Newest wireless mac keyboard - do they drain battery?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by scopedk, May 27, 2013.

  1. scopedk macrumors newbie

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    I heard the wireless keyboards for mac drains battery quick - is it still the case - are have the become better?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I get around 4-5 months on a set of batteries.
     
  3. iKnackwurst macrumors member

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    I bought a new iMac in December 2012 and had to change the batteries once so far.
     
  4. scopedk thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I see no difference from earlier AWK models.
     
  6. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    I got one in December and just replaced the batteries a few days ago. It's under pretty heavy daily use. I use Energizer Lithium batteries in my keyboards & mice.

    My old wireless A1016 model (the white keyboard that uses 4 batteries) goes through them a little faster I think. Tough to say because it uses 4 batteries instead of 2 and I don't use it as heavily besides, but I think the newer one would use fewer batteries over a year's time with equivalent usage.
     
  7. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    I get around four months with mine and it gets heavy use daily.
     
  8. mfram macrumors 65816

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    At one point they released a wireless keyboard firmware update to deal with battery life issues. So whatever the earlier issue was, I'd say it's fixed. My experience is that the battery life isn't as long as Logitech keyboards I've owned, but it's not egregiously bad.
     

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