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Travel Forums General Talk Question...that you may have read-kinda!

1. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

I am looking into getting an i-pod BUT would i be better getting an MP3 player that takes batteries as it won't last my flight to Oz -23 hrs+????

I am used to having one that just needs recharging! I'm assuming that it would be fine in hostels-to recharge things (i have a plug convertor)Just worried that maybe i should get one with batteries as i would be dead bored on my long haul flight with no music if the rechargeable battery runs down!

I would really appreciate some advice!

2. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Either (a) get one with long lasting batteries [mine isn't an ipod, but lasts about 25hours on a charge if you don't care so much about the brand name] or (b) charge it on the plane...*

  • Bear in mind i've never been on a plane either so will probably be laughed down, but i think it highly likely that there would be a power point somewhere you could use. All ferries, allot of trains and even newer coaches etc have them, so i would think a plane must.
3. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

I never had to use a charger on a plane (my longest flight was 4 hours:()but I did find this on chargers in flight...
Hope it helps;)

4. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

Can't you just get an extra battery and change when the first one runs out?

5. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Lil J, i've just brought a Sony NWHD3 mp3 player, Cheaper and smaller than an i-pod and the battery lasts 30 hours and still has 20Gb of storage. Comes in lots of different colours too.

6. Posted by soliqa (Respected Member 284 posts) 11y

hey jas,

this thread here may answer some questions for you

also if you type ipod into search some more info could come up, i remember reading some more about the great "how do i listen to music while i travel" debate