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Discussion in 'iMac' started by bo-waleed, Feb 24, 2011.
do you use the imac a lot ?
do you think it is better to have usb keyboard and mouse ?
sorry i am the first ,and i am a old fashioned grumpy old man and as such i still prefer wires everywhere , so for me there is no question but a answer :USB just because i'm to lazy to stockpile batteries to keep the keyboard working
but at least for the magic mouse you get a inductive charger
if you get the magic mouse get that charger , if you dont want to search for batteries in the middle of work all the time as some of these magic mice eat batteries for lunch some even in a less then two weekly interval , dont know what apple was thinking when they did build a device like a mouse that needs battery changes so often , a bit counterproductive in apples going green department
just in comparison my microsoft arc mouse (old model with scrollwheel) from microsoft needs only a battery change every 4-6 month , my mouse is in constant use nearly 24/7 with only small rests and last time i changed the batteries was i think mid /end of october , so i guess in about the first week march the little window will come up to warn me about low battery and gives me roughly 2 weeks to prepare myself to get some charged ones
i mean 3 month should be a absolute minimum for batteries to last in such devices , better would still be if you could have the option of making them usb , which should not be all that tricky for apple to manage , i mean usb cables are ready available just would need a plug on the device , so you could enjoy both worlds wireless if you sit on the other end of your room , or to show of your mates a cable free desk , but if you need to work plug in the cable and keep on working undisturbed by a low battery , and charging would work too that way, but again its just me who thinks economical , because batteries even rechargeable ones cost money, plus for the later you need a charger too and you need a set of charged ones ready if you want to continue working
not imac but mac pro and I am on it 8-12 hours everyday and the batteries last about 5-6 months. You get plenty of warning when your batteries are low so if you mess up that it is certainly not the technology's fault
Right now my Keyboard tells me on every power up of the computer that its batteries are low. It started 2 weeks ago at 20% and now has 15%. It is as simple as clicking the bluetooth icon in the menu bar to see what level your batteries are at. Right now my mouse is 44% and keyboard 15% I think I changed to these ones in October. I will run them until they are 100% dead.
I love the wireless, I wish the keyboard was the full size though. I absolutely hate wires and hope to never have a wired keyboard again.
you changed them 4 months ago,right ?
is your mouse the magic mouse ?
i read somewhere that you have to change the battery every 2 weeks.
I've had my iMac for over a month, the keyboard is still at 100% battery level, and the mouse I changed last week.
Looks like once a month for the magic mouse give or take.
really ? that's bad.
i hope apple replace the magic mouse for another mouse.
"Mystic Mouse"? Lol
the question how long the batteries will last depends not only on the device itself , but on the batteries too , you get some that hold more charge then others and therefor last longer and cost more , same for chargers some are more efficient then others
+10 points for lack of sarcasm
I was told by another magic mouse user that theirs lasts a month give or take.
Either way this is on the factory provided batteries, so we'll see what happens with the next battery on the mouse.
My Magic Mouse and iMac, purchased Sept 1010, are on 24/7. They go to sleep overnight and when not in use during the day.
Wireless Keyboard still using original batteries and at 57% charge.
Apple rechargeable batteries replaced in Magic Mouse at 4-5 week intervals.
My problem is i use rechargables and every time i put charged pair in my mouse it only give me a 56 percent charged reading.Ive tried three different chargers and batteries and its always the same.Am i doing something wrong?
That's not unusual. It's how long they last that's important.
I think the good high power rechargeable batteries (Ni-MH) are really meant for power hungry devices such as cameras and toys. Putting them in a slow draining device ruins them in the long run.
My iMac was put into use the end of December 2010. I used the supplied batteries in the Keyboard and Magic mouse. Keyboard has over 70% left, and the magic mouse batteries needed replacing after 6 weeks. I power off the iMac at night.
I'm using re-chargeable batteries now.