How often do you change your computer mouse batteries?

March 21, 2008 4:20pm CST
I use my computer (And mouse obv) for about 7 hours constantly a day, my mouse takes 2 duracell AA batteries, and i seem to have to change them every months or so. Is it just me, or do you have to change your mouse batterias all the time too? Chris :)
8 responses
@kimbers867 (2540)
• United States
21 Mar 08
I still use a mouse that has to be plugged into the computer. I used a wireless one on vacation and wasn't impressed with it. I think I will stick with what I have for now.
21 Mar 08
How come you wernt impressed? I have read this before quite a few times that people arnt happy with wireless, i have both (because i have a few PC's) and i cant notice a difference, i would say that my wireless mouse, which was £30 / $60 is better than wired! thanks for the reply, Chris :)
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• United States
23 Mar 08
I thought it was slow to react. And then when the hotel staff person dropped his and it wouldn't work after that, I thought no way not with two kids in the house. LOL - they would be too rough on it.
@p1kef1sh (45696)
21 Mar 08
About once a month I get a little warning logo that tells me my mouse batteries are critically low. I know then that I have about 3 days left. I use rechargeable batteries and they seem to be OK. Trouble is other member so the family keep pinching them for their cameras etc. Blooming annoying. My Keyboard is the same.
21 Mar 08
Haha, yeah, am not too bad, people dont tend to rob mine! Thannks for the reply, Chris :)
@wolfie34 (26790)
• United Kingdom
24 Mar 08
I couldn't use a mouse with batteries do you have to use one my friend? because it seems a waste and batteries are not cheap. Why can't you have a basic one that you can use without batteries. I don't think I've ever used one and until you mentioned it never knew that some mice need batteries, new one on me. Surely it would be cost effective to get a mouse minus the batteries?
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
22 Mar 08
My father gave me a cordless mouse for Christmas a few years ago and I love it. The batteries tend to last about a month or month and a half. I have noticed that when the 'critically low' alert pops up, I still have a number of days! The first time it happened I immediately replaced the batteries but later I did an experiment to see how long I could continue to use them! My father has a cordless mouse that he can turn off when not in use. Mine stays on no matter what. I really need to invest in some rechargables and a charger.
@Modestah (11188)
• United States
22 Mar 08
I used the rechargeable batteries instead and they last about 3 weeks, but not so much a hassle as having to buy new batteries all the time. I have a 15 minute charger so the wait is never too great. The nimh is 2500, they last better than the 2100's
@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
22 Mar 08
I use rechargable batteries both in the wireless mouse and keyboard... which makes four batteries (two each device). I keep another four batteries for my camera (two charged and two in the camera and another two charged at all times for my mouse and keyboard. I have been using the same batteries literally for years and it has saved me a fortune on buying batteries over and over. Thanks Zelo
@winterose (39893)
• Canada
22 Mar 08
ours is wired so we don't use batteries.
21 Mar 08
I have a laptop so dont have a mouse to change the batteries in.