MacBook Air now gets C battery-based external battery source

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If you think you will one day be left out in the open with no power outlets to charge your MacBook Air’s battery, but are given a crate full of C-sized batteries, then here is something you may like. Bird Electronics has come up with a new solution for this in which you use C-sized batteries to power up your MacBook Air.

For this to work, you will need Apple’s MagSafe Airline Power Adapter to connect the external power supply to your MacBook Air. This is because Apple has not yet authorized third party manufacturers to manufacture this cable. The new Bird Electronics external power supply will cost you $250, and the unit weighs 3.3 pounds. Yes, that’s heavier than your 13″ MacBook Air. But you need to have it if you want to power up your machine.

The external power supply needs 8 C batteries to work, and can power up your MacBook Air for up to 2 hours. So if you think you will be facing such a situation someday in the future, you now know how to avoid this. So get yourself one of these, but remember, batteries not included with the unit.