• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed

    • Written by from Auburn

    I like the design and thought it's from Apple, must be good. But it doesn't charges the batteries full, 70% is the maximum I get. Disappointing, the charger should look good AND charge.

    20 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware: Batteries dont charge at 100% capacity

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I bought this battery charger, since i had the wireless mouse and keyboard, and the mouse would rip through batteries just like that so i had to keep changing batteries every 4 weeks. So i got this hoping that my problem will be solved and also since it was something that apple makes and i mostly like everything they make. Well when i charged them, it took 5 hours, since the ones that come with it are not charged to full capacity. But even after waiting the 5 hours, i used them and for the keyboard, it was only at 80% and the mouse, at 60%, i do not know why they can not make it to charge at 100%, so that means im going have to keep waiting to keep charging them since they dont charge all the way. Im slightly dissappointed in apple with these batteries. I recommend them but not for those who use their periphals a lot.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great charger!

    • Written by from Montreal

    Great Apple-quality product. Comes with 6 batteries which makes it a really good deal for the money. What I really like is that it works with the Apple Travel Kit, so it's very easy to charge your batteries when you're overseas! Not to mention it looks slick!

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome charger.

    • Written by from Anchorage

    Works great. Very small and compact. Perfect for an Apple-lover.

    14 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Does It Again...

    • Written by from Mississauga

     Beautiful, simple, clean design.
     User friendly and uncomplicated.
     Going Green just got easier.
     Another "win" for Apple.

    28 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Blinking Charging light fix & Review.

    • Written by from NEWTOWN

    This is how you can fix the blinking light. Simply leave it plugged in and take each one of the batteries out, then place them back in. Hope it works for you like it did for me. Here is my review on the product, This is the slimmest battery charger I have ever owned and it's probably the only one the that works. It's easy to bring this anywhere with hardly taking up any space. It gives a nice long charge but will defiantly be slightly less then any non-rechageable battery, (But you can recharge them so it's not like it matters...) I would say 4.5 out of a possible 5.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from SAINT LOUIS

    I don't know if I got a good batch or what but I charged and drained all of my batteries at least three time and I get 100% fully charged and my charges last long in my mouse and keyboard. I have to put them in my camera to get them to discharge quickly, but their great.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad, But Not So Great

    • Written by from Pittsford

    I'm trying to go green, even any little bit. And I'm a fan of Apple products (I have lots of them!). But this particular little gem? Well, perhaps not so much. I got it Friday and plugged it in right away. Al i got was the blinking amber light which according to the instructions is either bad batteries or a bad charger. So I went through all six batteries, still got the blinking amber. Then I tried several outlets in my house, still blinking amber. So I called Apple Care and they didn't know what it was they thought I was talking about an iPod charger. So I went to the Apple store and the salesperson was very friendly and helpful, as always. I left with a replaced charger. But when I got home I had the same issues. So I went through every outlet in my house and finally found one where I didn't get the blinking amber and it actually charged all six batteries...woo hoo!!! So, do we have a very finicky product here? Too sensitive perhaps? My house is not old. There's no way all the outlets in my house are bad except one. Everything else has always worked just fine. Maybe this version 1.0 is not ready for prime time. In theory, I love the idea. Hopefully the kinks get worked out.

    24 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed at all

    • Written by from RESTON

    all 6 batteries when used in my Magic mouse or wireless keyboard lose the bluetooth connection and only ever read 72% as max charge, also have repeatable issues with batteries not seating correctly in the charger - cheap product - can't say I recommend it.

    25 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple, Intuitive, saves money.

    • Written by from Prescott

    Perfect addition to the wireless accessories for Apple's products (I'm even using a couple of the batteries in my xbox controller; Don't tell Steve).

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek and extremely useful... Like everything else from Apple!

    • Written by from Plano

    I couldn't wait to get my hands on one of these. It works wonderfully, charges quickly, and is the best companion to my new i7 iMac. I was really glad it came with six batteries; Two for the keyboard, two for the Magic Mouse, and two for my Magic Trackpad.

    I would like to point out to those who underrate this product that rechargeable are not like regular batteries, in that they're not as powerful. These are low output rechargeables, so they will not read as 100%. Please remember to also use the battery until dead, then recharge, to condition the battery and maximize it's charge!

    17 of 20 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Smooth

    • Written by from East Quogue

    Smooth, like all Apple products. Very satisfied with my purchase.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 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 70 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