I’ve been an advocate for wireless charging since the days of Microsoft’s SPOT watches. The SPOT watches were the first smart watches and some versions came with a wireless induction charging dock which felt ultra futuristic back in 2004. Other gadgets have adopted wireless charging features over the years, notably, Android smartphones which use Qi wireless charging tech. Now Logitech is adding POWERPLAY wireless charging technology to a gaming mouse pad.
A mouse pad with a built-in wireless charger? Yes, but it’s not what you might be thinking. You won’t use the mouse pad to charge your phone or other gadgets. This special tech is to charge select models of Logitech’s G wireless gaming mice (G903 and G703).
The mouse pad doesn’t use Qi technology. It uses electromagnetic resonance which creates an energy field above the mouse pad’s surface. The really cool thing is that you can use the mouse while it charges so there’s never any down time.
You can read more about the Logitech POWERPLAY by visiting http://gaming.logitech.com/en-us/product/powerplay-wireless-charging and you can pre-order the POWERPLAY mouse pad for $99.99. It’s due to be released in August. The G903 and G703 mice are priced at $149.99 and $99.99 respectively. Visit Amazon to order.