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  1. dkediger's Avatar
    Yeah - They do think a lot of it.....
    I had work pay for mine, well, because I authorized it.

    I seem to recall someone was working on/had made a 3D-printed copy, more or less. I would like to take a look at the Lego version as well. There a certain geek panache to that.
    03-18-2014 09:34 AM
  2. mtalinm's Avatar
    One of my students figured out wireless charging without having the place the phone on a charging plate. I.e., while it's in your pocket. Right now the transmitter is pretty huge, but they'll make it smaller. Can't wait...
    03-18-2014 03:13 PM
  3. TheJoester09's Avatar
    Does it matter which way the phone goes on the charger? I just got an Anker 6000mah portable battery that has built-in Qi charging, and the thing is exactly the same size as the Icon. The problem is, when I set the phone on the charger, it has to be aligned about half an inch from the bottom of the battery for it to work, but if I rotate the phone topside down, it charges with the two devices perfectly aligned with each other. Is that bad for it, or does that not matter?
    03-18-2014 04:23 PM
  4. danwanna's Avatar
    I don't think direction matters. Mine charges fine if I put it on sideways.
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    03-19-2014 08:07 AM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    orientation doesn't matter.
    it just has to line up within tolerances.
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    03-19-2014 08:12 AM
  6. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    Mine is on and off a charger a few times a day, and haven't had any issues with my Icon or old 928.
    03-19-2014 08:36 PM
  7. bayanii's Avatar
    Battery cycles on Li-Ion are different than older batteries or even say the newer NiMH. Every battery has a finite number of cycles. For older style batteries (NiMH, Lithium, NiCd, alkaline, etc...), even if you just charged the batter from say, 30% to 50%, that would count as one cycle. Li-Ion don't suffer from the same memory problems. Li-Ion really don't have a memory/cycle, per se, but to make the best sense of how Li-Ion "cycle" works, think of it as 1 cycle = sum of charges too equal 100% charged

    For instance, if your phone got down to 10% and you threw it on the charger until it got to 50%, let it drain down to 20%, then put it back on and charged it to 70%, let it drain down to 40%, then charged it to 50%, that would equal one cycle.
    50-10 = 40%. 70-20 = 50%. 50-40 = 10%
    40% + 50% + 10% = 100% = one Li-Ion cycle

    In addition, Li-Ion have a lower self-discharge (charge loss while stored) rate. You should expect near zero loss in capacity for the first 400-500 cycles. After that, Li-Ion batteries will produce 65-80% of its original capacity.
    I believe the icons battery has a 1000 cycles.
    03-20-2014 04:33 AM
  8. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I believe the icons battery has a 1000 cycles.
    What are you talking about?
    03-20-2014 09:44 AM
  9. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    What are you talking about?
    That means the battery is good for 1000 discharge and recharge cycles. A discharge\recharge cycle is generally, a complete discharge and recharge. After 1000 cycles, you may or may not start seeing battery degradation. That's generally the lifetime of most LiON batteries.

    Usually most people keep their phones "topped up." Meaning they put them on a charger whenever possible. This partial discharging/recharging actually puts less strain on the battery meaning you could get up to 30% or longer over the batteries lifetime. Which means you would go well over a year before any possible degradation. Additionally, once in a while, you can completely discharge the battery and recharge it. This is called "reconditioning" and can extend the battery's lifespan.

    Here are some tips from Verizon for battery maintenance.

    Battery Overview - Nokia Lumia Icon
    Last edited by Timothy Gernert; 03-20-2014 at 01:38 PM. Reason: Added info
    03-20-2014 01:23 PM
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