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    Rechargable Batteries for my Mouse

    Hey Guys,

    I've got a Wireless Microsoft Intellimouse and I can't be bothered to keep buying batteries for it so I was after some decent (and cheap!) rechargables and a charger for them and was just wondering if anyone knew of a good place to get them.

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    Have a look here
    http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/defa...Path=777_5_503
    NIMH batteries are better than NICAD and the higher the mAh the better. Only problem with a lot of rechargeables is that they will go flat if not used, so not much point in having a spare set unless you are going to charge every once in a while.
    I have the HAMA charger and batteries, use them with my dig camera, having a charger I can use in the car is a bonus for me, but not much us for a mouse.
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    I've got myself one of these. linkage

    Although I use it mainly for charging my digi-cam's Batteries, it also gets used occasionally for my MX700 if I need backups. It actually ships with 2100mAh Batteries!

    Very good price considering that you get 4 Batteries, which would cost you ~£8 anyway!

    Failing that, you can pick up an Energizer charger with just 2 batteries for ~£15 out of tesco's. Only drawback is that I think they are 1700mAh ones which don't last as long.


    As a side-note, if you wanted to get one asap, Dixon's sell that "Uniross RC102235" Well worth it imho .

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    take these chaps advice, but dont go for cheap stuff cus its normally not good.

    Spend a little: TREAT YOUR SEN

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    Bought some standard Uniross batteries and charger from argos for my mouse and keyboard. Work like a treat.
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    Cheers for the help guys, I went for the HAMA charger and battery set (8 batteries including 4 2000mAh NiMH) for £15 from 7DayShop, it seemed like a bit of a bargain!

    Pickers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard
    Bought some standard Uniross batteries and charger from argos for my mouse and keyboard. Work like a treat.
    Same here

    The keyboard lasts aaaages (about 2 months) but the mouse ones have to be changed round a lot more frequently.

    Suman

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    Sumang... What keyboard/mouse do you have?

    My mouse only lasts a week at the most with my rechargable batteries. Lasted about 4 weeks with standard AAs.
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    You shouldn't get a wireless mouse then. Conventional ones do just fine

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    It's a bit late seeing as I already have a wireless mouse :|

    And I like it anyway
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    How long does your mouse last on one charge?
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    It varies a lot actually... some times it lasts about 4-5 days, and other times about 2 weeks... I think it has a lot to do with how well it "sleeps" on your desk surface, so that the power usage is lower when you are not using it and over night...

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    Well mine gets used pretty much all the time I'm at home. And I have a nasty habit of clicking the mouse buttons whilst waiting for stuff to happen, so yeah

    Nice mouse though
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