• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great device, but a pricey one for what it is

    • Written by from West New York

    I was in my local Apple Store last week, and saw this on the shelf so I decided to get it. Setting it up was easy enough, and it was charged up in about four hours. As previously mentioned, the one major glitch is that you never get a 100 percent reading, even when it's fully charged up; the best I've seen is 90 percent. I must have a later model, as mine came with a micro USB cable, instead of the mini USB one others had mentioned. I haven't had it long, but I think I'm going to keep it.

    I would recommend this to a friend with the caveat that it really does cost much more than it's worth, IMHO.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice little addition

    • Written by from Brisbane

    Had this charger for a few days now. I really like it however the rechargeable battery for the mouse, after a days use (I'm a designer), is down to about 65%. Definitely needs to be charged every 2 days. But I think it's a great little device and when I'm done for the day I place the mouse on the charger and it's all good. Would highly recommend it.

    ** The rechargeable battery comes with the Magic Charger and it replaces the usual batteries you use.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!!

    • Written by from LAWRENCEVILLE

    I bought this because I really despise changing batteries. The first one I got would not charge due to a small error on the design of the fit. Unfortunately, as we all know, with any computer products, it only takes a small error, especially with new products. I brought it back and exchanged it with the thought mistakes happen. My replacement fit perfectly, and I am SO happy I exchanged it instead of simply giving up. I absolutely love it. I use my Magic Mouse all day, every day and the Magic Charger just keeps it trucking along without having yo change batteries. I don't have to worry about battery disposal, nor do I have to swap out rechargeable batteries. It's well worth the cost in the lack of hassled actor overall. Just place it on the charging platform and it charges. Sweet!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent accessory!

    • Written by from Leesburg

    I burned through batteries with my Magic Mouse very quickly. I didn't like that idea and was contemplating the purchase of rechargable batteries when I came across the Mobee Magic Charger. The concept of not having to remove batteries for charging was very attractive so I bought the unit.

    I have not been disappointed, it works a treat. There are reviews here and elsewhere that discuss the details about battery level and keeping the batteries charged, I won't go into that detail. I'll just say this is an excellent solution that works. I put the mouse on the charge pad whenever I'm away for a while so the mouse is always ready to go.

    It is worth noting, as have others, that no charger is actually provided which is why I give it only 4 stars. The manufacturer expects the computer to charge it via USB. But if the computer is off that doesn't work, so buy a charger of at least 2 amps or use an iPad/iPhone charger. Also, beware of reviewers who cannot figure out which way the charging pad is placed. One review I read the guy had the charging pad upside down, despite the rubber feet and shiny white plate that the mouse sits on. When it didn't work he had to call Mobee. Do I trust the rest of his review? i think not! Sad.

    Just a quick note to emphasize the charger's power requirement. I first plugged into a USB powered hub, but that didn't provide sufficient amperage to charge it in a reasonable time. A dedicated charger is best, the iPad 10amp charger works very well with it.

    Enjoy this product and free yourself from the battery monster!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cannot fault it

    • Written by from Oxford

    I am puzzled about the contradicting reviews, I have to admit. I have had a perfect experience so far. I have had the set for over a year and it has rarely run out. And when it did, it was entirely my fault. I have connected the base station to a permanently powered multiple USB port, which means I can recharge overnight. But I only remember to do so every now and then and still the battery lasts and lasts.

    The only reason I have given four and not five stars, is that the battery level announcement on the screen are not useable. If that information was accurate, then I could truly find no more fault. But even with this one issue, I am glad I invested in this device!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Once Installed Right, Works Great

    • Written by from Riverton

    The Mobee Magic battery pack does NOT install easily into the Apple Magic Mouse. The tiny metal part that sticks out (the part that touches the Magic Mouse and completes the battery circuit) breaks extremely easily. However, once the battery pack is installed correctly it works amazingly! It charges easily, quickly, and you never have to take it back out once you finally get it in. I would definitely buy this again (and did), but be very careful when you install it. It would be great to see Mobee improve on their design and either get rid of, or improve, that tiny metal part.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well, super convenient

    • Written by from Cedar Park

    I have been using this charger for about a month now, and I am pretty happy with it. My only complaint would be that the charging indicator is inaccurate in on the Mac. From what I understand, that is because the batteries are 1.25, instead of 1.5 volts. It can be a little annoying because you really never know what the actual charge level is. That is the only reason I give it 4 stars out of five, and that might be a little unfair since that is really an Apple software issue.
    So far I have been able to keep it off the charge for as long as a week before needing to recharge it.
    I really don’t understand the confusion over how to install the batteries. It seems like it really only goes in one way, and once it is in there, it seems very secure. I don’t see any normal scenario where it would fall out if it were installed properly.
    Good product so far, and so much more convenient that switching out rechargeable batteries every couple of weeks.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mobee magic charger

    • Written by from Swift current

    My new wireless charger only charges my mouse to 85% . Is this common or did
    I buy a dud.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I have to remember to 'park' it

    • Written by from Reston

    I got this as a replacement for poorly performing (not Apple brand) rechargable batteries. The one anomaly I have is that the battery charge level is not reported to the Apple Mouse system preferences (as evidenced by no update on the battery status on the menu bar.) Battery life is pretty good, I've run for 4 or 5 days of hard use without draining the battery.

    So I'd rate this as a good product, that performs as expected. But I'm not sure how long I'd need to use this before it paid for itself in conventional alkaline batteries bought in bulk.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Innovative and Value

    • Written by from Liverpool

    Lots of bad reviews on here so thought I'd offer an alternative.

