Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Battery Life?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by littlesmegger, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. littlesmegger macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I'm expecting my new iMac to be arriving today or Monday, and will be getting the usual wireless keyboard and Magic Mouse included.

    To have a rough idea in the days/weeks/months ahead. How often are people finding themselves replacing/recharging batteries with these usual accessories? Also with the Trackpad, as I'll be considering it as a purchase down the road.

    Cheers :D
     
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Keyboard-never had to replace them in one year.
    Mouse-about once a month, before I sold it(scratches way too easily, like trackpad better).
     
  3. nunes013 macrumors 65816

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    my parents just bought the mini and they are using my keyboard and mouse. i gave them the keyboard at 72% charge and mouse at 100% charge. both haven't lost a percent point in 5 days and have been one the entire time. i would say every few months for a heavy user. you should buy the apple battery charger. it comes with 6 batteries. im using those now.

    http://www.apple.com/battery-charger/
     
  4. upinflames900 macrumors 6502a

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    Mouse goes first (about a month to two months) and then the keyboard usually about a year
     
  5. AppleTech22 macrumors 6502

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    My mouse goes about every two months. I have absolutely zero scratches on my magic mouse so I don't know what appleguy123 is saying. Trackpad is slower, mouse is way more effcient and quick to operate
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I usually get 4-6 months from a set of batteries in my Apple Wireless Keyboard, with normal use being 14+ hours a day, 7 days a week.
     
  7. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    My mouse scratches when I look at it the wring way. Was even scratched when I took it out of the box!
     

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