• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Induction Battery Pack has no power and is very malleable

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Put the induction battery pack in the mouse. Let it charge on base until base's light was a constant green. Tried to turn on the mouse, but had no success. I don't think the mouse is getting power because its little green light is never coming on. I want to push or re-seat the induction battery pack, but it is flimsy and only slightly stronger than a piece of aluminum foil. I will be returning it.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    awsome

    • Written by from Akron

    sweet

    2 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    its okay...

    • Written by from Calgary

    i just got this product yesterday and i am not impressed at the fact that i cant charge my batteries without having the computer on all night. for 50$, its kinda stupid but i found one of the phone chargers for the iphone and all i did was replace the iphone cable with the magic charger (coz both of them use usb ports) and so far, the light is blinking and i think it works fine. as for putting the battery in and taking it out, i did not have a problem...

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    • Written by from Hoboken

    I love it! I always wanted something like this but Apple never did it. Now, I no longer have to switch batteries for my mouse!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible product and troubleshooting thru Mobee

    • Written by from NANAIMO

    First off, after the battery pack was fully charged, I tried using my mouse to find out that it won't even turn on. I tried several times replacing the battery pack, but to no avail. One of the worst parts is that the battery pack gets jammed into the mouse, and I had to use a tool to pry it out (being careful not to damage our beautiful mouse). Definitely not ready to be sold until all the bugs are worked out.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, don't believe the haters

    • Written by from Allentown

    I put off buying this product many times because of the negative reviews. But they are just wrong....

    If you have any hand-eye coordination or a passable amount of mechanical ability, the battery insert CAN be installed correctly, and it will not fall out. If you've changed the batteries on your magic mouse, this is simple.

    Insert the top portion (near the optical eye) FULLY first. Then insert the bottom portion FULLY, until the slide thing clicks into place. Done.

    I got to the point where I couldn't stand having to change the batteries on my magic mouse so often. This is an elegant solution.

    Also, my battery percentage seems correct. Not sure if i'm reading something wrong.

    Get the product, you won't be sorry.

    48 of 53 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    i love this sucker!!!!

    • Written by from Redwood City

    I love this product batteries were dying so instead of replacing them i decided to pick tis nifty gadget up it was a pain in the rear to get in the first one i had had a faulty then 2nd one i had worked like a charge some say some the full battery is @ 80 but i checked my mouse in the settings menu and I a getting A FULL 90%

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    fantastic!

    • Written by from Toronto

    I love my magic mouse and bluetooth keyboard, but have always been frustrated by the amount of batteries I buy to keep them running. This device works fantastically, looks nice, and has prevented me from buying batteries for three months now. I'm off to the store to buy their keyboard charger as well!
    Great work, Mobee! Assuming that the Mobee battery continues to function for a few years, this product really is green, and will pay for itself many times over.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good idea, bad execution

    • Written by from Fishkill

    I agree with the review that it's a flop. I'm having same problem. I will now have to drive all the way to an apple store to have them safely remove the charger from magic mouse because I can no longer use the mouse. This is a product that is not yet ready for production. Needs more testing. It's horrible. I shouldn't have so much trouble. Also, try adding better instructions and trouble shooting to your packaging if you are going to have a product that doesn't work out of the box.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete Flop

    • Written by from London

    I purchased this as a gift. The Mobee backing/battery pack was difficult to install properly, and once installed and charged up, it did not respond with the magic mouse. Additionally, removing the battery pack and backing was impossible. I had to bring the whole mouse into an Apple store where they were able to (thankfully) remove it.

    This product is a good idea in theory, but does not fit well into the magic mouse and does not power the mouse properly. Also - once installed, the mouse doesn't actually rest in the cradle properly either.

    I returned the product and was very disappointed in this product and wouldn't recommend it.

    43 of 48 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    All good except for. . .

    • Written by from Wanganui

    I haven't experienced most of the complaints noted on here.
    The fit, the look, the connectivity, have all been fine.

    My only complaint is the reported battery level indicator.
    As many have stated, it only reports 80% at full charge.
    Well mine only shows that for maybe an hour and then shows 2%. . . sometimes it only shows 2% at full charge (based on the solid green light indicating fully charged).
    This means I can never know when it's going to die. I still have to keep a secondary mouse available just in case.
    One user said he puts it on charge anytime he's not using it. This means the battery life will degrade way sooner than expected.
    As stated in another review, it would good if Apple produced an alternative indicator suited to this device.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too much hassle

    • Written by from duncansville

    Just got this product and was very disappointed. Great idea to make battery rechargeable since it is good for the environment and convenient, but when I placed the battery pack in my mouse after it had been charged fully, there was no connection and the mouse would not turn on. I am planning on getting one more to try and see if it works, but if there is a any hassle I am going to just send it back and stick to regular batteries. If some improvements on fit and quality were made this would be a great product but unfortunately it is not worth the money as is now.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Mayfield

    This product works as advertised but needs far better instructions. First off you cannot simply drop the battery pack into the mouse. It must be tilted far enough to allow the lip to completley engage, and then to make sure the lock in fully engage, otherwise the battery pack will fall out. If you do it right the pack stays in place. You will never see 100% charge due to the type batteries the unit uses. When it shows around 80% charge and the green light is lit it is fully charged. I like the fact that it is a USB charger but you do use one of your limited USB ports. That is why a mliti-port USB adapter is a wise investment. Macs do not have enough USB ports as we all know. All in all this product is well built, looks good, takes up very little room, and works as advertised.

    36 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good...

    • Written by from West Long Branch

    Only have had it for about a day so far... so far, it has a bright future ahead... I will most certainly not miss buying a surplus of AA batteries ever other week...

