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Entry no.: 1309

4 Nov 2012, 11:48 AM

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Apple Tecnoware iUPS and UPS Pro OS X incompatibility

The “UPS for Mac” is not exactly for Mac

Needing a few UPS units at the office, and spooked by the ugly black boxes offered by most vendors, I was happy to find a cleanly designed “UPS for Mac” from Tecnoware. Naively, I didn't even hunt for reviews (by the way, how come Google does such a poor job discerning real reviews from link farms and splogs?). Big mistake.

Tecnoware fraudulent advertising claim: "Finally, the UPS completely dedicated to iMac/MacPro."

Sold by Tecnoware under the fraudulent advertising claim “Finally, the UPS completely dedicated to iMac/MacPro,” the iUPS 900VA and UPS PRO 1500VA are not compatible with OS X. Although they can be plugged in via USB, the operating system won't recognize them as a UPS by the native OS X's Battery, Power Adapter, and UPS management capabilities in Energy Saver control panel.

Sold by tecnoware.com under the fraudulent headline “Finally, the UPS completely dedicated to iMac/MacPro,” iUPS 900VA and UPS PRO 1500VA are *not compatible* with OS X.

Tecnoware iUPS 900VA (in the image) and UPS PRO 1500VA are not compatible with OS X.

Moreover, ViewPower, the bundled software—substituting OS X native UPS management—is a horrendous piece of crapware that asks you to manually install a kext file and won't even launch under Mountain Lion.

My advice: don't buy Tecnoware if you're using Macs. Don't use even if offered for free.


Update: While we are at this, here's a hint on how to Restart OS X After UPS Shutdown.

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