updated 09:20 pm EDT, Mon April 13, 2009
QuickerTek Air battery
QuickerTek has released its latest notebook accessory, a new external battery for the MacBook Air. The external pack powers the device while simultaneously charging the internal battery. The company claims users can achieve 12 to 16 total hours of run time, or around 6 to 10 extra hours of power. The charger is also said to charge the internal battery in only three hours.
The product also features a smaller size than the company's other MacBook external batteries, measuring just 7-inches by 3.5-inches. The battery is housed in a machined aluminum case with an anodized finish. QuickerTek claims the cells are capable of up to 1,000 full recharges.
The MacBook Air external batter can be purchased for $350. Customers must also have a QuickerTek-modified MagSafe adapter, which carries a price of $100. An existing MagSafe adapter can be converted for $25.