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Thread: Lithiums in wireless mouse

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    Default Lithiums in wireless mouse

    I just thought of reducing weight on wireless devices, particularly the mouse that we all use. They're usually supplied with a pair of AA nimh or alkaline cells and add quite a heft. So the question came down to is. Is it safe to run fresh Lithium AA cells in a wireless mouse? I currently have half depleted lithiums in my mouse and what a world of difference in weight.

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    My guess is they should be fine but email the manufacturer of the mouse and ask them, I am sure they will respond.

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    Default Re: Lithiums in wireless mouse

    some mice have a steel weight in them. you can try removing that if you want

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    A steel weight? sounds like a marketing ploy to make you think it is a better quality mouse. They used to put steel plates in keyboards also but mostly to make them sturdier/stiffer.
    I suppose a lead weighted mouse wouldn't run away as fast.

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    Default Re: Lithiums in wireless mouse

    yes, my logitech wheel mouse optical has a steel weight in it

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    Put helium in it instead that way it will *float* under your hand.

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    Default Re: Lithiums in wireless mouse

    Not to make you feel like it's better quality than it really is, just to give it some heft. Nobody likes pushing around an empty match-box.

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    My wireless mouse from Apple came with lithiums.

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    Default Re: Lithiums in wireless mouse

    The weight in plastic keyboards also helps keep them from being jostled out of position as you use them. Same with the mice.

    My mice are always on the mouse pad. Why would I want them lighter?

    I still use the original mouseman wireless. I bought one new 10 years or so ago. I bought another 3 used at the logitech warehouse and so I can keep two in reserve.

    Daniel

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