How much battery drain with bluetooth useage?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by oBMTo, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. oBMTo macrumors 6502

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    Thinking about pairing the MBA with a bluetooth mouse and was wondering how much the battery life would suffer from this. If it is significant amount, then I would rather use a USB dongle with a wireless mouse.
     
  2. Obscurelight, Jul 26, 2011
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    Obscurelight macrumors 6502

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    it should not be a significant amount since bluetooth 4.0 is designed to consume less power than its predecessors which in my opinion weren't really power hogs to begin with.
     
  3. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    Will you get better battery life getting the the web via Bluetooth Tethering to iphone vs WiFi?
     
  4. keewawa macrumors newbie

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    USB 4.0?:eek: or bluetooth 4.0, it's a typo, isn't it:rolleyes:
     
  5. Mandork macrumors member

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    Would the laptop still have lower power consumption from BT 4.0 regardless of the BT version of the paired device?
     
  6. Obscurelight macrumors 6502

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    Aha Sorry about it, my mind wasn't on the right subject as I was typing lol :eek:
     

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