Magic Battery Overview
What is Magic Battery? Magic Battery is an app that displays the battery level of supported input devices and headphones connected via Bluetooth in the menu bar. It supports various Apple input devices, Logitech mice and keyboards, and internal batteries. The app features a modern GUI with different view options, including a detailed, compact, and icon-only view. It also provides details about the internal battery and sends notifications when the battery level of a device reaches 20%. The app supports auto-start and Apple Silicon. However, AirPods and Apple Watch are not supported. The app is developed by Sascha Simon and is available on his homepage.
1. The App Magic Battery shows the battery level of supported input devices and headphones that are connected via Bluetooth in the menu bar.
2. In the detailed view, the battery level is shown next to the device icon.
3. In the icon-only view, the battery levels are shown once the menu of the app is opened.
4. • Modern GUI for displaying connected devices and their battery levels.
5. • Shows the percentage of the internal battery including how long the battery will last.
6. • Receive notifications when the battery level of a device is reaches 20%.
7. • You can choose between a detailed, a compact or an icon-only view.
8. The compact view shows all the information in a way that very little space is used.
9. All products that are supported and were listed above are a registered trademark of Microsoft Inc.
10. Positive ratings help others find the app and also is a great motivator for me to further develop the app.
11. The Microsoft Watch is also not supported.
Download and Install Magic Battery - PC
Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.
Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you
Simple Utility: Does What It Says
I use iState Menus for detailed system information, but it only shows one BT accessory’s battery level at a time and you have to hover down to see others. This is a small, but annoying detail.
This simple app servies it’s purpose well. It can display a menubar icon with a dropdown for your Magic accesories, or it can display all three directly in the menubar. A quick glance away which is helpful on an Windows that uses all three. My only requestion would be able to view AirPod batteries when connected, but perhaps there is a limitation to this because other apps do not offer this either.
After the recent updates, it is always up-to-date and matches what iState Menus ($15) also reports.
Works, but not for all devices.
I have a pair of Anker SoundCore Space NC headphones (BlueTooth 4.2, which is, BLE at least in name). They properly register battery percentage when connected to my iPhone, but do not in the Bluetooth menu of my Windows nor with this app (they don't even show up as a Bluetooth device in this app, either when connected or not). I have "Show Bluetooth Low Energy Devices" checked in the Settings, yet this BLE device doesn't show up. They also do not show up in the "Audio Devices" section of the app (which is completely empty).
In addition, my Logitech mouse does not show up in the menu either. I am not sure which version of Bluetooth it is using, however.
That said, Airpods show up when connected, and the internal PC battery also shows up. My phone shows up in the "BLE" section (labeled "Unknown" for some reason though), although i have to reconnect on startup by going through the app every time.
No more dead mouse!
I love the new Magic Mouse in that I’m not having to fight the design to change batteries … just plug and charge … but … Without any kind of warning that the mouse charge is low, I find my self with Dead Mouse Issue (DMI) at the most inconvenient times … sure it’s just a minute to a working mouse - but still.
TOTALLY worth $2. I figure I’d rather give the money to a developer and have a free operating system (PC) than have to pay for the operating system (i.e., Windows).
Big THANK YOU to the developer! (I’m a dev - but not in any way related to who ever did this).
Fixes Microsoft Oversight!
I spent 30 minutes listening to Microsoft support tell me that they had indeed had a lot of complaints about their not having built in a battery indicator for the rechargeable Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard. (Not a good surprise to sit down at my desktop and find that I had no mouse and no warning that its battery was shot.) Luckily, the tech told me about this app. Thank you, Sascha Simon, for filling the void! I downloaded the app, and within seconds saw my battery levels displayed! Hooray!
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