June 29th, 2010
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  • Charges batteries without need to be in notebook
  • Small and compact

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  • Conditioner did not work during tests
  • Very expensive

The Bottom Line
If you have extra batteries that need charging and you do not feel like waiting for the other battery in the notebook to be charged, then this may be an option for you. While NewerTech claims this device will recondition your battery, we were unable to do so with both an original Apple OEM battery or a brand new NuPower battery furnished by NewerTech. At a very step price of $150, we would only recommend this if you must quickly charge a bank of batteries.

Recommended
Maybe

Full Review
So, you’ve got a lot of batteries for your Apple notebook, huh? Oh, just two? Still, you’re looking to charge them both at the same time, right? Well you cannot do that on the notebook so you’ll probably be interested in looking at an external charging station such as NewerTech’s Intelligent Battery Charging Station. Now, is the $150 price tag for the intelligence part or for the convenience?

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  • Perfect fit
  • Easy-press battery-charge indicator button
  • Ships fully charged
  • Backed by strong warranty

Cons

  • Minor gain of “up to 4.4%” battery capacity from original

The Bottom Line
If you need some NuPower to replace your tired and end-of-life MacBook Pro battery, then look no further than NewerTech’s replacement battery. Made solid and backed by NewerTech’s just as solid warranty, you will be hard pressed to find a replacement battery as good as this one for this price.

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Yes

Full Review
When I first purchased my MacBook Pro, the very first model to replace the aging PowerBook line, I was excited by the longer lasting battery that came with the updated Apple notebook. The original battery lasted pretty long after heavy use; however, nothing lasts for ever. So, it was time to replace Apple’s battery but most likely not with another Apple battery due to the high price tag. So should I get one of those cheap ones on eBay or go to Best Buy and try my luck there? Or, should I try one from one of the longest running Mac accessory company, NewerTech?

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Vapex Rechargeable Batteries

Author: Sven Rafferty
May 7th, 2010
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  • Batteries come pre-charged (Instant)
  • Durable
  • Long lasting charge (Regular)
  • No memory effect (Regular)

Cons

  • D-sized cost a bit high
  • Long recharge time for regular series
  • Australia only

The Bottom Line
Vapex batteries work well and keep your electronics running for a good amount of time. They don’t appear to be cheap and thus you can put them in your expensive devices without fear of battery leaks. Sanyo no longer is the only game in town for quality and economical rechargeable batteries, mate!

Recommended
Yes

Full Review
SvenOnTech received a batch of AA and D battery cells for testing. Like many of our readers, we have lots of electronic devices that like to eat power and cause you to spend lots of money on those “long lasting” alkaline batteries that claim to keep going and going and going. Truth is, they’re bank breakers and rechargeable really is the only wise way to go, both financially and environmentally. Sanyo, known for its cheap electronics, has surprised the world with well made Ni-MH cells at a low cost. Now Vapex wants in on this business but is it as good as those white batteries?
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September 16th, 2009
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  • Light and slim form factor
  • Lengthens iPhone life by nearly 2 times
  • LED indicater

Cons

  • Doesn’t work with Apple Dock Connector
  • A bit tricky to remove phone from battery

The Bottom Line
I loved the first Juice Pack and now this new Juice Pack Air is even better than the first. It’s smaller, lighter, smarter, and protective. Outside of planting an actual iPhone dock connector on the bottom, there’s nothing the Juice Pack Air is missing!

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Yes (Strongly)

Full Review
So now Mophie’s gone and made its external battery into an actual case. It’s slapped a power switch into to prevent leaking and made it super slim. Oh ya, Mophie lowered the price, too. But is it all that? Why not watch the video review and see for yourself!

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May 18th, 2008
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  • Extends iPhone life nearly 2x
  • Light weight
  • Small
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • Slow recharge times
  • No color-coded cord

The Bottom Line
With no removable battery on the beloved iPhone, when there is an absolute need for longer lasting power, there really is no better choice than the Mybat External Battery for the iPhone.

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When the iPhone was released, much was made of its internal battery and the inability to swap it out with a fresh one when needed. While Apple tried to douce the critics flames with some ritzy Silicon Valley bottled water with its assurance of long lasting battery life, many ignored the claims. To Apple’s credit, for the most part, the iPhone holds up pretty well, especially when compared with other like phones. However, if you’re on a long flight and are watching a lot of movies, don’t expect to make a long phone call on the way to baggage claims. I know there has been times where I had a full day of calls, email, and minor web browsing and my battery was less than 20% at only six hours. An extra battery would have been nice to have laying around. That’s where Mybat comes in.

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