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Im not 100% sure

    • Written by from Saginaw

    I just bought this The pointer speed is terrable IDK I perfer the bateries

    7 of 44 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product That Needs Tweek

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I was going to have to return this. It just didn't work. Then I checked the reviews here and the reviewer "Cardiff" said that he fixed his by bending the solo prong a little. That made mine work too! Bless Cardiff!

    Hopefully it will keep working and I'll never have to worry about buying batteries again. I love the Magic Mouse but it eats batteries far too fast.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Setting the record straight for those that has had bad experiences

    • Written by from CALGARY

    Some past reviews complained of:
    1. Charger not working properly
    2. Battery remaining indicator doesn't report properly in OSX
    3. Battery fit and finish is awful and inconsistent
    4. Charger base dies an early life
    5. Battery falls out
    6. Mouse bluetooth connectivity randomly fails

    Of these 6 major complains I can say this:
    1. Charger MUST not be placed on the aluminum base of the iMac or a metallic surface. The system works by using inductive charging. Metallic surfaces will completely render the charger useless. Place it on a wood desk and it will charge the battery fine.
    2. Normal alkaline/lithium AA batteries operate at 1.5 volts/battery. NiMH and Ni-Cad rechargeables are designed to work at 1.2 volts / battery. This 0.3 volts difference in the cells explains why the battery % indicator in OSX doesn't report 100% charge b/c of this voltage difference. Apple SHOULD allow users of OSX to select the type of battery that is installed in their input devices so that the battery % indicator is more representative of what is the actual life instead of basing on the assumption that battery cell voltage is always 1.5 volts / battery when in a 100% state.
    3. Battery fit and finish in fact is excellent on the unit I purchased. The key is to pay close attention to the install. Place the upper portion of the battery into the mouse first and tip the battery into the mouse and engage the locking tab. Press firmly down on the battery further until you can manually move the locking tab into the fully engaged position. Once locked the slight outward pressure of the battery pack will keep it locked in place. I've banged my mouse around deliberately on my desk to make the battery pack disengage and fall out. So far so good.
    4. Can't comment on the charger's life expectancy but it does carry a 1 year warranty through Mobee Technologies and if you purchase it on a credit card then your warranty is doubled to 2 years anyways.
    5. Please refer to point 3 and FULLY engage the lock tab on the bottom of the mouse. Don't just press fit it in, press firmly and LOCK the tab in place so it fully catches the edge of the lock tab cutout.
    6. Can't say that in the few days I've used the mouse that I've lost connectivity. Some reports have said that the connectivity loss is a direct result of the battery falling out. If point 3 is followed then there should be no reason why the mouse would stop communicating with your computer.

    Overall after paying very close attention to the fine details of the charger and battery pack I give it a 4 star rating. Pay particular attention as to how the battery should be installed (tuck upper portion of the battery into mouse FIRST and then firmly lock the tab on the bottom. Last but not least don't place the charger on ANY metal surfaces (esp the foot of the iMac base).

    Recommendations to improve this product:
    1. Include detailed install instructions so that others can't inadvertently try to drop the battery pack into the mouse without first tucking in the upper edge. Common sense isn't so common for some users.
    2. Not related to product - Apple OSX needs to revise their battery reporting schema to allow users to tell OSX what type of batteries their using.
    3. Price - This unit isn't cheap. Consider that you can buy the equivalent eneloop batteries for HALF the cost to accomplish the same result is a tough sell for some.
    4. HAVE a CLEARLY VISIBLE warning to product users to NOT place the charger on metallic surfaces. It simply doesn't work when sitting on metal or the base of the iMac.
    5. Include a passthrough USB cable so that it can still be plugged into a computer BUT allow another USB device cable to be plugged into it.
    6. Speed up charging times to about 1 hour vs. 6.

    161 of 165 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    More style and price then substance

    • Written by from Markham

    My initial impression of the product was resoundingly positive. Several reviews talked of effortless and fast charging, and how great the item was in style and function. And in fact, that's what i thought when I first purchased for $50. But the honeymoon soon wore off. Here are the shortcomings after the first week -

    - Unit can not plug into wall, only USB. However, when I would like to be charging my mouse is when my iMac is asleep. But when my iMac is asleep, power ia cut to USB -- a catch-22. I found I was constantly then having to place it on the charger for short periods, interrupting my work flow. if i didn't do this, the mouse would get erratic then stop working.

    - The device, while seemingly simple to use, needs a rethink. For instance, offer 2 charging packs instead of one, and make it so you can swap out a charge pack from a wall charger. This does 2 things... eliminates any charging downtime, and leaves a USB port free that the current "soap dish" steals. Imagine if you were always having to set your cordless drill down on a pad a couple times per week, exactly when you needed to be working. It's just dumb.

    - Lastly is the price. For all the fancy inductive charging (which didn't charge very fast for me), I could buy a great wall charger and 3 sets of AA batteries, and even grab a small meal and coffee. by having 3 sets of batteries, you can now get in on the recharge game for not only the mouse, but the wireless keyboard as well -- something the Mobee can't help you with.

    I'll be returning the two purchased.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant - initial install fiddely

    • Written by from Cardiff

    this product has a real good apple like quality to it the docking station looks great and the battery pack has the same finish as the original battery housing. However this product has its flaws. It did not work for me straight out of the tin. To note my magic mouse was also brand new. The problem lies with the battery it charges fine when on the dock but the connectors don't match up to the mouse so no power to the mouse or green light. I solved this issue by bending the solo connector down a bit, it points up. that simple put battery back in and it worked.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this thing

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I've been using this for several months and couldn't be happier. Apple should buy Mobee!

    4 of 5 people found this useful