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Old 09-08-2013, 06:56 AM   #19
Xen
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Originally Posted by ApK View Post
Speaking for myself, I would prefer swappable batteries. True there other ways to extend life on a trip, and I like those options, but they all involve carrying another piece of equipment, as does the carrying of a spare battery, but the swappable battery would be fastest and most convenient.
But also, I'm opposed to the planned-obsolescence/disposable society philosophy of a 'non-replaceable' battery. I DO re-solder batteries. I have replaced batteries in my iPods, old smart phones, cordless tools, etc, because I can find uses for them even after I may have upgraded to other devices in their primary roles.
I don't like the idea of being encouraged to throw things like that away, and If I'm not going to Reduce by not having a thing, I'd prefer to Reuse before I Recycle.
EXACTLY! I would hope to be able to replace the battery without having to use a soldering iron though. I don't think my hands are steady enough anymore to be futzing around inside a device like that with a hot soldering iron, LOL!
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