HyperMac - External Battery for 32 hours

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  1. crackbookpro macrumors 65816

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  2. Buskape macrumors 6502

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    But is it 32 hours including the original battery capacity or 32 hours more of battery life?
     
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    From the linked information, it looks like it is a combined capacity.
     
  4. crackbookpro thread starter macrumors 65816

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    32 is plenty...I am look for something like 12 to 16 hours anyways for my uni macbook.

    The price is steep but I might do the 150WH.

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  5. CarlisleUnited macrumors 6502

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    Do you really want to carry around a heavy battery like that? Most of the time there is a plug where you can plug your charger in anyway
     
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    Except in planes, i might be interested in the 200$ version as usually my flights are 8-12 hours long..
     
  7. CarlisleUnited macrumors 6502

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    Fair enough but 32 hours seems like a bit overkill
     
  8. sosaysiburke macrumors member

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    the smaller ones would be perfect for trips and they don't look all that big.
     
  9. chameleon81 macrumors 6502

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    MBP 222 is extremely bulky but may have its uses for some very specific tasks for some very special people :) -----> not me :)
     
  10. barkmonster macrumors 68020

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    $99 for the cable + the cost of the External Battery?

    That's close to being a scam. They're selling the battery for as low as $199 to give the impression of it being cheaper overall that it actually is by overcharging for the cable.

    It's just a cable, nothing special. Standard connector at one end, magsafe at the other.

    If it started at $199 INCLUDING the cable, I don't see that as too bad.

    only $149 for the car charger? why not buy 3 while your there :D
     
  11. seb-opp macrumors 6502

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    On their page:

    "Constant usage will at least double the internal battery life span which is important considering that newer MacBooks all have built-in non-removable batteries."

    Well, the 13" and 15" have removable batteries...
     
  12. madoka macrumors 6502

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    It does come with the cable for $199:

    "What's in the box

    HyperMac External Battery
    1 x MacBook charging cable with MagSafe connector
    AC power supply 100-240V (for charging HyperMac)
    Printed documentation"

    Seems like a good deal.
     
  13. testcard macrumors 68030

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    Would this work? http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB441Z/A I'm not sure how many airlines offer seat power ports.
     
  14. marchellobb macrumors member

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    How long does a unibody macbook battery last on it's own, generally?
     
  15. scottsdomain macrumors member

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    Cool

    A google search seems to show that this is brand new.

    Nifty... I like it... little pricey for me, but then I am usually around power!

    I usually get somewhere between 3-6 hours battery life on my mac, though I am usually not timing it.

    ** Unibody macbook pro
     
  16. barkmonster macrumors 68020

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    It wasn't clear on the website at the first glance.
     
  17. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...netbook (hack it) and a spare battery would be much lighter...
     
  18. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Yes, but that wouldn't have nearly the functionality of a MB.
     
  19. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I'm very interested. I fly to Asia and the flight is about 14 hours just over the ocean; then add the 6 more hours to fly to the final destination and maybe 4 hours of waiting.

    27 hours from the 222mWh sounds terrific.

    Some newer airlines have it, but often only in business class or first class. No way I'm paying for business class when I can get the big battery for $500 and business class would cost at least 6x that!
     
  20. crackbookpro thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I fly/travel a ton too for work...I would love one, hopefully we will see competitors start putting out even more portable versions of External batteries....maybe :apple:...never?

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    Don't most airlines have restrictions on how big of a li-ion battery can be brought on board.

    http://www.bobatkins.com/photography/li_battery_restrictions.html

    You are only allowed to bring individual batteries with up to 100Wh and a total of 300Wh. So any of the batteries higher than 100Wh would not be allowed on the airplane.
     
  23. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    I'd go with what ^this guy says. I'm guessing he's with the company.;)
     
  24. madoka macrumors 6502

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    Great to see a company rep on here. I've already placed an order as I was hoping to review it for others on this site. I've noticed that I've already been charged. Does that mean you guys are close to shipping?

    Also, how long is this free car adapter promo going to last? I was hoping to try my first external battery out first and see if I want another one.

    Lastly, how much of a difference between the the version with the Macbook cable and the one with the Macbook Air cable? What if I accidently switched them?

    Thanks!
     
  25. crackbookpro thread starter macrumors 65816

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    eMail HyperMac?

    HyperMac...do you have an eMail address?

    CrackBookPro:cool:
     

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