Sonnet Announces High-Capacity Battery Line for iPod

LONDON, UK–October 27, 2005–MacExpo–Sonnet Technologies, a worldwide
leader in upgrades for Apple Macintosh computers and iPod digital music
players, announces a new line of high-capacity replacement battery
solutions for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation iPod models (including iPod
photo and iPod with color display), and iPod mini. In an industry first,
Sonnet supplies all the required tools, as well as detailed installation
instruction videos (in English, French, German, and Japanese) in each

As new iPod models are introduced, previous models don’t suddenly become
useless, but shortened playtimes can make them feel old. All iPods use
rechargeable batteries subject to a limited number of charge cycles, and
their charge capacities become diminished as time passes. Installing a new
battery is a great, economical way to reinvigorate your player–Sonnet’s
high-capacity replacements offer up to 78% greater capacity over original
iPod batteries, and playtimes can exceed 20 hours. Sonnet batteries let you
love your iPod even longer!

Replacing a battery in an iPod is not like replacing the batteries in a TV
remote–you need specialized tools and instructions. While several Sonnet
partners will offer installation services, Sonnet’s battery package
includes the right tools for the job to open the iPod case, so there is no
need to try to do it with tools laying around the house. “If a picture is
worth a thousand words, a video is priceless,” says Robert Farnsworth,
Sonnet CEO, of the included video installation instructions. “While opening
up an iPod isn’t something everyone will attempt, the high quality
instructional videos guide the user in an easy to follow procedure.” Spoken
English, French, German, and Japanese language videos are included on the
CD, playable in Windows and Mac computers.

iPod Compatibility

BAT-1G2G – iPod with scroll wheel, iPod with touch wheel BAT-3G – iPod with
dock connector
BAT-4G – iPod with Click Wheel
BAT-4GC – iPod photo, iPod with color display BAT-MINI – iPod mini

Pricing and Availability

Sonnet’s iPod replacement batteries will be available this month with the
following retail prices:

BAT-1G2G – USD $39.95
BAT-3G – USD $29.95
BAT-4G – USD $29.95
BAT-4GC – USD $29.95
BAT-MINI – USD $29.95

For more information about Sonnet’s iPod replacement batteries, please
refer to our web site at:


About Sonnet Technologies, Inc.

Sonnet Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California, is a
worldwide leader in processor upgrade cards, Serial ATA disk controller
cards, and other enhancement products for Apple Macintosh computers and
iPod digital music players. After Apple Computer, Inc., Sonnet is the
largest producer of PowerPC processor-based products in the computer
industry. Founded in 1986, Sonnet offers processor upgrades for most
Macintosh models. To locate an authorized reseller or purchase product,
visit the Sonnet Technologies web site at (, or
call the company at 1-949-587-3500.