|03-05-2010, 07:51 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Device: irex DR-800S, M92S
some educated guesses about the dr800
well nothing very important..
but reading here:
I think you understand that the battery lasts up to 24 hours of continuous reading and that could be replaceable..
|03-05-2010, 08:26 AM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: United States
I've never seen that before, had no idea iRex rebranded their products. I'm still trying to figure out why the "FX8" costs $1200. The picture shows a bunch of on-screen icons; it must have a lot more functionality than the 800 to warrant that price but as far as I can tell it doesn't list any additional features, other than it coming with current Jeppesen data and FXview software.
As far as battery life goes, it'll easily work for 24 consecutive hours. Charged mine 6 days ago and it still has a 50% charge.
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|03-05-2010, 08:47 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Device: Sony 950, Kindle Graphite DX, iRex iLiad
|03-05-2010, 10:20 AM||#5|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Device: Kindle 3 (US 3G)
It's interesting that the packaging matches the european and usa versions exactly... down to the accessories (protective sleeve vs protective gel sleeve, advanced stylus vs standard stylus).
It makes one think that instead of wasting money on a separate production line, the company just buys the retail versions of the dr800, load the chart software, add some logo stickers, and perhaps change the box. And there is no price difference between the two versions (both at $1,195.00).
If anyone is curious, IREX has had their readers rebranded for the aviation market since the Iliad days.
They have some training videos for their software on the DR1000 variant. It may give you some idea of the interface for the dr800 version:
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|03-05-2010, 10:52 AM||#6|
Join Date: May 2007
Device: iRex iLiad, DR800SG
As someone else mentioned, the price is related to the additional data that is loaded on them. Not sure about the FX10/FX8, but the eFlyBook included a subscription for chart updates, etc.
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