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post #11 of 23
So uh, they say this will be really useful in third world countries.... riiiight. How many people in third-world countries are going to be listening to digital music and NOT have a way to plug a regular MP3 player in? Seriously, any place you have MP3's, you're going to have electricity. I don't see any use for this item, as the average MP3 player lasts what, 10-12 hours on a single charge? No one needs more time than that between charges, especially considering you'd need to wind this thing up for 2 hours to give the same playing time.... o.O
post #12 of 23
Almost as good as my solution



3x1,2V NiMH Batteries w/ 2400 mAh => 36 hours of listening
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post #13 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by onlycodered View Post
I'm sorry, but unless you live out in a jungle in the Amazon, this thing would be more than unpleasant to use. I don't want to have to crank up my MP3 every three songs.
I wonder what's harder for you, cranking the player for a minute or reading the whole original post for a minute? You can charge it by USB.
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post #14 of 23
now a wind-up GPS device would perfect. somewhere in the jungle, lost, hungry, batteries died, just crank it and you're back on the track in no time.
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post #15 of 23
Source link please.
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post #16 of 23
the source is: http://www.custompc.co.uk/news/60231...p3-player.html

I read that site also
    
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post #17 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dotard View Post
Slowly dieing in the desert? Batteries dead? Crank that souj-err I mean at least you can listen to "It's Raining men"
I usually like to be as professional as possible but you forced me to do this.

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post #18 of 23
Before everyone dismisses this as useless...camping anyone? I know outdoors and the average overclock.net user may not go hand in hand, but I'm pretty sure if I was on a fishing trip (yes, away from our precious pc's) some tunes would be nice to have. A universal crank "charger" would be a more novel idea, but this still has it's uses. Just not for those whose who are always with spittin' range of a pc of some sort.
post #19 of 23
I'm not in the habit of buying electronics without cranks or special shake features that power LEDs.
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post #20 of 23
ten minutes of power after a minute of hand cranking

That's my only problem with it.

30 minutes with 30 seconds of cranking and it'd be pretty cool.
    
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