• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic, little battery charger

    • Written by from Wentzville

    The Apple Battery Charger is a great, little device that allows the charging of the six included AA Rechargeable Batteries. It makes a perfect accessory for me, with an Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Trackpad. I can always put the charged batteries in when the other two drain. The batteries charge pretty quickly, and best of all, this charger is very small, portable, and has that classic Apple design that looks fantastic.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product - been using for over a year

    • Written by from Franklin

    First time I've ever rated a product, and I remember pouring over the reviews on this product before buying it, so I thought I'd contribute.

    I'm a heavy user of Apple rechargeable batteries. I use my Apple bluetooth keyboard and magic trackpad for a minimum of 8 hours every day (I'm a web developer and I work from home). This battery charger and the six batteries that come with it are the only batteries I've purchased in well over a year (huge savings right there). I remember there being some complaints that the battery status doesn't show 100% when you put the fully charged batteries in, but that's the norm with rechargeable batteries, and who cares? They're charged! It's not like they die a day later.

    In my experience a charge on these batteries lasts a good two weeks (with my heavy usage) and as soon as I get the "Your batteries are getting low" message from either my trackpad or keyboard I grab the charger (holding two of the batteries) off the outlet it's plugged in and do a swap. It takes about 10 seconds (I use one of the prongs on the battery to unscrew the battery compartment).

    So if you're on the fence, go ahead and get this product, especially if you have a bluetooth keyboard and trackpad. The six batteries and charger are the perfect pairing with the keyboard and trackpad (or mouse).

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very convenient

    • Written by from Santa Monica

    I've been using these batteries for about 3.5 years on a computer I use full time. I've started to notice the interval between recharges has decreased from every couple of months to every couple of weeks so I plan to replace them soon. This package includes two extra batteries so I've never been without my mouse or keyboard. Nice simple design and very easy to use. Highly recommend.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, compact, and long lasting.

    • Written by from COLUMBIA

    I've had 2 of these for several years now. I'm confused by the reviews that mention poor battery life, because this has not been my experience

    Since each comes with 6 batteries, I use one pair each in a wireless mouse, a trackpad, and the third pair kept in the charger. I would say each pair typically lasts for over 2 months between charges. The Mac Pro computer they are used with is kept on 24 hours a day.

    I use the second set to charge a pair for an Apple wireless keyboard I use with an iPad, a pair in a wireless transmitter for my onstage in-ear monitors, and again the third pair is kept in the charger. The keyboard lasts well over a month per charge. The in-ear transmitter is more power hungry, but I can typically use it for 2-3 gigs (about 4 hours each) before I need to swap out the batteries.

    With the batteries inserted in the charger its size is not much bigger than 4 batteries would be outside the charger. Small, convenient, and very reliable. I've recommended these to people several times, and everyone I know who has them is very satisfied.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple, Cheaper and Reliable!

    • Written by from Elmwood Park

    I am writing this review because I saw many reviews that had low ratings and this has not been my experience. The charger is simple to use and does its job. In fact I have a set of 6 that are 3 years old right now and my wireless keyboard lasts a couple of months without the need for recharging. My magic mouse (without turning off like I should) will last anywhere from three weeks to a month with high usage. There have been people complaining about batteries lasting longer than 3 years (which mine have) however, 3 years is usually the maximum life you would get out of similar top selling bunny sponsored rechargeable battery brands, with the Apple batteries being a cheaper price even with including the mandatory charger. I have since bought 2 more charger/battery 6 packs to power all my remotes and flashlights around the house. It's been 9 months and I just turned a mag light on and it was still producing a full powered bright light. I just wish apple would make additional batteries available without having to buy more chargers but overall it's a great product!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Battery Charger

    • Written by from Branchport

    This thing deserves 5 stars across the board. I was buying batteries for my magic mouse constantly because they would be dead in a week and a half. I do a great deal of Photoshop work and on my iMac all day long constantly. I decided to buy this charger. Not only does it come with 6 batteries it holds the charge immensely! I am going on week 3 and still at 93% life left on my first charge! If this were those expensive batteries I have been buying I would be replacing weekly! Another note. I noticed store bought batteries are not really gauged correctly as far as life is concerned if you look to see how much life is left. One day it will say 90% and the next day it will say you have 5% left. This charger & batteries seems to gauge the life left correctly. I wish I had bought this sooner as I could have saved a great deal of $$$$..For $29.00 this was a great buy!!! Happy I bought it for sure!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WAY better than energizers...

    • Written by from Woodland Hills

    I've been using Energizer rechargables and the thing I always noticed was that once they were charged, if you leave them on the charger it continues to over cook the batts, causing long term damage and shortened life. This apple charger is "smart", when they're charged, it shuts off! When you come back hours later, the batts are nice and cool.

