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Mac: iPod Battery 1.1 released

iPod Battery 1.1 is a small Mac OS X application to change the iPod’s icon-based battery indicator to a numeric readout.

“You can change to a numeric representation from 0 to 999, giving a better understanding of battery status,” explains the developer. “The digital number indicator gives a more detailed view of battery status. You can change from analog (a small battery picture on iPod) to digital, or vice-versa.”

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1

Any ideas as to if this is going to support PC any time soon? (I know, I hate Windows, but it was cheaper at the time)

Posted by azn1stknightsoul on August 1, 2005 at 6:19 AM (PDT)

2

A numeric readout just doesn’t look good—albeit functional and geeky, I guess.  Hmm, I’m suprised this isn’t a Windows app.

Posted by Gordy. in Atlanta, GA on August 1, 2005 at 7:26 AM (PDT)

3

You don’t need a program to do this. It’s built into the iPod. You can find at:http://playlistmag.com/weblogs/todayatplaylist/2005/04/numberbattery/index.php?lsrc=mwrss-0405

Posted by Mike on August 1, 2005 at 8:34 AM (PDT)

4

Good one about the shuffle down on the page *g*

Very nice thing to have, pity it cannot display batt status while the iPod is connected so one could estimate how much more charging time is needed.

Posted by Bad Beaver on August 1, 2005 at 8:41 AM (PDT)

5

...and of course there had to be a geeky way to this geeky function wink
thanks mike!

Posted by Bad Beaver on August 1, 2005 at 8:44 AM (PDT)

6

This app does not work on the iPhoto iPods so in effect it is useless as the new iPods are all color.

Pity

Posted by Don Trammell on August 1, 2005 at 9:02 AM (PDT)

7

Is there anyone out there that knows how to do this with a color iPod?  Everything out there is just for a 3g iPod.

Posted by Barry Cullum on August 1, 2005 at 9:58 AM (PDT)

8

There was a program a few years back. That did the same thing. It was on a pc. That was before i switched to macintosh, and i love it.

Posted by Dalen Byrd on August 1, 2005 at 12:28 PM (PDT)

9

thanks for the link Mike
but does that works on iPod mini as well?

Posted by Joe on August 1, 2005 at 2:31 PM (PDT)

10

IT IS NOT 0 thru 999!
The developer obviously did not even test his/her own product. It is actually telling how much voltage the battery is giving out. If it went up to 999 I expect you’re iPod would be fried.
BTW, this is a very old hack.

Posted by Chris J. Shull on August 1, 2005 at 4:14 PM (PDT)

11

Does anyone know if this is hack is possible for color ipods? i had the numeric meter on my ol’ 3G & it was great…

Posted by kiwipete on August 2, 2005 at 3:00 AM (PDT)

12

The author is pawning this off as something new, and testing it only on older iPods. To add to this, they do not even answer emails. I would stay clear of these guys as they are not up to the task.

Posted by Don Trammell on August 2, 2005 at 12:26 PM (PDT)

13

this could already be done on pc by using ipodwizard to hack the battery images on the ipod and change them to numbers although it would be very frustrating.

Posted by kendall hobson on August 3, 2005 at 3:22 AM (PDT)

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