Newer Technology, Inc. and Other World Computing (OWC) today introduced an ultra high-capacity 2100mAh Apple iPod Lithium-Polymer (Li-Polymer) replacement battery for all first- and second-generation iPod models.
The NewerTech battery is the highest capacity iPod battery on the market and provides 70 percent more capacity than standard Apple stock batteries. It is available immediately for US$39.95.
“The sad truth about first- and second-generation iPods is that in many cases their batteries start to fade after about 18 months, and there’s nothing worse for an iPod-user than to slowly become unable to access their digital music on-the-go,” said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC. “This new ultra high-capacity battery not only replaces the battery that died, but gives the iPod more life than it’s ever had before with 70 percent more capacity than the original battery.”
The 2100mAh iPod replacement battery uses the same high-quality Li-Polymer technology used by Apple Computer to make the original iPod batteries. The NewerTech battery also comes with two non-scratching installation tools and a detailed instruction manual to guide users smoothly through the installation process.
Several articles have been cropping up recently about the use of micro fuel cells to power the next generation of laptops. Fuel cells work by converting hydrogen found in methanol into electricity through an electro-chemical reaction. No recharging is needed, just replace a fuel cartridge and go!
The technology which has the potential to yield 40 hour laptop run times was first shown in a laptop by Toshiba then by NEC in June 2003. Casio, Sony and Hitachi and Samsung of Korea are also working on micro fuel-cell technology according to Wired.
Although the technology is promising, don’t expect it to appear in the forthcoming update to the PowerBook 15-inch or any PowerBook soon for that matter. Micro fuel cells still have to overcome safety and regulatory issues and aren’t likely to go main stream until late 2004 or 2005.
Protect your investment! The CompuShell should be on every PowerBook users ?must have? list. Finally, a beautiful industrial grade enclosure that your Powerbook stays in full time with access to all the ports and drives.
Please help GPSCity.com reach the target of 5000 names on their online petition to increase support for the Mac platform among manufacturers of GPS equipment. Before Friday, August 8 they had only received 500 signatures in six months, then they got a whopping 2300 in one day after news of their campaign hit a couple of Mac news sites. Read more…
I would have to say that I am one of the dirtiest, most disgusting keyboard users out there. Since my PowerBook and PowerMac have become my life, I am constant hammering away, typing up project, reports, e-mails and those zillion instant messages. I sadly admit, that I even will sit at my computer eating a sandwich as small crumbs fall in between my precious keys. Read more…
The newly released IOXperts driver, which works with any IIDC camera, and supports both OS 9 and OS X , but it is noted that the current driver doesn’t handle all of the settings 100% correctly. Read More…
RadTech, producers of innovative solutions for your digital lifestyle, announced today that it will offer Notebook Enhancement Clinics during Macworld NY 2003. Notebook clinics to help polish and restore displays with damage due to abrasion tune up tight hinges, correct and optimize chassis alignments.