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Old 09-16-2009, 12:55 PM
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"I said average consumer. Average consumer's are part of the majority of consumers. I happen to fall into that category. "

What makes you so sure your opinion is in line with the majority? Have you done some surveys?...
Why don't you do a poll here and see who really wants replaceable AA batteries

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Old 09-16-2009, 07:42 PM
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I didn't say a AA battery is the only option. There could be players powered by a AAA battery, or players powered by an easily swappable lion battery, such as one that is used by a cell phone or digital camera. While I would prefer the use of a AA or AAA battery, an easily swappable, easy to find, inexpensive lithium ion battery that is charged outside the player would also be good. While having a battery that is removable might add a bit to the player's size, if it is charged outside the player then the charging circuitry could be omitted, saving space.

I don't know of any current model Canon digital cameras that use a built in battery. They either use AA batteries, or easily swappable lithium ion batteries. Most cell phones use an easily swappable battery.

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Old 09-16-2009, 08:01 PM
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I know you mean easily swappable batteries I was just using AA as a general term

btw I think the only solution for people who really want easily swappable batteries would be to DIY or buy a really old player.

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Interesting to see that beating a dead horse is one of this thread's tags.

Why not dispense with batteries altogether? Have wind-up and solar DAPs.

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Old 09-17-2009, 02:34 AM
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Interesting to see that beating a dead horse is one of this thread's tags.

Why not dispense with batteries altogether? Have wind-up and solar DAPs.
I loled at the tags as well

But, onto the battery issue.... http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006...able_solar.php. Easy done
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Old 10-23-2009, 11:03 AM
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A Sansa Clip+ takes around 3 hours for a full charge and plays for around 12 hours. Play time is around 4 times charge time. With 2900 mah AA batteries, a player might be designed to play for 40 hours on one of these. If a 15 minute charger is used to charge 4 at a time, then play time would be 640 times charge time!

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Some people use their mp3 player to play lectures. When using a player for more serious purposes than just listening to music, running out of power is a more serious concern. I guess your usage pattern of your mp3 player has not made this a factor for you, but for others running out of power is a serious concern. Having a player with a swappable battery and carrying a spare battery or two solves this problem. The alternative if one is forced to use players with a built in battery is to have players with a card slot, then have the files on a card, and carry a spare player. Carrying a spare battery is smaller and less expensive than carrying a spare player.

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wtf? I presumed this thread had died.

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Old 10-23-2009, 11:24 AM
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I think a player designed with a 3.7 volt input, that comes with a battery case for a 18650 battery would be cool. The 18650 battery is 3.7 volts, around 2600 mah and only around $5 each retail. A charger that charges one or two at a time is around $10 retail. The 18650 battery is just slightly larger than a AA battery. It could power a Clip+ for around 95 hours!

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powerchimp. thank me later
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1 Energizer XP18000 Universal 18000mAh Portable Battery Pack and Charger
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Thread bump of the day!
How about a netbook powered by AA batteries?
http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/28/n...as-and-booted/
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Please, let me assist: C/O Engadget

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NorhTech Gecko netbook loaded up with AAs and booted

By Nilay Patel posted Dec 28th 2009 10:44PM




It's been a while since we first saw the $199 NorhTech Gecko hit the scene, but the AA-powered netbook looks to finally be hitting US shores in proper fashion, and the crew at Lilliputing just got their tester. Inside it's no great shakes, with a 1GHz Xcore86 processor, 512MB of RAM, an 8GB SD card, and an 8.9-inch 1024 x 600 display -- but almost every component can be swapped out for a more powerful variant, including the processor. That's certainly intriguing, especially for the education market NorhTech is targeting, but we're mostly on the edge of our seats waiting to find out how long those AAs last under some real use. Check one video after the break and another at the read link.



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What I'd really like on that netbook is a crank, so I can get some arm and shoulder action in and keep those AAs constantly charged up.

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of all the threads you could have bumped....
Sadly, I actually like that little netbook. If only because I was shown the light on how irritating they can be, so its all about USPs now, and that one seems to have quite a few
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it is a fat laptop though
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it is a fat laptop though
Do you mean a phat laptop?
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Do you mean a phat laptop?
Of course I do...
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