• 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Charger stops charging fully after a while

    • Written by from Coldbrook

    The capacity of the batteries appeared to drop gradually until I was only getting 30 minutes or so from a charge. I tried charging them in my Duracell 15-min rapid NiMH charger and they reported 100% again.

    Conclusion: the batteries seem to be okay - the charger stops charging them fully.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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.

    2 of 3 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.

    2 of 3 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total waste of money

    • Written by from BENDIGO

    It looks good but that's about it. My old charger that I bought at the supermarket did a better job than this. Constantly get the flashing amber light when I try to recharge, whether it be the Apple batteries that come with it or other brands.

    My advice; buy something else that actually, you know, charges batteries.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best charger for the money

    • Written by from West Palm Beach

    I can charge 4 batteries in just one day and they will have my older Mac wireless Keyboard (takes 3 batteries) at 90% charged. Best one I've ever used.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth every penny

    • Written by from brampton

    I have been using since 2009 and still working without any problem. Also the same batteries that it came with.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This Charger is Fantastic

    • Written by from Saint Charles

    I bought this for my mouse and keyboard, works great. It is wonderful and not too bulky. Much better than the garbage at Best Buy, etc.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from Campbell River

    Very nice compact charger, with good quality contacts, great ease of use, good quality batteries.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Money saver!

    • Written by from Sheridan

    I bought the charger last January when I bought my new iMac. It has worked fine until the last time I tried to charge the batteries. Tried again today and still nothing but the orange light on top of the charger. I went and read the reviews and was surprised at how many people were having the same issue.

    I also noticed that when I had left the charger in the outlet for several hours that it was hot when I removed it.

    In looking it over I discovered the plug was NOT fully locked into place. You'll hear a small "click" when it's properly seated.

    Problem solved. I just charged two sets of the batteries.

    I have to say I love this little gadget. Has saved me a bunch of money on regular batteries for my Magic Mouse. I'm so glad I figured out what the problem was (as usual, the operator).

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great for what it is

    • Written by from West New York

    I initially bought the charger and batteries for use with my Apple Wireless Keyboard, and then forgot I had them and used Li-Ion batteries, which last forever! Unfortunately, though, they're prohibitively expensive, so I dug into the drawer and got these out. I've since switched to total Mac OS, so I'm using them in my Apple keyboard, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad, all with reasonable success and reliability. I can't speak to those users who've experienced varying degrees of reliability with the charges the batteries hold, but for my part, I've had no problems at all. I've been recharging them on average about once every 40 days with heavy use. And when they wear out, I'll get another set. The way I see it, I've saved quite a bit of money!

    I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

  • 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

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 8 people found this useful