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Ipod Touch Gaming Battery Life

View Poll Results: Ipod Touch Gaming Battery Life
< 2 hrs (1G/2G Ipod Touch) 5 13.89%
2-3 hrs (1G/2G Ipod Touch) 7 19.44%
3-4 hrs (1G/2G Ipod Touch) 10 27.78%
4-5 hrs (1G/2G Ipod Touch) 6 16.67%
5 hrs+ (1G/2G Ipod Touch) 3 8.33%
< 2 hrs (3G Ipod Touch 32/64gb) 1 2.78%
2-3 hrs (3G Ipod Touch 32/64gb) 1 2.78%
3-4 hrs (3G Ipod Touch 32/64gb) 3 8.33%
4-5 hrs (3G Ipod Touch 32/64gb) 0 0%
5 hrs+ (3G Ipod Touch 32/64gb) 0 0%
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10-26-2009, 12:28 AM
#1
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 220
Ipod Touch Gaming Battery Life

Apple touts the ipod touch as the funnest ipod ever. Do you guys find the battery life dismal for gaming purposes? Sure, the battery lasts well enough as a mp3 player alone, but when it comes to gaming, the device just can't compete with the DS or PSP.

How many hours of gaming are you able to get from your ipod touch before you get a 20% alert?

Please do not reply if you are using iphone, because the battery life may be different.
10-26-2009, 12:32 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,585
I find that

a) It depends on what I'm playing,
b) Usually there is enough battery life for me to play until I reach a power source.

10-26-2009, 04:02 AM
#3
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 5,678
yea my response is pretty much same as Hmar. i used to have a watch, and if i needed to charge the battery i just shook it a bit and it would recharge the battery, ive always thought itd be cool if Apple somehow implemented this into the idevices
10-26-2009, 04:06 AM
#4
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 908
It's what stops me being willing to pay lots of money for games
I bought Scribblenauts for 20
I can play that for a whole plane journey on full brightness, then in the airport and on the journey to wherever, I have never run out of battery on my DS

But with my Touch's games I can only play for 2 hours, so why would I buy a game for a decent amount of money when I won't be able to play it for as long as I want?

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10-26-2009, 04:10 AM
#5
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: England
Posts: 799
I'd say it averages 3hrs for my 3rd gen.

Derek you would need to shake the iPod touch a hell of alot to be able to run it :P
10-26-2009, 04:18 AM
#6
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 220
Quote:
Originally Posted by super6ft7 View Post
It's what stops me being willing to pay lots of money for games
I bought Scribblenauts for 20
I can play that for a whole plane journey on full brightness, then in the airport and on the journey to wherever, I have never run out of battery on my DS

But with my Touch's games I can only play for 2 hours, so why would I buy a game for a decent amount of money when I won't be able to play it for as long as I want?
yes, that is one of my arguments in the other poll about how much to pay for iphone games too!

my ds needs to be charged only once every few days, the psp a little more frequently, and the ipod touch at least once a day (note: at least once)!

what is worse is, for the ipod touch, it doesn't come with a charger (needs to connect to a usb power source).

on all three platforms, i am comparing casual games with 2D graphics only. the ipod touch will perform worse if playing 3D games.
10-26-2009, 04:31 AM
#7
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 5,678
not if u have ur handy dandy portable paintcan shaker with u. doesnt every1 own one of those? or is it just me?
10-27-2009, 10:26 PM
#8
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 220
what is a "handy dandy portable paintcan shaker"?
10-27-2009, 10:29 PM
#9
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,652
I usually get 3-4 hours on my 1st generation iPod Touch playing the games I like to play (casual puzzle games).

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10-27-2009, 10:29 PM
#10
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 205
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what is a "handy dandy portable paintcan shaker"?
I can see his sarcasm utterly failed for you hahaha.

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