• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Particularly finicky

    • Written by from Parker

    I like that this charger is very small. I can put it in my backpack so I always have a charger with me, particularly on vacation.

    What I don't like is how finicky it is with batteries. I get the orange blinking lights with almost every battery - including Apple's. The second time I went to charge Apple's own batteries, it started to blink orange. Having a compact design is useless if it won't charge your batteries.

    You might want to pass for now.

    58 of 72 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointment

    • Written by from Boca Raton

    Obviously I like Apple products- I bought this thing. But, especially compared to other Apple products, this one is subpar. On the plus side, the unit is handsome, is simple to use, and it comes with six batteries. However, it never charges the batteries fully. I even unplug it/plug it back in, and the batteries still only get up to about 70% off two charges. In retrospect, I should've purchased a charger that juices all 6 batteries at the same time (and of course charges them 100%).

    40 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incorrect information

    • Written by from DARIEN

    Unfortunately, the comment on Oct. 12 by BB from Gonzales is only partially correct. The current 2009 Apple wireless keyboard uses two AA batteries. The 2007 version uses three and the original 2003 version has four.

    16 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    love it

    • Written by from whittier

    I absolutely love these batteries, sleek good looking good price point and a smart move to both go green and make another buck by apple. I have had the set since the week it came out and use the batteries for a multitude of tasks.
    the only reason that I gave 4 instead of 5 stars is because as of this point I can't find a way to buy more of apples batteries (note that I am saying more of their batteries, I understand you can buy generic but it would make good sense for apple to sell more of their own instead of expecting me to buy a whole other charger that I don't need or having me put a third party battery in their charger which they won't warranty down the line)

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sorry Apple. This product is off the mark.

    • Written by from Coconut Creek

    Usually I give most Apple products a chance and usually love them. This product however, is a battery charger. Not rocket science.. but I hate to say that they got this little device all wrong. looks great but functionality is horrible. Never charges fully. Goes up to about 85% and then drains far too quickly. I get about triple the usage out of regular batteries. If you're looking for a good rechargeable battery charger. You might want to look somewhere else.

    43 of 71 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Of The Best

    • Written by from Gonzales

    I've had wonderful performance from this charger and the batteries. As for the negative reviews, I notice two of them claim they use two batteries in an Apple wireless keyboard. Sorry, that keyboard uses three batteries, so I think they're made up reviews. I use one, my girlfriend uses one, I have several students and clients using them, everyone loves them! Keeps an Apple wireless keyboard, Magic Mouse, and Magic Trackpad units going for a very long time before needing recharges. If you don't get very much life out of the batteries, bring to the Apple store for replacement, simple as that.

    24 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Worth Using

    • Written by from KAILUA KONA

    The alkaline batteries that came with my track pad lasted two months. I can't get the batteries that come with this package to last more than four days in the same device with the same usage habits!

    42 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS PRODUCT

    • Written by from Edgewater

    Positive: looks good, charges fast, sleek design and small.
    Negative: you never get 100% charge on the batteries, on average a fully charged battery shows on mouse around 80%, batteries drain very fast.
    A charger with good batteries doesn't need to look good, first it should be able to perform its main task and this one is not even close of doing it.
    Do not spend your money on this charger.

    41 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not hold a charge

    • Written by from Seattle

    Overall ratings seem high for this product, so perhaps the pack I received is faulty, but I experience significant battery drain when the batteries are sitting unused. I use 2 batteries in an Apple wireless mouse, 2 batteries in an Apple wireless keyboard and keep the last 2 charged and on hand to swap out with the first wireless device that goes down. The unused batteries went down from (presumably) 100% to 55% from the time they were charged to when they were swapped with my mouse (about a week's time). Either (1) the charger is indicating a full charge when it is actually incomplete or (2) the batteries do not hold a charge when sitting unused. Either way, from my experience, I could not recommend these over other rechargeables.

    45 of 58 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.

    43 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME CHARGER!!!

    • Written by from Chicago

    This charger is just perfect!!, great size, comes with 6 batteries that last longer than expected!, and the price is just great!, works like charm!, this is a must buy from apple!

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice price

    • Written by from Eastern Passage

    Got to admit the charger looks great and is quite small. The only thing I must say is that i cannot get those brand new out of the box batteries that came with the charge to charge to 100%. I did purchase this unit yesterday and max I am getting out of them is 93% on the keyboard and 83% on the mouse. Using normal Energizer batteries I get 100%. So not sure if this was a good purchase.

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    not good batteries

    • Written by from oakland

    These batteries are not good at holding a charge.

    They come dead, so you know they are not low self discharge, just a fancy package of standard NiMH batteries.

    They don't charge to 100%.

    They don't provide enough power to keep my bluetooth keyboard connected, at the exact same distance that the eneloops work fine.

    Don't waste your money on these, they really aren't very good batteries.

    26 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great competitive price!

    • Written by from Apollo

    When I got my iMac I didn't realize how much the Magic Mouse would eat batteries. So I decided to buy the Rechargeable Batteries. The $30 price tag seemed steep at first. But I looked at other chargers from Energizer that come with two more batteries and a charging station for about the same price but just didn't look as good. Also knowing this is a Apple product I know it if it breaks or anything I will get great support. The design of the battery charger looks great fits in well with the rest of the small Apple stuff I own. My batteries came 85% charged and the charger had a hard time deciding on what to do with the batteries. When I plugged it in the first time it was Orange. Plugged it in a again and it was flashing orange. Plugged it in a 3rd time it was green. Puzzled, I left them plugged in all night and took them out and it was 86%. Very odd. But all in all its a great and very competitively priced Battery charger. But even if you don't own any wireless Apple products you should still get these for your T.V remotes and any other things and save a TON of money on batteries.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery Charger

    • Written by from Liverpool

    I purchased a Battery charger and I'm reasonably happy only one problem is the design of the charger. I find it a bit difficult to pull the charger out of the wall socket Ideally you could do with a lip on either side of the charger so you have something to grip apart from that it does the job

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    awesome

    • Written by from Calgary

    great set, well thought out, simple, effective and beautiful

    10 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good batteries

    • Written by from Prior Lake

    Like the vast majority of NiMH batteries, these are rated at 1.2 volts, not the 1.5 volts that disposables pack. There are a few rechargables rated 1.5v but they are much more expensive than 1.2v ones.

    I know. This surprised me too when I went shopping for rechargables. But it's what you get from just about every manufacturer.

    Is that a problem? If your use case requires 1.5v, then it would be. But for most uses, including the powering of the peripherals Apple targets them for, 1.2v is a perfectly fine working voltage.

    And, hey, you get 6 batteries. So keep a spare pair charging. It sort of doesn't matter how if you have to replace 12x a year (my experience with my mighty mouse on old fashioned batteries) or 14x or 10x.

    I have these. So far they seem a good job and I would recommend them to people who don't get too freaked about the calibration of the % power meter.

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice design, awful battery

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    Very disappointed! Doesn't hold charge like it says it does, didn't even last 2 weeks in my mighty mouse.

    31 of 56 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.

    71 of 87 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Looking, poor battery

    • Written by from Fresno

    I bought the batteries and charger for my wireless keyboard and magic mouse and they worked well at first but now won't charge past 68%. I guess it doesn't matter too much because as they drain I can just charge them again, but I would like them to charge to 100%.

    31 of 44 people found this useful