Handhelds with long battery life
October 21, 2004
| || | I'm a road warrior who's fed up
with the crummy battery life of my PalmOne Zire 71
. Which handhelds have the longest battery life? All I want is something that will save my data, is easy to use, and doesn't send me scrambling for a plug every few hours. Is that asking for too much?
No, you're not asking for too much. Battery life is a critical part of your PDA, and it's something you need to pay attention to, since you risk losing important data if you run out of power.
Top midlevel PDA performers in CNET Labs' tests
Since our battery tests are designed to drain power as fast as possible, you'll get more mileage out of your PDA in real-world use. Also consider:
- Buying a handheld with a user-replaceable battery so that you can carry a spare.
- Doing your part to conserve your battery by adjusting your backlight level and restricting your wireless use.
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