RRRRR, I Don't Want Another Device I Have to Remember to Charge -- In Praise of the Removable Double A Battery
After years and years of happy service, my Logitech MX Anywhere mouse finally gave up the ghost. So I bought a new one, though I purchased the new MX 2 thinking it would be new and improved.
Wrong! At least for me. The old mouse used a single AA battery that lasted months and months. By keeping 1 extra AA battery in my backpack, I was able to make sure my mouse would always work. Now, though, the new MX 2 mouse has a built in battery that has to be charged with a charging cable. And if it runs down (which is always possible since there is no charge indicator)? Then you have to plug it in with a cable to recharge, and the mouse does not work while charging. Basically, if you were planning to work in your hotel room that night, you are out of luck.
Already, I have to remember to plug in my cell phone, my iPod, my iPad, my TV remote, my Jabra earphone, etc. I don't want to have to charge something else!!
A plug-in rechargeable battery is NOT necesarily better than using a couple of double A's. I have the same problem with my home theater remote (also Logitech). My old versions used to use replaceable batteries, so I could just leave it on the coffee table. The new remote require a charger. But I have no outlets within 10 feet of my coffee table, so now I have to keep the remote in the kitchen, one room over. Stupid, stupid, stupid.