Have you ever looked at your mouse and thought “it’s okay, but this is kind of a big waste of space?” Apparently, gaming accessories company XPG did, as it just unveiled a mouse concept for CES 2022 with a high-speed SSD drive built into it, Digital trends reported.
The XPG Vault Gaming Mouse is a wired USB-C mouse that the company calls a “gaming library in the palm of your hand.” The prototype model supports up to 1TB of memory capable of operating at a surprisingly fast speed of 985MB / s. Storage can be controlled by XPG’s gaming software application. “Gaming Launcher software … promises to make your game libraries easily portable and [add] a higher level of game integration with the XPG Prime software ecosystem, ”the company said.
It looks like a fairly normal mouse, although it does require a fairly sturdy USB-C cable to support that kind of speed. It’s not the worst idea we’ve heard, as it gives you high-speed storage while freeing up a USB port that would normally be used by a wired mouse. XPG didn’t mention mouse DPI or any other gaming specs.
Mice with built-in USB storage aren’t unheard of, although we haven’t seen anything notable recently. However, wild gimmicks often pop up at CES, helping businesses grab attention and publicity. Along with the mouse prototype, XPG also unveiled some products that may be released next year, including PCIe Gen5X SSDs, DDR5 DRAM, and the XPG Wired / Wireless Alpha gaming mouse.