How often you change batteries on your Bluetooth mouse & keyboard?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by pbagaindoc, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. pbagaindoc macrumors member

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    Mine didnt last long, I spend like 3 hours a day and last like less than a month. So I decided to use rechargable batteries, it last me the same thing. Does bluetooth mouse and keyboard consume power or are they high drain? thanks!! :rolleyes:
     
  2. mikemodena macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't changed the batteries on my keyboard in about 2 months, while my mouse averages about once a month. I think it has to do with the LED.
     
  3. Verto macrumors 6502a

    Verto

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    I probably have to change them once a week or so; do you guys suggest sliding the cover on the bottom over the LED for the mouse and keyboard? My Logitech Keyboard only needs 2 AA batteries, and those don't get changed for months, and the mouse has a dock that charges it.
     
  4. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

    shadowmoses

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    Do you keep your keyboard and mouse on 24/7?

    Shadow
     
  5. ctsport1234 macrumors regular

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    I leave my BT KB and mouse on 24/7 and change my KB about once every 2 months and my mouse every month. I use rechargable batteries as well.
     
  6. Vanilla macrumors 6502a

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    Provided you use lithium rather than alkaline batteries the mouse should last at least a couple of months of daily use. That's my personal experience anyway.
    Vanilla
    PS: I also note that the battery indicator will stay full right up to near the end when it will suddenly tail off quite rapidly.
     
  7. Kalinatek macrumors regular

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    i change the battries of my mouse every 1 month and my keyboard hmm every 2 months.

    i am using normal energizer max batts right now.

    and i close my mouse n keyboard everytime i leave my room just save a lil.


    :rolleyes:
     
  8. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

    Macmaniac

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    My mouse needs new batteries every 2 weeks I would say, I use NiMH batteries from Olympus for the mouse, its a Kensignton Pilot Mouse. I have the Apple BT KB and I still have the original batteries in it. I have some Energizer NiMH batteries rdy when the KB batteries die.
     

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