Corsair's Concept Zeus mousepad charges your wireless mouse without wires

No strings attached.

[Check out all of our Top Computex 2017 coverage, here.]

It’s safe to say battery life is the last factor keeping people from embracing wireless mice. Everything else has basically been solved, at least with high-end models. Interference? Not a huge factor anymore. Latency? Logitech’s actually released a mouse—the $130 G900 Chaos Spectrum—it claims is faster than some of its wired competitors.

But charging a mouse every five to seven days is still a chore, and that’s where Corsair’s new Concept Zeus mouse and mousepad comes in. Shown off at Computex in Taipei this week, the Concept Zeus mousepad uses Qi charging to power your Concept Zeus mouse while you use it, sans wires.

Okay, the mousepad is still wired—it takes up two USB slots, to be specific. The mouse itself stays wireless though, so you’ll never again need to hunt down a charging cable in the midst of a multiplayer session. The Concept Zeus mouse receives a trickle charge as it moves around the pad, so it’ll theoretically run forever. If for some reason it runs out though there’s a more powerful charging pad in the corner for a quick juice-up. Corsair also showed off an adapter that will allow you to charge your phone from the same corner-set induction feed.

The one mystery in all this is the mouse itself. According to PC Gamer’s hands-on, Corsair kept sensor, weight, and the rest of the specs under wraps. That shouldn’t matter too much though, if other manufacturers embrace the same tech. In that case, you could use your favorite Logitech or Razer or SteelSeries mouse with Corsair’s mousepad and nobody would be the wiser.

I’d bet on us seeing similar concepts from other manufacturers soon. Hell, if everyone’s going to jump on the RGB mousepad trend, they might as well jump on this infinitely more practical alternative. No official release date yet, but we’ll keep you updated.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Hayden Dingman

PC World (US online)
Show Comments

Cool Tech

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44

Learn more >

SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?