Magic mouse battery at 10% after 16 days ?!?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by slo-climber, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. slo-climber macrumors member

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    16 days ago I bought rMBP with Magic mouse. Today, it's battery level is at 10%. Is this normal? Do I really have to change batteries in the mouse every 3 weeks?

    PS: I was not turning the mouse off during the night or when I didn't use my mac.
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

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    I use rechargeables, turn it off 5pm-9am and weekends and yes I charge the batts approx monthly....
     
  3. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    I use alkaline AA and leave it on all the time. Current set have been in place for over a month and showing 100%.
     
  4. andeify, Apr 24, 2014
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    andeify macrumors 6502

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    +1 dont turn it off. I use duracel batteries. good quality ones last longer than cheapos, i bought a stack of cheap batterys and i went through them in no time

    With light use and good heavy batteries i get 3-4 months
     
  5. eneisch macrumors 6502a

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    Approximately how many hours per day are you using the magic mouse? My usage is very light (maybe an hour a day) and I never turn it off. The battery lasted about 3 months for me.
     
  6. Hieveryone macrumors 68020

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    If you use it a lot, that sounds reasonable. I'll second what someone else said, use Duracell. I use Duracell and it lasts forever.
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    It sounds like you are a fairly heavy user like me... that's about what I get.

    Get yourself some a pack of these Eneloop rechargeables with the charger for $18 and you will never buy any more batteries. These work great for me.
     
  8. joebingo macrumors newbie

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    Buy pro cells, they're the same as duracell ultra but a pack of 10 costs the same as a pack of 4 duracell ultra.

    The Magic Mouse does tend to eat up batteries a little though. Turn it off when you're not using it, but you'll still go through the things.
     
  9. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    +1 for the Eneloops. I've been rolling with them since my first Magic Mouse in 2009 and also get about 3 weeks to a month per fully charged set. Why throw away batteries? It seems to me to be economically, not to mention environmentally, wasteful.
     
  10. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    I usually swap out the batteries in the both our mice once a month and rotate them through the charger. It takes maybe 5 minutes time. The charger takes a few hours to recharge a battery set. We never bother to turn the mice off.
     
  11. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    FWIW, my batteries tend to last a month or two - I really don't keep track.

    I use the mouse 6 days a week as I work from home most days, and the mouse lasts a long time on a single set
     

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