• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't spend the money! These batteries don't charge!

    • Written by from Hockessin

    I can't get these batteries to charge - the amber light stays on and the green full charge light never comes on. Even overnight charging doesn't seem to work. This is going right back to the local Apple Store for a refund. Save your money - use regular old Alkalline batteries instead.

    41 of 114 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Save your money!

    • Written by from Fairfield

    I've been using rechargeable AA batteries in my mouse and keyboard for years (The standard Energizer/Duracell type). They come out of the charger, go right into my mouse /keyboard (at about 84-87% battery charge) and then after about 10 days, they go right back into the charger. It is really rare at my use rate that they last any longer than 10 days. It is a hassle, so I decided to see if Apple's attempt was better than the standard.

    My first batteries came out of the charger (after being charged for 24 hours at only 74% battery power and it took 7 tries to get the new batteries into the charger so they would charge without having the flashing Amber light which says that I either have the wrong or damaged batteries-straight out of the box. Not good!

    Save your money and shipping charge and buy the regular Energizers-they hold a bigger charge.

    66 of 127 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

    All Three Battery Pairs Were Defective

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I wanted to love this product, but all three sets of batteries flashed amber after charging them, and once installed in my wireless mouse, only registered about 50% capacity. I will return this product to the Apple Store for another, hoping I can change my assessment.

    52 of 97 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love the design

    • Written by from Asheville

    ...bought two - plenty of batteries for our wireless devices. Great idea Apple - and reasonable price point.

    32 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Modern...

    • Written by from woodland

    This is Very Modern!!!! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    28 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great value for a great price.

    • Written by from Bacliff

    It's really nice to see a company come up with something to reduce both landfill contaminates AND consumer cost. I've been looking for a way to have my replaceable battery items to have rechargeable batteries, the only thing holding me back was the initial cost. At $29 on average for a battery charger (without batteries, which depending on brand can be half the cost of the charger for only two), I considered that to be too pricy. I'm not saying the environment isn't worth it, but I'm just a blue collar worker, don't really have the $70+ to get all my devices on rechargeable. Well, thank you Apple Inc. and Mr. Jobs for giving me the opportunity to help the environment without costing me an arm and leg. This is a great product at the price, and with the battery type, I can get more than the initial six it comes with and still not cause my wife to go insane because I'm trying to save our environment and money for the long run.

    26 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Must Have

    • Written by from Vernon

    This is one of the best accessories that apple has created in a long time. The rechargeable system is a must have with any wireless items. I hate to say that the normal batteries don't last long in my wireless keyboard/mouse/trackpad. I find myself having to change the batteries once every other month or so, and that really adds up to the number of batteries I go through each year. At least with the new rechargeable system, it only takes 5 hours for a full charge, and the batteries have a 10 year warranty.

    22 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent design and simple to use.

    • Written by from Pontiac

    The charging unit is very compact and the charging time seems to be fairly quick. The six batteries that come with the charger is a good amount (for use in Keyboard, Mouse & Track Pad). I am really happy about this purchase and glad that now I don't have to recycle batteries all the time.

    14 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Battery Charger

    • Written by from Federal Way

    I just got mine today! I'm pleased with it so-far; although, I thought it said the batteries would be charged and ready to goI

    So I plugged it in with the two batteries in place as shipped and it gave me a red light. In about an hour it changed to green.

    I'm happy with it!

    25 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    pertty cool

    • Written by from Lexington

    i use this for my magic mouse and magic track pad all 5 stars another plus to apple=)

    15 of 26 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!

    673 of 795 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Only Apple could make batteries exciting.

    • Written by from NAPERVILLE

    They work. They work very well.

    15 of 27 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.

    709 of 823 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Hmm... Well they're batteries? Not really sure what to say about them...

    • Written by from Brookville

    They didn't come charged when i took them out of the box, but that didn't really matter to me. Truthfully they are no different than any other batterie i've used but the packaging is nice. What else would you expect from apple? So thats pretty much it. They're defiantly a good buy, i don't even need to stock so many batteries anymore!

    17 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by from Freehold

    This battery charger works just like explained! I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who has a wireless mouse/keyboard/Magic Trackpad.

    14 of 22 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 83 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from San Diego

    Battery are very simple but in Apple style . They take a long time to charge but that preserves the life of them . Kind of cool you can put a cord on the charger so it does not have to plug into the wall. Just use your macbook , macbook pro , Or Travel kit to adapt to it .

    23 of 32 people found this useful

  • 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.

    947 of 1087 people found this useful