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Apple - Battery Charger - White

Model: MC500LL/ASKU: 1209916

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 518 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All Mac users should love this Apple charger

    Posted
    SuperStevePrice
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    I have 3 Apple wireless keyboards, two Magic Track Pads, and one Apple Magic mouse. They all require 2 AA batteries. Apple designed this charger for use by these devices. Each charger kit has 6 batteries: 2 for the keyboard, two for the pointing device and two to be charging. Since the devices use up their charges at different rates, you simply replace the dying ones with a pair of freshly charged batteries. The charger shows the state of the charge and once full charge is reached you can leave the batteries in the charger, knowing that they will draw almost no power and that they will not be harmed by long charging times. I see that Apple recently introduced wireless keyboards and trackpads that have built in non-removable batteries. So for those cool devices you don't require any batteries at all -- simply plug one into USB for a few hours. But if you have the older gear, get the Apple battery charging kit. You will love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    These are one of the best rechargeable but...

    Posted
    MoMo
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    When Apple made these batteries and charger they are suppose to be one of the best there is due to capacity and number of charge cycle it can have also the speed it charges. However Apple discontinued these few years ago and you will find very heavy discharged batteries that may never charge again like mine. I got two of the six that refuse to recharge and guess what Apple won't replace them as they do not even have it in their system or know how to replace them. The told me to take them back to Best buy for a refund. However I do not want to because I like the charger and 4 batteries that are working. You also wont find any more of these in store either and BB won't help order or find more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    These are great.

    Posted
    John12345678

    I think that the reviewer got a bad unit because I got these the day they came out and they work great. I even bought a second for other things. The charger is easy to use and when it's done charging it shuts itself off. More and more devices are coming to market that stop vampire power and this battery charger is a great example of that. If you don't know what vampire power is, it is when an electronic device continues to use power even when off. The government says that Americans waste over $4 billion a year on vampire power. Also, you get 6 batteries and the charger. The picture makes it look like you only get 2 batteries.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Happy As A Pig In Mud

    Posted
    Snugglebear34
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    I was getting frustrated with having to replace batteries nearly weekly with my BT mouse and keyboard for my MacBook Pro not to mention the fact that I was constantly losing BT connection when I dipped to 50% battery life left. So I heard and read good things about the rechargeable batteries. I bought and was initially put off because the batteries themselves would NOT charge. I did some testing and investigating and was finally able to get them to charge correctly. NOW!!! I don't have to change batteries weekly AND the BT mouse and keyboard seem to be holding their connections solidly!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not very optimistic...

    Posted
    alsha
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    I purchased this product from Best Buy once, and the recharging feature of these batteries did not work. BestBuy was awesome and exchanged me out a new item for no extra charge. They shipped it to my house and I put the batteries to charge and it kept blinking red. Close to 1-2 days later, I inserted these batteries in my TV remote, and no luck. The remote didn’t work whatsoever. Unfortunately, I gave up on these and just returned them for my money back. Surprised to see an Apple product made my Apple not work AT ALL.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice battery charger.

    Posted
    Eric
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    I have two of these chargers now. The charger is nice and compact with an indicator LED to let you know the charge state of the batteries. It stops charging automatically when the batteries are full and will periodically turn on after that to keep them at max charge. The only problem with it is that once in a while after you insert batteries into it for charging, the indicator will blink orange indicating that there is a problem. You need to remove the batteries and re-insert them and then it will usually work fine, sometimes though you may have to try a few times before it functions correctly. It isn't a major issue but I expect a lot better quality control from Apple.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Rechargeable Batteries

    Posted
    BestBuyTechShopper
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    I have purchased this item 4 times over the last 6 years for myself and family members, and I could not be happier about it. The batteries recharge quickly, the charger provides the status of the charge, and has a compact design. It comes with 6 batteries and the ones that I bought 6 years ago still work as good as the day when I purchased them. We have used them for XBOX controllers, a computer mouse, smoke detectors, and other items that need AA batteries without any issues. I highly recommend these rechargeable batteries to anyone who is looking for excellent value and reliability.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love these Rechargeable batteries

    Posted
    Tifferlee
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    I just love these rechargeable batteries from apple. This purchase was for my second set. I use these batteries for my keyboard, mouse, and trackpad. The unit includes 3 sets of batteries and I wanted charged batteries always on hand and It took all three sets to run all my apple hardware for my iMac.The batteries seem to charge quickly and definitely last longer than the duracells and energizers that I was using in the past. Honestly, I feel that the expenditure for the two sets of apple rechargeable batteries have actually saved me money in the long run b/c I no longer go through batteries for my computer system like water.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice Design - So-So Battery Life

    Posted
    catmagnet

    This is a typically nice clean designed Apple accessory. It works ok. The only issue is the charge life per pair of batteries is not so great. I am only getting maybe 5-6 days from a charge using my Apple Trackpad or Keyboard. (with alkalines it was well over 2 weeks). I have noticed that if you leave the charged batteries in the charger (after charging) they have less capacity than if you pull them out and set them aside after being charged. There must be some sort of drain effect leaving them in the charger. Complaints aside I think this is a worthwhile accessory to have as expensive as throw away batteries have become.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Apple Battery Charger with 6 Batteries

    Posted
    Fred
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    I bought the charger and batteries back in 2011 and has lasted up to May 2019. Not bad so I ordered a replacement. After receiving the batteries and charger I tried charging the 6 batteries but was unable to. All 6 were dead. I took it back and reordered. The second set also had 6 dead batteries so I took it back and will no longer order the Apple batteries with a charger. I'm very surprising for an Apple product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product, but . . .

