How much more battery does a bluetooth mouse drain compared to wireless usb?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ozreth, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. ozreth macrumors 65816

    ozreth

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    Is it a substantial amount? Considering going magic mouse.

    Thanks : )
     
  2. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    I use my computer like 4 -5 hours a day and I go through batteries every 4 days or so. I have rechargeable. Just buy a 4 pack of AA batteries and that way you will always have charged ones around. I don't worry about changing them that much..
     
  3. r3dhawk macrumors member

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    i think the OP was referring to how much battery the computer used, not the actual mouse.
     
  4. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oh ya, this is what I meant, sorry! But thank you for your response HBOC : )
     
  5. HBOC macrumors 68020

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    Oh. Well I don't think it uses a ton. I haven't tested how long my battery last with and without BT on. I would say it would cut down like 13 minutes of battery life, but that is just a guess. I guess you could unplug your computer and then see how much battery it has with BT off, and then switch BT on. You will see a time decrease. It isn't scientific however.
     

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