Newer Technology has announced the release of a line of Intelligent Battery Charger/Conditioners for select iBook G3/G4 and all PowerBook G4 models. “The Intelligent Battery Charger/Conditioners have been designed with a dual purpose in mind: to charge and condition,” notes the company. “Both bays charge the batteries, allowing two batteries to be fully charged at all times. The second bay also conditions new or ‘abused’ batteries –- those that may have incomplete charging cycles that prevent full cell use – providing for full utilization of available run-time capacity.” Pricing for the new units has been set at US$149.95.