Sunday, November 4, 2007

The results are in.....

Well, I finally got the time to run the benchmarks on the new extended battery for the Q1 Ultra. I used Battery Eater Pro 2.70

The results were interesting. The standard battery that comes with the Q1 Ultra is a 4000 mAh Li-Ion. It came in at 164 minutes (2 hrs. 43 min.). The extended battery is a 7800mAh Li-Ion battery. It came in at 332 minutes (5 hrs. 31 min.). Not bad for the extended battery. 102.4% increase in battery life at only 95% increase in battery capacity.

The tests were done on the exact same system one after the other, so even if my tweaks or overall setup differ, the relative improvement remains the same. The unit was left at 3/8 brightness and the LCD auto-dim option was turned off and the unit's power mode was set to "Always On" with no sleep or hibernate warning alarms enabled. It has 2GB RAM installed.

This first graph is the from the standard battery (4000 mAh)

The second graph is from the extended battery (7800 mAh)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Q1 Ultra Battery has arrived!!!

WOW! I ordered my Q1 Ultra Extended Battery late Monday night and here it is in my office on Wednesday morning. I didn't expect it until next week! I ordered it shipped via UPS ground from Georgia too! Kudos to It's absolutely certain that I'll be buying from them in the future!

Trouble is.... I'm at work and I have to wait until tonight to get to charge this thing and try it out! Nuts! :-(

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Samsung Q1 Ultra extended battery on the way...

Well, I went out and purchased a new extended battery for my Q1 Ultra. Hopefully it will arrive early next week. One of the things on my to-do list is to run some battery tests on the device now that the Q1U is pretty much configured the way I normally use it. Should make for an interesting comparison.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Phew... this video stuff is not easy...

So tonight I did my first video. Phew.... This is not as easy as I thought. You really have to work at this. Lighting is an issue, constantly saying "uh" and "um" and sounding like a fool. Wow. This is going to be different.

Anyway, I did it. I created my first video. It's five minutes long and I demonstrate what vectoring is like on a Q1 Ultra. I also do a quick video demonstration of the Zero Weight Keyboard. It's my first jab at video. Hopefully I can only get better at it, right? right?!?!

I have to admit though, it is kind of fun...

Tell me what you think.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

A toe in the water...

Like so many people on the Internet, I'm in love with gadgets. I love things that make me mobile. One of my greatest joys is working with technology that allows us all to share this wonderful knowledge that we each accumulate. Sometimes it's in the written word, sometimes it's spoken. These days it's more likely than ever before to be put on video and shared by the world.

MobileMaven does not describe me. I read and enjoy the work of a lot of people smarter than me. Instead, I hope that it comes to describe this site as a source of information for those aspects of mobility that impact my life. Maybe it impacts your life too. If this little blog serves as one more useful destination in that truely world wide web of information, then so much the better. If not, well, at least it will be a mildly interesting distraction for me!