Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Amazon Kindle

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-27-2007, 11:48 PM   #1
Nate the great
Sir Penguin of Edinburgh
Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Nate the great's Avatar
 
Posts: 10,524
Karma: 3569525
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: DC Metro area
Device: Shake a stick plus 1
Kindle battery life

I started an empirical battery test at 7pm on Sunday. One condition I set was to keep the radio off as much as possible and essentially recreate the way I used my PRS500. I also have had it in sleep mode the entire time. I never turned it off.

53 hours into the test, I noticed that the battery is down one bar (75%).

So I guess I am looking at weekly charges. Not as good as the Sony, but acceptable.

Last edited by Nate the great; 11-28-2007 at 07:50 AM. Reason: type 53 not 51
Nate the great is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2007, 09:37 PM   #2
Nate the great
Sir Penguin of Edinburgh
Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Nate the great's Avatar
 
Posts: 10,524
Karma: 3569525
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: DC Metro area
Device: Shake a stick plus 1
Five days, and I am at 50%.

I haven't had much time to read this week, so I don't think this is a valid test of how long the Kindle would last with regular use.
Nate the great is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2007, 09:46 PM   #3
Alexander Turcic
Fully Converged
Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Alexander Turcic ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Alexander Turcic's Avatar
 
Posts: 17,107
Karma: 10995944
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Switzerland
Device: Sony PRS-650 / Nexus 7 / Kindle PW
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nate the great View Post
Five days, and I am at 50%.

I haven't had much time to read this week, so I don't think this is a valid test of how long the Kindle would last with regular use.
Ahh too bad. I was looking forward to see the same test again, this time with some more wireless usage.
Alexander Turcic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2007, 10:07 PM   #4
Nate the great
Sir Penguin of Edinburgh
Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Nate the great's Avatar
 
Posts: 10,524
Karma: 3569525
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: DC Metro area
Device: Shake a stick plus 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alexander Turcic View Post
Ahh too bad. I was looking forward to see the same test again, this time with some more wireless usage.
That's what I'm doing next.

I'm charging the Kindle at the moment.
Nate the great is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2007, 09:05 PM   #5
Nate the great
Sir Penguin of Edinburgh
Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Nate the great ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Nate the great's Avatar
 
Posts: 10,524
Karma: 3569525
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: DC Metro area
Device: Shake a stick plus 1
Update

Since Saturday, I've turned on the wireless two or three times a day to download stuff. I've also been reading for around an hour a day. Result: I pretty much drained the battery.

So far, I find the battery life adequate.
Nate the great is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
O Battery life, battery, wherefore art thou, battery life? DeusExMe Amazon Kindle 30 02-21-2012 06:28 PM
Kindle 3 Battery Life-Compare info here jstevens75 Amazon Kindle 39 06-01-2011 07:01 PM
Kindle DX realistic Battery Life? curstpriest Amazon Kindle 8 10-11-2010 04:09 AM
Kindle 3 battery life ylsul Amazon Kindle 8 10-09-2010 11:30 AM
Battery life: Kindle v Sony Reader? noxxle Which one should I buy? 40 06-06-2008 08:34 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:05 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.