Thursday, December 15, 2011

Electronic annoyances

I plug my Nook into the outlet and charge it fully. But I'm too tired to read on the subway for a few days, and am lucky enough to get a seat to snooze in. Several days later, I try reading from the Nook. It refuses to turn on, displaying a note that there's insufficient power.

Same thing with my iPod.

As with every other old-fashioned battery-powered device, these gadgets lose their charge, even when not being used.

You would think that all those tech geeks could have come up with a power system more efficient than the one in a flashlight. :(

This post is the latest addition to my "design" series.


Anonymous TOTJ Steve said...

Can't speak for the iPad, haven't had one to play with yet. But this should not be an iPod problem. My kid's seems to hold a charge way long, and she uses it daily on the school bus rides, which are collectively several hours.

Are you sure you aren't inadvertently leaving it running, rather than powering it down?

Thu Dec 15, 02:16:00 PM 2011  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

That's possible. I'll have to check. Thanks for pointing that out.

Thu Dec 15, 02:31:00 PM 2011  
Blogger Larry Lennhoff said...

My 2nd generation ipod runs for days between charges. One thing that makes a big difference in battery life is turning off the wi fi connection when you aren't using it.

Thu Dec 15, 10:53:00 PM 2011  

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