• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Idea, only fair execution

    • Written by from Cherry Hills Village

    Unlike other reviewers, I found the battery fit fine. But it took some experimentation (and requires ongoing care) to "dock" it .... putting it in "all the way" results in no charging. It has to be a couple of cm off to get it to charge.

    Also it never seems to get to full charge, since it's always blinking green--never solid (but perhaps that's because no one else in the family but me can find the proper spot to dock it).

    I've thought of trying to retrofit a rubber washer to allow for easy docking; but at this price level I'd expected it to "just work".

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice product, but a bit pricey for the non pro user.

    • Written by from Toronto

    I received the Magic bar as a gift. I own a wireless keyboard, and a magic trackpad. I had to go and buy another battery as the until only ships with one. So, you're looking at $60 for this unit, plus another $30 for the extra battery.

    For a pro user, I can see the benefit of having the Magic Bar there to just dock your trackpad or keyboard each night to make sure that it's fresh for the next day. However, for a home user I think $90 is a lot to spend just to avoid the few seconds of hassle that it takes to replace rechargeable batteries.

    For that money you could get a batter charger that also reconditions rechargeables to make sure that you get the maximum life out of them.

    I'm no stranger to Apple sticker shock, but in this case I'd have to say that the product is really over priced for the benefit it brings you. $15-$20 cheaper, and it would have been something I would have considered buying for myself.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid Product - Packaging is misleading

    • Written by from PHOENIX

    Solid product, charges fast and looks nice. The packaging is very misleading. The package states "THE MAGIC BAR - Wireless charger for the Apple Wireless Keyboard AND Magic Trackpad", however it only has one battery replacement unit for EITHER a Keyboard OR a Trackpad.....NOT BOTH. The graphics on the package show the Magic Bar with BOTH the keyboard and the trackpad......very misleading. If you actually want to use both the keyboard and the trackpad with the Magic Bar, you need to purchase an additional battery replacement unit from their web site at $29.90. The Apple store did not carry the additional battery replacement units. The package says "Keyboard AND Trackpad" would have been great to have two (2) battery replacement units in it.

    Also, the unit comes with no printed instructions or information on where to get instructions.

    26 of 37 people found this useful