• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Idea, but not so good a product.

    • Written by from Oakland

    -Batteries tend to not charge anywhere near full.
    -Replacement batteries not available.
    -Charger does not work with other batteries.

    109 of 140 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Particularly finicky

    • Written by from Parker

    I like that this charger is very small. I can put it in my backpack so I always have a charger with me, particularly on vacation.

    What I don't like is how finicky it is with batteries. I get the orange blinking lights with almost every battery - including Apple's. The second time I went to charge Apple's own batteries, it started to blink orange. Having a compact design is useless if it won't charge your batteries.

    You might want to pass for now.

    60 of 74 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing for Apple

    • Written by from Pompano Beach

    Bought 2 of these expecting Apple's normal superior performance but was disappointed. They are no better than the re-chargeables I purchased at the grocery store. Run out quickly and the chargers are quirky.

    52 of 67 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very short lifetime

    • Written by from Oregon

    Pros: The batteries it comes with are high capacity, they last a lot longer than normal batteries out of the box and after a few charges.
    Cons: After a couple months of charging both Apple's NiMH and some other brand NiMH batteries, the charger always just flashes orange and doesn't charge any batteries at all. This happened to me twice. Because of this, I cannot recommend buying this charger.

    34 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work well in my mouse.

    • Written by from Mars

    Fully charged, these batteries only register 85% at most, in my mouse. I used the mouse editing pictures for about an hour and the % was down to 73%. I don't think that these batteries work very well in my mouse at least. I have a 1 month old 21.5" IMac with the I3 chip.
    The batteries that came with the mouse were regular Energizer Alkalines and they lasted the full month and were down to 25% when I changed to the rechargeables. I am going back to Alkaline batteries.

    43 of 65 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work for me.

    • Written by from Moreno valley

    I bought this and when i charge my batteries, i wait for it to finish charging the green light comes out and wait 5-10 minutes when i put the batteries in my magic mouse or keyboard and check the percentage it says 89%.. whats up with that? it never goes past 90%

    31 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries are useless.

    • Written by from St-Petersburg

    Charger works normal, but batteries works approx. about a 6 months, then they dead.

    32 of 45 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by from Silver Spring

    The charger is a great idea, small and doesn't use much juice when the batteries are charged up.
    But I'm seriously disappointed in the quality of the product. The third time I wanted to recharge, the amber light is just flashing and the batteries won't charge. Nothing has changed on the batteries or the charger, it just stopped working. $30 wasted :(

    38 of 57 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Looking, poor battery

    • Written by from Fresno

    I bought the batteries and charger for my wireless keyboard and magic mouse and they worked well at first but now won't charge past 68%. I guess it doesn't matter too much because as they drain I can just charge them again, but I would like them to charge to 100%.

    31 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Convenient, but seem defective. Won't charge to 100%.

    • Written by from Springfield

    I love the convenience of Apple rechargeable batteries, but they seem defective. The batteries are used between 2 of us at work. 1 Magic Mouse and 1 Mighty Mouse. 1st set of batteries wouldn't charge more than 50%. Apple sent a replacement that arrived the next day. These are slightly better, but when you check the battery level in your Bluetooth menu at the top it still reads about 80% full after a full 24 hour charge and after a charge when the green charge light turns off. We still use them because, aside from not getting a full charge, they work great.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery charger

    • Written by

    This Apple product looks really good and the concept is cool. But, the real catch is when it comes to charging, all the 6 of the batteries need a very frequent charging as they get discharged too soon. The indicator turns green showing that the battery charge is full, but when I put them into my mouse and start using it shows 93%. As and when I use the batteries they get discharged soon without much long usage.

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sorry Apple. This product is off the mark.

    • Written by from Coconut Creek

    Usually I give most Apple products a chance and usually love them. This product however, is a battery charger. Not rocket science.. but I hate to say that they got this little device all wrong. looks great but functionality is horrible. Never charges fully. Goes up to about 85% and then drains far too quickly. I get about triple the usage out of regular batteries. If you're looking for a good rechargeable battery charger. You might want to look somewhere else.

    43 of 71 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Full Charge = 62% on new mouse = disappointing.

