I totally agree wholehartedly. However, It won't be like the Braille 'N Speaks, where you have to send it in to be replaced, but it'll be like our recorders, where you'll just call us up and order it and it'll be sent out and you'll be able to install it yourself. Pamela Rader, TECHNICAL SUPPORT American Printing House For The Blind 1839 Frankfort Ave. Louisville, KY 40206 PHONE: 1-800-223-1839, Ext. 307 >>> franklin1234@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 01/16/07 09:01PM >>> Pamela I wish APH would reconsider making the rechargeable battery pack proprietary. The rechargeable feature is a good idea. However many of the users of the BookPort are on limited incomes and typically one is unable to get bye sending a device in for servicing for less than @100 when all is said and done. At 03:16 PM 1/16/2007, you wrote: >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.