How long do your BT Apple Mouse batteries Last?

2Sticky

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Mar 4, 2005
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How long do your BT Apple Mouse batteries Last?

And what battery do you use?

I have had my mouse about 1 month now, and got through the stock batteries and now a fresh set, i use energizers....

saying that Apple say batteries should last 3 months it not looking good,

If i'm away for say 5-10mins is it best to turn the moust off?
 

yippy

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Mar 14, 2004
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I have an Apple BT mouse that still has battery power after a month or two of use. I stopped using it when I got my BT-500 mouse, that only gets a few days of battery life our of 2 rechargable AAAs :rolleyes: .
 
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slippy

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Feb 5, 2005
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I have been using the keyboard and mouse since the first day I received my new PB a month ago. As I post this both have gone through 1 bar on the meter in system preferences.

Also, I have not turned the keyboard off since I put it on my desk and only turn the mouse off when I take it with me somewhere, which has only been a couple times.
 
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2Sticky

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Mar 4, 2005
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Blimmy, maybe i shouldn't turn my mouse on and off in short periods of time,

think i shall have to try some different batteries too. Thanks for your responses.
 
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Karlchen

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Feb 11, 2003
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agreed.... battery dead too soon

.. I agree, my batteries have a lifespan of about one months, which is not even close to the three months I expected ...
The keyboard however is still going strong after four to five months...
 
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Nickygoat

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Dec 11, 2004
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Plenty of threads on this. Some seem to have awful battery life while others have good ones. FWIW I get 3 months on the mouse and am only at 3 bars on my KB - bought it June 2004. Mac on 7 hours/ day average
 
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