Can I use the Magic Trackpad while it's docked in the charger?

I realize this seems a bit odd, but if I use the Magic Trackpad while sitting at a desk, I rather not have to worry about batteries, and would like to power the trackpad from a USB port.

People say Lion is really nice if you use it with a trackpad. I use a wired keyboard at work, so having a "wired" Trackpad wouldn't be a problem at all, and actually less annoying than having to change batteries.

So I was wondering if I could just leave the charger plugged in, and Trackpad in the charger, permanently, and just use it like that.

Yes, I know about the Apple rechargeable battery charger, etc.

And I have seen the "hacks" on the Web where people drill holes and wire up some type of charger, with wires and a pair of "dummy" batteries. I admit this would be cheaper. I wish there was factory made adapter that did that. But if drilling holes in the Trackpad and setting up a voltage regulator isn't your thing, AND you didn't mind spending the extra money, this seems like about the only alternative. (if it'll work)

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    Yes, the recharger does not impede the use of the keyboard or trackpad while they're charging.

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  • try the "power bar" also from mobee. This does exactly what you're asking for

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  • Yes, of course, that's no problem.

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