OWC, NewerTech Intro New Mac mini Accessories, PowerBook Batteries

Other World Computing (OWC) and Newer Technology (NewerTech) on Tuesday made a pair of joint announcements. The companies introduced four new acrylic Mac mini accessories and a pair of new batteries for use with the 17-inch Aluminum PowerBook. Available now are the NuStand mini (US$39.95) and the NuShelf mini ($34.95); the former enables users to place a display over the computer while the latter provides a way to mount the diminutive machine under a desktop.

Coming soon are the NuClear mini ($24.95) and NuBlue mini ($29.95), both of which are pedestals for raising the Mac mini off the desk. The NuBlue is, of course, blue, while the other is clear.

The companiesi latest NuPower batteries come in 60 watt-hour ($139.99) and 67 watt-hour ($169.99) capacities that they say offer up to 21% more life than the original Lithium Ion batteries included by Apple. Theyire compatible with the 17-inch Aluminum PowerBook 1GHz, 1.33GHz, 1.5GHz and 1.67GHz models.