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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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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.

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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.

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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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How about a "corded mouse"?

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

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How about a "corded mouse"?

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

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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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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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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!

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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.

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