MacBook Air traveler? QuickerTek has launched an extended battery upgrade for Apple’s MacBook Air. Users gain six to ten hours of additional battery power – beyond the battery life of the built-in battery. This is the only product that charges the MacBook Air while in use. It retails for US$299.95.
Since the MacBook Air has a non-removeable battery, the typical user strategy of using multiple batteries is not possible. QuickerTek had already developed battery charging technology for MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops, but those solutions did not charge AND power the computer at the same time. QuickerTek’s MacBook Air External Battery powers and charges the internal battery while in use.
A total of 12 to 16 hours of Air use are possible when using the External Battery Charger from QuickerTek. Users know the external battery is working because the battery charge percentage in the menu bar stays at 100% for hours, before the internal battery is used. While the stock MacBook Air recharges in four hours using the AC wall adapter, the External Battery Charger recharges in only three hours. Styled to blend with your Apple equipment, the MacBook Air External Battery Charger is lightweight and good looking. This product should not be used with MacBooks or MacBook Pro models.
• Physical: 5.5 x .5.5 x 0.6 inches
• Weight: 1.2lbs
• Battery: Li-ion Polymer
• 6 to 10 hours of extended use on MacBook Air
• Requires QuickerTek-modified MacBook Air power adapter
• LED charging status indicator
Customers can either send in their MacBook Air MagSafe power adapter for an upgrade ($25), or buy an already-upgraded MagSafe adapter for use with the MacBook Air External Battery Charger ($100). Either way, the magSafe is upgraded with military-spec parts for longer life. Compatibility with any MacBook Air is maintained.
Like most QuickerTek products, the MacBook Air External Battery Charger is backed with a one-year warranty on parts and labor. Additional product information is found here.