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Subject: RE: durability

RE: durability

From: Simon Stevenson <>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 16:53:44 -0000

I have an almost identical story to share... My FM is about just about 1
year old (happy birthday etc) and my f2 caved in last week.
Unfortunately I then took it out and er, lost it. But I can still hit
the microswitch on the pcb via a pen or something.

Mine came from a dodgy vendor on London's Tottenham Court Road so I'd
thought my chances or a replacement were slightly less than zero.

I do feel better for sharing though.

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of David Greenfield
Sent: 16 March 2004 15:46
To: Rockbox development
Subject: RE: durability

I've had my FM for just about 12 months now. Earlier this week, the F2
key pushed in and won't come back out. It usually sits on my desk for 10
hours a day and in my breast pocket for a couple of hours between home
and work. I've been pleased overall. The depressed F2 key still works
(more or less) for changing the radio presets (but I wonder why). I'd
return it to BestBuy (via 2 year extended warranty I purchased) if I
thought I could get a replacement device with more or the same features
but I don't think I can. Maybe that will change in the next year.
Overall, I'd rate it 100% for features and software (Rockbox, that is),
90% for durability.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Williams []
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 8:23 PM
To: Rockbox development
Subject: Re: durability

i have already dropped it 2 or 3 times. prolly not good. oh well,
that's why i didn't drop $300 on an ipod. i'm a klutz.
----- Original Message -----
From: "scott" <>
To: "Rockbox development" <>
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2004 8:13 PM
Subject: Re: durability

> --- Jason Williams <> wrote:
> > so what should i expect from my jukebox in terms of durability?
> >
> > I use it all day every day for say around 10 hours at work every
> > day, somewhat less use on the weekends.
> >
> > I use it in the car to and from work (with irock - LOVE that thing)
> >
> > How long will it last?
> depends on how you use it. if it sit's on a desk all day and only gets
moved to and from a car it
> should probably last pretty long. you also have to get one that's good

> to
begin with, that's the
> tricky part (archos QC sucks).
> -scott
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