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Subject: Re: feedback on automatic battery level notifications

Re: feedback on automatic battery level notifications

From: Arnaud <xcopy_at_club-internet.fr>
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2007 09:12:13 +0100

don't want to do the trol in your discussion,
but since battery level indication on some players is far to be accurate
(sansa, X5)
I don't think a sound indication is really interesting at this point.
Of course, if we would get something that match the actual battery
charge, it is great, but it's probably more safe to have the regular
battery indication right at the first place.

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        Arnaud de Bonald - Paris France - WeBlog: http://www.echo-on.org

Stéphane Doyon a écrit :
> On Wed, 7 Nov 2007, Woody Anna Dresner wrote:
>
>> At 10:37 AM 11/7/2007, you wrote:
>>> On 8/11/2007 6:51 AM, marten Post Uiterweer wrote:
>>>> I think that it will be usefull to hear the batterylevel when it is
>>>> 5 percent or less. So you know, that it will play for a few minutes
>>>> orso.
>>>
>>> Well sdoyon and I thought that there isn't much point in this? The
>>> player is about to die.
>
> Actually that had been my first inclination. I had increased the minimum
> level because I thought it was lower than the safe limit (under which no
> writes are done and state is not saved), but I've checked more
> thoroughly and I was mistaken. The unsafe level is player-specific but
> it appears to generally be quite a bit lower than 5%.
>
> So I've now added the 5% warning.
>
>> Since the iPod Nano charges more efficiently when the Apple firmware
>> is loaded, I would love to have a 5% warning. That would give me time
>> to stop playing music and switch to the Apple firmware while there was
>> still enough power to make the switch.
>
> Glad it'll be useful.
>
> On Wed, 7 Nov 2007, marten Post Uiterweer wrote:
>
>> Maybe an option for automatic battery announcement, that is on by
>> default and can be turned off in the voices menu.
>
> There is an option (only it's off by default).
>
Received on 2007-11-08


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