Fastmac Announces Highest Capacity PowerBook Battery; Advanced
TruePower Technology Provides Industry First 68% More Capacity for
Apple PowerBook Pismo

Salinas, CA – October 27, 2006
Fastmac today announced the highest capacity, extended life battery
upgrade for Apple’s PowerBook Pismo computer. The new 84 Whr battery
uses Lithium-Ion cells (with integrated charge indicator LEDs) that
are manufactured to the highest quality standards and utilizes
TruePower technology to provide upto 68% more capacity than the
original Apple battery. Fastmac’s TruePower battery for the PowerBook
Pismo is scheduled to ship within 10 days and is available for
pre-order from for a special introductory price of
$139.95. Each battery carries a 1 year warranty and a 30 day money
back guarantee.

Fastmac’s TruePower line of battery upgrades replace the computer’s
original battery with a larger capacity and longer lasting advanced
power cell battery that utilizes TruePower technology. This
technology incorporates sensors in the integrated circuit inside the
battery that detect undesirable levels of swelling or a short circuit
that will power off the battery in certain extreme conditions.
TruePower batteries do not contain or use any Sony cells that are
subject to the recent series of recalls issued by major computer

“Get ready for extra innings,” said Edward Savio, President of
Fastmac Performance Upgrades, Inc. “Whether you’re watching the World
Series or traveling the world, this is the best battery for your
PowerBook, period.”

Fastmac’s TruePower battery can also be combined with a G4 550 MHz
processor upgrade to obtain the ultimate PowerBook Pismo. Combining
Fastmac’s low voltage, low-power and cooler running G4 Processor
design with the highest capacity battery on the market yields even
longer battery run times than a stock PowerBook Pismo. “With 2
battery bays and our G4 upgrade, you can literally go half-way around
the world without a recharge,” said Michael Lowdermilk, Business
Development Manager for Fastmac Performance Upgrades, Inc

Fastmac’s line of TruePower batteries for laptops are engineered
using the highest quality, high-capacity Lithium cells, keeping
safety in mind at all times. Fastmac utilizes custom form factors and
materials to achieve a superior fit and finish, matching the original
battery whilst increasing capacity. Each battery is individually
tested and includes safety features to protect against overcharge,
overheating, short circuits and power surges. All TruePower batteries
carry at least a 1 year warranty and in some cases, a 2 year
warranty. Fastmac’s TruePower line includes battery upgrades for all
iPods & all Apple portables released after 1997, including the
world’s longest lasting PowerBook battery with upto 68% more capacity
than the original. Fastmac is also first to market a replacement
battery for Apple’s latest MacBook portables.

About TruePower

TruePower is the name of an innovative new technology designed to
extend the life of ordinary Lithium Ion cells, commonly used in most
rechargeable batteries. More than 4 years in development, this
patented technology allows tiny ceramic particles (each less than a
millionth of a millimeter in size) to be integrated into the
molecular structure of the chemical binding agent found inside each
Lithium Ion battery. These particles then link-in with each other & a
proprietary energy management circuit to create an extremely dense
and highly conductive layer on the surface of a capacitor-enhanced
battery pack. This combination delivers the power necessary to
satisfy the pulse demands placed on most batteries, whilst ensuring
the protection of the Lithium cell matrix. This results in battery
packs that can be recharged many more times as well as yielding
longer run times per charge. Whereas ordinary battery packs start
losing their power within a few months, TruePower-enhanced battery
packs continue giving consistent power for long periods, allowing
OEMs to offer warranties of 2 years or more. More information about
TruePower is available via the website


About Fastmac Batteries

Fastmac’s battery upgrades utilize TruePower technology- a patented
material & energy management circuit that is designed to protect the
battery’s internal lithium crystal matrix from damage caused by power
spikes. These spikes occur when the computer demands a sudden high
current peak- for example, to turn on the backlight or to load the
next data sectors. Over time, these power spikes decrease capacity,
runtime and battery life, eventually rendering the power cells
unusable. Through the use of TruePower technology, the energy
management circuit is able to smooth out the power spikes and lower
the rate of decay. This protects the battery and leads to a longer
lifecycle. Not only does this extend the usability of the computer,
it also helps the environment by curbing the depletion of chemicals
and plastic materials used in battery products and reducing the
number of waste batteries sent to landfills. More information about
Fastmac’s battery upgrades is available via the website

About Fastmac

Fastmac is an OEM designer and manufacturer of innovative upgrade
products that add value and extend usability of Apple computers,
iPods and other electronic devices. Fastmac’s product line-up
includes drive, CPU and battery upgrades that are available through a
worldwide network of retailers and consultants. More information
about Fastmac is available via