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Fastmac Now Shipping 1st High Capacity Replacement Battery for Apple MacBook Pro; Advanced TruePower Technology Provides Safer Operation & 23% Cost Savings

October 30, 2006

Salinas, CA - Fastmac today announced that it has begun shipping the first & only high capacity, extended life battery upgrade for Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro computer. The new 62 Whr battery uses Lithium-Polymer cells (with integrated charge indicator LEDs) that are manufactured to the highest quality standards and utilize TruePower technology to provide a safe computing experience. Fastmac's TruePower battery for MacBook Pro is compatible with all models of the 15-inch MacBook Pro, including the recently announced Core 2 Duo models. Fastmac's TruePower battery for the 15-inch MacBook Pro is available now from www.fastmac.com for a special introductory price of $99.95. 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 manufacturers.

"As a replacement, or a spare, our battery not only lasts longer but is $30 cheaper than any other MacBook Pro battery," said Michael Lowdermilk, Business Development Manager for Fastmac Performance Upgrades, Inc. "We're glad that we were first to market with a product that will allow our customers to enjoy better technology at a better price."

Fastmac's line of TruePower batteries for laptops are engineered using the highest quality, high-capacity Lithium Ion or Polymer 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 http://www.truepowerbattery.com/

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 http://www.fastmac.com/

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 http://www.fastmac.com/company.php

Press Contact

Michael Lowdermilk
Business Development Manager
Fastmac Performance Upgrades
1172 S Main St., Suite 243
Salinas, CA 93901-2204
Tel: 408-850-6233