    Posted
    TRitz
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    Had other rechargeable batteries such as Kodak and others, but decided to give Apple's a try seeing I have other Apple products. Well I was a tad disappointed that after fully charging the batteries and placing them in my Magic Mouse, my Mac only registered the batteries to be at 85% give or take a little. I believe the Mac is not accurate on the % as a standalone tester shows close to 100%. So is this a battery problem or Mac problem, I am unsure, but one thing for certain in my case both items were Apple products, so you would think they would work well together. I would buy them again as this is a fair price for 6 batteries and a charger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great batteries

    Posted
    Rachh01
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    I own two of these that I purchased several years ago. Those batteries are still charging. So I took a chance on buying another set even though I know Apple stopped releasing these a few years ago. It did take reinserting to get a charge on a couple and one of the batteries is dead. I gave these 5 stars because they're still the best rechargeable batteries I've ever owned and I've tried several. My box was brand new and had never been opened.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound and comfort

    Posted
    Hillboy7
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    I purchased these for using when lifting weights at the gym. I got tired of the ear buds and the wire. These are great. I was skeptical about spending so much for headphones. After hearing the sound quality of these, I wear them a lot more than I thought I would. They are excellent. The phone quality isn't great with the but it's there I needed. I didn't purchase them for talking. It comes with a wire, which I've only used once, and the sound is a little better with the cord. These are larger than the Solo but not quite over ear like the Studio. Not having the wire is the. Est way to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent charger if you can fix the apple bug 1st

    Posted
    wolfman
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    So these were touted to be the most portable apple battery charger for all your apple accessories (since they all take 2 AA Batteries). Here is the trick, they come default not working right... good luck as they won't charge unless you find this trick on google... Plug and unplug the charger with both batteries already loaded 10 times from the wall socket, then unplug one more time, plug back in and the board is reset. BB and Apple won't tell you this but it works.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Charger

    Posted
    Breeezy
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    If you want to save money on batteries then, this product is for you. I'm a self proclaimed apple guy so I would buy anything apple makes. It's not because I admire them as a company but, more so their corporate philosophy " they just don't ship junk". I have a apple keyboard, a voice recorder, and a couple of video game controllers I use it for. I have to say the battery life on this is amazing. I mean its a rechargeable battery set so there is not much to it. If you are interested in saving money, and you need a good rechargeable battery set this is for you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Batteries work but charger is junk!

    Posted
    jamatpier
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    I bought this to attempt to solve an issue with a magic mouse and was told the apple branded batteries fit the mouse better and therefore would solve the issue with the mouse losing connection constantly. The batteries don't fit the charger very well and you have to stand on one foot and hold your mouth just right to get them to start charging. They seem to be bad but if you get them just right, they charge as you would expect. Save your time and money and go with another brand for rechargeables. This is garbage.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome value! THREE PAIRS of Batts!

    Posted
    Zorbinski
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    Sorry, but this is hands down the best thing any Mac user can buy for their wireless keyboard and mouse, money wise. Sure there are charging stations for your mouse, but even so, this pack will allow you to always have freshies for your keyboard at least! Personally I have a mobi mouse charger on my main iMac, but since I also have a mini hooked up to my TV, this inexpensive pack of rechargeable batteries has me covered on the two keyboards and other mouse. Best priced thing from Apple!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stopped Working After Return Period

    Posted
    MATX
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    I purchased a second Apple Battery Charger with rechargeable batteries in September. We're at the end of October and it no longer works - but I'm outside of the return window. I tried the batteries in another Apple Charger and they won't recharge there either, so it's clearly the batteries that came with the charger. That is just ridiculous for the product to not work after a month and a half, and I'm stuck with it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worked as promised

    Posted
    isodan
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    I liked the batteries and charger so much that I bought a few. But after heavy use in a camera flash, the batteries appear to be cashed! I have a flashing Amber light on the charger and the batteries aren't charged yet. I read about removing the batteries and turing them, but that hasn't worked yet. I use these batteries exclusively for Canon 580 EX II speedlites. I will recommend these batteries and charger, but one may want to think twice about taxing these batteries. It's too bad though! They worked well for several months.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Batteries more reliable than Energizer rechargable

    Posted
    atrane
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    So far, I am getting more reliability from my Mac mouse compared to the Energizer rechargeable batteries. Of course, the price point is greater. Charger capacity is only 2, so this is going to be annoying if you plan to use this with a device that requires more than that. The charger locks in nice to a wall outlet and takes up minimal space. Overall, nothing bad to say other than the price is a bit high, although over the long haul this will be much cheaper than popping in alkaline batteries every couple of weeks.

    I would recommend this to a friend