FastMac Intros TruePower Battery Upgrade for iPods

July 17, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

FastMac (Salinas, CA), a designer and manufacturer of upgrade products, announced a new iPod battery upgrade that utilizes patented nanoparticle technology to extend battery lifespan. The TruePower battery upgrade is available for first-, second-, and third-generation iPods, and replaces the iPod’s original internal lithium-polymer or lithium-ion battery with a larger-capacity and longer-lasting advanced power cell. The upgrade claims to offer up to 70% more capacity than the original and up to 7.5 times as many charge cycles through the use of patented TruePower nanoparticle technology, which slows the degradation of the battery.

The TruePower technology protects and prevents damage to the battery’s internal lithium crystal matrix caused by power spikes, which occur when an iPod demands a sudden high current peak. Over time, they decrease capacity, run time, and battery life, eventually rendering the power cell unusable. Through the use of TruePower technology, the upgrade is able to smooth out these power spikes, protecting the battery and leading to a longer lifecycle; unprotected power cells steadily decrease in capacity after each charge cycle.

The TruePower battery upgrade is available for first-generation and second-generation iPod models priced at $39.95, and for third-generation models priced at $29.95. The battery upgrades come with a two-year warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee. Necessary tools and installation instructions are also included. FastMac also offers an iPod upgrade program for an additional $49.95. Price includes prepaid three-way shipping, professional installation, and 48-hour turnaround.