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

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    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jhingha macrumors regular

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    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

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

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  5. brucem91 macrumors 6502

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    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

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

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    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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