mouse with batteries?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Rob587, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. Rob587 macrumors 6502a

    Rob587

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    #1
    I want a wireless mouse that runs off bluetooth so that I dont have to get one that had a dock that will tak up a usb slot on my comp, but I heard that battery run mice are in a constent need of new batteries. Is this true? If so Is there a wireless mouse out there that runs through bluetooth but has a dock charger too?
     
  2. Chappers macrumors 68020

    Chappers

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    Try www.logitech.com - I think the mouse you want is the MX 900 (but don't quote me on that). I have the MX 700 (not bluetooth) and the rechargeable batteries that came with it are still going strong two and a half years later.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Logitech seems to have completely backed off of Mac support on their Bluetooth accessories.

    As far as batteries go, just get a NiMH charger and 4 AA or AAA batteries as appropriate for the mouse you get. Leave one pair on charge while you are using the other. You'll change batteries every month or 2 but it wont cost as nuch as alkalines (and it's better for the landfill)

    Thanks
    Trevor
    CanadaRAM.com
     
  4. clayj macrumors 604

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    My Microsoft Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer requires two new AA batteries about once every three or four months. At that rate of consumption, I just keep a box of AAs handy and swap them out when needed.
     

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