Battery Life and Apple Bluetooth Mouse

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by iBook, May 3, 2004.

  1. iBook macrumors regular

    May 3, 2004
    On a tugboat
    I've noticed that the rechargeable batteries I use with my Apple Bluetooth mouse seem to last only a few days. Meantime, the disposable batteries that came with the mouse when I bought it new lasted a couple of weeks.

    Do you think it's the difference in the batteries, or a change in the mouse's power consumption?
  2. stoid macrumors 601


    Feb 17, 2002
    So long, and thanks for all the fish!
    It looks like the rechargeable batteries are probably just not performing as well. How heavily are you using the mouse though? I thought that Steve quoted a time of 'months' in the keynote that he introduced the new Bluetooth devices.
  3. thehuncamunca macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2003
    most rechargeable batteries operate at 1.2V instead of 1.5V for throw aways
    this usually doesn't cause problems but occasionally it can

    i'd suggest getting some new nickel metal hydride batteries they should work almost as long as throwaways

  4. unixkid macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2004

    ive had my apple mouse for almost 2 mounths with hard core usage and still have a full charge on the batteries it came with.

    try turning ur mouse off when ur not using it, like when u sleep.
  5. iBook thread starter macrumors regular

    May 3, 2004
    On a tugboat
    Good advice. Thanks.

    I don't think I've been as careful about turning the mouse off as maybe I should; I thought I read somewhere that it automatically shuts itself off.

    Did I imagine that? If I did read that, is it probably better to manually turn off the mouse by sliding the little door shut?

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