[citation][nom]dman157[/nom]OMG I just saved 1 watts of my computer power by not using a mouse that needs its own power! JK JK.But in the end this is good. I'm tired of switching out AA batteries in my wireless mouse and if everybody in the world used this the amount of batteries in landfills would probably see a good decrease and we would see some kind of energy savings (even though I find it hard to imagine a mouse taking a lot of electricity).[/citation]Screw being TIRED of switching them out, it would be awesome to not have to BUY batteries!
[citation][nom]bin1127[/nom]if you play a sniper and camp all the time you might not have enough juice to fire off your shot.[/citation]
You say it like that's a bad thing... #$%#^&@^!@ campers.
[citation][nom]WyomingKnott[/nom]How about pedals, like an old-fashioned sewing machine, running a generator to power the computer?[/citation]
Well, to be honest, part of the limit there is the outright power consumption of the PC; it's like suggesting using a set of AA batteries to power a PC, when it consumes energy WAY too fast to last an appreciable length of time on them; a typical enthusiast's gaming rig, even with less-than-top-end parts, is looking at >300 watts. A top-capacity lithium AA battery holds about 2 amp-hours @1.5 volts, meaning that a single battery would, ignoring loss due to voltage scaling and high amperage draw, power said 300-watt rig (which doesn't count the monitor!) for a grand maximum of 36 seconds.
Meanwhile, peripherals like mice run on a FAR lower power draw, so using batteries and 'self-recharging' mechanisms such as that can make sense.