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    Question Magic Mouse.
    I really like the Magic-Mouse that came with my iMAC 27 which I bought in April, except that it exhaust batteries very quickly.
    I am averaging a new set of AA batteries every 4 to 5 weeks, is that normal?

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    I average about 5-6 weeks. You probably use your mouse alot longer? I use mine for about 5-6 hrs a day, sometimes more sometimes less.

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    buy some rechargeable batteries
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    Make sure those rechargeable batteries are 2000mAh or higher. Makes a difference.

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    Chas M can I just ask you how long would the magic mouse last if you had rechargeable batteries that are 2400 mAH…with the mouse being used around 5-6 hours a day…

    just curious…
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    I get 2-2 1/2 months out of a set of Energizers. The main advantage of the NIMH Rechargeable is not having to waste $$$ on new batteries. Have 2 sets and keep one charged ready to change for when the set in the mouse dies.

    Not sure on the time with NIMH. I know my Logitech BT mouse gets 2 months between charges using 2400 mAh batteries. I have not tested them in the Magic Mouse as yet.

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    ah ok, do you know if the apple battery charger + rechargeable batteries are any good?
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    I am told the Apple Charger and Batteries are excellent. No experience myself with them but read very good things about them.

    It's too bad the Magic Mouse does not get the battery life of that new Aluminum keyboard. I am at 7 months on the same batteries!

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    Interesting. I've had my Magic Mouse since the day it was released. I think I've changed the batteries twice since then.

    I use it for about 8 hours a day, about 5 days a week - but the trick is, I turn if OFF when it's not in use. Do you guys leave the power switch on all the time, even when not in use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    Interesting. I've had my Magic Mouse since the day it was released. I think I've changed the batteries twice since then.

    I use it for about 8 hours a day, about 5 days a week - but the trick is, I turn if OFF when it's not in use. Do you guys leave the power switch on all the time, even when not in use?
    I turn it off if I walk away and will gone for a while. I never leave the power on unless I am using it though. I get maybe 2.5 Months Max.

    I think my Logitech V270 (like the one you owned) got maybe 3 months BTW.

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    I don't use the MM but I do have a BT mouse (Logitech) that lasts forever on a set of batteries. I do turn it off at the end of the day but I probably use it for 5-6 hours a day. I can't give you a timeframe but it is considerably longer than 4-5 weeks.

    To the OP: If you're this concerned about battery life, consider turning it off when you''re not using it. Do either that or dtravis7 suggested - have two sets of rechargeables (one in use and one ready to go). This is what I do with my batteries and it's great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    I don't use the MM but I do have a BT mouse (Logitech) that lasts forever on a set of batteries. I do turn it off at the end of the day but I probably use it for 5-6 hours a day. I can't give you a timeframe but it is considerably longer than 4-5 weeks.
    I have a Logitech I use with my iBook when I take it with me. It's one of the Wireless Mice with the Nano receiver. That thing gets maybe 6+ months on a set of batteries! Longest lasting mouse I have ever used. I do love the MM though because of it's touch surface for some work I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwa107 View Post
    but the trick is, I turn if OFF when it's not in use. Do you guys leave the power switch on all the time, even when not in use?
    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    I turn it off if I walk away and will gone for a while. I never leave the power on unless I am using it though.

    So what you are both saying (sorry a little off topic) but isnt there a setting in preferences or something to actually turn the power off in the mouse (Sleep??) after certain time ??

    Thought something of that calibre would have that feature

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    I use a Microsoft wireless 700 v2.0 Mouse with my iMac G4. It gets like 2 week battery life at the most. And it shuts off when it's inactive over 5 minutes .So you have to click it to get it to turn back on. I guess I need to get some rechargeable batteries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    So what you are both saying (sorry a little off topic) but isnt there a setting in preferences or something to actually turn the power off in the mouse (Sleep??) after certain time ??

    Thought something of that calibre would have that feature

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    Yes, the Magic Mouse, like nearly all wireless mice, has a stand-by or sleep mode. But there's still electrons running through those circuits to monitor for movement so that it can "wake" in a timely manner. And that monitoring comes at a cost. So, you can simply flip it over and hit the switch, which completely cuts off the flow.
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