Originally Posted by CantScareMe
The OP hasn't tried it out either. He said this earlier in the thread.
But I take it he knows what he's talking about.....
At least sswam in his post above yours is honest about what's going on and why you doods have joined headfi (to sell this device). You know something- honesty goes a long way in forums like this.
Well, the reason I joined was:
We have a number of threads on our forum that focus on the Pandora's audio capabilities...This thread was linked in one of them, with some of our community members expressing anger at the responses given in this thread.
I decided to take a look.
I'm no authority (as I've already stated), but I have extensive first hand experience with the Pandora which the OP doesn't, and I thought that adding my two cents would help give a more balanced and *fair* assesment of the Pandora's potential in the audio department.
Do I want to see more Pandoras sold? Of course I do! We have a fantastic community - every new Pandora owner just adds to that.
Seeing new people discover and fall in-love with the device brings me a lot of joy. :) ... much like the joy of watching a stranger's face light up when they taste your favorite recipe. :)
... But I didn't come here to sell the device, just to help give a balanced perspective. Honesty and fairness is very important to me too.
Originally Posted by nywytboy68
That was our initial gripe with the OP's thread,...he never tried it and was belittling other devices. Having real users opinions NOW makes me want to test this out.
Question: we know that audio can go for up to 60 hrs,...how is the runtime with other uses? That's important to me.
Thanks in advance.
Well, I haven't done extensive testing of the battery life since the new firmware updates.
Before the updates the heaviest usage I put my Pandora through would be the 11 - 13 hour bus trips I have to take about 3 times a year.
The usage would consist of: Watching loads of movies, playing Playstation games... The odd bit of graphics editing in GIMP, then lighter usage like reading an e-book or listening to music. Some heavy battery drainers like Wifi tethering to my phone and browsing the internet for a while.
On these trips my Pandora is being used almost non-stop, with a few breaks. When I don't use wifi I last the whole trip. But I do own a second battery which I've only ever had to use twice in the time I've owned my Pandora - popping it in literally an hour or two before arrival. If memory serves one of the times the bus was delayed.
A safe bet would be 10hours under heavy use.
If your Pandora idles (I.e. it's on but you aren't doing anything - or doing very little like reading or listening to music) - then it's lifetime between charges is greatly increased. (thanks to the new firmware updates)
If you put your Pandora into power saving mode (a flip of a switch, also introduced with the new firmware updates) - then your Pandora can last for days between charges.