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HyperMac calls it quits on charging cables for MacBook

If you were interested in picking up some HyperMac charging cables and car chargers for the MacBook, you better act fast as they'll be gone by November 2.
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If you were interested in picking up some HyperMac charging cables and car chargers for the MacBook, you better act fast as they'll be gone by November 2.

At precisely midnight Pacific Time on that Tuesday, these third-party accessories will disappear as quickly as Cinderella's pumpkin carriage. Even though HyperMac will continue to sell external batteries for the MacBook, those will be useless without these cables.

Engadget reports that this is likely in result of Apple's patent-infringement lawsuit over Sanho's unlicensed use of the MagSafe power connector.

While the new MacBook and MacBook Pros have considerably better battery lives than any of its predecessors, Apple batteries aren't exactly known for lasting years. My own three-year old MacBook can only survive two to maybe three hours these days, if I'm lucky.

For anyone working with these particular notebooks on the road, the HyperMac accessories were considered lifesavers as the external batteries extended the juice by at least 32 hours.

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