"A wall wart charger with a USB output can be had on eBay for not much more than the cost of a few batteries. In five years, I doubt I’ve let a rechargable player run out of juice more than two or three times in very regular use. I accept that others have different habits and preferences, but I suspect those wanting a DAP using standard batteries are in the minority I’m afraid. "
Not really. Perhaps they are not vocal enough, but would buy a AA or AAA battery based player if a good one was avalable. Many people still don’t know about nimh rechargeable AA and AAA batteries, and think AA or AAA battery means an alkaline battery. Notice that the Canon A series digital cameras which use AA batteries are quite popular, although Canon also makes many camera models that use a lion battery(although those lion batteries are user replaceable, and spares are easy enough to find, although they aren’t that cheap. Some of the Canon lion battery models are common enough though, so that cheaper generics can be found).
Why must an mp3 player with a card slot support video and have a bright screen which consumes plenty of power, or else be like the Slotmusic player and have no screen at all? Why can’t it have a basic screen like on the Clip, or perhaps one even more basic like on the m250? I would prefer a screen like on the m250 that is on all the time vs a bright screen that is off most of the time.
Message Edited by JK98 on 12-17-2008 01:50 PM
Message Edited by JK98 on 12-17-2008 01:55 PM