FastMac taking pre-orders for U-Charge battery charger

Summary:Back on 15 May 2008 I gave you an exclusive look at FastMac's TruePower U-Charge (US$69.95) portable battery charger.

FastMac taking pre-orders for U-Charge battery charger
Back on 15 May 2008 I gave you an exclusive look at FastMac's TruePower U-Charge (US$69.95) portable battery charger. FastMac has announced that they're now accepting pre-orders for the innovative little charger.

U-Charge looks like an AC adapter with a special charger tail that snaps onto the contacts of Apple notebook batteries to charge them outside of the host machine. The benefit is that it allows you to keep a backup battery fully charged and ready without needing to purchase a dedicated, bulky charger.

You can charge all 10.8 volt Apple batteries produced since 1999 with the U-Charge, including batteries for the iBook, PowerBook, MacBook and MacBook Pro. FastMac will also be offering a separate 14.4 volt U-Charge that works with the higher voltage requirements of the iBook clamshell, PowerBook G4 Titanium, and iBook G3/G4 14-inch.

They expect to begin shipping orders in about two weeks and a full list of supported batteries is posted on the FastMac ordering page.

Topics: Laptops, Apple, Hardware, Mobility

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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