27. October 2011 08:24
I purchased a replacement battery for my laptop, that contains 9, rather than 6 Li-ion cells. Battery life now appears to be 5+ hours, versus 3 with the original battery. I also purchased a power supply that uses my automobile cigarette lighter. This means my daughter and granddaughter can watch movies while we are traveling. I can let my wife drive and I can work on projects while we're on trips. (This will not really happen. I drive, my wife sleeps. Get used to it, get over it!)
Since adoping Kindle for PC, I am reading a lot more before bed. Having a longer battery life is a real Godsend for me. Instead of having a mile high stack of books on my night stand, I disconnect my laptop and haul it to bed. I have access to 25 books without the clutter. Hopefully I'll have a Kindle Fire by Christmas and the bedtime load will be even lighter.
Life is good!