I am just curious, why don't you make the battery user replaceable or, at least, sell the replacement battery??
As with all rechargeable batteries, they have a limited lifespan but I would like to keep my iQube with me forever without the need to send it back to Netherlands every few years (especially if I use it everyday). It is pretty far and costly.
Yup I too hope that the low volume imbalance issue will be resolved =)
I'll probably void my own warranty by saying this, but when they say that the v2 batteries are not user replaceable, they are simply being over-cautious. In actuality, the case is quite easy to open and you can easily swap out the batteries. I put Eneloops in mine. I completely understand Qables not wanting people to open these up to reduce risk of damaging something inside. But if you've ever worked on a PC before to upgrade your hard drive or memory, this is far easier. You just need to make sure that things line up when you screw it back together. I don't want to encourage people to do this; I just want to put a realistic perspective on it. Plus, considering that even the stock NiMH batteries in this thing will last far longer than the warranty on this unit, by the time you need to crack it open to replace the batteries it will probably not be covered anyway.
I'm conflicted about this new v3, having just gotten the v2 several months ago. I love the sound and build of the v2. But being able to charge via USB while using the line in would be nice- though not really crucial given the decent battery life. And it would be cool to feed the new Toslink in with my Fostex HP-P1. The form factor of the v2/3 is perfect- I think. The vast majority of people use iPods (even here) and the length matches up perfectly with the Touch so that the bands don't block the screen.
As for the volume imbalance, I haven't really noticed it on mine until you guys brought it up. (Thanks! ) Luckily for me, it's not too much of an issue- even with IEMs.
Edited by Mkubota1 - 10/4/11 at 1:18pm