Apple announces an … AA battery charger?

Alright. Either this is the beginning of the end for the Apple brand as they start draining their fanboys dry or Apple has something special here. Either way, the Apple Battery Charger is real and ready to charge AA batteries. The Magic Trackpad joins the Wireless Keyboard and Magic Mouse’s AA-powered club. That’s where the Apple Battery Charger comes in.

The $29 kit comes with six AA batteries that Apple says has a 10-year lifetime. Of course YMMV, and while it’s a tad more pricey than other similar kits, Apple probably won’t have any problems turning a profit on the kit. If nothing else, the sleek and compact charging adapter that was clearly inspired by Apple’s charging bricks interests me. Ships in 2-4 business days.