• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I'll take the Apple rechargeable battery pack.

    • Written by from Baltimore

    I've been a long-time fan of the Apple rechargeable battery pack having at least three of these. But I got suckered into a slick new technology that seemed simple and foolproof enough...I was only partially right. The device is nicely constructed to match the Magic Mouse. It comes with the charging pad and a battery pack/cover that replaces the corresponding Apple parts. But from there on , it's been downhill for me.

    My two biggest complaints are centered around the very reason one would purchase the Magic Charger. The batteries do not hold a charge despite being on the charging pad overnight. It will drain up to 50% of it's charge in less than a day. Seems excessive... Second, it loses the connection to the Mac on a regular basis as I'm working. This is REALLY annoying! Right now I've replaced the Mobee batteries with some off-the-shelf EverReady Lithium batteries. So far no disconnection, so I've pretty much ruled out everything but the Mobee batteries. Don't expect me to figure out why, I'm just interested in the results.

  • 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.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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?

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great....at first.....then....not so much

    • Written by from Brentwood

    I usually wait on reviews as a product may work great for the first little while - but what I am most interested in - is the long term viability for a product....and this one fails miserably..

    ok...so nothing lasts forever....everyone gets that....but i would expect this product to last at LEAST 2 years.....I've had mine for just a smidge over a year and now.....DEAD. Won't hold a decent charge - constantly losing connection and flashing the battery symbol in the bluetooth icon.

    i have a 5 year old blackberry that holds a better charge than this.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It frequently disconnects

    • Written by from San diego

    The product would be perfect if it worked well. It keeps disconecting all the time.
    And I'm having trouble to charge it. I never have 100% charged.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Charges best with battery out of mouse...

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    ...yet never seems to reach a full charge. I've never seen higher than 85% even when it was new and I let it charge overnight.

    Had the mouse for about 2 months or so, and the highest I'm able to charge now is 82% with zero use, out of the mouse, roughly 14 hours charging. Battery runs down quickly with use. I'll be at half charge by the end of today. Disappointing.

    2 star rating: 1 for the fact that it basically works and 1 for the design idea.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great at first, but fails over time

    • Written by from Cottage Grove

    I bought this charger at the Apple Store in May 2012. Since then, the occasional disconnects were because of low battery charge, and putting the mouse back on the charger always resolved those disconnect issues. In late December 2013, the disconnects became constant and the computer was almost unusable. No amount of recharging would help as the battery level % was pretty high. There had always been a lot of scratching on the bottom of this battery pack, but as I looked a bit closer, the battery pack was sagging so much I am not sure the mouse was making proper connections anymore. Too bad, it seemed like a great idea, but with less than 2 years of personal use, the battery pack is shot.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A nice idea but not worth the trouble.

    • Written by from Calgary

    If you're going to use this battery pack in your magic mouse, keep a lot of batteries or a corded backup handy.

    PROS:
    You will feel good about being environmentally friendly.
    You will feel good imagining never buying batteries again.

    CONS:
    You will never consistently return the mouse to the charging pad after using it.
    Your mouse will die and then you will have no mouse.
    Your mouse will die at the most inopportune times.
    The battery pack will swell and bulge and begin to scuff after a few months.
    The flimsy metal around the clasp will snap in two places.
    You will end up buying batteries anyway.
    You will end up connecting a second corded mouse as a backup.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Sketchy Product

    • Written by from Spring Branch

    The Mobee battery pack and bottom cover are molded together and replace the existing magic mouse battery compartment cover. The tab/lock on the first MObee battery pack unit I received, bent when I installed it and the battery pack would not fit in the battery compartment snugly. After reinserting the battery pack, the tab/lock snapped off, which meant the battery pack wouldn't stay in place at all.

    I reported this to Mobee and they sent me a new unit quickly - good customer service.

    The second Mobee battery pack worked for about a year and a half, but the tab/lock periodically worked itself loose and the battery pack wouldn't stay put. Additionally, when the battery pack was loose, the mouse tracking would respond erratically - which came to be the sign that the battery pack was loose. So, after about a year and a half of reseating the battery pack, the battery pack cover broke and rendered it useless.

    After that bad experience, I went back to the original Apple battery plate cover and rechargeable batteries - Ahhhh, no more problems. As such, I could never recommend anyone purchase this device because it is completely unreliable and irritating to maintain - at least that was my experience.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not all its cracked up to be

    • Written by from China grove

    dont waste your money on this thing. your mouse will disconnect quite frequently and is very very frustrating. If you really want one ill give you mine for free, thats how much I dont want or need this waste of money.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Connection lost

    • Written by from Gillingham

    Bought this as a long term cost effective alternative to changing the batteries in my mouse. However it won't charge the mouse higher than 85% regardless of how long it's on the charger and I keep losing the connection to the wireless mouse.
    Going back to batteries.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for about 6 months

    • Written by from Cumming

    This is awesome for about 6 months then the battery starts to not last that long. Just like anything has to be replaced. Note: might have been cheaper to buy normal AA batteries.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hopeless...can't keep a connection

    • Written by from HARTLEPOOL

    This product's aim is commendable and the build quality is first class. However, if you use your Mac regularly you'll tear your hair out (if you have any of course) and your blood pressure will go through the roof because it loses it's connection almost every few minutes. Back to store for me I'm afraid until I hear they have addressed the problem.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for me

    • Written by from Palm Springs

    I received this for Christmas as a gift. Both my wife and I thought it was a great idea to help save the environment from more land fill of alkaline batteries.
    My first impression was it is heavier than using the AA batteries. You have to turn it off and on to get the correct battery level in the System Preferences and it is still not correct, it never reaches 100%. It is not easy to install or remove from the back. Maybe because of the weight. I am sorry but I think this product although a good idea is not for me. Too many issues for the benefits.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice idea, mediocre product

    • Written by from LOS ANGELES

    The problem with the Apple Magic Mouse is that the batteries go weak and then die out in a way that is inconvenient and frustrating. The solution offered by the Mobee Magic Charger offers a lot of promise, but ultimately fell short of even my modest expectations. Everything about the product's concept and design is impressive, but after several weeks of use, the charger's battery can't seem to hold any power. I gave up on it and it is now less functional than a paperweight, sitting on the charging pad. The manufacturer website says this product can power a mouse for six days without charging. I've had it sitting on my charging pad for six days and the battery level remains steady at 11% and green light is still blinking. I've gone back to a wired mouse because when I'm using a computer the last thing I need to pay attention to is whether my mouse is going to work.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    • Written by from London

    The unit is terrible. It takes forever to charge and does not last very long. The battery that it comes with hardly fits the mouse. I put the unit and when I tried to remove it, it would not come out. I ended up damaging my mouse just to remove it

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a snug fit

    • Written by from Dubai

    Since no one else reported this problem, it appears to be particular to some units only. In the unit I bought, the battery pack does not snugly fit into the magic mouse, which results in random on/off of the mouse because of the battery unit loose fit. This renders the unit pretty unusable!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't charge properly

    • Written by from Mackay

    I have had this a couple weeks. Save your money!!! Not WORTH IT.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor after service

    • Written by from Stirling

    I bought this device and it failed within 3 days. It is now day 4 since I lodged a support request and still no answer. If it had worked properly I am sure it would have been a good product. Very disappointed. Lodging a support ticket was made very difficult by the anti spam software.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for a while...

    • Written by from Chicago

    This thing will stop working after a while. After a few months, my connection was completely unreliable, making the computer frustrating to use. Switched back to batteries and never looked back.

    20 of 22 people found this useful