One of the things XPG (ADATA) was set to show off this year at CES was its new hybrid gaming mouse. I call it hybrid because it does more than just mouse over. Inside the mouse is an integrated SSD to store your games or other content. That means it’s both a gaming mouse and an external SSD in one USB cable and device. They call it “your game library in your palm”.
Right now, it’s a bit conceptual to see how the market reacts to the idea. So there is no release date available at XPG yet, nor price. It really is a different approach to product combination that we have never seen before. Borderline odd, while at the same time does not make “no” sense. I mean, if you’re a hardcore gamer and prefer to drag your mouse around with you, why not pack in some storage at the same time to get the most out of it.
The only downside would be that future scalability is limited if the mouse lasts for many years (for your purposes, at least) but the storage one day becomes “insufficient” for your average demand. However, it would come in 512GB and 1TB capacities, putting it on par with the average SSD. Thus, it does not fall into the domain of the “gimmick”. It could actually have a lot of use.
As long as the company doesn’t lose sight of the fact that the gaming mouse is a gaming mouse. Which XPG seems to be aware of. The mouse is on par with some of its other gaming mice (as well as those from competing companies).
From performance to customizable buttons (including macros) and LEDs, this gaming mouse has it all. Plus, the SSD hidden inside. The specs can be found below (below the video), and they may change if the company decides to improve it between now and any potential release.
Again, this is just a concept product that is not yet in development. Obviously, they had a working model on hand at CES 2022, as you can see in the video below. Again, it wasn’t connected, so I guess we couldn’t fully confirm that. It’s an interesting idea and it would be interesting to hear what others think. Feel free to use the comments or social buttons below to share your own thoughts.
Specifications (subject to change):
- Switch: Omron 60 million
- USB: 3.2 V2 (USB-C)
- Buttons: 6
- LEDs: 5
- Sensor: PAW 3336
- Max DPI: 16,000
- Maximum speed: 400 IPS
- Max Acceleration: 40G
- Feet: PTFE
- Weight: 80-90g
- Compatible Software: XPG Prime with XPG Gaming Launcher