05-23-2011 03:56 PM
The easiest ways are to turn down the brightness of your screen (I turn mine almost all the way down when inside) and to keep WiFi off when not needed.
05-23-2011 04:30 PM
Agreed, the display brightness is probably the easiest way to prolong battery life. I also find it comfortable to read at a low brightness setting.
05-25-2011 11:39 PM
How long is the battery supposed to last with just reading (approximate hours) ?
If you are doing nothing but reading, you will probably get close to the advertised 8 hours.
If you do a lot of web browsing and slingshot a bunch of birds while listening to music in the background, you just might squeeze out 3-4 hours.
05-27-2011 07:59 PM
I attempted to test my battery life the other day (to figure out if I could make it to Chicago from Seattle without running out of juice)
I was able to watch the entirety of Season 1 of The Walking Dead (4.5 hours), with 12 hours of "standby" time in the middle, and when I was done I was left with 28% battery life.
I left wireless on, and had brightness about 50%.
05-28-2011 01:55 AM
laurel to you JeepDave. Some nice real use* info, and better than what I would expect from a ton of video use.
*I say "real use" as in, most people buying a NC are going to be playing with the bells and whistles as much, if not more than, just reading.
06-27-2011 09:19 PM
I just bought the nook2 and it seems the battery life is less then the orginal.... I see in the previous post about turning down the screen brightness, where would I find that?