• 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Pros and Cons

    • Written by from Berkeley

    Pros

    1. Stops sucking power once the batteries reach 100%. Supposed to anyway. This way you're not wasting energy when it's done charging like most chargers do.

    2. US plug can be converted to international.

    3. Looks nice

    Cons
    1. Plug blades collapse inward when you try to plug it in.
    2. Seems to be charging after it's reached 100%. Light stays orange instead of green.
    3. Occasionally you'll set it up and find out there was an error, the status light is blinking and batteries weren't charged. Re-seating the batteries seems to help even if they were seated correctly to begin with.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Charger, But Where is the 4 Battery Unit?

    • Written by from DES MOINES

    I have two of these from various apple products at work and they have worked without issue. The only problem I have is that Apple only makes a two battery version. Why is there not a four battery or three battery version, since some things take three batteries like the keyboard I'm typing on right now.

    Other than that, I get several months of use out of a charge for my mouse and keyboard with 5x8 use per week. So I'm happy with the battery performance.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple and great

    • Written by from London

    This battery charger and batteries are very simple. i like it but i only have one problem with it. i find myself every week or so cycling through the batteries on my track pad. i know its not the track pad because regular batteries last about a month. but they come with 6 batteries and they are rechargeable so its still a good deal.

  • 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

    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.

    1 of 2 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.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I had High Hopes but was Let Down . . . :(

    • Written by from Mankato

    I really hoped that I would get a reliable battery charger from Apple but it failed after only a few charges. It is still under Warranty but what a hassle to have to send it back.
    First of all it doesn't work well with ALL brands. I have 4 different brands and some flash orange ~ meaning not charging/not compatible?
    Then when I went to charge the Apple batteries that came with it and found only one side of the charger works. Good thing I have a battery tester so I can figure out which battery has a charge.
    Nice design, very compact but not the Quality I expected. :(

    32 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Dissapointed

    • Written by from Grand Forks

    Who would have thought that in the 21st century a company like Apple couldn't make a decent battery charger. It sounds like a good investment for those of us with wireless keyboards and mice, but I have never had a battery of the charger after being charged for days that had an energy reading above 50%. I expected more from Apple, I'm not sure what other brands of battery chargers are out there but they're probably worth exploring. Don't let the Apple branding on this fool you, try another option.

    44 of 88 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Batteries

    • Written by from Boulder

    There appears to be a problem with the batteries, at least for some people. All three sets of batteries included with my order would only charge to between 81-89%, according to my Magic Mouse. When I put in a fresh set of Energizers, it registers 100%. With good batteries this will be a good product.

    38 of 76 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sour Apple

    • Written by from Rolling Meadows

    Great concept, if only it charged the batteries. After charging the batteries overnight (the instruction manual suggests 5 hours) the battery level of my keyboard only reached 81%. I put in new Duracells and the level was 100%. The problem may be the manufacturer of the batteries, as they are not made by Apple.

    41 of 82 people found this useful

  • 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.

    0 of 1 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!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    apple battery chargers

    • Written by from Laurel

    Why are your chargers so delicate ? Ive gone trough so many chargers for this stupid phone.

    0 of 1 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.

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Charger, Except...

    • Written by from Orleans

    This is a great charger that charges fast. It's compact, sleek and doesn't take up much room. But when I got it, it only came with 2 batteries, NOT 6. I'll be calling Customer Support on this one. But besides that, you should get this charger because its so great. (You Probably won't have the problem I have.)

    16 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    awesome

    • Written by from Calgary

    great set, well thought out, simple, effective and beautiful

    10 of 21 people found this useful