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    Wireless Keyboards.

    Are the batteries supposed to die out on you roughly say every 2 weeks ?

    Just using generic no-name AA batteries and the keyboards (Microsoft MM wireless rev 1.a ) started dropping letters, generally not responding and even the mouse started to jump a bit.

    I use the keyboard quite a bit between say 9-5.30 and the occasional weekend but surely thats not much usage and they should last longer ?

    I might try some "branded" batteries to see if that makes a difference.

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    Shouldn't die out every two weeks.

    I change my batteries every 2-3months, my mums every two, but she types on it almost 24/7 (teacher) at the mo.

    We use good quality NIMH rechargeables (the 2300mAh ones) cost a bit more, but with a 5hr recharge and long life its good quality.
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    ahh thats probably the reason. I was using "el-cheapo" 29p for about 10 AA batteries.

    Swapped to some rechargables and it seems better but I might just swap back to the cherry keyboard as I find that more comfortable to use ( plus its cleaner )

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    If your getting 10 AAs for 29p what do you expect .

    Really cheap battiries are usually pretty crap TBH. Try them in a cd walkman theyll prob only last an hour.

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    My MS wireless keyboard (v2) has had the same batteries in for over 6 months and still going strong. But it's very prone to interference which i sometimes think is the batteries, only to found out its the mobile in my pocket causing it. Also, don't trust the battery indicator in the software, complete rubish.

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    Yeah, my MS v2 has been fine, although it says it's low on battery, but isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turkster
    If your getting 10 AAs for 29p what do you expect .

    Really cheap battiries are usually pretty crap TBH. Try them in a cd walkman theyll prob only last an hour.
    Also - watch out for cheap batteries leaking. I had some Tesco Value batteries kill my TV remote recently.

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    I'm still trying to convince my sister, that in the world of batteries, branding does matter. She just got a real "bargain" at the market, Something like £1 for 100 batteries that don't even register on most appliances as supplying power...

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    I had a wireless keyboard a year ago, but I found that they lasted only a day. I bought rechargable batteries and charged a pair while using the pair for the keyboard. Not sure if it was an MS keyboard or not as it was a present, but to me wireless is not good.

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    I have a logitec wireless keyboard and mouse, the mouse has rechargables but the keyboard is on duracel and is still going strong after 5 months with no change.
    What we share with everyone is glum, and dark...

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    in wireless keyboard the batteries should last ages, but with mouses it depends on make since theres alot more sending and recieiving

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    get some NimH ive seen 2500 mA ones about thats more than good alkaline AAs i think
    or they are about the same.

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    2500mA ones are far too pricey, A set of 8AA 2300mA and 4AAA 750mA with charger should cost around £15-£20
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    i got 4 pack of sanyo 2500's with quick charger for £20 ok this was in japan but
    you can get them if you look around.

    similar to this

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SANYO-NiMH-Sea...QQcmdZViewItem

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