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Keep Your Apple Peripherals Constantly Charged

  • Feb 23, 2012
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I am a big fan of Bluetooth peripherals. Apple's Bluetooth Keybaord, Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse are some of my favorite consumer electronics items. They are well-built, very functional, elegantly designed, and they all have very small footprint which helps minimize the clutter on my desk. They all also have a great battery life, but changing the batteries can be a nuisance, albeit admittedly not a major one. If you'd like to stop worrying about having to change the batteries for your Apple peripherals, then Mobee's Magic Bar might be just the right product for you.

The Magic Bar is made out of single piece of anodized aluminum, matching almost exactly the look and feel of Apple products. It connects to your computer or a stand-alone USB charger through a dedicated micro-USB cable. The cradle part is exactly as long as the Bluetooth Keyboard, with the entire bar being slightly longer due to the inductive charging part at the end of the bar. The charging end of the bar has a single small led light, which indicates the charging status. The inductive battery screws in securely into either the keyboard or the trackpad, with only a small knob protruding at the end.

The first time I charged the battery I was unable to simultaneously use the keyboard. This was a bit annoying, but after it has been charged for a while you'll be able to use your peripheral as it is being charged further. It seems to take a really long time for the battery to be fully charged, and I am still to charge it completely.

The trackpad or the keyboard tends to sit in the cradle more or less snuggly, although it can also become a bit loose. This can be annoying when you are typing, as the shifting keyboard can be noisy.

The only big issue that I have with this product is its price. Mobee products tend to be overpriced, IMHO, but overall they are very well designed and made.

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Mobee Magic Bar
A greener way to use your Apple Bluetooth Keyboard. View larger

Mobee Magic Bar
The world's first inductive charger for your Apple Bluetooth keyboard and your Magic Trackpad. View larger

The Magic Bar from Mobee Technology is the world's first inductive charger for the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and Magic Trackpad. It's a magical solution to recharge your input devices that takes only a minute to setup.

Mobee Magic Bar
Simple Wireless Charging for Your Keyboard and Magic Trackpad

Stop trashing batteries, and stop disassembling your devices to change your batteries. Let the Magic Bar manage everything and help protect the environment. Charging your Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and Magic Trackpad will be as simple as sliding your device in the Magic Bar. Mobee Magic Bar works with the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard (2xAA battery model) and the Apple Magic Trackpad. Plug the base station to any USB port in order to begin the recharge, with no external power supply needed.

Mobee's inductive charging method uses an electromagnetic field to wirelessly charge your devices. The Mobee Magic Bar is a charging station that sends energy through inductive coupling to the battery pack attached to your keyboard or Magic Trackpad, which stores energy without the need to plug your device into a conventional charger.

A Greener Way to Charge

The Magic Bar is a greener way to use your Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and Magic Trackpad. The Magic Bar is cost effective after one year of home usage, or six months of office usage. It's made ...

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