Also Allows External MacBook Batteries To Be Recharged With MacBook Power Adapter
PRE-MACWORLD 2011 SAN FRANCISCO, California – January 24, 2011, Sanho Corporation (Booth 710), makers of HyperJuice/HyperMac External Batteries for Apple MacBooks today announce Magic Box – two small adapter boxes that allow MacBook users to easily make their own HyperJuice compatible MagSafe charging cables from their existing MagSafe Power Adapters. With these modified cables, MacBooks can be powered and recharged with external batteries from HyperJuice. The Magic Box also allows the HyperJuice external batteries to be recharged by the same MagSafe Power Adapters, eliminating the need for a separate HyperJuice charger.
Magic Box improves upon the earlier 10 Minute MagSafe DIY Modification Process first demonstrated at CES 2011. In addition to the modification time being brought down from 10 minutes to just 2 minutes, a new functionality is added – the ability to recharge the HyperJuice External MacBook Batteries with the newly modified MagSafe Power Adapters.
Approximately the size of the Apple iPad 10W USB Power Adapter, the Magic Box slides open to reveal 2 spring locked terminals which fix onto the cord of the MagSafe Power Adapter. Designed to be extremely user friendly and accessible to users of all technical backgrounds, detailed photo and video instructions will show users how to split the power cord into 2 separate (positive and negative) wires and connect to the Magic Box in under 2 minutes, 1 minute for each of the two Magic Boxes. No special skills, tools, soldering or complex wiring required. The shorter Magic Box connects to the MagSafe connector end of the cord while the longer Magic Box with built-in charging circuitry connects to the power adapter end. Users can continue to use their MagSafe Power Adapter as normal; or disconnect the MagSafe cable from the MagSafe Power Adapter and use it with the HyperJuice External Battery or Car Charger to power and recharge their MacBooks; or use just the modified MagSafe Power Adapter to recharge the HyperJuice.
Apple MacBooks today feature integrated, non-user replaceable batteries. Proprietary charging connectors meant that MacBooks can only be officially powered from the electric outlet with the MagSafe Power Adapter or MagSafe Airline Adapter. HyperJuice remains the only viable external battery solution to extend the MacBook’s mobile computing time beyond the power grid.
HyperJuice External MacBook Batteries are compatible with all MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models. Available in 4 different capacities of 60Wh, 100Wh, 150Wh and 222Wh (compared to 11″ MacBook Air battery which is only 35Wh). HyperJuice is capable of powering the MacBook for up to 45 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 HyperJuice Car Charger which powers the MacBook directly from the automobile cigarette slot.
Users can check the HyperJuice battery level anytime with the built-in 4 level LED battery indicator. HyperJuice battery also comes with a 10W high power USB power port to charge any USB device including the iPad and iPhone separately or simultaneously with the MacBook.
HyperJuice batteries uses the same high-end lithium ion cells that are supplied to the U.S. Military. It is rechargeable up to 1,000 times and comes with a 1 year warranty. With a great attention to detail, HyperJuice batteries’ silver color aluminum housing are color matched to the MacBook. Clean lines, laser engraved logo and all-white accessories complete the Apple look.
The HyperJuice External MacBook Batteries currently retails at www.hyperjuice.com for $169.95 (60-watt-hour battery), $249.95 (100Wh), $349.95 (150Wh) and $449.95 (222Wh).
A working prototype of the HyperJuice Magic Box will be on display at HyperJuice’s Macworld 2011 booth and will be made available in March 2011. Customers can pre-order the HyperJuice Magic Box now at www.hyperjuice.com for $49.95. As part of the pre-order promotion, the HyperJuice Car Charger which allows the MacBook to be recharged in the car will be given free with every purchase of the HyperJuice Magic Box.