OWC and NewerTech announce high-capacity replacement batteries for 14-inch Apple iBooks

Other World Computing (OWC) and Newer Technology, Inc. today announced availability of NuPower high-capacity replacement batteries for all Apple iBook G3 & G4 14-inch and 14.1-inch notebook models.

The new 59 Watt Hour battery model is available for $119.99, and provides up to 12 percent more capacity than the original Apple stock battery. At $139.99, the 71 Watt Hour model provides up to 29 percent more capacity.

“It’s a great thing to have products that really help make existing computers better than new,” said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC in the press release. “Providing the highest capacity batteries that extend the time people can spend on their iBooks without being tethered to the wall is a great way to do that.”

As with all NuPower batteries, the 14-inch iBook-compatible models are built in the United States using premium Li-Ion cells manufactured in Japan and/or Canada. By using only the best components and building them in the U.S., NewerTech is able to ensure that its batteries run longer at full charge and last longer compared to other batteries built to lesser standards. The high-quality cells also allow for more charge cycles than other batteries, and stringent quality control measures ensure the batteries are built to last.

“Apple builds the best laptops in the world and they are built to last,” O’Connor said in the press release. “When all that’s wrong with an otherwise great laptop is a diminished battery runtime, an upgrade to an even longer lasting and longer running NuPower battery is just the ticket. It’s great to have a spare too, so you can spend even more time unplugged.”

NewerTech’s full line of the highest capacity Apple PowerBook, iBook and iPod replacement batteries available can be purchased through OWC and other fine retailers. For more information or to order, please visit http://www.newertech.com/batteries


  1. I’ll file this one away in my head for the undetermined future date when my iBook’s battery starts showing its age.

    In the meantime, sensible battery management is important. I’ve found that minimizing the number of times a laptop battery is plugged in will increase its life (seems every time you plug in your laptop, regardless of the amount of charge left on the battery, it takes another cycle off the battery’s life). And this MDN opinion piece has some good ideas for keeping your laptop in top shape, too…

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