Posted on | April 6, 2009 | No Comments
Exhibit A: Looks like a normal battery for a 17″ MacBook Pro, right?
Exhibit B: Not so much. This is the old battery from my roommate’s 17″ MacBook Pro. One day it just … started expanding. Then she left it in the sun and it … kept expanding.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m all about Macs. I love Macs, and I’m writing this post on my Mac right now. But I feel there’s still a long way to go with our consumer electronics if we have to worry about parts of our computers – or even cell phones or MP3 players, or anything else – bubbling up or self-destructing in some way. I’m not going to lie – I don’t feel comfortable handling this battery. Yet, here it is, in my kitchen, expanding every day. I even found a very “relevant” mug to compare the size of the expansion to:
Mind the gap!