Anyone have tips on preserving battery life?

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  1. Ghuda

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    I would like to know if any of the more experienced users of Apple gear have tips on preserving the IPAD's battery life over an extended time.

    After 6 month's will it still be 10+ hours?
     
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  3. Ghuda

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    Thanx wot fan, that did the trick. I have not been doing the trickle charge on my other device, now I won't make that mistake on the IPAD when it arrives.
     
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    he he he this is my subject ;-)

    we are cooking something, we are talking about 80 hours usage for the iPad
     
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    So far the reviews are saying the battery actually far exceeded the 10 hours....so I'm thinking 10 hours is video/games or heavy web browsing....so music and books probably more like 20-30
     
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    I think 10 hours is amazing, 80 HOURS that is just impressive! Can't wait to see what ya guys are working on iPadOne.
     
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    I would think you would want to actually use it and experience the battery life before starting threads about how to extend the life.
     
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    I'll be more concerned on how the battery life is 1 year from now.
     
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    iPad battery life


    Dan you will know soon what we are cooking, our warranty will be 3 years on this products ;-)
     
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    Yeah but, how will you start that car when the battery's empty?:D;)
     
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    any battery backup that has to tether to the device defeats its functionality..just like these bulky cases ive been seeing....would be nice to have a battery backup in your bag for emergencies (I guess if your stuck in the woods for a week and only have your ipad to keep you sane) but the weight of an 80 hour battery might make it not worth it.
     
  12. Ghuda

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    I am just trying to think ahead so I don't do something foolish from the start.

    I own lots of battery powered gear and some have a rediculously poor battery life and I imagine its partly due to my improper battery care.
     
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    This is exactly what I'm looking for. Something simple - snaps on to the bottom of the iPad - something I can load up with six AA batteries which will give the iPad 3 or 4 charges. That way I can throw it in my bag and if I run out of juice I'm still good to go.
     
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    Sounds like a winner IpadOne. You definitely have a buyer right here. Let us know as soon as you "cook it up". I'm really looking forward to it.
     
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    I've got a small AsusEEEPC netbook. It's always plugged in except when I bring it in the kitchen in the morning, then it goes right back. The device being plugged in all the time never suffers, so the battery, last time I've checked, still performs well after 2 1/2 years.
    What I'm afraid of with the iPad is to take a habit of using it without a wire. It could make the device awkward and clumsy to use. When you use it you have to disciplin yourself to plug it after every use.
     

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