Exclusive: First look at the FastMac U-Charge (updated)

Exclusive: First look at the FastMac U-Charge (updated)

Summary: Here's an exclusive sneak peak of FastMac's newest product: U-Charge.U-Charge is a portable, standalone charger that connects directly to the battery's terminals to recharge the battery quickly and efficiently.

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FastMac U-ChargeHere's an exclusive sneak peak of FastMac's newest product: U-Charge.

U-Charge is a portable, standalone charger that connects directly to the battery's terminals to recharge the battery quickly and efficiently. It's compatible with over nine years of Apple laptop batteries as well as after-market/third party replacements like their high-capacity TruePower line.

FastMac hasn't posted this little puppy on their Web site yet and no word is available on pricing or availability yet, but my gut tells me that it'll come in around US$99. Stay tuned...

Update: FastMac has posted a U-Charge product page on their Web site and (surprise!) it's priced at US$69.99.

I could have used a U-Charge when I was charging all my MacBook batteries at the library earlier this week. Without an external charger I had to charge them one at a time in the MacBook itself, and charging a MB battery is slow.

What do you think of U-Charge? Could you use something like this?


 Image Gallery: FastMac.com's new U-Charge Universal battery charger.  FastMac's new U-Charge battery charger FastMac's new U-Charge battery charger 

After the jump, a list of all the battery models that U-Charge is compatible with...

U-Charge will work with all 10.8V Apple Laptop Batteries Produced Since 1999. Including the following.

Model compatibility list:

  • iBook G3 12-inch
  • iBook G4 12-inch
  • MacBook 13-inch
  • MacBook Pro 15-inch
  • MacBook Pro 17-inch
  • PowerBook G3 Bronze (Lombard)
  • PowerBook G3 Pismo
  • PowerBook G4 12-inch
  • PowerBook G4 15-inch
  • PowerBook G4 17-inch

Apple part number compatibility list:

  • M9337G/A
  • 661-1764
  • 661-2472
  • 661-2569
  • 661-2672
  • 661-2994
  • 8403
  • A1061/M8433
  • A1008
  • M8403
  • M8433G
  • M8433G/A
  • M8433G/B

Topics: Laptops, Apple, Hardware, Mobility

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  • Re: Power

    Definitely want one of those to use before we get on the
    Train! (http://www.pcpro.co.uk/blogs/2008/05/15/to-eee-
    or-not-to-eee/)

    Thought Dan : http://www.thoughtden.co.uk
    Thought Dan
  • RE: Exclusive: First look at the Fast Mac U-Charge

    Woo hoo!! About time someone offered to satisfy this simple requirement!
    michael@...
  • RE: Exclusive: First look at the Fast Mac U-Charge

    I want one, i need one. My PowerBook G4 motherboard no
    longer charges the battery to capacity. A $400 repair. Ouch!
    I would rather spend that on a new MacBook Pro. I'm waiting
    for the 3rd quarter when the new faster ones come out. My
    PowerBook is still great and works great after 5 years except
    for charging. This would make a great option till then.

    MacNorm.com
    McNorm
  • RE: Exclusive: First look at the Fast Mac U-Charge

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