|10-13-2011, 08:45 AM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Device: Kobo H2O, iriver StoryHD
Story HD Battery Life
How long does your Story HD last for a single charge?
The specification says 14'000 page turns or 6 weeks of battery life.
I seem to get maybe 2-3 days of reading. That's using an SD card which I'm sure also eats some power. No Wifi though - European version. I'm also reading several hours a day (sometimes an entire book in a single day). The books have around 300 pages, I'm not sure how many page turns that actually needs in my font size setting (fourth-largest). Certainly more than 300 as there isn't a page number on every page.
Yesterday I ran out of battery while reading for the first time, at least I think so - I'm not sure since the battery state isn't displayed all the time and I didn't pay attention to it. The text just grayed out when turning the page.
I connected the USB charger then, and it instantly displayed the charge device / connect storage selection screen. So the device was still alive, it didn't wake up from standby or even reboot or anything. Selecting Charge, I was back in the book like normal.
I unplugged the charger then and opened the options menu (where the battery status is displayed), and it showed 4 black bars for the battery. So I'm not entirely sure about that out of battery theory; either the battery status display is just unreliable or it was a different problem altogether.
Altogether I'm not too impressed with battery life - which isn't a problem really since there's always a power source available. I had to charge my old PocketBook 360° just as often, but then again, the PB360 just promises 8'000 page turns and 30 days of battery life, whereas the Story HD claims a much larger number.
Last edited by frostschutz; 10-13-2011 at 08:48 AM.
|10-13-2011, 06:09 PM||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Endicott, NY
Device: Sony PRS-600, Kobo Touch 2.0
I get about 3 weeks on mine, but I've been pretty busy lately and haven't had much time to read. I hardly ever turn the wifi on, and I don't use an SD card. I certainly don't get the advertised usage though.
|10-17-2011, 11:39 AM||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2011
Device: Kindle 3 + Story HD + Kobo Touch
I read one to three hours per a day and the battery lasts about a week. I have a wifi (US) model, but I rarely use it. Most of the books I read are EPUB (almost no PDF.) My SD card slot is empty.
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