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Elecom, the Japanese company that is constantly in search of building a better mouse but rarely succeeds, has come up with the inelegantly-named M-MBDUR, a wireless pointing device for road warriors whose case doubles as its charger. Unless you have a square hand, it's certainly not ergonomic, but its battery is said to last for 32 hours on a charge and can sleep for 180 days. We'd like to sleep for 180 days after a long trip, too.

Available in black, red, blue and gray, it ships early next month and looks cheap because it is: $12.

Elecom readies wireless pack-a-mouse [Reg Hardware]