OWC and NewerTech announce high-capacity replacement batteries for 12-inch Apple PowerBooks

Other World Computing (OWC) and Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech) are offering the longest lasting batteries available for Apple 12-inch Aluminum PowerBooks.

NewerTech NuPower PowerBook and iBook batteries are designed, engineered, and assembled in the U.S.A. using only the best components. The result is a quality product that consistently outlasts the competition in terms of both operational runtime and useful longevity.

Longer runtime means more time spent unplugged between charges. Better longevity means a longer useable lifespan compared to other available batteries.

“The NewerTech NuPower design goes beyond just adding extra capacity,” said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC in the press release. “The extra runtime is great, and that along with the long useful lifespan of NuPower batteries is what sets them apart from any other.”

NuPower’s new 53.3 Watt Hour battery model is immediately available for $139.99, and provides more than 13 percent additional capacity over original Apple batteries and as much as 32.5 percent more capacity than other non-Apple aftermarket batteries.

“First introduced only two years ago, today people recognize NewerTech’s NuPower batteries for the quality and longevity they provide,” O’Connor said in the release. “For a very long time customers have been asking when we’ll have our 12-inch Aluminum PowerBook Battery available. We are pleased to announce that time is now, and we are sure customers will find it worth the wait!”

NewerTech’s full line of NuPower high capacity battery replacements for Apple PowerBook G3 & G4, iBook G3 & G4, and iPod models can be purchased through OWC and other retailers. For more information or to order, please visit http://www.newertech.com/batteries


  1. MDN Strikes again, deleting my post.

    Shamlesless plug for an advertiser disguised as news, shamless webmaster.

    If you’ve got a problem MDN, email me about it. Otherwise, get off my jock and start exercizing some ethics.

  2. It’s about freaking time…

    And Bill, how do you use your computer?? I have the NewerTech tiBook battery (the lower-capacity 65W-hr one!) and I get ~5.5 hours of use. Web-surfing, emailing, IMing, word processing and iTunesing.

    I have a 1st-gen, 500MHz tiBook. Are the newer systems really that power-hungry? My ‘book is four years old now, clearly long in the tooth, but the battery life is phenomenal with the NewerTech battery. I’m not going to upgrade until Apple gets a handle on battery life, gets it back above four hours. Maybe the 90nm dual-core G4s coming next year will be better? One can hope…

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