In the past I've received various and often contradictory advice about how to properly charge my cell phone so that the battery life is maximized. I've heard that it's best to regularly keep the battery as fully charged as possible. I've also heard that keeping the cell phone on the charger after it is already fully charged (as I always did charging my cell phone before going to sleep each night) is bad for the battery and will suck many months of life out of it. And I've also heard the opposite (use as much battery as possible before charging). Now that I've ordered my 160 GB iPod Classic with its classically fused and unswitchable battery, can someone provide some definitive advice about iPod battery charging? Does it matter if you leave your iPod on your iPod speaker, which also happens to be a charger, for a week or two straight? Is it good/bad to use your iPod (if you can help it) until it's almost dead before recharging it? Does each charge take the iPod ever closer to battery heaven (thus discouraging daily charges)? etc. And out of curiosity, is your advice generally applicable to any and all portable electronic gadgets.