Friday, September 23, 2011
Mini to the Max
iPod Mini Gen. 2, and it was a fairly straightforward procedure. I mangled the aluminum case slightly getting the top and bottom plates off. But I'm hardly a fashionista, and it never leaves the house, so I don't care. (I use it with various sub/sat systems positioned around the house.) I do care that even with the old 6GB microdrive still installed, the new battery boosted play time from 2-3 hours to at least 15. I haven't tested the play time with the flash card, but it should be even greater. You don't need a super-fast flash card when upgrading, as the specs on the microdrive weren't all that great. The battery and the flash card cost about $37 including shipping. There are instructions on how to do this all over the intertubes.