Patent Hell Ends Hypermac’s Mac Battery Life

Everyone says the US Patent system is broken, and from all accounts it sure looks to be something different than it was intended to be. Shakespeare would say, “first thing we do is kill all the lawyers” in the case of patents and how they affect innovation and business decisions, I’m sure some Mac users are probably ready to pick up the pitchforks and head to the barricades.

Hypermac sells extended battery solutions for Apple products and there are many who swear by them, especially given Apple’s design decisions to include non-removable batteries in many of its devices. Well, thanks to Apple’s filing a patent infringement lawsuit against Sanho over its MagSafe power connector, Hypermac is announcing that they will cease selling the cables to connect up your gear on November 2. Read their statement below. Curiously they’ll still sell the batteries, just not the connectors. So, why would you buy one of those batteries if you can’t connect it up? I’m guessing Hypermac is counting on a run on the connectors.


Lawyers win, consumers lose.

Via Engadget

Dear Valued Customers,

As part of our ongoing comprehensive licensing negotiations with Apple regarding a wide array of technologies and issues, we have decided to cease the sale of the MacBook charging cables and car charger on November 2, 2010.

While we will continue to sell the same batteries together with the rest of our product line after November 2nd, they will not be able to charge MacBooks without the cables.

If you wish to get the world’s ONLY external battery and car charger solution that works with ALL MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro (supports dual voltage) as well as the iPad, iPhone 3/3GS/4, iPod and all other USB devices, NOW is the time.

On November 2, 2010 00:00 U.S. Pacific Time, they will gone for good.

As we have very limited stocks, do order early to avoid disappointment. We will continue to sell until November 2nd and while stocks last.

We wish thank the many customers who have already gotten the HyperMac External MacBook Battery and those of you that gave us wonderful reviews