Is it me,or does the Battery SUK in iPod Video...

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by AJ Muni, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

    AJ Muni

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    I got one today, one for my brother and one for me (hes giving me the money on friday for his, and mine is still in the box sealed)...To me it seems like i fully charge the battery...and after 10-20 minutes of playing with it, and watching some videos, the battery is already near 75% !!!!!!!! i havent calibrated the battery just yet (i got it 4 hours ago)...also I read in ilounge.com that you can get about 2 1/2 hours of continous video playback before the battery dies, but this seems kinda bad... did any1 else get kinda fooled thinking we can watch video for 10+ hours atleast??? any suggestions...??? Cuz if this keeps up, im returning mine FOR SURE...and my brother, well i guess hell have to pay the restocking fee....
     
  2. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    Uh... Who said i'd play for 10+ hours? :confused: You should have done some research at apple.com before you forked over 300+ dollars don't you think? It specifically says the amount of video playback on the site.

    And when have you seen anything that plays video for 10+ ("at least"?!) hours and runs on battery? Lower your expectations for the real world, or you'll be in for quite a bit of surprises.

    Also, it would be a good idea to calibrate the battery before complaining.


    Seems you'll be returning it :rolleyes:
     
  3. Vanilla macrumors 6502a

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    1. ALWAYS calibrate your battery first before you do anything.

    2. This is not intended to be rude, but please in future I strongly advise you to do a modicum of research first before spending your hard-earned money.

    Bottom line (and this can't be written anyway other than being blunt), if you choose to accept rumours over research as your basis for purchasing the iPod and ignore the demands for calibrating your battery first you are setting yourself up to be disappointed, which is a real shame as the new iPod is a stunning product.

    Vanilla
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Apple states in the technical specs of the iPod that the 30GB model has the following battery life:

    14 Hours music playback
    OR
    3 Hours slideshows
    OR
    2.5 Hours Video playback

    For the 60GB model:

    20 Hours music playback
    OR
    4 Hours slideshows
    OR
    3 Hours video playback

    Unless you are getting a good deal less than this AFTER calibrating your battery then you have nothing to complain about. These figures are readily available on Apple's website and I would suggest that you research a little the next time you spend US$300 and upwards.

    For something the size of the iPod and with it's abilities the battery life is pretty good. I was hoping they would bump it up a bit more though with the new release but it seems they went for the slimming down option. Meh, I'm not often away from a powerpoint for more than about 8 hours at any one time so it doesn't bother me too much.
     
  5. AJ Muni thread starter macrumors 65816

    AJ Muni

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    Well money isnt an issue for me what so ever, but after reading Chundles reply, i didnt notice the OR, but it still a cool ipod, i just thought that I was getting jipped, thanx for the advice guys....

    p.s. blaskillet4, dude im not ur wife,dog etc. w/e, dont talk down to me...i was just asking for advice on the ipod, not on the real world
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Must be nice.. Punctuation falls into that category too, right? Well, I guess there's some there. :)
     
  7. AJ Muni thread starter macrumors 65816

    AJ Muni

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    it is hard typing from a psp...im sorry..i wish the psp had a spell check....:cool:
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Typing from a PSP. Ah.. Digital Kids. Very nice.
     
  9. Chundles macrumors G4

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    That's actually pretty cool. A PSP, a new iPod, so what do you do that allows you to indulge in some serious gadgetry.

    I hope my reply didn't come across as patronising or harsh. Just wanted to make sure you had the facts.
     
  10. AJ Muni thread starter macrumors 65816

    AJ Muni

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    2nd year family practice resident at baptist hospital in Miami, FL (Doctor in training if you dont understand it)...yea i guess you can call me a kid...
     
  11. AJ Muni thread starter macrumors 65816

    AJ Muni

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    not at all, thanks for the advice chundles....long hours in the hospital, 24 hour shifts.... i gotta go this thread is getting old real fast...
     
  12. Chundles macrumors G4

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    And there's the answer.

    I wish money wasn't an issue for me but at the moment the only way that's going to happen is if Loo-tenant Dan invests mah Bubba Gump munee in some sort of froot compnee...
     

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