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Life span of wireless keyboard and mouse batteries?

  • I just got my Dimension 4600C last night and so far I love it. I got it woth the DELL wireless keyboard/mouse. I'm just curious as to the expected life span of the batteries with regular use. There is nothing about it in the paperwork.



  •  The battery life may vary from 11/2 months to 3 months depending on the usage.
  • Keyboard should last a long time - I haven't changed batteries in my Logitech since I bought it wellll over a year ago.  Mice, on the other hand, will use them up.  I use rechargable NiMHs, get three-four weeks on a charge at best.  But after a few cycles, they've paid for themselves. 

    When not using it, park your rodent on a white or light colored surface to allow it to go into its low power state.  Dark surfaces keep it awake.


    Message Edited by vmansd on 11-16-2003 04:36 PM

  • I'm using a Dell  by Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse combo.

    - Keyboard batteries last  at least 6 months.

    - Mouse batteries (2 AA alkalines) require replacement every 6 weeks like clockwork.

    - Windows XP Professional SP1
    - Dell 8250, Pentium IV, 2.4GHz
    - 512 MB 1066 RDRAM
    - ATI Radeon 9700 Pro 128 MB Video Card
    - 120 GB Western Digital Internal HD
    - 120 GB Maxtor 5000DV External HD
    - NEC 1100-A DVD+RW Drive
    - Liteon LTD 163 DVD-ROM Drive
    - Iomega 250 MB Zip Drive
    - Dell FP1900 Monitor
    - Logitech Wireless Keyboard & Mouse
    - SoundBlaster Live 5.1 Soundcard
    - Altec Lansing 745 Speakers
    - Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Pro Joystick