• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple, elegant design.

    • Written by from Limestone

    Looking at the pictures, I thought this item would be rather bulky--like an iPod adapter brick...but it's not, it's probably the size of 4 AA batteries together. A single indicator on top informs of charging status, and getting 6 NiMH batteries is a great deal. 10 year life span according to Apple? Wow. I'll check back in 2020.

    I like that Apple has used the same battery compartment style that is in the Magic Mouse (and maybe other products). Two chrome rivets as opposed to springs. Makes for cleaner install and also like the fact that both batteries install the same way.

    You can hook directly to a 2-prong Mac cord, or use the flip plug like on other Apple adapters.

    I was a little reserved at first, but I'm happy with the $30 that I spent. The batteries look cool, too. :) Although a AAA option would have been a nice touch--but Apple obviously designed this to work with it's wireless accessories - to add a 'green' option to all the batteries that you will be using.

    933 of 1071 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Neat little charger

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    Neat little charger. Very compact (small enough to fit into a quad outlet with all the other outlets in use!), but has a very substantial feel. Great travel size... the AC plug slides out so you can use your charging cord from your Mac or plugs from Apple's Travel Adapter kit if you're traveling outside the US...

    Comes with 6 batteries - wish Apple sold extra batteries for it.

    700 of 812 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy To Use, Simple Design, & Charges Fast!

    • Written by from Oregon city

    I love the Apple Battery Charger! I bought it with my new Magic Trackpad (which is also five stars) and they Charge fast and seem to hold a charge! And it's so nice to have nice rechargeable batteries on hand!

    662 of 783 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Recharge Batteries and Regular Batteries not the same

    • Written by from Mayer

    Most of the reviews I read all seem to say they don't get a full charge, but you are. Rechargeable AA batteries have 1.2 Volts and Regular AA's have 1.5 Volts. That is why they never will show a full charge on the meter.

    133 of 144 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Let them charge long enough

    • Written by from Mobile

    Several people said they only got them to 80-85% charge before placing in the trackpad. I saw the same thing, but I let them charge past green, until the light fully shut off. Placed them back in Magic TrackPad and they were 100%. They are evidently still trickle-charging with the green light. Hey people, don't be too quick to criticize. Investigate and give things a chance to work.

    87 of 91 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing wrong with 85% charge...the batts are OK.

    • Written by from Cupertino

    The battery level display for the Bluetooth devices is calculated based on the battery voltage. While AA Alkaline batteries have a 1.5 Volt nominal voltage, rechargable batteries have a maximum voltage of 1.2 to 1.25 Volt. That's about 15% less - hence the 85% charge people reported seeing with fully charged batteries - perfectly normal for rechargables. Save the trip back to the store.

    101 of 121 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Label batteries in pairs

    • Written by from Webster

    Love this product. I use them for the wireless keyboard, trackpad. I bought another set to use for my Nikon SB-900 camera flash unit. They're amazing for that application.

    Labeling batteries in pairs will make them last longer, as they will have the same amount and relative number of charges and use cycles.

    85 of 92 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Of course rechargeable batteries don't read 100%

    • Written by from Arlington

    Devices measure available charge by voltage, and NiMH (or NiCd or Li-ion) rechargeables *never* reach as high a voltage as traditional alkalines. It's a question of chemistry. HOWEVER, the rechargeables also stay at usable voltage longer, delivering their rated capacity. So if your mouse reads 80%, it's because it's calibrated to the old-fashioned, environmently damaging disposable batteries. In terms of economics, you will break after perhaps a dozen charges even though "disposables" are cheap. Apple should be faulted if it doesn't make it clear, but they're not ripping you off. We have been using rechargeables in a Mac wireless keyboard and mouse for years. The key is to have a fresh set always ready to go.

    Apple should be faulted for not pushing rechargeables long ago. It's the thing to do, to save money, your sanity, and the environment.

    73 of 89 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another great Apple product!

    • Written by from Stockton

    I have read all of the reviews to date and after using the charger and batteries felt that I should write this review. I did have a little difficulty with the charger at first until I realized that the ports on the positive contacts of the charger had a very close tolerance and the batteries were a little bit of a tight fit. So when I inserted the batteries and applied a little pressure to seat the positive end of the battery into the charger the batteries charged fine. I think that the ports on the positive terminals of the charger will loosen up after some use. As far as the fully charged batteries registering approximately 80% on the wireless mouse or keyboard... The voltage of a fresh AA alkaline battery is approximately 1.5V. A fully charged AA NiMH battery has a voltage of approximately 1.2V. The wireless mouse and keyboard are probably configured to register 1.5V as 100%. If you do the math the AA NiMH battery should register approximately 80% when fully charged and inserted into the wireless mouse or wirless keyboard. I hope this helps!

    68 of 83 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The batteries are Sanyo Eneloop with Apple branding. They are the best ...

