• 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.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Seemed like a great idea, but...

    • Written by from Mobile

    It seems that as soon as I install these (after a full charge) they only show a level of about 70-75% on my Magic Mouse or Keyboard. They also don't seem to last nearly as long as regular Energizer/Duracell type batteries. I guess that's the price you pay for saving a few bucks on disposable batteries.

    21 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after 18 months

    • Written by from BRIGHTON

    A good looking product that work well for a year and a half and then the charges were lower and lower judging by need for replacement every week. Tossed the batteries and bought new ones but the charging power was still very feeble.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple battery charger

    • Written by from Oakville

    It worked great for 2 charges, after that it didn't charge consistantly anymore. In the end, i had to keep regular batteries handy because the rechargables were unreliable. They are a great concept but didn't work well.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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 11 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome charger and neat.

    • Written by from Burbank

    This product is amazing. I think it is already factory charged so at first, it does not require a six hour standard charge. I really like the minimalistic design and the conveniency it gives. I really recommend this product if you look for a long term investment.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!!

    • Written by from Saint Petersburg

    I have had this product for a few weeks now and so far so good on the batteries and getting good life out of every charge. We will see what it is like in 6 months from now.

  • 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

  • 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