My new number one question when purchasing a gadget that runs on battery power.
Can I remove and replace the battery myself?
If no, it ain't being purchased
Windup watches are fun.
Is the battery rechargeable? And, then is it replaceable in the event of failure. I hate paying for batteries either way.
At least if it's rechargeable and replaceable you can go on eBay and get a replacement for like 10% of the normal cost. Though, I've had mixed luck with eBay replacements for a Canon. The first one I bought would power the camera, but turn off when the flash was attempted. Who knows, must have been a dud because I got another one for like $5 and it worked.
I know we live in a rapidly changing world of technology. I know gadgets are obsolete before they even hit the market... But I just want my pocket-sized thing-a-ma-jig to be made out of materials that don't crack or scratch. I want a brushed nickel iPod with replaceable bulletproof glass instead of plastic. I don't want to have to treat my cell phone like it's a Fabergé egg. A screw-off back panel with replaceable battery is cool too.
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