I love it when we get to see just how fast technology is advancing! The latest invention isn't from Apple or Microsoft, although they both have some great-looking tech coming out this year.
The days of a big CPU tower along with a bunch of peripherals, such as a mouse, keyboard, speakers, external hard drives, etc., taking up all the space on your desk could be numbered. A really incredible new invention is an entire PC that fits inside a working mouse.
That's right, a mouse that holds the innards of an entire computer, and all you need is a monitor or projector to attach it to. It's called the MouseBox, and it was created by a software engineer from Nokia. You could literally hold your computer in your hand.
The MouseBox team has lofty ambitions for this neat project.
"From now on, you don’t need to buy a few devices to keep your computer always at hand," the MouseBox website says. "MouseBox uses the power of a mouse, an invariable component in a computer set for many years. By virtue of placing a computer in a mouse, the two most powerful elements have been combined in one unity."
The MouseBox contains 128 GB of flash storage, a 1.4GHz ARM processor and Wi-Fi connectivity. It sports a micro HDMI port to connect a monitor, two USB 3.0 ports, a gyroscope, and an accelerometer.
You can see what the inside of the MouseBox contains in the snapshot below. Image courtesy of MouseBox.
The MouseBox team is also working to build a mouse pad charger for the incredible machine. There's no word yet on when the MouseBox will be available for the consumer market or how much it will cost, but I can tell you I'm definitely looking forward to it!
Take a look at the video below to see how the MouseBox works. I know I'm impressed.