updated 09:25 am EST, Tue November 29, 2005
Newer battery recycling
Newer Technology today launched the , designed to reward customers who choose to recycle their batteries. The new program allows customers to send in their old Apple or third-party PowerBook or iBook batteries and receive a $20 rebate for each NewerTech replacement battery purchased. Newer says that the battery type sent in for rebate must be the same type as the battery purchased (and that only a single rebate would apply for each purchase; however, NewerTech will properly of all batteries sent in). NewerTech's laptop batteries, available for most Apple iBook and PowerBook models including all current iBook/PowerBook models, start at $120 and offer as much as 50 percent more capacity than Apple's stock batteries, according to the company.