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OWC and NewerTech announce high-capacity batteries for older iPods

NewerTech and Other World Computing today introduced an ultra high-capacity 2100mAh Apple iPod replacement Lithium-Polymer (Li-Polymer) replacement battery for all first- and second-generation iPod models. The NewerTech battery is the highest capacity iPod battery on the market and provides 70 percent more capacity than standard Apple stock batteries. It is available immediately for $39.95. In addition, OWC and NewerTech announced a special promotion throughout the month of September where customers can get $10 off when they purchase the 2100mAh iPod replacement battery and the NewerTech RoadTrip! FM transmitter for the iPod together.

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How is this possible? Will this battery last as long as the apple battery, and why isnt it available for 3 and 4th gen iPods?

Posted by Siggen on September 14, 2004 at 11:26 AM (CDT)


because the 1 and 2 gen ipods have much bigger batteries?

Posted by JC on September 14, 2004 at 12:12 PM (CDT)


more room in the 1st and 2nd gen.  is my guess

Posted by bleh on September 14, 2004 at 12:31 PM (CDT)


does anyone use their replacement for the 3d gen? Is it worth upgrading to it even if my old batter works just for the extra time, how much extra time does it really offer (says 30%).

Posted by Jon on September 14, 2004 at 12:36 PM (CDT)


actually it says it provides up to 70% more capacity.  so would that translate to 13.6 hours (8hours X 1.7)?  i want to see i test, as well as a test of the transmitter.

Posted by skeptical on September 14, 2004 at 2:24 PM (CDT)


The 70% figure is for 1st and 2nd Gen iPods, (using the 2100mAh), the 3rd Gen battery replacement gives 30% increase over the original.

Posted by Dave on September 14, 2004 at 2:36 PM (CDT)


Come on ipodlounge, do some tests, do some tests, do some tests ... get the message?

Posted by Chuckles on September 14, 2004 at 3:11 PM (CDT)


The original iPods could get 10 hours of life out of their battery so 70% would therefore equate to approximately 17 hours.

Posted by MacBandit on September 14, 2004 at 7:37 PM (CDT)


this is interesting, im surprised there are not more comments. i would love to read a review on these, does anyone have any links? it would be awesome if they released these high-capacity batteries for the 3/4g

Posted by h on September 16, 2004 at 7:03 AM (CDT)


I also would be interested in any reviews or tests of both the battery and the RoadTrip.

Posted by trane3 on September 16, 2004 at 8:37 AM (CDT)

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