There are several user definable values like opacity, colors for different battery levels (e.g. yellow for low, red for critical) to make it more usable. Moreover it also offers battery –saving functions to help increase the battery runtime.
For example, dimming down the display brightness if the computer is inactive, automatically disabling the Windows Sidebar and Aero glass, etc.
Furthermore BattCursor offers the option of an OSD for changes to the display brightness and system volume, and thus it can replace some OEM software completely.