Great find! That looks very promising, I will try to win one of their auctions.
Edit. The seller seems to be out of those batteries.... damn!
Ok, I sent the seller a message and he contacted me back quickly.
I bought two kits from his for $55 USD shipped. I guess we can get just the battery for less money but I wanted the whole kits.
See picture below of how the setup is.
(He also sent me a word document explaining how to do this and he offers the SSD and extended battery conversion for reasonable prices, pm me if you want me to email the document to you)
My old 5.5G is dead but thankfully I bought my daughter another one, she has an iPod touch now so she could care less about the old iPod. Well thank you!
I've heard every generation of iPod, iTouch, iPhone and several other players not Apple. The 5.5 with Rockbox (can't beat that Wolfson DAC) is still my favorite.
Been playing with this since yesterday.
The battery kit worked great on the 7th gen gb 160gb stock iPod, just remove the thin back cover and install this one and voila!
The challenge with the mSATA ipods is that the current adapter we get from China raises the mSATA card too high and the card/adapter hits the 2000 mAh battery and the iPOd doesn't close.
I have one of the BETA testing Tarkan adapters and that one has a lower profile and the iPod closes with the mAh battery just fine.
(note that I am using the fat back cover in all iPod tests)
See teaser picture below.
Card used for now is my trusty Sandisk 24gb mSATA card, the Crucial 256 m4 card bit the dust...
I tried it and it went into a restore loop, was able to boot one time and install RockBox and the patch but the Ipod froze and never boot again after going into the restore loop again and again.
The battery works on the 5th gen iPod but only if you have a slim hard drive, there's not enough room when you use mSATA or CF cards.
PM me you email address and I will send you the word document.