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Subject: Re: Battery Life on gigabeat!!

Re: Battery Life on gigabeat!!

From: Robert Menes <>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 14:12:04 -0400

On 6/29/07, Tyler W. <> wrote:
> Hello,
> Any idea how long it would play on an ipod video? My guess is five plus
> hours?
> thanks- just asking because I may be going on a road trip. Would it be
> better for me to buy a lighter adapter for it? I've heard the batterylife
> isn't as good with rockbox as it is with stock firmware; but, I like being
> able to just plug the unit into my pc, transfer the songs, no fuss, no muss-
> unlike itunes. Is this true? thanks
> - Tyler
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Hi Tyler,

Get a car adapter. The battery life on the iPod video with Rockbox is
terrible; I'm only
getting about 6 to 7 hours tops on one full charge. Until the code itself is
optimized, battery life will be short.

Actually, in my case, it's stressing the battery out pretty badly. I just
purchased a
higher capacity battery for my iPod (580 mAh versus the stock 400mAh), so I
get a fairly good performance boost.

(Rockbox user since 12/28/06; running on a 5.5G iPod video, 30GB)
Nobody's ever lost in life...they're merely taking the scenic route.
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