Picture this: You’re in the middle of writing a blog post (or a chapter in your book, a tweet , whatever…). It’s EPIC, the best you’ve done, when suddenly the keyboard stops working. It just won’t type.
After fumbling around for a while wondering what just happened you realized it’s about as senseless as running out of gas… the batteries are dead. Epic thought disrupted. Of course, this couldn’t have happened in time to stop you from tweeting questionable things in the middle of the night, oh no!
And it doesn’t happen often, but it’s a real pain when it does.
In an age of wireless accessories, batteries still lag well behind our ability to suck them dry, and they never die at a good time (except for the late night tweeting, if we were so lucky). And while I might be a dying breed, I still love my mouse when I’m sitting at my desk and wouldn’t want to do without my wireless keyboard. But who wants to be tethered?
For the most part, I hate having stuff on my desk. I like a nice, clean, uncluttered surface to keep my mind clear and as undistracted as possible. But what really drives me nuts, is when I’m in the middle of something and the batteries in my accessories die.
Fortunately, the Mobee Magic Feet base station is a beautiful addition to any desk. Sleek and modern, it looks more like a decoration, so your desk doesn’t look cluttered. The Mobee Magic Feet also allows me to eliminate my clunky USB hub with it’s built in USB ports (it’s only got two, but that’s enough for me). Fewer cords and less equipment, now we’re getting somewhere!
Better still, the Mobee Magic Feet keeps my keyboard and mouse charged, so they never die on me (at least when I’m in the office). Just set the mouse on top of the base station and slide the keyboard into the tray at the end of each day and everything stays nicely charged, no extra cords.
In my previous attempts at using the induction charger for the mouse, the rechargeable battery pack that comes with the kit seemed to add a bit more weight to the mouse than I liked but not this time. I’m not sure if they’ve actually lightened it or it was just my perception, but now it feels no different than the usual AA batteries.
There is also plenty of room on the top for a third device to charge.
If you want to keep things clean, simple, and charged, give the Mobee Magic Feet a try. You can find it on Amazon for about $125 including the base station and rechargeable battery packs for your Apple wireless keyboard and Magic Mouse.
I’d like to tell you how long the charge lasts, but since I drop it on the charger every night I’ve yet to find out and it’s never been an issue.