OK, well I got a 2nd generation iPod mini last year in February, and the battery life is about 3 hours I will guess. The battery sometimes I will fully charge and when I start to play a song... it tells me thet battery is depleted and turns off.. so I turn it back on again and it works fine. Generally, the battery is very jumpy, and the ipod will go off when the meter is only at half. I am considering getting a 5G iPod now... because of this battery life issue, and since this is such a short interval between buying an iPod... I would want to make sure the battery life stays relatively normal. So what would be the best thing to do to keep the battery life long? Rarely using it depletes battery capacity, right? So I should use it often? Thanks in advance for the help.