• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Charges a little slowly but works fine - and has done for over 1 yr

    • Written by from Hove

    No problems here.

    The batteries charge up a bit slower than normal rechargeables in a charger, but it's generally easiest to just leave the keyboard/trackpad in the bar overnight. Alternating between the trackpad and keyboard keeps both fine - they'll hold the charge for days.

    And yes, you can buy a battery only separately both from the Mac shop (online but not in-store) and from Mobee so as to use one Magic Bar for both Keyboard and Trackpad.

    Don't however rely on the % shown in the Bluetooth info bar, especially not for the Trackpad. It never indicates a higher % than the charge (so you shouldn't get caught out), but won't refresh properly for the Trackpad unless you remove the fully-charged battery and replace it. This doesn't seem to be a problem for the keyboard, so appears to be some sort of glitch on the Mac end (this on a 2011 iMac).

    And, lastly, yes, you do need to bear in mind it only works with the newer (2 battery) wireless keyboards.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy and Green

    • Written by from Sherman Oaks

    A friend gave this to me as a gift and I love it. I am sure that I would have burned through 40 or so batteries over the past year since I have had it. Just split the keyboard into the slot when I am leaving my desk for the night (about once a week) and you are ready to go in the morning. Nice green product. Looks good on the desk.

    16 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly for me

    • Written by from STEVENSVILLE

    I use my wireless keyboard all day 5 days a week. This product has worked perfectly for me. Keyboard is always fully charged. Just insert it back into the bar when you are not using it, or leave it in the bar and use it when you don't mind being "wired".

    Simple to use, trivial to install, and no more using rechargeable batteries. We will have to wait and see how many cycles these batteries go through, however! As another review mentioned, you need an additional battery ($30) if you also want to use the charging bar with a trackpad. The Apple store does not care the additional batteries, you must order them directly from Mobee.

    BTW, there is an excellent battery widget (Mighty Monitor) on dashboard that can display the wireless battery charges. It is nice to always see my keyboard fully charged. As soon as I can get a spare battery, it is going in my trackpad!

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pleased!!

    • Written by from MONTICELLO

    Works as described and keeps the keyboard charged to 100%. Battery pack was easy to install and fit as expected. Worked right out of the box. There was no need to wait for it to charge for hours.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mobee magic bar keyboard Wonderful!!!

    • Written by from roseville

    I got this product with low hopes and expectations. I took it out of the box and wasn't impressed at all. I started to use it and it is easy to set up and charges fast. You need to charge it with an outlet of some sorts but other then that mobee did an excellent job with this product i haven't had one problem with it

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Regrets

    • Written by from Pittsford

    I bought this on a whim at my local Apple store. As I use Sanyo Eneloop rechargeable batteries, the concept of a permanent rechargeable battery cell for my bluetooth keyboard and trackpad seemed perfect. I utilize my Mac Pro system 6-8 hours/day and full charges last well over ten days. The small footprint for the USB powered charging bar is elegant enough to sit under my two 24" ACD LED LCD's. This eco-conscious and efficient system has allowed me to ditch my Eneloop's without hindering my workflow.

    The only caveat is the one battery supplied. I had to purchase an additional battery directly from Mobee for my wireless keyboard. Otherwise, no complaints. I highly recommend.

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

    • Written by from Kansas City

    SS from Phoenix obviously failed to check the manufacturers website as all complaints in his/her review are clearly explained. Also, Mobee doesn't include a printed manual as they are a "Green" company and therefore encourage customers to download a manual if needed (this is also explained on their website). I suggest reading the review by AJ from Lenexa as it is on target. Oh...I recommend the product.

    18 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from LENEXA

    The Mobee Magic Bar Charger is awesome and looks cool. It’s aluminum and comes packaged with a cylindrical battery pack that replaces the two AA batteries (in either your Apple Wireless Keyboard or Magic Track Pad) and a USB cable that connects the Magic Charging Bar to a USB port on your iMac, Mac mini or docked MBP as a power source. Initial charging of the battery pack will take about 6 hours. I ordered two (2) extra battery packs. One for my Magic Track Pad and the other as a spare for on-the-fly replacement when the battery pack in either the keyboard or track pad is drained.

    If you only want to use the Mobee Magic Charging Bar to keep your Wireless Keyboard charged you don’t need an extra battery pack as you can re-charge and still use your wireless keyboard at the same time. The same applies if you only want to use the Magic Bar Charger for your Magic Track Pad. To replace the AA batteries in both the Wireless Keyboard and the Magic Track Pad you will have to order at least one (1) extra battery pack.

    By my observations the Wireless Keyboard drains the battery pack at a faster clip than the Track Pad lasting about two (2) weeks on a full charge. Your experience may be more or less depending upon use. Mobee tech support told me the average life span of a battery pack is 3 to 4 years.

    I’ve had none of the problems experienced by NC from New York or RC from Beverly Hills. I even charge a battery pack in the Magic Bar Charger w/o it being inserted into my keyboard or track pad.

    So...how often do you purchase batteries for your Apple Wireless Keyboard and/or Magic Track Pad? Do the math and decide if the Mobee Magic Bar Charger is a cost-effective investment.

    Note:
    For a modest investment charging with the Mobee Magic Bar can be accomplished without powering on your iMac, Mac mini or docked MBP by ordering the Apple iPad 10W USB Power Adapter.

    72 of 96 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works perfectly!

    • Written by

    I received my Magic Bar! and it works very well.
    It's easy to install and it is charging quickly!
    I don't need to worry anymore about the battery level and to buy batteries! It's fantastic :)

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good!

    • Written by

    I got this Magic Bar and I think It is fantastic, it is working very well, it is very easy to instal. It fits perfectly in my keyboard and it charges well.
    I really like this product and I can recommend it, I save money and time because I don't need to buy batteries anymore!

    5 of 7 people found this useful