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Cordless Desktop

Dida

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I bought two sets of entry level cordless desktops to replace keyboards/mice at home. They were the Logitech EX 110. I was shocked to find out that they don't have a power on/off switch and there is no way to turn the thing off when not in use except to remove the batteries. Granted that this is an entry level model, they should at least make it energy efficient and allow the user to easily conserve battery life.
It has been a long time since I last tried cordless mouse. Back in the days I remembered that they all had on/off buttons. I would constantly forget to turn the thing off and battery would drain overnight. :lol: Has power management technology improved to a point there it is no longer necessary to turn these things off?
 
I haven't had a cordless device live for a month. I'll never buy another :p
 
Most just turn off on their own after a while, or go into a really low power mode supplying only enough juice to sense when they're to be used again ( a key press or mouse movement, etc )
I know my friend's mouse doesnt have a on/off feature but it still goes quite a while on a fresh set of batteries.
 
Most just turn off on their own after a while, or go into a really low power mode supplying only enough juice to sense when they're to be used again ( a key press or mouse movement, etc )
I know my friend's mouse doesnt have a on/off feature but it still goes quite a while on a fresh set of batteries.

Pretty much.

And you tend to get what you pay for.
 
A friend of mine used cordless mouse and keyboard before. He bought them not because he uses his computer from far away or need to move around, only because he hated the cables.

Then one day he dropped his cordless mouse. It broke.

He told me his thought at that moment: "If my mouse has a cable, it would have survived (i.e. hanging in the air)."

For me, I put my computer on a big desk and I never move around while using it... so cordless would have no real purpose, and would just waste batteries.
 
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