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I have an Apple Wireless Keyboard and a Magic Trackpad, and I was wondering if there is a way to monitor the battery life remaining/percentage like there is in OSX.

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According to this article on webupd8, this functionality is planned for Ubuntu 11.10 as part of Ubuntu's new Power Indicator.

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That's what I like to hear! Thanks! –  Nathan Dyer Jul 22 '11 at 1:24
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There isn't a GUI for read wireless mouse or keyboard battery data.

You can find useful information on sysfs under /sys/class/power_supply/. For example the Apple Wireless Keyboard is under /sys/class/power_supply/hid-78:CA:39:4E:6F:C7-battery/. In the device directory there is a file named capacity, this is a capacity in percents.

So in summary, for reading Apple Wireless Keyboard battery capacity you should do:

cat /sys/class/power_supply/hid-78:CA:39:4E:6F:C7-battery/capacity

Note that hid-78:CA:39:4E:6F:C7-battery can be different for your device.

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