Rechargeable battery for Apple Wireless Keyboard?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by seasurfer, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    Has anyone of you tried using rechargeable battery for the wireless keyboard? IF so, how is it? Does it last longer and cheaper in the long run?
  2. dernhelm macrumors 68000


    May 20, 2002
    middle earth
    I use them all the time. They're fine as far as how long they hold a charge. They are also convenient in that when they do start getting low - it's only 15 minutes to charge them fully. I'm sure it costs me less in the long run, but eventually the rechargables do stop taking charge and need to be recycled. While I've never accurately measured the lifetime of those batteries, I'm sure it's at least 3 years. But that may depend on the brand you choose.
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    I use ones that have removable tops and charge from a USB slot. They last about the same time as a set of duracells tbh and I charge them at the end of a day if they need it as my mini stays on. They work really well. Got them from costco for £6
  4. seasurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    May you guys tell me the brand of those batteries you all use?
  5. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    I just buy a 48 pack of house-brand AA batteries from Costco and they last me a year.

    Otherwise for rechargeable batteries I use Sanyo Eneloop batteries.

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