Keyboard and Trackpad automatically go to sleep?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ProfNaz, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. ProfNaz macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I'm new to macs. Just received my iMac!

    I ran a search on the forums but couldn't find anything.

    I was wondering...

    If I put my iMac in "sleep mode" (not shut down) will the keyboard and trackpad go into economy/sleep mode too?

    Also, how long do peoples keyboard and trackpads usually last before needing new batteries?

    Thanks!
     
  2. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    I think they sleep (in terms of the bluetooth connection) all on their own. I don't use a wireless keyboard, but in my experience my trackpad lasts about a month, using rechargeables. And I strongly recommend rechargeables!
     
  3. xMClass macrumors 6502

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    How long the battery lasts depends on your amount of use. If I remember correctly, I only had to change batteries once a month on my old iMac's magic mouse and keyboard.
     
  4. NewAnger macrumors 6502a

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    I don't use my BT keyboard as much as some so I only change the batteries once every 6-8 months or so. I do use it everyday, I just use it very little, mostly to type in a TV show name or use the arrow keys in iTunes. I bought a Magic Trackpad last night to go with this MacBook which is a 2008 black MB.

    My BT keyboard was bought in 2008.
     
  5. ProfNaz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all your replies.

    That seems great.

    I think I'll be in the 6 month range too. I don't use the keyboard much either and if I play a game, I'll be using a USB gamers mouse.
     

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