Well, I guess when I purchase my new Bookport 2 I might as well buy two battery packs from the start! (smile) -----Original Message----- From: bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of PAMELA RADER Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 3:17 PM To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bookport] Re: Ordinary Batteries? Richard: I don't know all of the particulars, but I know it's going to be a rechargeable Battery Pack, which will be replaceable, but you'll probably order it from APH. Pamela Rader, TECHNICAL SUPPORT American Printing House For The Blind 1839 Frankfort Ave. Louisville, KY 40206 PHONE: 1-800-223-1839, Ext. 307 >>> ring.richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 01/16/07 03:13PM >>> Pam: Although I can tell that the Bookport 2 will most likely have rechargeable batteries, will they be user replaceable? Or, could they be removed and ordinary non-rechargeable batteries be substituted; or, is it way too soon to know? I only ask this question because I have been in situations where I really wanted to finish a book and the batteries died and I wasn't near any kind of outlet.