updated 11:50 am EST, Tue November 22, 2005
iPod replacement batteries
Sonnet Technologies today announced a new line of for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation models (including iPod with color display), and iPod mini. Sonnet says each "kit" includes all the required tools, as well as detailed installation instruction videos in English, French, German, and Japanese. Sonnet says its high-capacity batteries exceed original Apple specifications-- up to 75 precent greater in the case of the original 1st and 2nd generation batteries. "A video is worth a hundred illustrations," says Robert Farnsworth, Sonnet CEO, of the included video installation instructions on a CD-ROM. "While opening an iPod isn't something everyone will attempt, the high quality instructional videos guide the user in an easy-to-follow procedure." The batteries are expected to ship this month for £24 (1st/2nd generation iPods) and £20 (3rd and 4th generation iPod).