Belkin Wireless Mouse - eats batteries!

  MartynHoll 10:08 17 Dec 05

I have a wireless mouse and it seems to 'eat' batteries, I have to change them about every 2 weeks! As far as I can see, the mouse alwats seems to be on (even with the Pc off) - does this seem right?

  jakimo 10:22 17 Dec 05

Microsoft optical mice are very economical,I get 3 months on a set of alkaline batteries

  bandit2 10:28 17 Dec 05


I have exactly the same experience with the Belkin wireless mouse.

  hssutton 10:57 17 Dec 05

Why not buy a charger + 4 x 2000mAh AA batteries · Compact plug-in design £10 from Maplins, that's what I did for my daughters PC, she doesn't have a problem now.

  anskyber 11:02 17 Dec 05

My Logitech optical wireless lasts for about 3-4months of pretty continuous usage so 2 weeks suggests a fault.

  ashdav 11:03 17 Dec 05

Use Duracell plus batteries not ordinary ones.
These have a much higher amperehour rating (or rechargeables).
When you're not using the computer lift the mouse off the surface it's on by resting it on a pen or something. This stops it "searching".

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:05 17 Dec 05

Medion (logitech) optical mouse batteies last a week

Keyboard batteries not renewed for 9 months.

The recharger is getting some hammer :0)

  MartynHoll 12:52 17 Dec 05

Thanks for all your comments.

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