• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Plastic Can Break

    • Written by from RADSTOCK

    Wanted to add a 2015 review. I've had one of these Mobee units since they came out. Apart from the base rubbing sightly on the desk (see below), it has always worked well. Never once has it lost connection! It lasts several days of heavy use - I charge it less than once a week overnight (Mac in sleep mode)!

    Yes, the battery level on the menu bar seems hit or miss, but after reading (on here) that I need to pop the battery out after charging to reset the level, it's fine (6% jumped to 95%)!

    And, ironically, as my cousin (150 miles away) and I both found out on the same day, the battery compartment - or, sled - is plastic! I noticed by chance, and he broke his! It has to be plastic though, as it is charged inductively! Metal will shield this process. Try putting some thin tin foil between the charger and mouse!!!

    Hence (from above) why there is a slight rubbing... The plastic 'sled' is thicker than the wafer thin original aluminium base! The mouse still slides around my desk with minimal effort! NOTE: Both my cousin and I were thinking of cutting off the battery compartment (off the sled), machining some slots in the original base (to allow the inductive charging to work), and glueing the two parts together - for a better fit! We both have way too much free time!!! :-)))

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice concept but lacks quality

    • Written by from Belfast

    I have had the Mobee Charger for just over a year now. The biggest issue is the battery pack fit. I have to put paper inside the mouse to stop the connection dropping all the time. Not something you would expect to do considering the price. The outside area of the battery pack is starting to turn a strange pinky, white color - I looks as if it is melting or burning. However the concept of how the charger works and the way it looks has been well designed its just a shame about the quality and not to mention I am wondering about whether it is safe to continue using the charger.

  • 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.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Until...

    • Written by from Dripping Springs

    This product was great until it stopped working 3 months after I had received it as a birthday gift my son had spent his hard earned cash on.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Finally available through Apple!

    • Written by from Duarte

    I've had this for a few years. It does exactly as it says it does. I see a lot of bad reviews from misguided people on here though. People seem to think buying (and throwing away) $20 of batteries every couple months is somehow better than recharging your mouse every two days. You literally set the mouse on top of the charger overnight (or whenever) and that's it! People find that troubling?? Well, what I find troubling, is wasting batteries when you don't have too! Anyway, yes, it would be great if it stayed charged for a year, but this is literally the most convenient charging system I've ever encountered. I really like this machine, and will continue to use as long as they make them.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a good product

    • Written by from Orange

    I've had my product for a week now and I can't really complain. It does what it's suppose to do. The only thing I've noticed after a week that the underside of my mouse is tarnished. Mobee obviously doesn't use the same metal/materials that Apple uses. Because the original underside of the mouse (Apple product) never tarnished but Mobee does.

  • 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.

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  • 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.