Thank the digital overlords for rechargeable batteries. Mac users are helping to support modern battery technology companies. Mac notebook users have it easier than Mac desktop users. We have to monitor batteries in the Mac’s keyboard, the Magic Mouse, and the Magic Trackpad.
Even worse, batteries always seem to die when you’re out of batteries, or haven’t recharged a battery recently.
No more. My newfound friend is BatteryLevel, a free Mac Dashboard Widget app which displays the battery levels of all wireless Apple input devices.
Keyboard, Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad. And other wireless devices.
How BatteryLevel works couldn’t be easier. Download. Unzip. Add to the Dashboard’s Widgets. A few minutes later you’ll have the amount of juice remaining for each wireless device connected to the Mac.
BatteryLevel is color coded for a quick look at the remaining power in each device’s battery. Green means all is good, and power is above 30-percent. The indicator turns yellow when power drops below 30-percent. And, it turns red which power drops below 20-percent, which is usually ample time to recharge a battery.
Yes, your Mac’s System Preferences keep track of each wireless device’s power, too, but BatteryLevel is a Widget so it’s easier to view, and all devices are displayed at the same time.