updated 12:55 pm EDT, Fri October 27, 2006
PowerBook "Pismo" battery
Fastmac today announced the highest capacity, extended life battery upgrade for Apple's PowerBook "Pismo" laptpos. The new 84Whr TruePower battery uses Lithium-Ion cells (with integrated charge indicator LEDs) that are manufactured to the highest quality standards and utilizes TruePower technology to provide upto 68 percent more capacity than the original Apple battery. Fastmac's TruePower line utilizes TruePower technology, which incorporates sensors in the integrated circuit inside the battery that detect undesirable levels of swelling or a short circuit that will power off the battery in certain extreme conditions. TruePower batteries do not contain or use any Sony cells that are subject to the recent series of recalls issued by major computer manufacturers. The battery is scheduled to ship within 10 days and is available for pre-order for $140. Each battery carries a 1 year warranty and a 30 day money back guarantee.