Bluetooth Battery Drain Question

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Deschain, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Deschain macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
    Quick question about wireless mice.

    I'm currently using a wireless mouse that connects via a USB dongle. The mouse is old and is going to get replaced pretty quick. I was considering getting a bluetooth mouse (as it saves a USB port and carryign the dongle in my bag) i'm just wondering how much leaving Bluetooth on all the time drains the battery in the macbook? Is it a significant amount?
  2. applecupcakes macrumors member


    Jul 10, 2008
    ON, Canada
    My MB is new to me and I've had my wireless Mighty Mouse almost the entire time I've had the MB. I can't compare too accurately in Bluetooth vs. non, but I still find that the battery life is incredible. That said... I come from most recently using an Acer laptop which had a battery life of about 40 minutes... so I could just be overwhelmed by MB goodness!

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