Other World Computing launches iPod battery replacement program

Other World Computing (OWC) today announced it is offering an iPod battery replacement program for the not-so-do-it-yourselfer.

OWC customers within the continental United States purchasing any NewerTech NuPower iPod battery replacement for their Apple first-, second-, third- or fourth-generation iPod, iPod mini or iPod photo model can elect to have OWC install that battery for an additional $39. The batteries are available for $24.95 to $39.95.

Customers will receive a packing box for shipping their iPod to OWC, complete with a return overnight shipping label and protective cushion. Once OWC receives the iPod, trained service technicians will perform the battery replacement, as well as clean and test the iPod prior to repackaging and returning the iPod — all within 24 business hours. OWC properly disposes of the old batteries.

“Even if you combine the price of one of our batteries and our installation program, this is an affordable alternative to replacing your iPod,” said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC in the press release. “In contrast to others, we return your same iPod ready to jam with all your data intact and just like you left it.

“NewerTech NuPower iPod batteries are the highest-capacity and longest-running replacement batteries you can buy. These batteries are fully user-installable with the tools, instruction manual and installation videos we provide. Even so, we recognize not everyone is comfortable with the steps required to perform this installation. That’s why we offer this service.”

OWC offers a full line of NewerTech iPod batteries that range in price from $24.95 to $39.95 and offer up to 70 percent more capacity than standard iPod batteries. More information on the OWC iPod installation program utilizing NewerTech NuPower batteries is available online at http://www.macsales.com/iPodinstall


  1. Suckers!

    Get your good old scratched up ipod a new battery = $65 – $80; or….

    Get a replacement ipod from Apple Store = $59 + tax

    And if the store have stock, you get it same day. This OWC “deal” is only good for those insistent on keeping the engraving on their ipod, or those w/o reasonable access to an Apple store.

  2. Spark,
    Just go to any Apple store to get it. Your ipod has to be in working condition though. So no cracked screen, dented back, dead drive, etc. The $59 deal is only available in their retail stores AFAIK. The online battery program is still listed at $99 (including shipping).

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