    Thanks Apple!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best buy ever for any battery

    • Written by from Virginia Beach

    I first tried the batteries about three years ago with a ton of use each and every day. The only issue i have is that i only have six batteries and one charger. I am a father of 3 kids that love to use flashlights, leap pads, trains, and a ton of other toys that take AA batteries. I just went out and bought two more packs so i have 18 batteries and three chargers. I try my best to stay GREEN and recycle just doing my part. The price of the batteries is a lot a first until you do some math. My kids can use around 12 batteries per week on all the stuff that they have. That would add up to over 600 batteries per year if i did not use rechargeable ones. The price of 4 batteries is around $4.00 so 600 batteries times $4.00 is around $600.00 per year. One pack of Apple rechargeable ones are just $29.00 and can last up to 10 years. The math is only facts and 100% real.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    clean and works as advertised

    • Written by from Saint Louis Park

    I use this charger with the 6 batteries it came with and am slowly adding other NiMH batteries as my devices need them. The charger works great with either and the Apple branded batteries outlast all others. I wish Apple sold expansion packs of batteries alone!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just Awesome.

    • Written by from Edmonton

    I have now purchased 5 sets of these batteries (I know.. I have a lot of devices that use AA). The longevity is excellent, and it doesn't take long to charge them. And since I have never needed to charge more than 2 at a time, the charger itself is the perfect size to be unobtrusive and easy to store. The batteries also hold their charge well when not in use, so even my spares will still have over 90% capacity when I need them, often months later. Have not seen any other rechargeable batteries perform this well.

    I have had one instance of the charger light flashing amber, and the batteries themselves only being charged to about 40% after a whole night. One quick visit to the Apple Store, and I have a new charger and six new batteries, all working just fine, free of charge thanks to the 1-year Apple warranty.

    All that, combined with an extremely reasonable purchase price for a set of quality batteries makes this a no-brainer. All of my devices now use these batteries.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple, Efficient, Designed and Built to Last

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Apple charger for $29 packs incredible value.

    It is small, efficient, intuitive, lots of re-chargeable batteries, quality batteries that have much life in them.

    Also, 1 year Apple warranty, which is hard to beat, as replacing the unit will be way easier if something goes wrong, as you do not need to ship it anywhere, just visit the local Apple store.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Batteries!!!!

    • Written by from Fort Calhoun

    I really like these rechargeable batteries. They work just fine. I never have to buy the batteries or toss them in the trash. They are super handy. I have had them for about a year. I am using them for my wireless keyboard for my iPad and magic trackpad.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Long Lasting

    • Written by from Milford

    I purchased the charger and batteries 3.5 years ago with my iMac for the keyboard and mouse and have had great results. The iMac has almost everyday use, and the batteries last 3-4 months. And, when they do die, it only takes a couple hours for a recharge. There has not been any drop in performance and no other complaints that come to mind. I would recommend these for everyone

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Second time around - and it works well

    • Written by from Westcliff on Sea

    My previous review was highly critical, due to the fact that the battery charger unit did not fit!

    However, one call to Apple Customer Services, and within 24 hours I had a complete replacement. Sent back the defective unit this morning.

    Great service from Apple and I have to say the charger is excellent.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    EVERLASTING BATTERIES!

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    i purchased these batteries for my apple wireless keyboard about a month ago, and have been using one pair for almost a month now without ever recharging it. I use the keyboard 3 days a week for about 12 hours non-stop, and I am amazed how long one pair of batteries can last! Was sceptical before buying because many reviews said they don't last, but try it for yourself! They sure do work for me! VERY SATISFIED!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Meets or Exceeds Expectations - Good Price !!!

    • Written by from Longmont

    I was very happy with this product. It worked as expected. The battery charge lasts a sufficient amount of time - although noticeably shorter than regular batteries. You just need to keep the 3 sets of batteries regularly charged as the batteries will lose their charge if they are just sitting around. For the affordable price - I would suggest getting two - if you have multiple Macs.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    awsome

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    i bouht this and it was the best

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great packaging!

    • Written by from Portola Valley

    Just received mine. I was immediately struck by how beautiful and elegant the packaging is. It was almost as much fun as unboxing a new iPhone 5. Kudos to the packaging design team.

    Delighted that it is dual voltage and, like most Apple products, has a removable plug adapter. It will go in my back for China trips.

    57 of 72 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Batteries (and charger) I Have Had

    • Written by from Tuluá

    I bought this charger with 6 batteries, and started using one pair of them (after charging them for a few hours).

    That was about 2 months ago, and I have NOT charged the batteries since then (I use them in my bluetooth keyboard).

    This batteries looks like they last forever :P

    Pretty recommended.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best battery charger I have ever used!

    • Written by from Altamonte Springs

    I bought this charger on September 2010, along with my iMac and a Magic Trackpad. By that time, it was fairly new on the market, so I bought it with huge skepticism. I'm happy to report that I was wrong: these batteries last a very long time and they keep charging exceptionally well. It's been almost two years since I bought them, and I have charged them about 20-30 times... I guess it's because I only use them with my Wireless Keyboard, Magic Mouse and Trackpad, but still, they're the best batteries I have ever used. I can definitely recommend them!

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