HP Claims New Wireless Mice Last Two Years on a Single Charge

The braggadocios Energy bunny likes to beat his drum and tell everyone he can keep going and going and going, but would you have guessed Hewlett-Packard would emerge as the real battery life master? HP just announced a couple of new wireless mice that, amazingly, are supposed to last two years or longer on a single charge, or so the company claims.

First up is the HP X4000 Wireless Laser Mouse with a high-end design intended to mimic the motion of a sports car. It operates on the 2.4GHz spectrum, has a 1600 dpi laser sensor, an ambidextrous design to avoid any hurt feelings by the oft-neglected left-handed camp, and a battery life of up to 30 months.

The X5000 is a similar rodent, but with a touch-sensitive scroll wheel and 'only' 24 months of battery life, according to HP. Otherwise, it too is a wireless rodent with a 1600 dpi laser and LED indicator light.

Both the X4000 ($30) and X5000 ($40) are available now.