Like many people, I often find myself in situations where my MacBook Pro battery runs out much sooner than I would like. The newer MacBook Pro’s have a built-in battery with extended life, but I don’t have any immediate plans to upgrade. That’s were HyperMac comes in. It’s an external battery in a aluminum enclosure that can both power and charge a MacBook as well as a iPhone (via USB). It comes in four sizes, the larger the HyperMac, the longer the batter life. It also automatically determines which model you are using and charges at the appropriate voltage.
Available in 4 different capacities of 60Wh, 100Wh, 150Wh and 222Wh (compared to MacBook Air 37Wh only internal battery), the external battery is capable of powering the MacBook for up to 32 hours – allowing for long haul flights, extended outdoor shoots, expeditions to remote locations or any situation where electricity is simply not an option. When on the road, there is also the HyperMac car charger which powers and recharges the MacBook directly from the automobile cigarette slot.
I ordered a MBP-100 which I’ll be putting to the test the next few months as I travel.