(sorry if my verbatim quoting is rather clunky)
Originally Posted by frostschutz
The battery meter does not turn solid black on the Basic / 1.13 firmware (at least not for me). You should keep the device charged at all times. The batteries don't like being discharged completely. So don't wait until the device tells you to charge.
Will read this later - thank you! (bogged down in "holidays" house-painting chores). In essence, are you saying to treat the Story HD battery exactly as you would NOT treat old Ni-Cd batteries which had the "shallow charge memory" issues? I assume charging from mains via same USB cable is perfectly OK too - ie, don't HAVE to charge via computer?
Thanks again, folks!