Do you switch off your wireless keyboard and mouse / trackpad each night?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by InfiniteLoopy, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. InfiniteLoopy macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2010
    Hi all,

    I currently switch both my wireless keyboard and trackpad off each evening (press the power button on right side for a few seconds). However, I'm wondering whether it's really worth it as I wonder if they power off by themselves after a while or when the paired Mac is shut down?

  2. Jhingha macrumors regular


    Feb 28, 2011
    I rarely do it.

    It's in-active bluetooth, it uses so less energy I don't take the effort.
  3. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

    Mar 18, 2006
    There's no need to switch off. They automatically go to sleep.
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
  5. brucem91 macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2009
    Keyboard, no. I've used the Apple wireless keyboard for a while, and am pretty happy with the battery life. I use my basic dell mouse with my iMac now, but occasionally use the magic mouse. When I used to use the Magic Mouse, I would most often turn it off when I walk away. So easy to turn on/off the Magic Mouse I don't see it as a "hassle".
  6. InfiniteLoopy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2010
    Thanks for the replies.
    I guess I'll leave them on then.
  7. caspersoong macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2011
    I use the Apple wireless keyboard with my iPod touch. And I switch it off every time I leave it because I use it so infrequently.

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