| Date: Mon, 25 May 2009 22:48:11 +0100
| From: Jeffrey Roe <jefreyroe at gmail.com>
| On the issue of rechargeable , the new mice have very good battery
| life as its now an invisible laser which saves a lot of power.
| I charge mine every three to four months.
my objection/dislike of non-rechargeable has little to do
with battery life, Sod's Law of not having a new set at hand
when the current set expires, the cost of replacement, and
so on, but is environmental: I'm presuming — albeit I admit
to not knowing/having any evidence — the impact of making,
using (recharging(electricity)), and (eventually) recycling
the rechargeable (plus the extra equipment, e.g., recharger)
is less than the impact of all the non-rechargeables (making
and disposing/recycling) I would have otherwise used.
incidentally, I also get multiple weeks — not sure it extends
out as long as four months (three is possible) — with the
now-sortof-broken rechargeable mouse. what's frustrating is
the mouse, except for button 2, is fine, really comfortable,
the rechargeable batteries are in great shape (and are also
replaceable), and so on .... i.e., I'd rather not replace
the mouse .... which is why I'm hoping there's something I
can tweak to use one of the to-date-useless buttons to act
as button 2.
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