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    Question USB Charging cable whilst off?

    I'm thinking of buying this mouse:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/...156337-9218016

    It has a USB charging cable which I like because you can charge the mouse whilst using it. But what I REALLY want to know is can you charge the mouse whilst the computer is off? I think I've seen somewhere that you can, but I'm not sure.

    If you have a USB charging cable with your wireless mouse, then you should know !

    Also, I need a review or similar of the mouse mentioned above - thanks .



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    Depends if the motherboard supports standby power to the USB ports.
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    OK, I'll give you the motherboard I'm going to buy and will you be able to say if it will?

    The motherboard is located here:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=48751

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    Can't say for sure.

    Anyone who own this board care to assist?
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    Might it say on other sites where you can buy the board? - if so 'll look there.

    Also - any possible reviews/comments about the mouse/keyboard set?

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    you could always use a powered hub...



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    I just guessing, but if a powered hub is a usb plug with a normal 3 pronged wall plug at the end, then that won't do. I don't like the idea of using loads of plugs in the wall if I can help it - that's why I like the idea of the usb charger.

    But thanks anyway....

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    All NF2 boards will have the standby voltage on by default, so unless MSI has changed this, it will charge when off.
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    Yes, usb does power devises whilst off - my phone is charged off my usb port.
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    Great - thanks everyone!

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