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Old 09-10-2012, 01:53 PM   #42
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Device: Kobo Glo
Battery life? Which claim is true :-)

I post this separately because I think it is either a major selling point or a major deal-breaker and many people would like to know the answer to this.

Kobo claims:
"More than a month whithout using WiFi and light."
"More than 55 hours continuous use with light on."


These two statements are in direct conflict with each other unless Kobo used different reading time standards for day and night.
Even with the note that it depends on personal usage it is still a contradiction in terms.


If we look at the first claim. (>1 month with light off)
If we take the commonly used standard of 30 minutes a day and multiply that by 30 days would give us 15 hours, which is average for an e-reader.
So this claim has a high probability of being true.

If we look at the second claim (>55 hours with light on), then 55 hours divided by 30 minutes = 110 days = 3.7 months.

That would put the Kobo Glo miles ahead of any competition.
This claim therefor has a high probability of being false.
If it is true, then the first claim has to be false because laws of physics dictate that "light on" drains battery faster than "light off".

Please Kobo, can someone explain?

Greetings,

Mike
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