updated 10:20 am EDT, Thu June 7, 2007
Newer's battery charger
Newer Technology today announced the NewerTech Intelligent Battery Charging Station, a new battery charger/conditioner for Apple's MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops. The device, Newer claims, delivers the longest possible runtimes and extends the lifetime of MacBook and MacBook Pro batteries for maximum "unplugged" usability and is the only available MacBook battery charger/conditioner on the market; it was designed with a dual purpose: to charge and condition batteries. The charger has two bays for conveniently charging two batteries one after the other, or charging one battery while conditioning a second one. The NewerTech Intelligent Battery Charging Station is available immediately for $150 from NewerTech's exclusive distributor, Other World Computing, as well as through the retail channel; it ships with a 2-year warranty. (Three separate models are available for the MacBook and 15- and 17-inch MacBook).
"We're excited to deliver this first of its kind product," said Larry O'Connor, President of NewerTech. "Our new Intelligent Battery Charging Station charger and conditioner gives MacBook users the ability to maintain and even restore both stock and aftermarket batteries while reducing the number of batteries that are discarded before their time."