• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad Batteries -- Require CONSTANT recharging

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I ordered two sets of these for my trackpad to use in the office (after two years of using Duracell). I've been using them for about 3 months and these batteries have been a huge disappointment. They require constant recharging. The Duracell batteries easily last 5 or 6 times longer.

    I know this because my Mac shows the percentage left under the bluetooth setting. I am very disappointed in these and do NOT recommend purchasing.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor performance versus Alkaline

    • Written by from Durham

    The batteries last only a week in the Magic Trackpad, versus 3 months using Alkaline disposables. The batteries will charge to 100%, but if left to trickle charge in the charger, the full charge drops to ~92%.

    This is the second Apple charger I've owned. The first one failed to charge for even a day, so it was replaced under warranty.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after 18 months

    • Written by from BRIGHTON

    A good looking product that work well for a year and a half and then the charges were lower and lower judging by need for replacement every week. Tossed the batteries and bought new ones but the charging power was still very feeble.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple battery charger

    • Written by from Oakville

    It worked great for 2 charges, after that it didn't charge consistantly anymore. In the end, i had to keep regular batteries handy because the rechargables were unreliable. They are a great concept but didn't work well.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries and charger dead too soon

    • Written by from University Cy

    The batteries didn't really last for very many charges, and the charger itself stopped working after a year or so. This is mostly a waste of money in the end. My trusty old camera flash batteries and charger are still going strong after 6 years.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice design but poor performance

    • Written by from Granada Hills

    It's a nice, stylish compact unit, but when it comes to the crunch the experience is not so nice. The batteries that come with the charger are pathetic, lasting a lot less time than other rechargeable batteries, meaning you will be continually changing out the batteries in your mouse.

    The charger itself (and I must admit this may be down to the poor quality batteries, I'm not sure of the technical details) does a poor job of charging the batteries, often charging them to an incomplete level. Right out of the box the charger from time to time would give a blinking orange light suggesting the official Apple batteries are incompatible (this is when the batteries are seated correctly).

    In short, chances are you already own a battery charger, and you're thinking about getting this to compliment your Apple products. If that's the case, I'd say: don't bother. Stick with another charger.

    20 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Idea, but not so good a product.

    • Written by from Oakland

    -Batteries tend to not charge anywhere near full.
    -Replacement batteries not available.
    -Charger does not work with other batteries.

    113 of 153 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing for Apple

    • Written by from Pompano Beach

    Bought 2 of these expecting Apple's normal superior performance but was disappointed. They are no better than the re-chargeables I purchased at the grocery store. Run out quickly and the chargers are quirky.

    53 of 70 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries are useless.

    • Written by from St-Petersburg

    Charger works normal, but batteries works approx. about a 6 months, then they dead.

    32 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Charge Very Well

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Really disappointed with this product.

    When I bought my new iMac in November it came with regular AA batteries already installed in the mouse and they lasted over three months so I replaced them with these rechargeable batteries and they last about a week or two and never fully charge. I can't get them to charge about 80% and I start losing a connection when they go under 50%. And half the time I can't get the charger to even register that the batteries are in there. I thought maybe I had a single faulty battery, but all of them are the same way.

    25 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Silver Spring

    The charger is a great idea, small and doesn't use much juice when the batteries are charged up.
    But I'm seriously disappointed in the quality of the product. The third time I wanted to recharge, the amber light is just flashing and the batteries won't charge. Nothing has changed on the batteries or the charger, it just stopped working. $30 wasted :(

    38 of 57 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Convenient, but seem defective. Won't charge to 100%.

    • Written by from Springfield

    I love the convenience of Apple rechargeable batteries, but they seem defective. The batteries are used between 2 of us at work. 1 Magic Mouse and 1 Mighty Mouse. 1st set of batteries wouldn't charge more than 50%. Apple sent a replacement that arrived the next day. These are slightly better, but when you check the battery level in your Bluetooth menu at the top it still reads about 80% full after a full 24 hour charge and after a charge when the green charge light turns off. We still use them because, aside from not getting a full charge, they work great.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bit Disappointed

    • Written by from Kitchener

    I purchased 2 of these because unfortunately for me my blue tooth keyboard is the older one which requires 3 batteries, and not 2, so I needed the extra pack. What I don't understand is why the batteries don't charge to 100% I only seem to be able to get about 80% if not less. This is applicable to both the batteries going into the keyboard, trackpad and mouse. Looks like the Energize batteries are a better option, for me at least.

    27 of 47 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very short lifetime

    • Written by from Oregon

    Pros: The batteries it comes with are high capacity, they last a lot longer than normal batteries out of the box and after a few charges.
    Cons: After a couple months of charging both Apple's NiMH and some other brand NiMH batteries, the charger always just flashes orange and doesn't charge any batteries at all. This happened to me twice. Because of this, I cannot recommend buying this charger.

    34 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    What's the rave?

    • Written by from Victoria

    I'm surprised this junk is Apple branded. The batteries don't sit well in the charger, it's hard to tell when they are charging, and they aren't that good a battery. I don't know how they compare to other rechargeable batteries but they aren't even close to even an ordinary throwaway, let alone a lithium. Nothing elegant about the design. I'm not impressed.

    39 of 112 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work for me.

    • Written by from Moreno valley

    I bought this and when i charge my batteries, i wait for it to finish charging the green light comes out and wait 5-10 minutes when i put the batteries in my magic mouse or keyboard and check the percentage it says 89%.. whats up with that? it never goes past 90%

    31 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery charger

    • Written by

    This Apple product looks really good and the concept is cool. But, the real catch is when it comes to charging, all the 6 of the batteries need a very frequent charging as they get discharged too soon. The indicator turns green showing that the battery charge is full, but when I put them into my mouse and start using it shows 93%. As and when I use the batteries they get discharged soon without much long usage.

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great, disappointed in the charge

    • Written by from Crandall

    Two stars for a very nice design. But I cant give it any more than that, because it only charges to 87% when placed in the Magic Mouse. They also seem to drain down faster than regular Energizer batteries. For $29 you should expect top notch performance and this charger hasnt delivered.

    26 of 41 people found this useful

  • 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.

    63 of 81 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