Bluetooth and MPB: A study in battery life.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Kingsly, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. Kingsly macrumors 68040


    I am wondering what sucks more power: a wireless mouse and keyboard via BlueTooth or a wired set, running off the USB bus power?
    Yeah, I know wireless is more convenient and thats what I plan to buy, but I had this nagging question all night and need to get it off my chest.
    Soo... Bluetooth antenna or Bus power for an optical mouse and Apple keyboard?? Help?
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    the BT will more likely suck more battery power, but i doubt it will be enough to make any difference in the long run. just make sure you turn it off of searching for devices and that will help conserve some battery life as well. be sure to turn airport off if you know that there are no networks around that you'll be connecting to as it will be 'looking' still

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