OWC and NewerTech Announce Larger Capacity Version of PowerBook G3 FireWire & Lombard Replacement Battery

Powerful replacement battery provides up to 37.5 percent more capacity than standard stock batteries

Oct 30, 2003 | Woodstock, IL


Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTechTM) and Other World Computing (OWC) today introduced an extra high-capacity NuPower replacement battery compatible with the PowerBook G3 FireWire (2000/Pismo) and PowerBook G3 Lombard (1999/Bronze Keyboard) models.

Utilizing the latest Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) cell technology, this new 6600mAH PowerBook battery provides 37.5 percent more capacity than the Apple stock battery for PowerBook G3 Lombard and FireWire models and is available immediately for $159.95.

“With our extra high-capacity NuPower battery, Pismo and Lombard owners can go longer than ever without plugging in,” said Larry O’Connor, president of OWC. “If sales of our G4/500MHz processor upgrade for the PowerBook Pismo are an indication, the Pismo is still extremely popular. At some point, you either want an extra battery or need to replace one, and our NewerTech batteries offer the longest battery run times you can get!”

The new extra high-capacity battery rounds out the line of additional NuPower replacement batteries for G3 and G4 PowerBooks, including the NuPower 5400mAH battery for Pismo and Lombard models, which is still available at a reduced price of $145.99.

“These batteries can be real lifesavers,” O’Connor said. “There isn’t a notebook computer user alive who hasn’t wished for extended battery life at some time. Our replacement batteries give users crucial added time when they are in a crunch or away from a reliable power source.”

The full line of NewerTech high capacity batteries, including models for the PowerBook G3 Wallstreet and PowerBook G4 Titanium are available through OWC. For more information or to order, visit or e-mail

About Newer Technology, Inc.
For more than 16 years, Newer Technology, Inc. (NewerTech) has been recognized as the leading developer of performance upgrades for PowerBooks, desktop Macintosh computers, iMacs and MacOS compatibles. NewerTech is a division of New Concepts Development Corporation, headquartered in Woodstock, Illinois. Dealer inquiries are welcome by calling (815) 338-8685 or by emailing


About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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