http://www.a4tech.com/en/product2.asp?CID=90&SCID=92&MNO=NB-30 Check this out. A (semi) wireless battery powered mouse that charges from the mouse pad. I've heard of new charging methods coming down the line for cellphones and PDAs that just sit on a special platform, and charge just by sitting there, but this application seems really cool to me. This isn't a Logitech or Microsoft mouse, but I imagine it's only a matter of time before they pick up on this. This is the 'splash pad' charging pad. http://www.popsci.com/popsci/bown/2003/article/0,18881,536519,00.html You just set your device on it, and it charges wirelessly. I can imagine this would be extremely handy if they can standardize this into everyday items... Power tools, kitchen appliances, hand held electronics... It's still being developed, but seems like it's not going to be vaporware. This is the kind of thing that lets you know we're finally in the future.