didn't anybody ever play with magnets as a kid , ,, ok long explanation really short, if the mouse and the plate on the desk were both magnets then, yeah, it could flip over and attract each other, but both are not magnets, the base plate emits a magnetic field, that magnetic field is in the shape of a circle, the forces of the magnetic fields are pulling the "magnetized metal" inside the mouse down towards the middle of the disk on the desk,
the same magnetic fields outer band is repelling the magnatized metal in the mouse,,, since the outer band of the magnetic field is larger (circumfrance) , it has a stronger force,
keeping the mouse suspended,
i may not be completly right, but i'm not off by much. hasn't anyone ever seen those globes ( plant earth) that are suspended by a magnetic field, the globes are magnatized metal, they may have little weak magnetized pieces in them, just enough to counter the stronger field generated by the base.
And yeah, i defiatley want one, if for nothing else that to store the mouse up there, there no reason at all not to take the mouse down and use it on a mousepad. optical laser mice read the surface below them,,,,, i would be really kool just to have,
you know the old saying, "what do you get the guy who has everything?" this is a good start
btw, if anyone finds out where to get one of these, please post it, and to the earlier post, "yes, they do come in black" i read that on a site that i found.