Imagine being able to carry your entire PC game library (okay, part of it) in the form of the mouse you use to run over enemies online like government mules?
This is the CES 2022 pitch from accessory maker XPG, which has just announced a new gaming mouse with 1TB of on-board storage.
The XPG Vault concept mouse, which connects to a terminal of your choice via a USB-C cable, has a built-in SSD that will put “your game library, in the palm of your hand.” The current prototype offers 1TB of storage (probably enough for a few good AAA games with all the fixings) running at 985MB / s.
In one Press release (Going through Engaged) There is also a mention of game launcher software that “promises to make your game libraries easily portable and a higher level of game integration with the XPG Prime software ecosystem”.
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It’s unclear if or when the mouse will go into production and into the wild, but it’s an interesting argument given the modern penchant for portability. Of course, the gamer will still need to plug into a PC capable of running these games at a good standard, but this could be a great option for those who like to play away from their command center.
Mice with storage have been around for some time, but they were mainly deployed to ensure that gamers’ preferred macro settings are retained for gaming sessions on different PCs, without the need to reprogram them.
This concept takes things to another level, so it will be interesting to see if reception at CES 2022 – which is due to start next week despite a series of cancellations from major players like Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Intel et al – sees it go from concept to reality in no time.
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