updated 01:00 pm EST, Mon October 30, 2006
MacBook Pro battery ships
Fastmac today began shipping its high capacity replacement battery featuring TruePower technology for Apple's MacBook Pro notebook. The new 62-watt/hour battery uses Lithium-Polymer cells with integrated charge indicator LEDs that utilize TruePower technology for increased safety during use, and lasts around 5 percent longer than Apple's default battery. TruePower technology 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, according to FastMac. The TruePower battery for 15-inch MacBook Pro is available for $100 with a 30-day money back guarantee.