Opinions needed: NuPower iBook G3 batteries any good?

I read about NuPower’s replacement batteries for clamshell iBooks a few months ago, and they would make a great Christmas present to myself.

But I’m wondering: does anyone have any experience with these, or other non-stock batteries for iBooks? I’ve seen a few floating around eBay, too. The price and the reliability make me nervous.

My iBook G3′s battery is on its last legs. It barely holds a charge anymore. I would love to use it as a coffeehouse model, or a more reliable road laptop, but the battery is kaput.

Any other suggestions?

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  1. I recently replaced my iBook battery. I bought one of the “new in a box” ones from eBay and I am getting 3+ hours of life from it, 2 if I use the CD ROM. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=300270733480

    Not the six hours as apple promised, but it is nice to go untethered for the first time since 2005 when my original stock battery went from 30 min charge to no charge.

  2. Wow, and a good price, too. Now $30-50 is more my price. Thanks Vince!

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