If you have a snazzy PowerBook G4, chances are you might need some gadgets to go with it.
is only too happy to oblige, and today introduced a new line of travel accessories designed for the titanium laptop. The new line includes spare batteries, charges, power adapters of various types, and a USB floppy drive.
The SmartDisk VST PowerBook Battery charger recharges G4 batteries in less than three hours, according to SmartDisk. It’s built to accommodate two batteries, so you can always make sure to have a charged spare on hand. The US$169.95 charger is available now, and includes an AC adapter and user’s guide.
SmartDisk also unveiled the VST PowerBook G4 Auto Adapter. It plugs into any available cigarette lighter socket (or accessory socket) on today’s automobiles, and gives you power while you’re on the road. If you travel by air, SmartDisk has also taken the wraps off the VST PowerBook G4 Airline Adapter, a power plug developed to work with the EmPower sockets finding their way onto commercial airlines these days. And if you need a spare AC adapter, SmartDisk also offers the PowerBook G4 AC adapter. The auto adapter is coming later this month for $79.96; the airline adapter and the AC adapter are both available now for $39.95 and $69.95 respectively.
If you need to transfer data to and from floppies, SmartDisk also makes the VST Titanium Floppy Drive, a USB-based floppy drive that measures 4 by 5.5 by 2 inches. The drive uses complementary coloring and styling to the PowerBook G4, according to SmartDisk. The $79.95 drive should ship in June.
SmartDisk also will begin selling in June a combo package called the PowerBook G4 Mobility Bundle — the kit includes the battery charger, and Apple Li-Ion battery and an Apple AC adapter. The bundle will sell for $279.95 — that’s a savings of $88 for all the components purchased separately.
SmartDisk VST PowerBook G4 products are available from popular retailers and mail-order catalogs. You can find more info at the company’s