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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by da (1525) on 2006.03.24 12:31 (#46749) Homepage Journal
    Wow. 6 hours is considerably shorter battery life-span than mine gets; I've often spent 7-8 hours in a row listening to it and had 1/4 charge at the end. ...but your note about the big headphones seems likely to be the reason for this.

    I don't know whether you can get an adapter that will power unpowered headphones with AA batteries, but if you're set on using your existing good headphones, that might be worth a look. I've used headphones that take batteries that I've liked, also.

    I use a set of Sony ear-buds, which have so-so frequency response, but they're better than the standard white apple ear buds (as well as being less ugly) and they're small enough I don't have to worry about carrying them in my pocket all the time.

    For the "sliding off the desk" problem, I bought a rubberized case which prevents the nano skidding around. You could also try putting an upside down mousepad on your desk for that purpose.

    I've dropped my nano, and found that my headphone cord /doesn't/ detatch; the nano dangles at the end of it. I wonder whether you might have wound up with a slightly mis-machined headphone jack? Or your headphone plug's slightly different in shape?

    Agreed, about the interface lacking a simple "give me music dammit" button. At least when it's not been charging, it resumes with a single button-press. Though I guess you've seen your share of restarting after charging. (ugh).

    Given the very different experience you've had, I can certainly see where your conclusions come from.
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    -DA [coder.com]