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FastMac Introduces TruePower For Generation 4 iPods

Longest lasting battery upgrade offers 20%-70% more capacity (July 15, 2005)

FastMac announces the addition of Generation 4 iPods to its TruePower line of iPod battery upgrades. All TruePower batteries utilize patented nanoparticle technology to dramatically extend battery life and feature the industry’s only 2-year warranty. FastMac is now accepting preorders for the Gen 4 battery upgrade on its website and will be shipping the second week of August. All preorders will receive a free iPod travel charger or a free iPod car charger, at the customer’s preference. Upgrades for Gen 1, 2, and 3 iPods are available now.

FastMac’s TruePower upgrades replace the iPod’s original internal Lithium-Ion battery with a larger capacity and longer lasting advanced power cell. The upgrade offers 20%-70% more capacity than the original (depending on iPod model) and up to 7.5 times as many charge cycles. This is accomplished through the use of TruePower’s patented nanoparticle technology, which significantly slows the degradation of the battery.

“Response to our Gen 1, 2, and 3 battery upgrades has been great, but we were really surprised by how many Gen 4 owners were asking, ‘When can I get one?’ ” said Michael Lowdermilk, Business Development Manager for FastMac Performance Upgrades. “We’re working to expand our product line and we’ll be announcing upgrades for more models soon.”

FastMac’s TruePower Technology protects and prevents damage to the battery’s internal lithium crystal matrix caused by power spikes. These spikes occur when an iPod demands a sudden high current peak, for example to turn on the backlight or load the next few songs. Over time they decrease capacity, runtime, 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. This protects the battery and leads to a longer lifecycle. Without the TruePower Technology the power cells are left unprotected and would steadily decrease in capacity after each charge cycle.

By extending the battery’s life the FastMac upgrade also helps the environment by curbing the depletion of materials used in battery products and reducing the number of waste batteries in landfills.

Compatibility & Pricing
FastMac’s TruePower iPod battery upgrades are available for the following models:

Generation 1 & 2 for $39.95
Generation 3 for $29.95
Generation 4 Click Wheel for $29.95.
Generation 4 U2 Special Edition for $29.95.

All iPod battery upgrades are covered by the industry’s only 2-year warranty and include a 30 day money back guaranty. Necessary tools and installation instructions are also included.

FastMac also offers an iPod upgrade program for an additional $49.95. Price includes prepaid 3-way shipping, professional installation, and 48-hour turnaround.

About FastMac
FastMac designs and manufactures innovative upgrade products that add value and extend usability of Apple Macintosh computers and iPod music players. FastMac's line of optical drives, CPU upgrades, and TruePower batteries are available through an international network of dealers, distributors, resellers and consultants.

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