External battery pack for rMBP?

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  1. kzhlin macrumors member

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    Hey guys,

    Does anyone know about any external battery packs that I can use to charge my rMBP on the go?

    Something like these Mophie batteries (http://www.mophie.com/iPhone-5-Power-s/118.htm) but maybe larger capacity so I can get at least 1 full charge? Relatively small and portable would be nice too.

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    HyperMac or now called HyperJuice, can be used (link in the above).

    They changed the magsafe and you have to cut your cord and connect it with theirs since they got sued for it.
    Or you can buy the Apple Airplane connecter and use that which is probably more convenient.
     
  3. kzhlin thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys! That HyperJuice 2 seems like it would do the job, but it's pretty expensive.
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Yeah unless you want the batteries to explode, you get what you pay for ;)
     
  5. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    Yeah be careful on what you use to charge.
    Macs use the lithium ion battery which explodes like grenade when treated bad.
     
  6. kzhlin thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey guys,

    I just checked the Apple website, and apparently, the magsafe airline adapter that you need to connect the rMBP to the Hyperjuice has been discontinued? Are there any other methods for connecting the battery to the computer? Or do I just need to look around on ebay or other retailers?
     
  7. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    There was no such "Retina MacBook Pro Airline adapter"
    You're suppose to buy this
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB441Z/A/apple-magsafe-airline-adapter

    And buy another MagSafe to MagSafe2 adapter.
     
  8. kzhlin thread starter macrumors member

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    That's what I'm talking about. It says discontinued right above the "add to cart" button. It wouldn't let me add to cart yesterday... lol...
     
  9. kzhlin thread starter macrumors member

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    Just found out that the airline adapter won't charge the battery and will only provide power. Only way to charge battery is by using HyperJuice's "magic box" adapter.
     
  10. charpi macrumors regular

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    Sorry for bumping this up. But I'm also interested in this.

    I just contacted hyperjuice and apparently I heard that rMBPs are not that compatible yet due to power drawn? Has anyone tried this before?
     
  11. kzhlin thread starter macrumors member

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    The Hyperjuice homepage says that it is compatible with the rMBP. Multiple sources on youtube/review sites also confirm that it's working with the rMBP.

    The only thing is that it will not recharge your rMBP unless you use their magic box connection method.
     
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