Wireless charging coming to your mousepad thanks to Logitech GBy Staff Writer 13 June 2017 | Categories: news
Not just confined to smartphones anymore, Logitech G has now brought wireless charging to gaming, setting it into a mousepad that charges your mouse.
Called Powerplay, it is the world’s first wireless charging system for gaming mice providing continuous charging while at rest, or actually when playing games. This eliminates the need to dock or park your mouse to recharge, at least if you have a compatible mouse. For this, you need to look at Logitech G’s two new flagship gaming mice, the G903 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse and G703 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse.
The Powerplay system includes the charging base, the module that connects to your PC, and two mousepads (hard and cloth) to put on top. Built-in is a Lightspeed wireless receiver, so your gaming mouse can pair directly with the Powerplay base, instead of requiring an extra USB data receiver on PC side.
The wireless charging system uses an application of electromagnetic resonance that creates an energy field above Powerplay's 275 x 320 mm surface to deliver wireless power. This without interfering with the tracking and data transmission of high-performance gaming mice.
The Powerplay energy field is captured and transformed into charging current by the Powercore module, which attaches magnetically to compatible wireless gaming mice.
Talking of which, the Logitech G903 and G703 mice come equipped with the PMW3366 optical sensor, one of the best in the market. According to Logitech G, the PMW3366 has zero smoothing, filtering or acceleration across the entire DPI range (200-12,000 DPI).
The more expensive G903 includes precisely-tensioned metal springs and mechanical pivot hinges on G903 keep the primary left and right mouse buttons poised to trigger. With a configurable button layout and ambidextrous design that allows for left- or right-handed use, it should work with nearly any mouse grip style, including palm, claw and fingertip grips.
Unfortunately, there’s no mention of price of the Logitech Powerplay system or new mice yet, nor its local availability in South Africa. Have a look at the mice in action in the videos below.
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