Yes, really ThunderboltMITCH. Most of them don't last a day. You get a spare battery and a charger, problem solved. If you're driving get a car charger. You can put it in the cradle anytime, you don't have to wait until the battery runs low. People if this is just another battery thread, I don't see the need for it. I'll leave it open a bit longer but unless something changes there is already a similar thread. We really don't need 2.