Wireless MM Battery life If I never turn it off?

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  1. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    So I just got a Wireless MM for Christmas, and am just wondering about what to expect for battery life, with fairly heavy use. Also will turning it off when not using it really make a big difference? I'de rather not keep turning it on/off since I use the computer randomly throughout the day.
     
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  3. todd2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I don't see anything online, or in the manual about it sleeping.

    The manual says "Note: To conserve battery power, turn your mouse off when you are not using it"

    I just set it up, so I guess we'll see if it goes to sleep when I don't use it for a while.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The sensor dims and then it starts flashing intermittently when not in use.

    It's still a good idea to turn it off when you're not going to use it for a long time.
     
  5. todd2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It uses lasers, there is no sensor to "dim"

    Yeah I'll turn it off if Im not going to use it for a day or so, but if Im gonna be on, and off the comp all day Im not gonna be turning it off/on every time.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Note: I haven't used the new Wireless Might Mouse so my experience is with the old one.

    It's still going to need a sensor though. You just might not see a light.
     
  7. mrwizardno2 macrumors 6502a

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    There is no light that comes out of the bottom of mine....

    I don't turn it off, either, but I've only had it since christmas. We'll see how long the battery lasts!
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's probably not in a visible wavelength.

    Still, I have a faint memory when playing around with my MX1000 that you could see something if you viewed it at an angle.
     
  9. timestamp macrumors 6502

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    The battery life is pretty good on them. You can probably use it for a few months before you have to replace them. I ran mine as long as 5 months without turning it off.
     
  10. todd2000 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thats good to know, I'd just rather not be bothered to turn it off, if I get 3-5 months out of it I'll be happy. I just didn't want to have to replace the batteries every 2 weeks or something ridiculous like that.
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Apple Bluetooth input devices have had rather good battery life in my experience. The keyboards are outstanding. :eek:
     

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