• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stops working almost straight away

    • Written by from New York

    Great idea - terrible execution.
    Manufacturing is of such poor quality that the unit stops working after a week max. The battery unit that you slot into your mac magic mouse doesn't stay in place and eventually breaks off, making it useless. Don't buy.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from Magnetawan

    I bought 2, and I always forget to charge it, but it still always works. so the charge lasts long. I had a problem with one . pretty sure I got food crumbs in it , and emailed Mobee, the only way to contact them, and they sent me a new one without even looking at the receipt. Just wanted me to send a photo of it.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very unreliable connection.

    • Written by from PLEASANTON

    I researched why my new magic mouse frequently lost connection. I have a recent laptop and a new mouse. The issue seems to be like the blogs said: the batteries in this charger are the issue. After I purchased the rechargeable Apple batteries and used those in the mouse, it has not had any connection problems. The computer is able to wake with the use of the mouse too. The charger has its own enclosed batteries, so the Apple batteries are not able to be used with the charger. I would guess they aren't compatible.

    The Apple rechargeable batteries are almost as convenient and cheeper.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    • Written by from Louisville

    Not sure if i got a bunk unit or whats wrong but it DOES NOT WORK.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap execution of an excellent idea

    • Written by from Clifton Hill

    After two months of use, the battery pack expanded and became bloated - due to apparent overcharging. Overcharging? On its own charger? I never left it charging for longer than overnight, and even it I had left it to charge for an excessive period of time - surely the manufacturer, Mobee, would have factored overcharging into their design?

    And sadly, it does boil down to cheap components. If this thing was of a quality build the two NiMH AAA cells it contains would have a much higher life of mAh (miliamp hours) than 800. Because if the battery's life is longer, then there is less charging to be had - and therefore less risk of over-charging.

    "The best AA battery of 2014" (metaefficient.com) is the Eneloop Pro (aka Sanyo XX Battery Powered By Eneloop). These batteries hold their charge for 12 months. They also have a high energy capacity (2500 mAh), and perform better than similar high-capacity AAs. I've since invested in these batteries and rarely think about my magic mouse woes from 2013.

    Overall, if the Mobee Magic Charger was made up of higher-quality components, then people wouldn't be overcharging them. Because as far as I can see from other people's reviews, the reason your mouse is constantly disconnecting, only displaying a 70% charge or so bloated on its belly that it seesaws from head to tail - all of these are signs of an overcharged battery that should be turfed into the bin.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Spend your money on rechargeable batteries instead

    • Written by from Honolulu

    Literally just threw this thing in the trash. I've had it about nine months and every time I use it, the mouse constantly disconnects and reconnects until I take the power pack out and replace it with batteries. This replaced a set of rechargeable batteries that worked just fine for three years. I'm getting new rechargeable batteries which saves money and pollutes less and significantly lowers my frustration level by removing this annoyance from my life.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice idea, not practical

    • Written by from Flitwick

    Got one of these and wasn't impressed, for starters the battery unit doesn't hold a lot of charge compared to regular rechargeable batteries but with that a side even keeping the battery unit doesn't stay in place. After the second time of taking the battery unit off my magic mouse the mechanism broke and now doesn't stay in. It would also be nice if the charger was QI compatible but it isn't.

    Overall I gave up using it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea and Great product

    • Written by from Petersburg

    I have had this for a little over a month and love it. So easy to set up and use.

    The keyboard magic charger is awful, but the mouse works great!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Review

    • Written by from New Plymouth

    Great Product. Works great and does what it says. Thanks Apple for having great stuff like this on your website.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent.

    • Written by from Lisburn

    I love this device.
    Has "Apple" written all over it, and is a fantastic add-on to the IMAC for instance.
    One thing I would say, is that the mouse will suffer the often posted issue with losing bluetooth as a result of the battery contacts sometimes not "contacting"
    It has been posted that if you insert sme tinfoil to act as a bridge between battery terminal and mouse contacts, this will cure the problemm, and I believe this to be the case.

    I had the issue, but now I don't, and not all people report it. Would stop me recommending it, I think its a cool device.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from Chicago

    I honestly do not know what is going on with these negative reviews. I've had mine for three months (I bought both the mouse and the charger at the same time) and have had no problems with it. Knock on wood.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    About a years use and it no longer works

    • Written by from Bradford

    Had one of these for about a year now, and the thing just will no longer power the Magic Mouse. It still charges but doesn't seem to output any power. Terrible build quality, the battery pack looks very worn out after a year of use.

    I was really impressed with this product at first but after about 4-5 months that's when problems started, frequent connectivity dropouts etc. I think I'll stick to buying a pack of batteries and keep them in my bag, at least then I'll never have to worry about the power dropping out again.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed product

    • Written by from Swindon

    Echoing so many of the other reviews here - I bought one of these (Apple store, Portland OR), and it worked great for about 10 days. Now, however, it won't charge (or at least, report a charge) beyond 3 or 4%, and I get constant "mouse battery low" notifications and random disconnections.
    As a concept, great. As an implementation - second rate. I expected better; don't Apple do basic quality screening on products they stock in their stores?

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from BRESCIA

    We have 5 charger and they work very well.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Need improvement

    • Written by from Epping

    Other inductive charging solutions (for phones) magnetically locate the inductive coil in the phone, to the one in the charger pad. The magic charger really needs something like thing, as if the mouse if not aligned properly, it'll take significantly longer to charge.

    The reduced capacity of the batteries is an issue. Really you need to stick the mouse on the pad every night, and if you forget a couple of nights in the row, you're back to the AA's.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed at all. Stay away.

    • Written by from Elmesthorpe

    Battery gives wrong indication of change. If you lift if off the mat it loses connection. Most infuriating of all it will not charge sitting on the pad. I have to take the battery pack out and put that on the charger without the mouse so it will charge! Useless.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly!

    • Written by from Darlinghurst

    Works perfectly for me! Despite the negative reviews, I have had no issues and am very happy with the product.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The charger that charges

    • Written by from SLOUGH

    I found the mobee magic charger charges very well that's all I found that was any good
    The product is ill fitting And it's rubbing away the metal casing because there Isn't enough clearance from the two black raised sections I took it back to apple store and they have replaced . With this one there's not much difference it's still sitting on the metal at the store they told me that the battery had expanded and that's why it's pushing it out but I think it's a very bad product and I wouldn't recommend it I will go back to the batteries fairly soon

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Gotta Keep It On The Pad

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Problem is, it discharges even while you're not using it. So you have to train yourself to put it on the pad when you're not using it. The charging pad, that is.

    Product suggestion: Make the charging pad larger and surfaced like a mouse pad. Then the mouse can stay on the pad even while in use.

    As long as we're wishing...: Embed an even larger charger into my wooden desk.

    This is so cool.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mixed results

    • Written by from Louisville

    I will not re-hash all the problems that others have with the never ending charge light blinking. My experience has for most part been positive until recently. The connector (uUSB) has started to fail and now requires a bit of manipulation to get power into the device. I'm just outside of the 1 year warranty so the manufacturer will not even discuss it.

    I enjoyed the convenience of not having to change batteries often but the product should last longer than 1 year, and if the company will not stand behind it then they don't have faith in what they are producing either.

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