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Subject: Re: H10 20GB

Re: H10 20GB

From: Ed Nickl <>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 13:41:28 -0500

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sharon" <>
To: "Rockbox" <>
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 12:29 PM
Subject: Re: H10 20GB

>I have the iRiver H20, which I assume is kin to the H10 you're considering.
>The battery life is indeed a serious issue IMO. I can listen at work and
>want the battery to work at lest my 8-hour shift, and it does not; it went
>from 6-7 hours on a full charge. I was disappointed. When my old Jukebox
>20GB started not holding a charge, I purchased an external battery supply
>for it, so I did the same for the iRiver.
> May I recommend the Toshiba Gigabeat? I bought a 40GB one at eBay for $60
> and it is an AWESOME unit; with Rockbox it's over the top great! VERY easy
> to use, very nice screen, buttons light up blue when you press one, which
> helps in my work environment. The battery at the end of my 8-hour shift
> looks about half-way depleted on the little graphic, so I am assuming it
> would live up to its 15 hours of battery life, although I've never used it
> that long. I love it so much I bought another one for backup!
> My $.02 worth....YMMV....
>>Hi all,
>>In a series of body blows, I managed to obliterate my H320. The player
>>served me well for roughly 3 years.
>>The H10 looks like a decent replacement and I can buy an unused unit for
>>not too much. After checking the specs, I did however notice that the
>>battery is only rated at 5 hours. Is this still true for the current
>>builds? 5 hours sounds a little skimpy. Inter continental flights are
>>often in excess of 10 hours. 5 hour batterylife is just not enough.
>>And now the scoop of the H320 death.
>>1st body blow: My charger was at work. At home I have a universtal
>>charger that almost fits. The charger worked in the past. The player was
>>placed on charge, but after a while, I tried to remove the charger. The
>>middle pin of the charge point broke off.
>>2nd body blow: In an attempt to charge the player for the next day in the
>>charger was reinserted. The contact was wonky and the player kept
>>changing from charge to disconnected. At work, I remounted the center
>>plug, but something was not quite right. It was possible to listen to
>>music while charging, but when the disk was accessed, the player skipped
>>and the screen went al bugeyed. The runtime was also down to 3 hours
>>from an easy 12 hours.
>>At home I opened up the player and did some measurements. The power
>>consumption figures mentioned on did not match my
>>measurements. I decided to pack it all up and use our Fluke thermal
>>imager at work to check out the overheating IC. Consumption was up to
>>700mA while accessing disk, 190mA whilst idling and 270mA whilst decoding.
>>3rd body blow:Unfortunately, when I turned around, the player fell
>>off my desk and the ribbon cable to the buttons tore right through. The
>>cable is almost impossible to repair.
>>I hope the power consumption of the H10 is better than mentioned on the
I 2nd that on the Gigabeat! I have the F40 and love it. I have left it on
playing music and picked it up the next day, still going. I know it went
over 18 hours.
Received on 2008-02-18

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