Wireless Keyboard & Mighty Mouse

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MatthewConnelly, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. MatthewConnelly macrumors regular

    MatthewConnelly

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    Do you turn your mighty mouse and keyboard off when you're not using them? I personally leave them on, and after about a month of use with my mouse according to miniStat2 there's still 99% battery left!

    I always had worries about wireless products, and having to replace the batteries frequently, but it looks as though I won't have to do that with Apple stuff.
     
  2. Cybergypsy macrumors 68040

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    My Mighty mouse is always on.....dang I have never replaced the batteries yet....still almost full....just checked......oh yea!
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I turn my WMM off after putting computer to sleep - if I remember.
     
  4. MacSyn macrumors regular

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    Wow! what kind of bettery are you using? I left my wireless MM on all the time when I 1st got it then the betteries died after a month or so. I turn it off whenever I put the book to sleep now.
     
  5. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    I turn my mouse and keyboard off at night when I go to sleep and usually when I go to work too. Forgot you could even check capacity. I wonder how they're faring after three months.
     
  6. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    My wireless apple keyboard's batteries last months and months. I usually forget to turn it off because they just keep going anyway. My Radtech BT600 bluetooth mouse is another story... :rolleyes:
     
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    Just downloaded miniStat2 but I can't see a preference to check batter life for wireless Apple keyboard and mouse. Help?
     
  8. McGarvels macrumors 6502

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    You don't need to do this. Just look at the battery level through system preferences...mouse & keyboard....bluetooth tab.

    EDIT: I don't have my Wireless mighty mouse or keyboard attached right now (b/c I'm on my MacBook) but usually the battery level indicator is green indicating the amount of battery left.
     

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    Thanks McGarvels!
     
  10. McGarvels macrumors 6502

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    No Problem! :D
     
  11. MatthewConnelly thread starter macrumors regular

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    If you want to check it in miniStat, just click the number to the left of the battery icon.
     
  12. roland.g macrumors 603

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    I've had the Wireless Mouse & Keyboard since October with my Mini, never turn them off and use them both quite a bit every day and my battery is still full.
     
  13. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Sweet! I've been using it for less than a week and the battery is already at 75%. I'm not using the batteries that came with the keyboard though. Just regular Duracell.

    But to contribute to the thread: I leave my keyboard on when I go to sleep.
     
  14. roland.g macrumors 603

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    Are you using it with a notebook, and if so do you tote the Mouse or Keyboard. Anytime you throw them in a bag or anything turn them off because they use power when they are not sleeping on a flat surface.
     
  15. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    Same! The batteries Apple gives out with the wireless mouse + keyboard have a super long battery life, but regular old batteries won't last that long. I bought rechargable batteries and those seem to give me 2 months or so for the mouse. I turn the mouse + keyboard off at night.
     
  16. MatthewConnelly thread starter macrumors regular

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    The ones that came with my mighty mouse and keyboard were just normal Energizer batteries, nothing special. I think that Energizer and Duracell would last a long time.
     
  17. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Yep, using them with the MB when at apartment. I should start turning them off at night..
     
  18. Boxer macrumors regular

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    I leave mine on and I have not had to replace the batteries since I bought them 5 months ago or so.
     
  19. phillipjfry macrumors 6502a

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    Do the keys electronically "stick"?
    I guess I should explain more, when playing WoW on my microsoft branded wireless keyboard, there are times where a key will "stick" and my char will keep moving in one direction and i usually have to unplug or reconnect the bluetooth box to my computer. Does that happen often with the Apple keyboard/mice?
     
  20. Silverbird0000 macrumors 6502a

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    My wireless keyboard lasted a year with the batteries it came with. The mighty mouse only lasted about 2 months.
     
  21. phungy macrumors 68020

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    Just checked wireless keyboard battery capacity and it jumped up 2% to 77%. Heh.
     

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