Battery life of wireless keyboard and mouse?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by joshua_msu, May 22, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular


    Aug 5, 2004
    chicago (formerly detroit)
    What is everyone getting here for the average battery life of these two? Also, does turning them off when not in use save battery life, or do they automatically go into sleep?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2007
    Northern California
    I can't talk about the Mighty Mouse as I use Logitech mice. For the white Apple wireless keyboard, I get a year from my batteries with 4 hrs of daily use. Yes, it does go to sleep when not in use for some time...
  3. macrumors 6502


    May 10, 2008
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Mine both last at least a month. They last for ages
  4. macrumors member

    Nov 15, 2006
    I have the white wireless keyboard since april 2007 and the original energizer e2 lithium batteries are still in my keyboard right now with 33% charge left.

    My wireless mighty mouse's original batteries lasted me 3.5 months and the rechargeable ones I use in it now last about a month and a half.

    I never turn off the keyboard or the mouse. But I believe that battery life really depends on the kind of batteries you use.
  5. macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2008
    my alum wireless keyboard lasts for about 6 months, but i use my computer for 12+ hours a day. My mighty mouse lasts about 3 months.
  6. macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2006
    Short battery life with unibody mac and white wireless keyboard?

    Sorry to resurrect an old post, but hopefully that is better than starting a new one. Anyone seeing a short battery lifetime (weeks at the most) when pairing the old apple wireless white keyboard with a unibody mac. When paired to my old G4 laptop the lifetime was near a year, but now changing batteries every other week is getting old. Did I miss a setting to get the keyboard to sleep?

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