Mobee Magic Bar induction charger for Apple’s Bluetooth Keyboard and Magic Trackpad
By Darren Quick
April 13, 2011
Going wireless with your keyboard and mouse might unleash you from the shackles of cables, but at the price of having to constantly shell out for batteries or swap rechargeables in and out. Inductive chargers like the Powermat have provided a convenient, cable-free way to keep mobile phones, portable games consoles and PMPs powered up, and now Mobee has launched the first inductive charger developed specifically for the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and Magic Trackpad.
Joining Mobee's inductive Wireless Magic Charger for Apple's Magic Mouse, the Magic Bar comprises a cylindrical battery pack that replaces the two AA batteries usually used to power the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard or Magic Trackpad, and an aluminum base station specially designed to allow said devices – and said devices only – to slide in and out. The base station draws power via a Micro-USB cable and will charge the cylindrical battery pack in around six hours to provide around 10 days of wireless power, dependent on usage patterns.
Mobee will be releasing the Magic Bar at the end of June 2011, with a retail price of US$60. Pre-orders will be taken from May 15.