XPG Alpha Wireless: Adata’s mouse comes without 1TB of memory for games for now
At the beginning of the year, the manufacturer Adata, which is actually known for memory, showed a concept mouse with memory for games. Now the XPG Alpha should actually appear as a wired and wireless variant, but there is no longer any question of game memory. Instead, there is a standard rate at an unknown cost.
Standard rate waits inside instead of 1000 GB
Presented as an XPG Vault, the mouse should provide up to 1TB of storage for video games. The idea: Users could take the library of their own games with them wherever they go. That sounded interesting, but not a word is spoken about when the finished mouse is presented.
What remains is the XPG Alpha. With the help of artificial intelligence, Adata has succeeded in designing the “optimal mouse shape”. The manufacturer promises “a balance between form and function” and a “focus on ergonomics”. Ultimately, it’s a normal right-handed mouse with a thumb rest and three extra buttons. PixArt’s PAW-3335 energy-efficient mid-range sensor works in the XPG Alpha and XPG Alpha Wireless, flanked by Omron microswitches with a specified lifespan of 60 million clicks. The triangular button behind the mouse wheel offers “excellent flexibility”.
The button is factory-fitted to cycle through the sensor resolution sequentially Picture 1 of 5 In the case of the wireless version, both 2.4 GHz radio and Bluetooth are available, except for the USB-A to USB-C cable. The battery life is up to 60 hours – the only question left is which of the two radio modes this information applies to. Adata only points out that the run time may vary with the RGB lighting setting. Associated with XPGs, this Prime software can be configured in three zones. The sensor settings or the key assignment can also be adjusted in this way.
Not only the weight leaves questions
There is another curiosity: Adata maintains a tolerance of plus or minus 5 grams for the weight of the two mice. According to the datasheet, the XPG Prime weighs 78 grams, and the XPG Prime Wireless a heavy 98 grams. The two mice should appear in the next few days; there is no information about the prices. It also remains unclear whether the Prime Vault with 1 TB of storage will ever appear.
Maybe the 1000 GB would just be too heavy – after all, with a gaming mouse, every kilobyte less mass is important, at least according to Razer. Meanwhile, Adata attracted attention at the IFA 2019 with an unusual concept mouse from the 3D printer. Artificial intelligence was already discussed then, but the input device never made it to the market.
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