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Are you happy with the battery life on the Fuze?

Would you be interested in a player 50% thicker than the Fuze if the battery life could be tripled? How about just doubled?

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Re: Are you happy with the battery life on the Fuze?

 


JK98 wrote:

Would you be interested in a player 50% thicker than the Fuze if the battery life could be tripled? How about just doubled?


Don't you think that player would be kind of heavy for a shirt pocket? I wouldn't want anything heavier than the current Fuze with a silicone skin for shirt pocket use.

 

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Re: Are you happy with the battery life on the Fuze?

"Don't you think that player would be kind of heavy for a shirt pocket?"

 

Not really. If the player weighs 3.1 ounces vs the 2.1 ounce weight of the Fuze, it still won't be too heavy for a shirt pocket.

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Re: Are you happy with the battery life on the Fuze?

 


JK98 wrote:

Would you be interested in a player 50% thicker than the Fuze if the battery life could be tripled? How about just doubled?


That would be my dream machine. And instead of a poly battery, I would like the infinite battery life of an AAA or AA rechargable battery. Or even a rigley's gum battery as I have four left from an Iriver 450 cd player.

 

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Re: Are you happy with the battery life on the Fuze?

I'd be OK with 50%.

 

I'd also be OK with about and an inch longer (or maybe a half-inch in each dimension to accomodate a slightly larger screen).

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Re: Are you happy with the battery life on the Fuze?

I'm slightly disappointed with my battery life.  It's a couple of years old, so it's a reasonable 8 or so hours.  It lasts me a few days, since I'm not a hardcore user.

 

I wouldn't mind thickness at all.  The brick of an iPod Photo feels good in my hands, but a more reasonable thickness would be a Fuze sized player with the thickness of an e200 (with a replaceable battery, of course).

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Re: Are you happy with the battery life on the Fuze?

 


saxmaster765 wrote:

I'm slightly disappointed with my battery life.  It's a couple of years old, so it's a reasonable 8 or so hours.  It lasts me a few days, since I'm not a hardcore user.

 

I wouldn't mind thickness at all.  The brick of an iPod Photo feels good in my hands, but a more reasonable thickness would be a Fuze sized player with the thickness of an e200 (with a replaceable battery, of course).


Only 8 or so hours? Weird....my V1 is close to two years old, I think..... ( have to ask the original owner ) yet I get 15 or so.

 

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Re: Are you happy with the battery life on the Fuze?

 


JK98 wrote:
http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/Site-suggestions-Product-feature/AA-battery-powered-mp3-player/td-p/634...

That's a good thread! But I've lost my patience for a mp3 player that has all the normal features and infinite battery life. So I Rockbox'd my fuze and I'm looking at products similar to this Minty Boost Kit. Commercially made 'emergency' usb chargers using AA or AAA batteries are available too. Looks like this poly battery craze has made a whole new market...LOL

 

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Re: Are you happy with the battery life on the Fuze?

"JK98 wrote: http://forums.sandisk.com/t5/Site-suggestions-Product-feature/AA-battery-powered-mp3-player/td-p/634... --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

That's a good thread!"

 

Not good enough to motivate Sandisk to make a great AA battery(or even AAA or other low cost swappable battery) powered player though. The thread is almost two years old.

 

I have 3 usb battery packs, the Tekkeon mp1550 which uses 4 AA nimh batteries,  the Duracell Instant Power and the Lenmar Poweport Mini. The last twohave a built in Lion battery. I am happy with the Tekkeon mp1550 and Duracell Instant Power, but am disappointed with the Lenmar Powerport Mini and I suggest it be avoided. Aside from holding too little power, the Powerport Mini seems to lose charge at a much faster rate when idle than the other two chargers. The other two have a power switch which the Powerport Mini lacks.

 

The Tekkeon mp1550 has a voltage regulator and can charge nimh batteries in it via usb(charging is slow though, around 6 hours for 4 batteries). Having a voltage regulator for the output power from a AA battery powered usb battery pack is very important to protect your gear. I do suggest that people not use alkalines with the Tekkeon mp1550 as it might become very hot when using them, and much of the power might be wasted as heat. The heat might even be enough to damage the mp1550. I never used my mp1550 with alkalines, as I know how poorly alkalines are at putting at high curent, and know that the comments of others about it getting to hot with alkalines makes sense. It works great with nimh batteries though, and doesn't get hot with them.

 

http://www.tekkeon.com/products-tekcharge1550-specs.html