Apple recently decided to kick HyperMac - and its delightful external MacBook batteries - out of the clubhouse for selling patent-infringing MagSafe cables. Fortunately, life finds a way. Or at least, computing peripherals do. Meet Magic Box.
Magic Box lets you hook up your HyperJuice battery to a kosher MagSafe power adaptor from Apple itself. It's no bigger than Apple's iPad 10W USB power adaptor and attaches to the cord of the MagSafe adaptor your laptop came with.
Seems easy enough! And while it's an annoying extra step that we didn't have to take a few months ago, it's still worth it for the amped-up battery life. Magic Box will be available this March for $US50. [HyperMac]