    • Written by from Montgomery

    The batteries are said to be a version of Sanyo Eneloop with Apple branding. They are the best rechargeable batteries made. They don't deplete in storage the way standard rechargeable batteries do. I'm not keeping close track of how often I have to change batteries in my keyboard and mouse but it is not very often and it is a simple thing to just exchange two from the device with the two standing by in the charger. Better for the environment, right? Even if they don't last as long as alkaline's in the long run much less waste and less cost too.

    Have multiple computers and need more batteries? Just get a set of Sanyo Eneloop AA's and you should be able to use the Apple charger. (Apple does not sell batteries separate from the charger).

    57 of 62 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

    • Written by from Edna Bay

    I feel that the Apple Battery Charger and battery kit is an excellent product for the price.

    The unit is compact, compatible with other Apple AC adapter extension cables, and charges very quickly. All 6 batteries arrived with %80+ charge on them, and only took about 30-45 minutes to top off. So far the battery life is outstanding. I've been using my devices on the batteries for almost two weeks, for about 12-16 hours per day and the battery reading on my Magic Mouse is %65. So at that rate, I should get over a month between charges. That's well beyond acceptable to me. Add to that the number of charges these batteries will take, and you have an economical, and environmentally conscious product that is hard to turn down.

    I love the design of the charger, and the LED indicator. I also like the low vampire draw design that keeps even the charging LED from staying on forever after it has fully charged the batteries.

    Another excellent product that goes well with the range of wireless Apple products. I felt very pleased that Apple chose to include enough batteries to power the wireless Magic Trackpad, Magic Mouse and Apple Wireless Keyboard in one package.

    Thank you Apple!

    73 of 94 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Battery and Charger Combo

    • Written by from Mesquite

    Let me preface this with the fact I've been using rechargeable batteries in my gadgets for a while now. I've exclusively used Sanyo Eneloops for about 6 months and have noticed similarities to the Apple batteries. Even when fully charged both report about 80-90% charge to the computer. This normal as rechargeables (especially low self-dicharge one like the eneloops and apple) have a lower mAh rating and voltage than alkalines.

    As for the Apple Charger itself, I like the design. It will charge single batteries, something my model of the eneloop charger does not do. The folding plug can be replaced with the international travel kit plugs or a macbook charger extension cable.

    The batteries look nice and give about the same performance as the eneloops.

    Overall, I recommend buying this set, it's a good starter set. Otherwise, eneloops make a great choice for a kit or additional batteries.

    59 of 73 people found this useful

  • 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.

    59 of 75 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries deliver as promised

    • Written by from Saint John

    I was skeptical about trying these batteries after reading some of the reviews posted on here but after receiving them i must say i am quite happy with the results.

    A few reviewers had posted that they would not fully charge in the charger and the batteries would only show a level of 85% on the battery indicator for the magic mouse after charging for several hours. I have a feeling that the reason the battery life indicator is reading less then 100% is a result of NiMH batteries running at 1.2V vs 1.5V for alkaline batteries.

    When i received the batteries i topped up a set in the charger for about an hour, until the green light came on indicating a full charge. I placed them in my Magic Mouse and used them for a solid 8 hr work day and only witnessed a drop from 87% to 86% which is great! The charger is small and fits easily in a packed power bar which is a big plus for me too.

    55 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Just Fine

    • Written by from Little Rock

    I have had these batteries since 12/10 and I have been using them in my Apple Magic Mouse and a Logitech Wireless mouse. I have put each battery through several charging cycles and they charged up like a champ. I get several months usage out of each charge and I can get them back in the mouse after a couple hours charge. No Complaints at all. Sure you can buy any rechargeable battery to do the same thing, but these are way better looking.

    36 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    If using Wireless Mounse and keyboard together

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    If you turn off the mouse after you are finished using it, or at least while you sleep, you will find that you get much more life out of your batteries, both the rechargeable type and regular batteries.

    44 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerful & High Quality

    • Written by from wotton under edge

    This is another perfect product from apple.

    The reason the batteries don't charge to 100% but instead to abut 80% is so the batteries last longer..!

    37 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by from NEWBURY PARK

    It is a good buy. I've had it for more then 2 weeks and it is great!. But I don't know how Apple gets away with the price of 29.99. But I think it is worth it because when you need a charged pair of batteries you know that you have batteries that you trust.

    34 of 37 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!

    32 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    First Day

    • Written by from Dublin 9

    Just receive this charger at work and recharged a pair of batteries straight ahead. I kept them on charge for around 4 hours, maybe 5. The led was green anyway. When I came back home I tried both the two batteries I charged in my mouse (100%) and two as they come from the box (55%). I'd say it's working grand. we'll see in few months time and after few cycles of charge. P.s. I love the design and the fact that there is no cable.

    32 of 36 people found this useful