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Sonnet intros high-capacity battery line for iPod

Sonnet Technologies has announced a new line of high-capacity replacement batteries for first- through fourth-generation iPods and iPod minis. The new batteries offer 75% greater capacity than the original Apple batteries, according to the company. Sonnet supplies all the required tools and installation instruction videos (in English, French, German, and Japanese) on a CD-ROM. Prices range from $29.95 to $39.95.

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So when does the 5G get an upgrade?!?!?!

Posted by Mac C on October 27, 2005 at 10:33 AM (CDT)


The 5g probably uses the new batery technology that Sonnet is using for the 1-4 Gs.

Posted by Jonathan Keim on October 27, 2005 at 11:16 AM (CDT)


There are two main reasons you don’t see a 5G battery on the market.  One, the 5G uses the latest battery technology with the latest capacity so nobody could offer an improvement to Apple’s original, only a replacement.  And two…if its only a replacement, all 5G iPods are well within their 1 year warranty period.  A battery failure would be covered by Apple.  Bottom line…there is no market for a 5G battery….yet.  Sonnet will be a solution when there is.

Posted by Steve Garceau on October 27, 2005 at 1:49 PM (CDT)


also I hear that it is much harder to take apart the nanos and 5Gs on your own.

Posted by jm on October 27, 2005 at 2:53 PM (CDT)


It probably is hard to take apart the nano’s and 5G’s on your own. Considering the 4G’s are very easy open, they may have tried to make the 5G’s harder to open. As for the nano…i’d never even try, its too small. I took my mini apart, and i’m very good with that stuff and it was a complete disaster. These batteries are a great deal though! I’m going to get a replacement for my photo when i need one, for sure. Great price too.

Posted by nathan on October 27, 2005 at 4:26 PM (CDT)


I would just like to point out that two other companies are offering the exact same thing for less $$$ -

and (also comes with a 2 yr. wty)

Posted by ulo on October 28, 2005 at 1:28 AM (CDT)


Actually those other companies don’t offer the exact same thing. doesn’t provide ALL of the tools you need for each model and their videos are only available online.  For the same price Fastmac offers less capacity per model and no video installation instuctions.  If you have ever tried to swap a battery, the video is a big help over any manual.

Posted by Steve on October 28, 2005 at 1:20 PM (CDT)


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Posted by Jane on November 18, 2005 at 1:58 AM (CST)


I ordered a replacement battery from Sonnet for my 3G. I think of myself as a relatively non-idiotic person, but I was not able to get my Ipod open with the tools provided. I think part of the problem is that the tools are made of plastic, instead of the metal tools that are provided with other replacement kits.

Posted by Matt S on January 5, 2006 at 9:17 PM (CST)

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