Checking battery levels easily?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by doktordoris, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. doktordoris macrumors 6502a

    doktordoris

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    I know I can look at the charge level of batteries in devices by looking at the devices themselves. But rather than having to check my keyboard, mouse, and trackpad separately is there a way to check them all at the same time? A widget perhaps?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    iStat Pro will show battery information for Mac notebook batteries, as well as the Apple Wireless Keyboard. I haven't tested it with the Apple mouse or trackpad, but it's free and worth a try.
     
  3. doktordoris thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have that, but it only shows my mouse battery. I looked at the options and it shows only one battery option.
     
  4. GGJstudios, Dec 15, 2011
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Is your keyboard the AWK? If so, it should show that, as well. This may do the trick, found with a Google search: BatteryLevel

    I just installed it on both Leopard and Snow Leopard and it works fine. Of course, I only have the keyboard, as I don't use Apple mice or trackpads.
     
  5. doktordoris thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You Sir have given me just what I wanted. That Battery Level software has done the trick perfectly. Top Hole! thanks
     
  6. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000

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    Thanks!

    Thanks for the link to the widget.

    Only thing I seem to notice is the keyboard batteries last for a year.

    The mouse, about ten days before they're sucked dry.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I get about 5-6 months on a set of batteries in the keyboard. My Logitech Anywhere Mouse eats batteries at the rate of a set about every 3-5 weeks! It's the only thing I don't like about this mouse. My previous Logitech VX Nano would run 4-5 months on a set of batteries.
     
  8. Joe-M macrumors member

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    Is there any way to get the indicators to show up on the toolbar?
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, as a widget, it's confined to the Dashboard.
     

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