    • Written by from Middletown

    bought a new 27" iMac. bought the new apple battery charger at the same time. plugged it in, charged up the batteries until the energizer batteries died in the new mouse. put the new fresh recharged batteries in the mouse and it says it is at 62% charge. kind of disappointing.

    i do have to say though, for a mundane item like a battery charger the design is very nice. the specs say it has a green power saving mode which is also very good, no vampire power sucking. but still, it only charged the batteries to 62%. it does come with 3 sets of batteries and i haven't gone through and charged them all yet - but i will do that now that the first round only provides 62% life.

    could it be faulty batteries? maybe a less-cool looking charger that has been around longer would deliver a reliable 100% charge.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not good batteries

    • Written by from oakland

    These batteries are not good at holding a charge.

    They come dead, so you know they are not low self discharge, just a fancy package of standard NiMH batteries.

    They don't charge to 100%.

    They don't provide enough power to keep my bluetooth keyboard connected, at the exact same distance that the eneloops work fine.

    Don't waste your money on these, they really aren't very good batteries.

    26 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware: Batteries dont charge at 100% capacity

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I bought this battery charger, since i had the wireless mouse and keyboard, and the mouse would rip through batteries just like that so i had to keep changing batteries every 4 weeks. So i got this hoping that my problem will be solved and also since it was something that apple makes and i mostly like everything they make. Well when i charged them, it took 5 hours, since the ones that come with it are not charged to full capacity. But even after waiting the 5 hours, i used them and for the keyboard, it was only at 80% and the mouse, at 60%, i do not know why they can not make it to charge at 100%, so that means im going have to keep waiting to keep charging them since they dont charge all the way. Im slightly dissappointed in apple with these batteries. I recommend them but not for those who use their periphals a lot.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad, But Not So Great

    • Written by from Pittsford

    I'm trying to go green, even any little bit. And I'm a fan of Apple products (I have lots of them!). But this particular little gem? Well, perhaps not so much. I got it Friday and plugged it in right away. Al i got was the blinking amber light which according to the instructions is either bad batteries or a bad charger. So I went through all six batteries, still got the blinking amber. Then I tried several outlets in my house, still blinking amber. So I called Apple Care and they didn't know what it was they thought I was talking about an iPod charger. So I went to the Apple store and the salesperson was very friendly and helpful, as always. I left with a replaced charger. But when I got home I had the same issues. So I went through every outlet in my house and finally found one where I didn't get the blinking amber and it actually charged all six batteries...woo hoo!!! So, do we have a very finicky product here? Too sensitive perhaps? My house is not old. There's no way all the outlets in my house are bad except one. Everything else has always worked just fine. Maybe this version 1.0 is not ready for prime time. In theory, I love the idea. Hopefully the kinks get worked out.

    24 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice design but poor performance

    • Written by from Granada Hills

    It's a nice, stylish compact unit, but when it comes to the crunch the experience is not so nice. The batteries that come with the charger are pathetic, lasting a lot less time than other rechargeable batteries, meaning you will be continually changing out the batteries in your mouse.

    The charger itself (and I must admit this may be down to the poor quality batteries, I'm not sure of the technical details) does a poor job of charging the batteries, often charging them to an incomplete level. Right out of the box the charger from time to time would give a blinking orange light suggesting the official Apple batteries are incompatible (this is when the batteries are seated correctly).

    In short, chances are you already own a battery charger, and you're thinking about getting this to compliment your Apple products. If that's the case, I'd say: don't bother. Stick with another charger.

    20 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great, disappointed in the charge

    • Written by from Crandall

    Two stars for a very nice design. But I cant give it any more than that, because it only charges to 87% when placed in the Magic Mouse. They also seem to drain down faster than regular Energizer batteries. For $29 you should expect top notch performance and this charger hasnt delivered.

    26 of 41 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Charge Very Well

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Really disappointed with this product.

    When I bought my new iMac in November it came with regular AA batteries already installed in the mouse and they lasted over three months so I replaced them with these rechargeable batteries and they last about a week or two and never fully charge. I can't get them to charge about 80% and I start losing a connection when they go under 50%. And half the time I can't get the charger to even register that the batteries are in there. I thought maybe I had a single faulty battery, but all of them are the same way.

    25 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bit Disappointed

    • Written by from Kitchener

    I purchased 2 of these because unfortunately for me my blue tooth keyboard is the older one which requires 3 batteries, and not 2, so I needed the extra pack. What I don't understand is why the batteries don't charge to 100% I only seem to be able to get about 80% if not less. This is applicable to both the batteries going into the keyboard, trackpad and mouse. Looks like the Energize batteries are a better option, for me at least.

    27 of 47 people found this useful