The words direct connectivity are what many companies and users on the IT market have employed over the years to describe various things, and it looks like HP became the latest company to add a meaning to the phrase.
A direct connection can stand for a lot of things, especially nowadays, although one would usually think of networking, at least at first.
What HP did was use those two words to describe the main defining feature of its latest wireless mouse.
HP may not be especially well known for anything beyond its personal computers, at least on the consumer front, but this doesn't mean it doesn't make anything else.
The most recent proof is an announcement in which HP details several peripherals, one of which is a fairly unique mouse.
In fact, HP went ahead and labeled it the industry's first wireless mouse that can connect directly to one's computer.
By connecting directly the company means that the product can use the WiFi connectivity to link to the receiver in a motherboard (on Windows 7).
In other words, there is no need for an USB dongle to act as an antenna and, thus, mediate between the peripheral and the system.
HP's creation is called Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse and has a laser sensor of 1,200 to 1,600 DPI, while the wireless connection can persist at ranges of up to 10 meters.
Also, five programmable buttons are present, along with a 4-way scroll wheel and a battery life of up to 9 months.
Finally, the HP Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse features an ambidextrous design and will start selling next month, for the price of $50.
All that remains is to see what reviewers say about the connection when compared to the sample rate over USB. In the meantime, those interested can cast their eyes upon a certain official video demo.