FastMac U-Charge is the First Universal External Apple Laptop Battery Charger

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We've reviewed MacBook and MacBook Pro battery chargers before, but the problem with that is that they aren't compatible between different laptop types. Not so with FastMac's U-Charge. Their external battery charger lets you juice up MacBook Pro (15 and 17-inch), MacBook, PowerBook G4, iBook and even PowerBook G3 batteries externally all from the same unit.

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Why would we need this? Because we go through multiple batteries in a day of liveblogging, and this is the perfect thing to charge up more than one battery at night without having to wake up multiple times in the middle of the night to swap them out from your laptop. At $69, it's fantastic, and even better than the NewerTech chargers since it charges pretty much every recent Apple laptop. [Fastmac]

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Leonard Nimrod

This is fricken great. I travel with 2 extra batteries and having to switch out batteries just to charge them is a PITA. I would like to see an external battery that plugs into the MagSafe connector, with a passthrough for charging the external battery and internal while using, but this is more than adequate too.

@GeekyNerdGuy: Or you could just use any of the dozens of different battery modules that plug into the 30-pin connector instead of having a larger, structurally weaker device that requires more engineering and therefor cost all for an option that is used by very few people.