bad, either. In fact, it’s just another level of convenience for the desktop, and might clean things up a bit. Granted, I’m not a fan of the Magic Mouse, but if you are – and plenty of my friends fit into that category – go to it.

Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.


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