Magic Bar by Mobee Technology

Magic Bar by Mobee Technology

A$59.95

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 31 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    WIth an elegant aluminium design the Magic Bar charging base and rechargeable battery pack is the perfect companion for your Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Trackpad. No cable or external power supply to the battery pack is necessary; wirelessly recharge it just by sliding the Magic Bar-equipped Apple Wireless Keyboard or Magic Trackpad into the charging station. It takes only a minute to set up this solution to the problem of disposable batteries.

  • Highlights

    • "Greener" design helps protect the environment
    • Elegant, recyclable aluminium design
    • Cost effective after six months of office use or one year of home use
    • Visually compatible with Apple-designed products, looks great on your desk
    • Compatible with 2xAA Apple Wireless Keyboard
  • Did you notice?

    Proprietary wireless technology effortlessly recharges the battery pack without external power supply or cords.
  • Apple Recommends For

    An elegantly designed solution for keeping your Wireless Keyboard or Magic Trackpad charged, while helping to protect the environment.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Magic Bar cylindrical aluminium battery pack (replaces two AA batteries)
    • Aluminium charging station
    • MicroUSB cable (connects the wireless charging station to a USB port)
    • User manual
  • Tech Specs

    • Connections: USB
    • Batteries: Built-in Rechargeable
    • Height: 0.98 in./2.5 cm
    • Width: 1.77 in./4.5 cm
    • Weight: 6.63 oz./188 g
    • Length: 11.8 in./30.0 cm
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: MO3212
    • UPC or EAN No.: 609465362489

    Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products

    • Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Terrific Idea but...

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I purchased this product to kiss batteries goodbye and help the environment.

    Unfortunately, the battery insert didn't fit my I purchased this product to kiss batteries goodbye and help the environment.

    Unfortunately, the battery insert didn't fit my apple wireless keyboard well enough to make contact. That's right, this product from Switzerland has such serious quality control problems that yours may not work at all.

    Additionally, the product has a strong chemical smell when removed from the box. This comes from the sparkly aluminum surface intended to match Apple's. But Apple's has no smell at all while this exudes a chemical-like stench. I expect it to vanish once the product airs for a week or so, but since my Magic Bar was defective and had to be returned I may never know.

    I would also like to know where and how to get a hold of more recharge inserts. And where is the Magic Bar for trackpads? There's too little info on this product.

    A great concept that became a smelly clunker. Mobee, get me a hassle-free replacement now please.

    • Written by from BEVERLY HILLS

    158 of 193 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Terrific Idea but...
  • Doesn't work well

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I had a similar problem to others that have bought this device. I thought it was going to be a great addition to my workspace, bu I had a similar problem to others that have bought this device. I thought it was going to be a great addition to my workspace, but the battery attachment does NOT fit well in my keyboard or magic trackpad and it loses contact or doesn't make contact at all. Save yourself the money and just buy rechargeable batteries separately.

    • Written by from New York

    107 of 132 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Doesn't work well
  • Good product but not perfect

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a really good and functional product and I was really excited to be able to drop using batteries altogether with my wirele This is a really good and functional product and I was really excited to be able to drop using batteries altogether with my wireless keyboard and trackpad. It really does live up to what it promises and is a good product.
    Unfortunately this product only comes with one chargeable battery. Most people I would asume, use both a keyboard and a mouse/trackpad. I would definitely buy an extra battery if there was such a product!
    Now I have the Mobee battery in my keyboard and my trackpad runs on aa-batteries. Buying another whole Magic Bar set just to get another battery pack doesn't seem like a viable option.

    • Written by from Helsinki

    64 of 75 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Good product but not perfect
  • Great idea but…

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor battery performance and unreliable left battery indication.

    Also, I tried to buy a spare battery and it was impossible to Poor battery performance and unreliable left battery indication.

    Also, I tried to buy a spare battery and it was impossible to find one. All Apple shops will stock the Magic Bar but not spare batteries which means that when my battery dies I would need to buy the whole product again? No way, I am not making the same mistake twice….

    • Written by from Ficulle

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great idea but…
  • Excellent battery solution

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought the Magic Bar after buying and being very satisfied with the Magic Mouse charger. I get about two weeks of use from the I bought the Magic Bar after buying and being very satisfied with the Magic Mouse charger. I get about two weeks of use from the keyboard. Once I came into the office on a Monday only to find the keyboard was dead. I just put it into the Magic Bar charger, pulled it close for use and went about my day. The keyboard charged while I used it and afterward I was able to go back to wireless keying!

    I saw complains about fit from a couple of reviewers. Be aware that Apple produced two versions of the wireless keyboard and they have different housings. Mobee makes batteries for both, so check which keyboard you have and order appropriately. IIRC the later battery pack is slightly smaller which accounts for the problems described. I suspect they did not call Mobee to get assistance which could have revealed this issue.

    The product is truly outstanding. It matches the Apple finish and is odor free. And it's a conversation starter sitting on my desk. :-)

    My two main complaints are that Mobee does not provide a charger, expecting you to use the USB on your computer. But when the computer is off, no charging takes place, so a minimum 2 amp charger is needed. I had plugged mine into a powered USB hub but it didn't have enough amperage to charge the batteries in the stated time. The other complaint I have is the positioning of the charge indicator LED. It is not visible from the normal position, but rotating the bar toward me about 90 degrees does show it clearly. I don't know if this is simply a problem with my unit or if the LED is always in the wrong position, but it's inconvenient to find the charge status. Hence the rating of 4.

    • Written by from Leesburg

    0 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Excellent battery solution
  • Battery pack poorly designed

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I was disappointed more in myself in that I read these reviews and thought Mobee can't possibly have designed the battery pack to I was disappointed more in myself in that I read these reviews and thought Mobee can't possibly have designed the battery pack to be too short. Well I bought one of these from the Apple Store and guess what... that battery pack is too short. I have a current Apple BT keyboard that accepts two AA batteries and the Mobee battery pack does not make contact.

    The concept is brilliant. I have the Mobee Magic Mouse charger and it works great. I just cannot believe Mobee has so poorly designed this product. Why don't they just make the battery pack the same length of two AA batteries so it fits?

    • Written by from Canberra
    Was this useful? Battery pack poorly designed

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