FreshBattery on Tuesday announced its new Legacy line of batteries. The line is designed specifically for more than 1,500 older laptop models from companies including older Apple PowerBooks and iBooks.
The line has been developed to serve as replacement batteries for some notebook computers that have been discontinued for three to five years, according to FreshBattery. And the batteries are designed to meet or exceed the original manufacturer’s specifications.
FreshBattery VP of business development, Bob Schaffer, gives an example: A Legacy FreshBattery for an original Titanium PowerBook G4 uses 4400 mAh cells, unlike the original, which used 3600 mAh cells. This translates into a 3 hour and 10 minute runtime, compared to 2 and a half hours for the original. The battery costs $89.99.
FreshBattery also makes models designed to fit iBooks going back to the original “Clamshell” design models and PowerBooks as far back as the Wall Street and Pismo-era G3.