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    Stupid Mouse Question
    i'll ask it anyway - as of this minute, my mouse power is at 18%...keyboard at 100%

    i've had the puter about 3 weeks or so...

    i understand that using the mouse more would use more power, but this big of difference?

    just wonderin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by robotboy175 View Post
    i understand that using the mouse more would use more power, but this big of difference?

    just wonderin'
    I think you answered your own question!

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    Wireless, especially BT mice chew through batteries like they're going out of style. RF wireless mice seem to be a little more battery friendly (well, at least certain ones from Logitech are, I'm only on my second set of batteries on a logitech rf wireless mouse and I've had the mouse probably 7 months now?).

    If I get another BT mouse, it'll be a rechargeable mouse; dealing with batteries and having sets of batteries laying around to swap out just in case to me is a hassle.
    My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m, 16Gig ram; 2013 Mac Pro 6 core w/ D700, 16Gig Ram; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Linux; Apple TV (1080p version)

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    pigoo3 - heheheh...yeah, i know

    Nethfel - i guess i could get rechargable double a's. much like yourself, i don't want to be paying out the butt for batteries all the time.

    nice to know it's normal anyway.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by robotboy175 View Post
    Nethfel - i guess i could get rechargable double a's. much like yourself, i don't want to be paying out the butt for batteries all the time.
    How about a "corded mouse"?

    OMG...noooo...not a corded mouse...so old-fashioned!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    How about a "corded mouse"?

    OMG...noooo...not a corded mouse...so old-fashioned!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    How about a "corded mouse"?

    OMG...noooo...not a corded mouse...so old-fashioned!!!

    - Nick

    but dude, won't that mess up my "i'm sooo much cooler than you" mac persona?

    hey, i've waited a long time to look down my nose at p.c. users - i don't want to blow it now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robotboy175 View Post
    but dude, won't that mess up my "i'm sooo much cooler than you" mac persona?

    hey, i've waited a long time to look down my nose at p.c. users - i don't want to blow it now!
    It won't mess up your "I'm sooo much cooler than you...mac persona"...if you're using a desktop computer in your home where no one can see you!

    If you have a laptop...and use the wireless keyboard & mouse in public (which might be a bit awkward)...well then maybe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nethfel View Post
    Wireless, especially BT mice chew through batteries like they're going out of style.
    Precisely why I bought a corded mouse to use with my Mini!

    Quote Originally Posted by robotboy175 View Post
    but dude, won't that mess up my "i'm sooo much cooler than you" mac persona?

    hey, i've waited a long time to look down my nose at p.c. users - i don't want to blow it now!
    It' snot so bad!

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    My mouse is at 62% & my keyboard at 91%. But I did change batteries a month ago in my mouse because I was having problems with the swiping feature on my mouse & thought it might be the batteries. So I'd say my magic mouse does use up batteries but not that quickly.

    Ginny

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