updated 01:45 pm EST, Fri November 10, 2006
PowerBook Pismo battery
FastMac today began shipping its high capacity extended life battery upgrade for Apple's PowerBook Pismo. The new 84 watt/hour battery uses lithium-ion cells with integrated charge indicator LEDs that utilize TruePower technology to provide upto 68 percent more capacity than the original Apple battery, according to FastMac. The company's TruePower line of battery upgrades replace the computer's original battery with a larger capacity and longer lasting advanced power cell battery that utilizes TruePower technology to incorporate sensors in the integrated circuit within the battery that detect undesirable levels of swelling or a short circuit, powering off the battery in certain extreme conditions. The TruePower battery for the PowerBook Pismo is available for an introductory price of $140, and users can bundle the battery with a G4 550MHz processor upgrade for $350 -- a $50 savings. Each battery carries a 1-year warranty and a 30 day money back guarantee.