• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery charger

    • Written by from Somerville

    I love it, its gonna save me some cash

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just works but requires some care charging non-Apple batteries

    • Written by from Norfolk

    I've found my new charger to work well but some technique is required. Particularly, both batteries must be the same type or the charger will get confused and won't charge them. Once past this hurdle, the charger works as advertised.

    Some have complained that gadgets show less than full charge with NiH batteries. This is normal. Nickel hydride, lithium, and alkaline batteries have different characteristic voltages. Gadgets estimate capacity from voltage so each of the three will show different initial capacity. NIH will show lower than alkaline. This is normal. Nothing is wrong with charger or battery.

    33 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good

    • Written by from Stamford

    This is not a good product from Apple, I had to return it because the batteries drain really fast on the wireless keyboard and also registered only 45% on a full charge (green light), on the magic mouse it registered 85%... I get my Apple stuff from best buy because they have a 30 day return policy not like the 15 days from the Apple store and also no restocking fee except for the iPhone ;)

    25 of 44 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.

    57 of 71 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, Cheap, Works well!

    • Written by from douglaston

    Before I say anything; let me mention that this thing is SMALL! I am most likely going to have to buy another one as I might loose it. But for 30 dollars, you get a charger and 6 AA batteries, 2 of which goes to my Magic Mouse for my MacBook, and the other 4 I use to various items. I will probably be buying more of these because of the need of more batteries. THe only gripe I have is that my MacBook shows that my batteries are 88% when they are fully charged. (I know the NiMH have 1.2 volts rather than the normal 1.5volts) I just wish Apple would release an update for those of use using these types of batteries.

    25 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's a battery charger.

    • Written by from Binghamton

    Other than being tiny and white, I don't see where this product has an advantage over any other battery charger: this may be a product that Apple just couldn't improve. However, they have made it difficult to use for people with limited color vision. The indicator light is tiny, and for people with moderate red/green color blindness the amber and green colors can be hard to distinguish. How about blue and orange for the next model?

    36 of 108 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Broken Arrow

    Solid product. My biggest complaint is that apple doesn't seem to be supporting the product very well. I couldn't find the manual for this unit in the "manual" section on Apple.com. Wasn't "sure" what the lights meant I've seen 1) Solid Amber 2) Flashing Amber and 3) Green. Over time I've figured it out. Flashing Amber is the one to watch for, it means you don't have the batteries seated properly, took me two days of "not charging" batteries to figure that out. Amber is charging and Green is good-to-go. Apple should have made it clear. Also Apple is getting a lot of bad press on this site because

    !!!YOU WON"T GET MORE THAN 85%!!!

    battery life with this product but thats the nature of rechargeable batteries. They should really HIGHLIGHT that so people aren't surprised. However I LOVE the charger, they work as promised and the price was excellent. Good job and very Earth Friendly Apple.

    51 of 65 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Charges to 100%

    • Written by from Cranbrook

    Just stuck freshly charged batteries into my trackpad, and it shows 100%. This is the second time at least, that my batteries have charged "fully."

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply fantastic.

    • Written by from TINTON FALLS

    If you can live with only being able to charge 2 batteries at a time, this is a fantastic charger. It's very small, which is great for me and the limited space I have. The batteries do not come fully charged but they've lasted at least 2 weeks now under very heavy use. And yes, it works with non-Apple products and batteries as well. I'm considering purchasing another.

    19 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Product

    • Written by from Guelph

    Very good product. I would like to buy more of these batteries

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice product but not revolutionary

    • Written by from Seattle

    Apple's battery charger comes with 6 NiMH rechargeable cells, which are of the eneloop low-self discharge style. If you're going to get rechargeable cells, these types are the only ones worth getting anymore. The benefit is that they retain most of their charge even after a year just sitting around -- unlike rechargeables of old that would lose most of their charge in a week or two (often at the most inconvenient of times). Additionally, you can charge these cells 1000 times, which will likely last 10-15 years.

    The charger itself charges up to 2 cells at a time, which is nice in that you have a very compact charger to travel with. The charger also has "smarts" to turn-off charging when a cell is fully charged. It takes about 5 hours to fully charge a set of batteries. So this is a nice product, but it is not revolutionary in that there are other small compact "smart" chargers out there that do the same thing for a bit less money, charge slightly faster and also support AAA batteries. Still, it is a nice package that Apple has put together.

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Bettery Charger!!!Awesome

    • Written by from Ormond Beach

    THis accessory is very helpful and good to have just incase your batteries decide to go dead on you in the middle of doing something. At first I thought $29.00 was a little much but then I got to thinking, how much money does the average person spend on batteries every year. So overall this product was a good buy and I would recommend it to anybody.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Charger

    • Written by from Oro Valley

    Nice & compact. Easy to travel with. First time I tried to charge the batteries, I got a blinking amber light indicating a problem with the batteries. Unplugged it from the wall and plugged it back in and worked fine after that. So far, no issues.

    NOTE: Due to the nature of rechargeable batteries, they will NOT show 100% charge on your Mac. Alkaline batteries put out 1.5 volts, while rechargeable NiMH batteries are rated at about 1.25 volts. This means a fully charged battery will only display around 83%. Do not be concerned if Mac does not show 100% charge for your mouse or keyboard. This is normal.

    85 of 102 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It came with a pleasant surprise for me.

    • Written by from Fair Lawn

    Like anyone else, I thought you're only getting the wall charger & 2 AA rechargeable batteries. However, when you open this package, keep digging deeper. They also include another 2 sets of 2 AA batteries in addition to the first two (comes with 6 AA batteries altogether).

    28 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Way To Charge Your Batteries

    • Written by from Surrey

    This Is A Great Way To Charge Your Batteries! Also Its Portable And Energy Efficient! Also Apple Said It Would Last For 10 Years! So I Really Recommend Getting This Product! It Gets 5 Stars From Me!

    15 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall great charger

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    I like how compact it is and the quick recharge cycle (I consider 5 hours from empty quick when referring to quality batteries) and that it comes with six batteries. The only thing I don't like is that you can only charge 2 at a time. Since all of my wireless keyboards are the older style that use 4 batteries, when it dies, I will have to go through 2 charge cycles before I can use my keyboard.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    OK, but NiZn batteries are better

    • Written by from San Diego

    It's fine, but I've found the newer NiZn batteries last much longer than NiMh.

    21 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No full charge

    • Written by from Syracuse

    Ok, I am starting to become a believer that mac is just another one of those nostalgic brands that thinks because it's an apple product it over exceeds everyone else's product line... not in this case with their batteries. Just charged first pair of batteries with a maximum charge of 63%... just over half.. at this rate I will be charging batteries every other day. Thank you apple, while the product design is oh so mac savy, the functionality doesn't seem to have any relation to the "cool" design of this product.

    I'm very disappointed in apple lately....

    38 of 145 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Charger.

    • Written by from Richmond

    All six batteries that came with the charger were not ready to use and all six had to receive a full charge.
    Charger unit is very neat design.
    No idea yet as to how long the batteries will last or how long they will hold their charge on the self.

    29 of 240 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!

    72 of 93 people found this useful