Question about USB-rechargeable trackpads

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by GanChan, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. GanChan macrumors 6502a

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    I need a rechargeable trackpad for my Mac Mini setup, and I'm considering something like the Logitech Trackpad. I've found some refurbished/used options in addition to buying new, and I was just wondering:

    -Will a used trackpad have a shorter charge life than a new one?
    -If the unit loses its ability to hold a charge, can I still keep it powered merely by leaving it plugged into the USB connection?

    I have no general issues with buying pre-owned stuff, but it never hurts to know these things in advance....

    Thanks!
     
  2. Florpy macrumors newbie

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  3. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    All lithium batteries will slowly hold less charge as time goes on, even if you don't use it. So an older model might need to be charged every 2-3 weeks vs every 4 weeks, for example. A refurbished model should have a new battery (the Apple ones all do).

    My Logitech MX Master mouse is rechargeable, but it still works when charging so I imagine any rechargeable device can be both charged and used (except the Magic Mouse 2 because the charging port is in a strange location). It looks odd when the mouse is plugged into a random charger and yet it still works to move the cursor.
     

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