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MacBooks gain extra power from Battery Geek

updated 10:55 am EDT, Thu September 28, 2006

MacBook External Battery

Extended batteries are a regular option from some laptop manufacturers, but MacBook and MacBook Pro owners have largely resorted to second batteries to get more than the stock amount of battery life. On Thursday, these Apple laptop owners were given a second option by power accessory maker Battery Geek. The 140 Watt/hour Portable Power Station is an external battery that now has an optional connector that supports both MacBook models and extends their portable runtime significantly: the company claims that even the power-hungry MacBook Pro can last up to 6 additional hours on the lithium-ion based adapter. The device can also charge iBooks and PowerBooks, most Windows laptops, and USB-powered devices, including the iPod. The Portable Power Station is currently shipping at an official price of $399.



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  1. redwood

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    No MagSafe Connector not

    Interestingly, the MagSafe connector is NOT included unless you ask for it. Never less, this seems like an interesting product!

  1. meteor99

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    Did not get connector

    I requested the MagSafe connector at the time of order, but did not get it with the Power Station. While I wait for a reply, I have a very expensive paperweight!

  1. drewpark

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    Horrible experience!

    Horrible experience with www.batterygeek.net

    I ordered from www.batterygeek.net in July, 2008 and I'm still trying to get a refund for my Oct., 2008 purchase they failed to ship. I had to file three BBB (Better Business Bureaus) complaints and received a refund for two orders but in process for the third. This has been a nightmare for me. I'm sure the battery pack works well once you receive it in a timely manner. I have been more than patient with them; I waited over three months before asking for a refund. It has taken over 6 months before the first refund. If you want to take a chance and see if they'll ship it right away but I'd advice against it. If you do, hopefully, you'll have better luck with them.

    If you run into similar situation with the www.batterygeek.net then you can go to
    http://www.bbb.org/online/
    and file a complaint with them.

    Customer service is horrid!

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