20 March 2005
R. Alex has a new cell phone. There's just one problem:
I don't know how to turn it on.
There is no "on" button.
What kind of cell phone... scratch that, what kind of anything electronic does not have an "on" button?
Well, there's my Olympus Digital Voice Recorder, which apparently is always on. Per the instructions:
If the recorder is stopped or paused for 60 minutes or longer during recording or playing, it goes into Standby (power-save) mode, and the display shuts off. To exit Standby mode and turn on the display, press any button.
In six months and about two hours of recording, it has yet to run down its first set of AAA batteries, so it must be saving some serious power.Posted at 3:29 PM to Dyssynergy