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Postby CorpRebel » Mon May 26, 2008 9:45 am

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


For me ... Bascally, I'm lazy! Just one more thing I have to keep track of. :lol:



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Postby Caanan » Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:42 am

We've got about three cordless mice/keyboard combos here and are big believers in rechargeable batteries. Some wireless mice even come with a charging station as the signal receiver so it's even easier to recharge them. I can't imagine life without rechargeable batteries.
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Postby KarenMcG » Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:03 pm

I, too, have a cordless keyboard and mouse. With so many other wires going to and from my computer (printer, modem, monitor, etc.), I prefer as much cordless as I can get.

I seem to go through the batteries more for the mouse than keyboard. I just haven't kept track numbers-wise. Or brand-wise.

Here's the good news for me...a month or so ago, I was looking for a new mouse because I had been using a "loaner" with a cord (long story). :D

Lo and behold, I found a cordless Logitech mouse at Target (I believe it was $29.95) that has an "on/off" switch. So when I turn my computer off at night, I turn off the mouse, too! And save my batteries lives! :D
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Postby robert adams » Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:58 pm

I use cheap batteries in both my keyboard and my trackball.

I only have to change them about twice a year at most.

I am using both probably 10 hours a day on average.


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Postby auntiej » Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:43 am

Do they not make rechargible battery pack that can be used for the cordless mouse? I have one for my sons games because the batteries can get costly.
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Postby alexc » Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:10 am

MommyEnterprises wrote: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.


I used to use a cordless mouse and went through 2 double A batteries about every six weeks to three months. It wasn't too bad, but it was still too often for me so I switched to a corded mouse.

I tried rechargables, but inevitably my family would use the batteries and never leave any charged batteries available.
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Postby trinitybrown » Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:40 am

well i never had any such problem yet
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Postby tam2005 » Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:58 am

I love my cordless mouse. :D
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Postby MommyEnterprises » Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:38 am

I have a retractable mouse these days. No more buying batteries for me.
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Postby CorpRebel » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:29 pm

MommyEnterprises wrote:I have a retractable mouse these days. No more buying batteries for me.


"retractable mouse" :?:

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Postby KarenMcG » Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:23 am

CorpRebel wrote:
MommyEnterprises wrote:I have a retractable mouse these days. No more buying batteries for me.


"retractable mouse" :?:

I probably should know this but it's NOT coming thru to this old noggin. Image


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Rick,

I didn't get it either so I went to Google and found this on Amazon for Gear Head Retractable Mouse:

"Product Description
Our three button retractable mobile optical mouse was designed with the road warrior in mind. This mobile design was finished with a black rubberized feel, providing hours of comfort and productivity on the road. Our retractable design allows you to expand and contract the mouse cord for the ultimate in mobile solutions. Optical sensing technology scans the desktop at up to 1,500 frames per second, providing one of the most accurate input devices available on the market today. Black with silver accents. USB connector. Lifetime limited warranty.. "


When MommyEnterprises checks in perhaps she can give us some information.

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Postby onlineleben » Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:48 am

Battery quality is an important factor. In this regard you really get what you pay for. Using name brands as mentioned above will give you power for more days than the cheapos you currently use. Lithium batteries are the way to go when you don't want to worry about your cordless equipment for a long time (but keep a set of cheapos as spare).
Rechargeable batteries are over a longer time the best deal. Go with the NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride) type of batteries (capacity of 2.400 mAh). They last longer and don't have a memeory effect. I use them for my digital cameras as well as for the kids toy train and whatever I have running on batteries. Initial investment is high (as you also need a loading device), but in the long term it pays off.

As I am not using cordless equipment for the PC, I am not sure if there is anything that you can switch off when not using it. If this is possible, it would improve battery life immensely.
Just think about this: a cell phone that doesn't get a connection to the carrier continues searching for it and that costs more energy than keeping it alive. Same could apply to cordless PC equipment: if the PC is switched off, but the mouse is still on, the mouse searches for the PC and that costs energy.
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Postby Johan42 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:31 pm

Cordless mouses isnt something i recommend. And if you use one use rechargeable batteries as KansasDragon said.
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Postby CorpRebel » Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:30 pm

Johan42 wrote:Cordless mouses isnt something i recommend. And if you use one use rechargeable batteries as KansasDragon said.


If you use a laptop and take it everywhere, then you most likely need a "cordless mouse ... unless you love the touchpad. heh heh

BUT ...Whatever floats YOUR boat! :P

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Postby albertsteven » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:07 am

Do you have in instruction booklet? Try to follow it as best you can or look in the trouble shooting section.

You could limit objects around the base and move the keyboard equal distance from the base as the mouse(During the sync process).

Make sure the mouse is fully charged if possible.

If none of this works you can try reinstalling the software and trying again.


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