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Old 10-17-2008, 10:36 PM
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All the reviews and specs said that the fuze has approx. 24 hour battery life. I've used it for 3 hours after a full charge(the player is pretty brand new too) and I'm already down to 63% percent. Or is it just the % being inaccurate and you get more life than what it says on the indicator?
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:15 PM
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I think the battery meter is inaccurate. The true way is to test it all the way.
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Old 10-18-2008, 06:08 AM
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Also, if you are tooling with AA, viewing settings, playing with eq, etc you will use up battery faster. Their measurements are taken while playing music and not touching anything.
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Old 10-19-2008, 11:40 PM
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Things like your backlight timeout setting and the bitrate of your audio files can also impact your battery life. The 24 hour number is based on continuous playback of 128 Kb MP3 files.
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Old 10-21-2008, 12:29 PM
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Set the backlight level to minimum and the backlight time small if you want good battery life. Hunting for songs individually rather than letting albums play through will also give much less battery life. Using WMA rather than mp3 will also decrease battery life. Using a higher bitrate decreases battery life.
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:38 PM
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Asides from whether or not you like the sound of wma vbr vs the other formats, I keep seeing that it's harder on batteries...any estimate on how much so? It hasn't been an issue with my Fuze, but on my upcoming Clip, will it be?
I was also wondering...from everything I read, the Cowon players sound and work great....but what's so different that their battery life is so much greater? The rated life is way better...is kryptonite involved?
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:46 PM
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My guess is that battery life using WMA may be around 30% or so less than mp3 at the same bitrate.
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:41 PM
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I was also wondering...from everything I read, the Cowon players sound and work great....but what's so different that their battery life is so much greater? The rated life is way better...is kryptonite involved?
Which player are you talking about? The iaudio 7 has outstanding battery life because it has a big fat battery. The player isn't all that big overall, but the form factor is a bit awkward.
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:53 PM
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The iaudio 7 has outstanding battery life because it has a big fat battery. The player isn't all that big overall, but the form factor is a bit awkward.
I don’t see anything awkward about the i7, do you have one? Cause I do and once you hold one you’ll note that it’s not big & fat at all

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Old 10-22-2008, 09:06 PM
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i think he meant "fat as in "thick", in which case it is true...

cowon players are very thick, because they have a fat battery and great battery life.
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i think he meant "fat as in "thick", in which case it is true...

cowon players are very thick, because they have a fat battery and great battery life.
Look in the mirror it looks bigger in pics than in real life.
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oh, well i haven't owned one so i wouldn't know...

BUT, i drew a picture of it once using the dimension given on their site (yes, i have no life), and it was thicker than my p2 and my fuze combined
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:20 PM
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oh, well i haven't owned one so i wouldn't know...

BUT, i drew a picture of it once using the dimension given on their site (yes, i have no life), and it was thicker than my p2 and my fuze combined
Here it is next to the clip:

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Old 10-23-2008, 02:10 AM
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Funny thing about the Clip. It is a bit more than twice the thickness of the Fuze. In terms of player size in volume, the Clip is a bit larger than the Fuze!

Fuze dimensions 1.9 in x 0.3 in x 3.1 = 1.767 cubic inches
Clip dimensions 2.17” x 1.35” x .65” = 1.904 cubic inches
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JK98, is the Clip's size with or without the clip?
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Old 10-23-2008, 06:16 AM
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advcomp2019, my pic ^^ is without the clip on it.
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I don't have a Clip. You could get a ruler and measure your Clip.
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WalkGood, I know.

JK98, I found out that it is with the clip on the back.
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:30 PM
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I don’t see anything awkward about the i7, do you have one? Cause I do and once you hold one you’ll note that it’s not big & fat at all
A friend has one which I've seen and used. It's definitely "fat" in this segment of the DAP market. I didn't feel like the player fits comfortably in a pants pocket which to me makes it awkward.
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... I didn't feel like the player fits comfortably in a pants pocket which to me makes it awkward.
Not all of us wear spandex pants
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