Newer Technology has introduced an innovative new Mac laptop solution, the Intelligent Battery Charging Station.

The $149.95 dual use device can both recharge and recondition a MacBook or MacBook Pro battery. The company claims that regular reconditioning of batteries extends their lifespan and duration of use between charges.

The charger has two bays for conveniently charging two batteries one after the other, or charging one battery while conditioning a second one.

Newer Technology points out that 1.6 million MacBook/MacBook Pros shipped in the fourth quarter of 2006, and describes its solution as essential for every user.

Company president Larry O'Connor said: "Our new Intelligent Battery Charging Station charger and conditioner gives MacBook users the ability to maintain and even restore both stock and aftermarket batteries while reducing the number of batteries that are discarded before their time."