A Polish software and hardware developer has taken the idea of a compact PC to a new, and rather small, level, by creating a prototype computer which is entirely housed within a mouse.
Dubbed the Mouse-Box, the device is the brain-child of Przemysław Strzelczyk – who according to his LinkedIn profile is a software engineer for Nokia Networks.
The Mouse-Box look and works like a conventional mouse, but contains a processor, flash storage, an HDMI connection, and Wi-Fi connectivity.
It is connected to a monitor via the HDMI interface and connects to an Internet connection through standard Wi-Fi.
“From now on, you don’t need to buy a few devices to keep your computer always at hand. Mouse-Box uses the power of a mouse, an invariable component in a computer set for many years,” states the Mouse-Box site.
“By virtue of placing a computer in a mouse, the two most powerful elements have been combined in one unity.”
The Mouse-Box’s basic specifications are listed below.
- 1.4GHz ARM Cortex CPU
- 128GB flash storage (cloud storage optional)
- Micro HDMI port
- Wi-Fi connectivity
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports
Work is also underway to include a wireless mouse pad charger, according to the developers, who are inviting potential financial backers to contact them.
Responding to questions sent by MyBroadband, the Mouse-Box team said the product was still very much in the prototype phase, and they were looking for a partner to launch the mini-PC commercially.
“I think after we find a good partner it will take not so long [to launch] – maybe a few months,” said the team.
No price point has been decided as yet, but the Mouse-Box will be “very cheap” and available internationally, according to its developers.
A video detailing the Mouse-Box is embedded below.