It's really up to you. Bluetooth mice go into a power save mode if you don't move them for a while. It doesn't harm the mouse having it on all the time - Apple would have said to turn it off if it didSnowy28 said:I have an Apple Bluetooth mouse and find that I never turn it off - should I, or is it not a worry?
the Apple BT Things are quite efficient marvels, and you can always check the battery status, which is extra cool (System Preferences).katie ta achoo said:I always turn off my BT keyboard and mouse.
OK, I've only had them for about 2 days, but I've been so good about actually turning them off. It doesn't seem like that big of a hassle.
When I turn it on, though, the mouse takes about 2 minutes to connect. I'm so impatient.
but with how often I turn off my kb/mouse I expect the batteries to last a long time. I will then steal replacement batteries from the TV remote.
wheezy said:the Apple BT Things are quite efficient marvels, and you can always check the battery status, which is extra cool (System Preferences).
Also, I've discovered if you turn them on, and just click and hold the mouse a few times through, it'll connect in about 10 seconds. I've never had to wait 2 mins to connect. If it takes more than 30 seconds, I just turn it off/on again and it'll connect quick for ya.
At least you have an Apple Store to go to! All I gots is Crap...err, CompUSA. My apple store is online.katie ta achoo said:Ooo, thankie thankie!
Damn! I don't have an excuse to go to the apple store anymore, haha.
Stupid non broken mouse.. now I can't go play with the PowerMac G5s with the 30" displays... haha
wheezy said:At least you have an Apple Store to go to! All I gots is Crap...err, CompUSA. My apple store is online.
nagromme said:Just wondering... if you let your Apple BT mouse and keyboard sleep instead of turning them off, does it really use more power or not?
In other words, is it like the iPod hold switch (which I have never once used), meant to prevent accidental awakening by ignoring all input, or is it a real Off?