bluetooth mouse battery usage

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Macky-Mac, Dec 2, 2010.

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    Macky-Mac

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    the bluetooth mouse that came with my imac needs to have its batteries replaced about once a month. Does that compare to yours?

    It seems like I'm replacing them a lot but this is my first bluetooth mouse so I don't know.

    If that's a lot, what should I be doing to make the batteries last longer?
     
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    biggd

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    Mine won't even auto connect...
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    I don't know about the Mac one but my PC Bluetooth mouse requires a battery change every three weeks. So it sounds fine to me.
     
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    John T

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    Yes, about a month seems about right. However, I bought my iMac on September 1 and the original supplied keyboard batteries are still going strong at 87%!
     
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    Paulywauly

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    sounds about right on a pair of decent brand batteries, less if you use some really bad cheap ones.

    It uses alot more than my apple bluetooth keyboard (2 pairs in 8 months) and my magic trackpad (still on 1st set after 4 months)
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Rechargeable Eneloops are really the best way to go here.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    1 month is dead on, just replaced mine yesterday.. got my imac november 1st.
     

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