Magic Mouse battery life

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jerwin, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    Hi, I picked up an iMac retina the Saturday before Memorial day, and although it's an improvement over my old iMac 9,1 in every respect, the magic mouse eats batteries. Any suggestions on a long term solution?

    I'm using it on a white desk, if the problem is related to the mouse not going to sleep. I had a mouse pad, but the feel of the mouse gliding over the roughened surface was all wrong, so I started using the mouse without the pad.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    How long are your batteries lasting? I'm a very heavy user and get a couple weeks or so out of a set. I bought some of the Panasonic Eneloop rechargeables and just use those now.
     
  3. jerwin thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, Ive had to change batteries twice, and I got it on the 23rd of May, so I'd say "less than a fortnight"
     
  4. rugmankc Contributor

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    I also use the highly rated Panasonic Eneloop. I get a month, but probably not a heavy user. I never turn mouse off.
     
  5. frankdogg macrumors regular

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    i use my mouse to game (not the greatest mouse for gaming but I'm not serious about it) and it last a good couple of weeks, maybe longer?

    if its not going to sleep b/c of the desk color, i would look into a gaming mouse pad. those are very thin w/ a great surface feel. check em out maybe at a local best buy or frys.
     
  6. jerwin thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OK. I'll look into a gaming pad. Ask for gaming with this mouse-- I tried booting up some of my old games (Call of Duty II) and seeing how absurd they looked in 5k--and the touch to scroll functionality really threw me off.
    No, I didn't want to switch to smoke grenades!

    I suppose it will take some editing of my settings files.
     
  7. HenryAZ macrumors 6502

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    It just depends on your usage. Use Eneloop batteries. On my main desktop machine, the batteries last 1 week to 10 days. For my MacBook Pro, which while it is on my desk it has a MM, otherwise trackpad for mobile, they'll go a month or two or three.
     

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