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Cordless mouse

Postby MommyEnterprises » Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:59 pm

For those that use cordless mouses, do you go through batteries alot? Mine seems to be going through the AAA's like crazy. I had a different mouse before that wasn't like this.
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Postby McCrorie » Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:19 am

I used to use infrared cordless mouse and keyboard but like you I kept going through AA batteries as if there was no tomorrow. I spent that much on batteries that I could have lighted up a whole street with them.
I have now switched back to using a corded mouse and keyboard.
Cordless mouses and keyboards are great in theory and are cheap to buy but the just aren't cost effective.
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Postby MommyEnterprises » Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:32 am

Im beginning to see they are not cost effective too. I might just have to go buy me a mouse with a cord!
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Postby Mommyland » Sat Nov 24, 2007 5:00 pm

I havent had to replaces these batteries in at all. in the keyboard or mouse. I did have a set that it was all the time but I havent had that problem since it got replaced. (due to coffee bath)
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Postby CorpRebel » Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:16 pm

Buy a quality brand of batteries like Duracell and Eveready. Those cheapo batteries like at RadioShack and bargain brands don't seem to last very long at all.

I buy an 8-Pack of Duracell AAs once a month for about $5 at WalMart and rarely ever use the whole pack each month. Use 2 ea for my cordless mouse (LogiTech). And I'm online alot. Worth it to me anyway. :wink:

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Postby MommyEnterprises » Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:59 am

I noticed the batteries I have bought at say the Dollar Store go dead faster.
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Postby angienewton » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:11 pm

I have had both my cordless mouse and keyboard for a few years and just recently changed the batts in the keyboard but the mouse I do have to change often. I use Duracell.
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Postby topearn » Sun May 25, 2008 2:23 am

I would say it is a waste of money using cordless mouse as well as not environ-friendly. Batteries are toxic as well.
Go GREEN, guys. Safe the Earth !
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Postby CorpRebel » Sun May 25, 2008 8:30 am

topearn wrote:I would say it is a waste of money using cordless mouse as well as not environ-friendly. Batteries are toxic as well.
Go GREEN, guys. Safe the Earth !


Whatever "floats your boat"! Might as well throw your notebook computer out TOO as it's full of toxic materials also.

But when I travel I like to use the cordless mouse without having the cords get in the way. Rarely use the touchpad. Batteries last a long time for me.

I'm not one to use the notebook on my lap anyway. Never could get comfortable using it that way. :lol:

There's ALWAYS a trade off of some sort. Never gonna please everybody. :wink:



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P.S. BTW ... I'm NOT against trying to be eco-friendly but there are certain realities in life. Just do the best you can. :wink:
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Postby MommyEnterprises » Sun May 25, 2008 9:57 am

Funny this posts come back up. On Friday morning my batteries died. Had a pack from the dollar store on hand, already dead this morning...
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Postby CorpRebel » Sun May 25, 2008 10:06 am

MommyEnterprises wrote:Funny this posts come back up. On Friday morning my batteries died. Had a pack from the dollar store on hand, already dead this morning...


Timing IS Everything! :lol:

Two days ... that's about right. Someone gave me a pack of 10 of the uh ... inexpensive batteries and they lasted me less than a week.

BUT ... they are at least good for the time being till you can get to the store! heh heh


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Postby MommyEnterprises » Sun May 25, 2008 3:59 pm

Yeah!
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Postby Mike Paul » Sun May 25, 2008 8:40 pm

Just my two cents on this subject:

Make sure you're buying name brand as mentioned earlier, but also go for the gusto and get the lithium batteries.

Yes, they are more expensive.

Yes, they are a lot more expensive.

But, I've had the same two in my Microsoft mouse for nearly 8 months now. And no signs of them wearing down anytime soon!

And yes, I'm online for the vast majority of my day and use all of the programmable buttons on my mouse. Go lithium!
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Postby CorpRebel » Sun May 25, 2008 9:25 pm

NICE Mike!

Never really crossed my mind about lithium batteries. So used to buying the 8pk of Duracell from Wally World for $4.97 every other month.

Heck ... You oughta see what I pay for a good beer here in Newport! I don't even think about battery prices! :lol:

But seriously (really - heh heh) ... That's a good idea.

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Postby KansasDragon » Sun May 25, 2008 10:12 pm

Hmmm, So why don't you buy rechargeable batteries?

I've always used rechargeable with mine, and they last a long time, and since I have two sets, I keep the second set charged and ready to go.
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