My Gameboy SP after 20 years and being dropped on the floor like 50 times:
I think I've lost and then found the charger for my TI-84 within every charge cycle
@member berry, those come rechargeable now? I thought they only ran on disposable batteries.
@LyricTerror, Yes, and with an LED screen and they’re amazing!
@DelightedPants, well damn I'll have to check it out.
I just tested my original DS yesterday and the battery was still charged. It wasn’t even low. It’s been probably a decade since I used it.
Don't leave your phone plugged in over night and it won't give out on you as quickly
@Sivls, nah new charging controls mitigate that problem. You’re good to do it now. The phone will hold you at 80% until an hour or 2 before you normally get up to use it
@BigJohnson86, the main thing that you need to do that most people don’t, is let the battery die every now and then. Or at least get it as low as possible before new charges
@BigJohnson86, you're right, but at the moment it's mostly iphones that do it. Android had it earlier, but it's a togglable option and not a cross all brands and models of each brand. I still wouldn't recommend it, phones charge fast enough, and have big/efficient enough batteries that you only need to charge it when it gets low for a brief time. It's the charge up that deteriorates batteries, the less you do it, the better. Plus, it completely depends on the power output of the plug you're using. If the VxA doesn't multiply to what the phone can use, it's useless for fast charging ( EG: 25W for 20W phone) as they'll have more than 1 power output option that will be alot lower than its max, so, it can still output even if the device cannot receive its max. Alot of people do not use the correct plugs for their device, and most don't come with them (they don't even come in the box anymore). You're better off taking advantage of its fast charging capabilities, over leaving it on charge
@supahotfiya, that's a thing of the past, lithion-ion batteries do not operate this way. They slowly deteriorate with the charge-up cycle, and it's irreversible.
@Sivls, Samsung phones have a switch where you can prolong your battery by not letting it charge no more than 85%.
I miss the 80s and 90s. They made stuff to last.