• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Battery Charger

    • Written by from Perth

    I like the idea that we can have charged batteries at hand, however i found that the batteries once charged and replaced in either the mouse, trackpad or keyboard the battery doesn't seem to stay charged in them for long, mine lasts about 1 to 2 weeks before i need to recharge them again, and its not because I use the computer all day.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Hard to find in store but worth the search!

    • Written by from Willow Grove

    Last year, I purchased my father a top-of-the-line iMac. He loves the iMac. He games a lot and it was quite difficult to get him to try and use the Apple Mac accessories (keyboard, mouse and trackpad). But he did eventually try them out and loves them! For this holiday I had trouble finding something to compliment his Mac experience. This battery charger was the best thing I could find. He was overjoyed! And since I bought my MacBook Pro and iPad.....this battery charger has been heaven. It's so simple to use, it's power efficient and just speaks of the quality that Apple embodies. It also really showcases Apple's commitment to the environment. (Which I never took too much of an interest until I read about Apple's strong efforts.) The batteries are high performance and look to last for years. At the retail store in Willow Grove, PA, they told me that Apple was going to discontinue the Apple Battery Charger (since it was not out in the store). If that is true, I really hope they reconsider. And I hope this review helps consumers to be more aware of how Apple is helping the environment with quality!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality Charger

    • Written by from Columbus

    I purchased (2) chargers about 4 years ago, these are still working like new. they last a long time, I alternate batteries and keep them charged so I always have fully charged batteries, these are designed for batteries that come with it, not other brand batteries. plus I have saved a ton of money not buying regular batteries, and filling up land fills. this is a no brainer, well worth the money.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total waste of money

    • Written by from BENDIGO

    It looks good but that's about it. My old charger that I bought at the supermarket did a better job than this. Constantly get the flashing amber light when I try to recharge, whether it be the Apple batteries that come with it or other brands.

    My advice; buy something else that actually, you know, charges batteries.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best charger for the money

    • Written by from West Palm Beach

    I can charge 4 batteries in just one day and they will have my older Mac wireless Keyboard (takes 3 batteries) at 90% charged. Best one I've ever used.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the more value for money batteries

    • Written by from Singapore

    it's just that this bundle is way cheaper than if you get the other batteries. The charge retention is also pretty good, the battery also came pre-charged. Please continue to have this item in the store.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth every penny

    • Written by from brampton

    I have been using since 2009 and still working without any problem. Also the same batteries that it came with.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This Charger is Fantastic

    • Written by from Saint Charles

    I bought this for my mouse and keyboard, works great. It is wonderful and not too bulky. Much better than the garbage at Best Buy, etc.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from Campbell River

    Very nice compact charger, with good quality contacts, great ease of use, good quality batteries.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Money saver!

    • Written by from Sheridan

    I bought the charger last January when I bought my new iMac. It has worked fine until the last time I tried to charge the batteries. Tried again today and still nothing but the orange light on top of the charger. I went and read the reviews and was surprised at how many people were having the same issue.

    I also noticed that when I had left the charger in the outlet for several hours that it was hot when I removed it.

    In looking it over I discovered the plug was NOT fully locked into place. You'll hear a small "click" when it's properly seated.

    Problem solved. I just charged two sets of the batteries.

    I have to say I love this little gadget. Has saved me a bunch of money on regular batteries for my Magic Mouse. I'm so glad I figured out what the problem was (as usual, the operator).

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for what it is

    • Written by from West New York

    I initially bought the charger and batteries for use with my Apple Wireless Keyboard, and then forgot I had them and used Li-Ion batteries, which last forever! Unfortunately, though, they're prohibitively expensive, so I dug into the drawer and got these out. I've since switched to total Mac OS, so I'm using them in my Apple keyboard, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad, all with reasonable success and reliability. I can't speak to those users who've experienced varying degrees of reliability with the charges the batteries hold, but for my part, I've had no problems at all. I've been recharging them on average about once every 40 days with heavy use. And when they wear out, I'll get another set. The way I see it, I've saved quite a bit of money!

    I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger stops charging fully after a while

    • Written by from Coldbrook

    The capacity of the batteries appeared to drop gradually until I was only getting 30 minutes or so from a charge. I tried charging them in my Duracell 15-min rapid NiMH charger and they reported 100% again.

    Conclusion: the batteries seem to be okay - the charger stops charging them fully.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but batteries get hard to charge after a while

    • Written by from BENALLA

    Generally a good product in my experience, but after 10 or so charges of each pair I can no longer charge any two at once due to the charger just blinking red. Even one at a time I often have to go from one side to the other and/or wait for a day or two. Clearly, these could be more robust.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    • Written by from Dunedin

    I have found the battery charger and batteries flawless. Have been using them for some time now. Batteries hold charge well. So much so that I have given these away as gifts and encouraged others to buy this set. Pretty much essential with a magic mouse and keyboard these days. Apple should include this with the iMac IMO. I have used a lot of rechargeable batteries in the past with mixed results, the batteries included are top quality.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    REALLY bad

    • Written by from FOUR ELMS

    OK, this is a GREAT idea in principle..... only thing is, if you need more rechargeable batteries you have to buy the WHOLE thing, yup charger as well. It's MAD. Why!?

    Apple clearly "make" the batteries so why not sell them, c'mon Apple this just isn't fair.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dreadful product - DO NOT buy it

    • Written by from Tai Po

    I bought this charger around six months ago - biggest mistake ever. At first I was quite pleased, it worked fine and looked nice. Now, after just a few months, it's dead.

    I haven't used it that often, maybe around 10 times. Now the batteries aren't charging, the light isn't working, the entire product is just dead.

    This was the most disappointing Apple product purchase I ever made. Given the price tag, I expected Apple quality. Instead, it's just cheap. I should've just gotten a cheap charger from the electronics store instead of this junk.

    Save your money! DO NOT buy this product!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful, don't waste your money.

    • Written by from Wesley Chapel

    So I have had my 27" iMac with wireless keyboard and mouse for about 6 months. The batteries, when I can actually get them to charge on the charger, only charge up to 81%. That wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the fact that after putting them back into the Magic Mouse, the batteries are only lasting 30mins before the "low battery" notification comes back up and the mouse won't stay connected.

    I will be going by the Apple Store this week to try and swap these useless things out. For now, I am using my old Alienware wired mouse. Such a shame.

    5 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality charger but it's a little silly batteries aren't sold separately

    • Written by from Clifton Hill

    I've bought two of these and it's a quality charger. However, it's a bit of a let down that there's no way to buy batteries separately to the charger.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after 18 months

    • Written by from BRIGHTON

    A good looking product that work well for a year and a half and then the charges were lower and lower judging by need for replacement every week. Tossed the batteries and bought new ones but the charging power was still very feeble.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple battery charger

    • Written by from Oakville

    It worked great for 2 charges, after that it didn't charge consistantly anymore. In the end, i had to keep regular batteries handy because the rechargables were unreliable. They are a great concept but didn't work well.

    1 of 4 people found this useful