    I was really frustrated with the amount of mouse batteries I was going through (using both iMac and Macbook Air on a constant basis) so gave this a try. I've been using mine for 4 months without a single problem and without having to buy batteries... exactly what I wanted.

    It is fiddly to fit the power pack in to the mouse but once it's in it's in - and should take 2 minutes max (it took me 30 seconds). If it was an official Apple product it would snap in perfectly but you'd waste that same 2 minutes feeling smug about yourself :) Those with 'it just works' tattooed on their foreheads are clearly put off beyond reconciliation by having to do.. something.. but for the rest of us this is a brilliant, innovative product which saves that horrible "Disconnected" message popping up and scrambling around for batteries at the most unfortunate time.

    It's small, elegant and looks the business next to my Mac. If you find yourself frustrated about replacing batteries this is the perfect solution.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product - Works like it should.

    • Written by from Elizabethtown

    I've had this product for almost a year now. I love it. I've seen some of the other reviews and I think as long as you use it right it works fine. Turn it off when you charge it and it charges and holds a charge fine. I use mine every day for work and will probably be buying another one for a second computer.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mobee Magic Charger

    • Written by from Prescott Valley

    I received the charger as a Christmas gift and was delight. My Mouse had an appetite for batteries that was beginning to get expensive, so this was a terrific. I plugged the unit it into the USB on my iMac and it began charging immediately. After 24 hours it was still charging? After a close inspection of the batteries into the mouse I realized I had not completely seated and locked it into place. A little fiddling and the batteries snapped into the mouse and it was on-line and working just fine. However, I have noticed a couple of oddities.... First, if it's not centered on the charger it will not give a steady green light when fully charged. Second, if I notice a long time blinking while on the charger, I move the mouse in a small, perhaps 1" circular motion, center it up and the green light goes to steady. Strange? Last thing is my fault! I need to get into the habit of placing the mouse on the charger when I'm finished! I would definitely recommend this to all Mac users who are tired of feeing their mouse expensive batteries..

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good idea

    • Written by from Ton pentre

    If you're anything like us, with a magic mouse you will end up going through loads of high power batteries keeping it working. This solution is perfect! Just pop this onto the mat overnight or whenever you're not using the mouse and it charges the batteries inside for you.
    Cons: The battery pack can be difficult/fiddly to fit. You must put it on the pad to charge it.
    Pros: It is economical and quite simple to use.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by from San Antonio

    I love saving money and the environment. The only complaint I have about it is that the status on the battery is not correct. I had almost 80% left on the battery and then it just shut down. So after I recharged it, it was fine. I now place it on the charger every other day to keep my mouse charged.
    I recommend this to everyone. No more trying to see if I still have AA batteries available. I plan to also buy the same product for my keyboard.

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works well, but some niggles

    • Written by from London

    Having seen the reviews elsewhere, I can see both sides of the story.

    I've been using the charger for about 3 months now and generally does what it says on the tin.

    Installing the battery pack can be fiddly. It is a very tight fit and in fact is a bit too big, but once it's in, you won't notice it.

    I haven't had any charging issues, but there is a problem with the battery level indicator on iOS. Generally, it won't update unless you take out the battery pack and put it back again (turning on and off won't work).

    But otherwise, I find it works as it should and generally the charge lasts long enough for me not to have to recharge often.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So Far, So Good

    • Written by from Lake Worth

    Reading reviews here and other locations I was not sure about purchasing this product. Took the plunge yesterday. I studied the various sources regarding proper installation of the battery pack before proceeding (thank you early adopters!!) and in my case the battery pack installed smoothly and charged up in about 5 hours. No problems to date and most importantly, the periodic mouse disconnects are gone!!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by

    I have been using this for a week now. Initially I was worried I was going to get the same problem that other users are reporting - that the green charging light won't go solid, but that didn't happen. It took more than 10 hours for the light to go solid on my first charge, then, since I usually would put the mouse on the charging pad when it's not in use, the charging time is significantly shorter.

    I don't know if the battery is Lithium ion, if it is, constant recharging won't be a problem and would indeed be the best for the battery of the type. I have no problem with the product so far, the next thing to observe is the durability of the battery.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good as expected

    • Written by from Gan Yavne

    Nice Gadget , looks fine , nicely integrated with Apple Mouse .
    A bit hard to install the batteries .
    Conclusion : OK

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    i love this sucker!!!!

    • Written by from Redwood City

    I love this product batteries were dying so instead of replacing them i decided to pick tis nifty gadget up it was a pain in the rear to get in the first one i had had a faulty then 2nd one i had worked like a charge some say some the full battery is @ 80 but i checked my mouse in the settings menu and I a getting A FULL 90%

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    All good except for. . .

    • Written by from Wanganui

    I haven't experienced most of the complaints noted on here.
    The fit, the look, the connectivity, have all been fine.

    My only complaint is the reported battery level indicator.
    As many have stated, it only reports 80% at full charge.
    Well mine only shows that for maybe an hour and then shows 2%. . . sometimes it only shows 2% at full charge (based on the solid green light indicating fully charged).
    This means I can never know when it's going to die. I still have to keep a secondary mouse available just in case.
    One user said he puts it on charge anytime he's not using it. This means the battery life will degrade way sooner than expected.
    As stated in another review, it would good if Apple produced an alternative indicator suited to this device.

    7 of 10 people found this useful