• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    OUTstanding Product

    • Written by from Virginia Beach

    The product idea is a very great concept as I highly support any green-incentives, so I brought it as soon as it was available. Initially I had a connective problem. The mouse and bluetooth would loose each other on a off randomly. It got to the point where I just put my regular re-chargbles back in.
    Not wanting to admit defeat, I place the mobee battery pack back in about three weeks ago and ensured it was seated in tightly. I haven't had a problem since
    This product is well worth the money. So all those that have connectivity issues, I suggest you make sure the pack is securely seated in placed and can't pop loose. And as far as the 80% level reading, I like others on here just place it on the pad every night night and I am good to good for a few days or even weeks depending on frequency of use of the mouse. I plan on buying another soon for my macbook.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    buy a set of rechargeable batteries instead

    • Written by from Toronto

    initially it worked well but now constantly disconnects and won't re-connect unless turned on/off a few times.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    nice idea, poor design

    • Written by from Harrison Township

    Just impossible to easily insert and remove battery pack. The first one I bought just failed to re-charge after a short period. Even with the struggles trying get the darn thing out of the mouse, I went and purchased another battery pack. Worked great for while, but still not practical. When it runs down you can't wait around for it to recharge, to keep working the battery pack has to be replaced with regular batteries. Good luck removing the battery pack...now my mouse is destroyed try to extricate it.
    The Apple Battery charger much more convenient, reliable, less expensive and a snap to replace batteries. Like I said...great idea, poor design. Save your money and your mouse. I cannot recommend this product with current design.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery set does not fit and is no good for professional use.

    • Written by from Knokke-Heist

    First of all: the battery set does not fit in my Magic Mouse, it keeps falling out, so I had to fix it with a piece of tape.

    Even worse: as a professional photographer, on an average day, I'm correcting and adjusting about 700 pics a day. That boils down to about 20.000 mouse commands. The battery charge will only last about 6 hours under these circumstances. So it's really no good for this kind of professional use. 50,- euro's (that's $67, 50% more expensive than in the US!) down the drain...

    Unless.. I have a lemon and Mobee will come up with some miracle solution...

    6 of 8 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

    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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Ready For Prime Time

    • Written by from Miami

    I have used this for nearly three months. The unit has become unreliable and now when charging the battery pack I get constant green blinking lights then once in a while a red one.

    The bluetooth feature connects and disconnects so much now it has forced me to go back to regular batteries or rechargeable.

    I would pass on this unit at it truly is a great idea... but it is not ready for prime time. Spend your money on a good AA rechargeable battery set.

    Wish I could return it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad half made product

    • Written by from Old lyme

    This is a half made product, good idea but is a low quality product, battery pack is badly designed so the contacts bend easily and brake contact with the mouse. Waste of time and money :(

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK, but...

    • Written by from Vancouver

    This seems to work as advertised, but when I charge it on the base unit, hook it up to my MacBook pro and click the mouse on system preferences, it gives my a charge of just 82%. It was sitting on there for at least 12 hours, the light on the base unit was solid and not blinking so I am just wondering why I don't see a charge of 100%??

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Idea, Bad Engineering

    • Written by from CARROLLTON

    I absolutely love the concept and enjoyed the mouse for the short time it worked. The battery pack started popping loose thereby causing the mouse to lose its connection with the computer. I constantly had to reseat the battery pack and reconnect it with the computer via SETTINGS. I finally gave up and called Apple. Being inside of the return window, I am sending it back and hoping for a redesign by Mobee. I suggest an AC/USB charger be added to allow for charging separate from the computer.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap

    • Written by from Watkinsville

    The cover for the battery compartment for the Magic mouse is made of a fairly sturdy piece of what I would guess is aluminum. You remove this piece and the batteries and insert the rechargeable battery from the Mobee. The part of the Mobee that essentially replaces the battery compartment cover is cheap and flimsy plastic. The portion of this that is up against the rechargeable batter is fine. The other part however, the part that locks into the mouse is subject to damage that the regular cover would be unlikely to sustain. I inserted the battery and close the case and the Mobee did not "turn on" the mouse. So I put it back on the charger to see if it was charged and it was. I popped the battery back out to make sure I seated it properly and upon my reinstall, the tab on the cover that goes over the black latch essentially snapped making it impossible to firmly seat the batteries in the device. Great idea, cheap execution.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Induction Battery Pack has no power and is very malleable

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Put the induction battery pack in the mouse. Let it charge on base until base's light was a constant green. Tried to turn on the mouse, but had no success. I don't think the mouse is getting power because its little green light is never coming on. I want to push or re-seat the induction battery pack, but it is flimsy and only slightly stronger than a piece of aluminum foil. I will be returning it.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    • Written by from Hoboken

    I love it! I always wanted something like this but Apple never did it. Now, I no longer have to switch batteries for my mouse!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    All good except for. . .

    • Written by from Wanganui

    I haven't experienced most of the complaints noted on here.
    The fit, the look, the connectivity, have all been fine.

    My only complaint is the reported battery level indicator.
    As many have stated, it only reports 80% at full charge.
    Well mine only shows that for maybe an hour and then shows 2%. . . sometimes it only shows 2% at full charge (based on the solid green light indicating fully charged).
    This means I can never know when it's going to die. I still have to keep a secondary mouse available just in case.
    One user said he puts it on charge anytime he's not using it. This means the battery life will degrade way sooner than expected.
    As stated in another review, it would good if Apple produced an alternative indicator suited to this device.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works brilliantly...

    • Written by from Highlands Ranch

    ... well almost. There is one little niggle where OSX doesn't update the battery status for the mouse unless you pull the battery at first. The work arounds to that is to either quickly pull the battery and re-insert to get the status to update, or ignore the status and just know that your mouse is 100% when the light on the charger is solid green. It is a minor annoyance, but does little to take away from how nice this product is. I was tired of replacing the batteries in my mouse on a weekly basis. I tried the Durecells, I tried the Lithium, I tried various rechargeable batteries including Apples own, and Eneloops, I was still stuck in a cycle of replacing with newly charged batteries weekly. I like the convenience of simply placing it on the pad periodically and letting the mouse charge.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    fantastic!

    • Written by

    I really like this product, It is simple to use and useful :) I don't need to change batteries anymore. It makes my life easier!!!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Gotta Keep It On The Pad

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Problem is, it discharges even while you're not using it. So you have to train yourself to put it on the pad when you're not using it. The charging pad, that is.

    Product suggestion: Make the charging pad larger and surfaced like a mouse pad. Then the mouse can stay on the pad even while in use.

    As long as we're wishing...: Embed an even larger charger into my wooden desk.

    This is so cool.

    3 of 3 people found this useful