XPG presents a funny mouse with an SSD to store your games

With its 1TB SSD, the XPG Vault Gaming Mouse allows you to embark a whole game library in peace.

In the already particularly chaotic market for PC peripherals, mice are one of the devices on which manufacturers love to take artistic liberties. From the 35-button monstrosities specially designed for MMORPG gamers to the adjustable “skeleton mouses” everywhere, we thought we had seen it all. Or at least, that was the case before XPG unveiled the Vault Gaming Mouse, a mouse … with integrated SSD!

The idea of ​​integrating memory into a mouse is not new. Since the democratization of the assistants which allow to export the configuration of its peripherals, many manufacturers have already experimented with this idea; this allows for example players allergic to the cloud to take their configuration with them without having to worry about reconfiguring (among other things) the sensitivity.

But these mice often carry a very limited amount of memory. Often, there is just enough to save a few configuration profiles; There is no question of storing a Steam game library there, for example. Some manufacturers have already tried it, but without much success. However, this is precisely what XPG offers with its Vault Gaming Mouse.

Your toy library in the palm of your hand

This is presented as “a game library in the palm of the hand”. And when you read the technical data sheet for this product, you have to admit that the term does not seem like an exaggeration. The mouse has a 1 TB SSD on board! The other amazing point is that it is apparently capable of running at 985 MB / s. One more figure very far from the performance of an NVMe SSD latest generation. These can indeed reach several GB per second, up to a theoretical maximum of 32 GB / s. But this figure nevertheless seems compatible with light live use.

To take advantage of it, however, it will be necessary to have a sufficiently fast port, that is to say a USB 3.2 Gen 1 port at the bare minimum if we refer to the theoretical bandwidth. But it is a lesser evil. Because to our knowledge, it is the first device to offer a combination of capacity and speed sufficient to give a real practical interest in the concept.

Of course, you shouldn’t expect to play the latest AAA games directly from your mouse. On the other hand, it seems quite possible for lighter games. And failing that, it is still possible to use the mouse as a simple external hard drive.

As the majority of the products presented within the framework of the CES, it is for the moment only a question of a concept. On the other hand, it seems much less far-fetched than the average for this event dedicated to innovation; he is one of those who have good chances of being marketed in the long term. We will therefore follow its evolution with great interest, hoping to have more technical information (in particular weight, DPI and polling rate) during the show!

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