Wireless charging mice aren’t a new thing, but they aren’t very common. Most mice manufacturers have launched one or two wireless charging mice in the last few years, but this is the first proper wireless charging mouse from Razer. The company launched a mouse called Mamba HyperFlux in 2018 that was powered by its mousepad wirelessly, but it didn’t have any battery to store the power.
However, according to a Korean forum post from early May, the upcoming Razer RZ01-0462 will include a 600mAh battery. The forum post also claims the mouse will support both 2.4GHz wireless and Bluetooth connectivity options and come with a USB Type-A to Type-C Speedflex cable. You will be able to use the Speedflex cable to connect the mouse to your computer directly for wired use.
Coming back to the WPC listing, Razer RZ01-0462 is certified to support the Basic Power Profile of the Qi standard, and it will be able to receive 2.5W of power from any Qi charger.
As wireless charging support has become common on smartphones and people are buying Qi chargers, I can see why Razer thought it was a good time to bring a wireless charging mouse.
There is still no word on when Razer Basilisk Pro will show up in the stores or how much it will cost. But I guess we will have to wait until the official announcement.
What are your thoughts on wireless charging mice? Would you want to purchase one? Let me know in the comments section.