• 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.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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 4 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!

  • 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.

    4 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Pasadena

    I bought two sets of these to use with my Apple Magic Trackpad and Wireless Keyboard They seemed great at first, but after not more than a dozen charges for each battery they no longer hold much of a charge. I find I'm having to recharge the batteries after just a couple of hours. I am not too surprised however, since I've found that the quality of Apple products and services have fallen dramatically as they've become more successful. I'm moving to linux and cutting the Apple cord!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Less than 2 dozen charges & 2/3 sets gone

    • Written by from BLOOMINGTON

    I bought a new MacBook Pro along with several other items through Apple (November 2012) then purchased these batteries and the Apple wireless keyboard locally (also November 2012).

    Three sets of batteries and two devices - Magic Mouse & Apple Keyboard, so it was good! I would always have a set charged and ready. Sixteen months later and less than two dozen full charges on any one set and today the 2nd of 3 sets refuses to hold a charge. For $30 I would think these would have lasted much longer...

    15 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    50 / 50

    • Written by from Gloucester

    The battery charger is a nice little sleek unit and on its own would have scored 4 stars however the rechargeable batteries that came with it are rubbish. Poor quality. Don't hold their charge when not in use and don't last anywhere near as long as other rechargeable batteries that i have. For this price you would expect much better quality batteries.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not hold a charge any longer

    • Written by from SAN BRUNO

    Like others, I bought the batteries on the representation that they had a 10 year life. It has only been 2-3 years, and for quite some time they hold a charge only for a few days. Now it is about 2 days. This product was a rip off. Over promised, over priced, under delivered.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from North Attleboro

    IPhone 5 phone chargers are the WORST. I'm on my 5th phone charger which is ridiculous... and the chargers are over priced.. $19? 19x5= 95 dollars wasted on phone chargers... I'm considering switching to Andriod because i'm so sick of having to throw money away at over priced phone chargers that keep breaking!!!

    3 of 86 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not holding a charge

    • Written by from Cheyenne

    I have two of these packs and can't get any of the 12 batteries to hold a charge for longer than 2 days after a full recharge. The chargers' lights seem to work ok as intended, just the batteries are draining extremely fast. Doesn't matter if they are in the keyboard or mouse, or sitting in a drawer, I get two days worth per "full" charge. Frustrating.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead After Three Years

    • Written by from Santa Rosa

    No longer works. Solid amber light all the time.

    This product should last longer than 3 years. What a waste of plastic.

    6 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mediocre

    • Written by from Portland

    Very disappointing performance. Once batteries are "fully charged" they last less than a few days in cordless mouse or keyboard.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing level of charge maintained

    • Written by from Medway

    After my corded mouse finally went to heaven I had little choice but to move to wireless. My new magic mouse has performed satisfactorily so far - but it is the rate at which it eats battery charge that's unreasonable.

    The design of the charger is excellent. It is the quality I have to question.

    My local Apple store and a premium reseller in the same vicinity both told me they had three months usage from the Apple Charger and its batteries. On the strength of this I purchased but the actual performance has proved far from the quoted time scale.

    After two or three charges I began to carefully mark the batteries to determine if particular ones were less powerful than others; I achieved a quite remarkable unanimity of performance.

    BETWEEN EIGHT AND TEN DAYS FROM 100% TO JUST UNDER 10%.

    I've also tried 2 sets of Duracell premium batteries. Their performance was slightly but not markedly worse.

    I have an Apple iMac mid 2007 running Snow Leopard. I use my computer for about 3 hours per day and my average monthly bandwidth usage is less than 4GB. As a machine it has been excellent and I have no reason to think it is draining the battery due to any technical malfunction.

    All in all it comes back to the charger and batteries. They meet less than 20% of the estimated performance, a figure that in some countries would give grounds for a charge of misrepresentation. I don't think like that - but I am very disappointed.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The biggest waste of money ever on an Apple product

    • Written by from Greenville

    The problem with this charger is simple. It doesn't recharge batteries. I had two rechargeable batteries in it for a week and it just plain didn't work. I am used to Apple having superior quality hardware. I'm sorry to say I was disappointed.

    11 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    no reason to have them

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I have 5 of these charges, all of them show me really fast blinks and none of them works , really AND the batteries have died almost immediately.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE!!

    • Written by from Miami

    Extremely unsatisfied customer this has been the third charger I have bought! It always manages to twist in the hard part of the charger where you connect your phone. It's a waste of money and a very poor product!!. Throughout my whole life I have never had a charger made of a soft flexible material. Wondering who had the brains and came with this product! Can't wait to switch to Samsung!

    9 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lousy product. A waste of money.

    • Written by from Dulles

    After reading the reviews, I was concerned about buying this, but went ahead and bought it anyway. A mistake. It charged the batteries once. Since then, the amber flashing light goes on every time I try to charge. I'm using Apple's own batteries, straight out of the box and I've tried the suggestions in the forums: take out the batteries, put them in again, turn them with you finger. Done it repeatedly. Doesn't matter. The charger is no good. At this rate, you have a 50-50 change of getting one that works. This one's a stinker ... and a waste of money.

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    batteries don´t last much

    • Written by from Seattle

    I bought these for my trackpad, after the salesperson said they were lithium ion. They are not lithium ion, and whereas the included non-rechargeable batteries lasted several months on the bluetooth trackpad, these last me around 2-3 weeks per charge. Slightly greener than buying non rechargeable batteries, but annoying.
    I have a solar keyboard that never needs recharging. Much better.
    Wish there was a solar trackpad, but haven´t found one so far.

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage.

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Poor performance, not compatible with other batteries. Choose this product and you get mediocre battery life and charging speeds.

    27 of 95 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short battery life and poor charger

    • Written by from Fitzroy

    Charged battery life is very short (keyboard and mouse) - only days sometimes. Charger has short-circuited and is now unusable. Would stay clear of this product. Use another vendor's or non-rechargeable batteries.

    1 of 4 people found this useful