Battery life for cordless mouse?

  1936 20:49 02 Mar 2008
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I have a Logitech cordless key board and cordless mouse. The key board batteries appear to go on for ever but the mouse batteries seem to only last for a few days.
I am using re-chargable batteries for the cordless mouse and its possible that I may have cooked them or over charged them if that is possible of course.
Does anyone know what batteries I should be using and if it is allright to use re-chargable ones.

  woodchip 20:58 02 Mar 2008

No that's about right. I use rechargable's and have two spare by my comp for when

  woodchip 21:14 02 Mar 2008

Also depends how much you use the mouse

  1936 23:26 02 Mar 2008

What you all say makes sense. I use my computer every day from between three to eight hours. I actually have Duracell batteries in the Keyboard which seem to go on for ever. However, as the Rechargeable Batteries in the Mouse give up at the most inconvenient times I actually bought a corded mouse to use a s a stand by. I think that I will buy some Duracell Batteries for the Mouse as well because at least I can keep a spare set where as there is little point in charging a spare set of rechargeable as they will lose power faster than the Duracell's.

  woodchip 23:52 02 Mar 2008

You could use one like I have, a sigma Laptop Wireless Optical Mouse that you can also connect with supplied USB lead to charge battery's up as you use it. Got mine from Makro Warehouse £9.99 plus vat

  bruno 08:04 03 Mar 2008

I have a Microsoft optical mouse and my Panasonic batteries first set lasted 6 months and the second set are past that now. Generally rechargeable batteries are 1.2 volts against 1.5 volts are non-rechargeable. Perhaps why you are getting shorter times.

  tullie 08:28 03 Mar 2008

Your right,theres no point in a cordless mouse.

  carper 11:20 03 Mar 2008

I agree with PSF batteries on my Microsoft cordless last about six months. Regachargeables in a mini wireless mouse for my lap top only last a matter of hours and those are rechargeable. Carper

  Arnie 14:28 03 Mar 2008

I agree entirely.

In the past I have used a number of cordless mice and have always thought that they were generally all overpriced.

My wife and I now use the wired OEM Microsoft Comfort Optical Mouse.
The drivers are available on Microsoft's website and allow the use of an excellent magnifier with a certain amount of button programming.

I also use 'NoSquint', a Firefox extension that allows one to adjust a web page’s default text zoom level.
(Excellent for some of the silver surfers out there).

click here

We both use Logitech & Belkin wireless keyboards and have found that the batteries once fitted can be almost forgotten!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:57 03 Mar 2008

I have a Logitech cordless key board and cordless mouse. The key board batteries appear to go on for ever but the mouse batteries seem to only last for a few days.
I am using re-chargable batteries for the cordless mouse

My mediom PC with Logitec cordless keyboard and mouse is exactly the same.

Mouse 1 week
Keyboard nearly 3 years before I changed batteries

  PA28 19:11 03 Mar 2008

Must be Logitech. I also have an MS Cordless mouse and use normal alkalines - I use my mouse a lot and last installed batteries, er, last August.

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