Easy Noob Question (should I turn off wireless mouse+keyboard?)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Afro1989, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. Afro1989 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys, I'm loving my new Mac Mini! I ordered a 1.42 GHz Mac Mini and got a 1.5 GHz one. I guess I was lucky enough to get one of the new ones.

    I have an easy question though.

    When I turn off my Mac Mini before I go to sleep should I turn off the wireless mouse + keyboard or do they automatically shut off when the Mac Mini is off?

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. Winstonp macrumors 6502a

    Winstonp

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    from what I understand, they sort of "sleep", but to really cut of the maximum amount of electrical discharge from you batteries, I would turn off your wireless mouse and keyboard when your computer is off, and then turn them back on the next time you boot
     
  3. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    First off congrats on the Mini. If you're really picky you should turn the keyboard and mouse off, they do not shut off when the computer is off. But I just leave mine on all the time (even when the computer is off)
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    I've found that a BT mouse can suck batteries pretty quickly, but my BT KB can stay on 24/7 and still only require new batteries several times a year. Just make sure they're on when you power up the mini (congrats, BTW - nice little system)!
     

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