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Geek Out: Do You Charge Your Gadgets Before Your First Use?

I finally invested in the Clarisonic device that Bella has been raving about and rushed home to try it, only to find the instructions suggest charging the device for 24 hours before its first use. It was the ultimate luxury gadget letdown — all I wanted to do was test it, and I had to wait patiently.

Most battery experts claim you can prolong battery life by charging them fully before their inaugural use. It makes sense, but it's not always feasible (or fun!) to wait. Do you fully charge your gadgets before your first use?

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gossipqueen gossipqueen 9 years
It totally looks like a vibrator from this angle...gee, Geeksugar...need to know basis please! :p :evil:
MissMarisol MissMarisol 9 years
I rarely do. I am too excited to try them out.
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 9 years
i always do too
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
I always do. I'd rather have a longer life span than play around with it for 20 minutes.
rabidmoon rabidmoon 9 years
I always charge them first, yup indeedy.
stone_soup stone_soup 9 years
Yeah I do. Though the wait always kills my excitement. But how true is it really?
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
to be honest, i'm not overly patient with things, so i don't always charge them if i don't have to. i feel like i waited so long to get something, and then if i have to wait even longer to use it and play around - then it's a buzz kill. i really do feel your pain there!
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
LOL jessie, that's what I thought too :P I usually use up the little bit of juice it comes with first then charge it over night - I can't help myself.
scissorz scissorz 9 years
i usually charge for like an hour before i can't handle the excitement and then i just use it. at least i let it get a little! then i charge it all the way~
Dollylo Dollylo 9 years
I'm a good little soldier: I totoally charge my new device before I use it! ;)
mocona mocona 9 years
I had to, every shop that sold rechangeable electronic always said something like that... change for at least 1 day first before using it.. I still don't know why.. is it really matters if we don't charge that long?
VeganDragan VeganDragan 9 years
I LOVE my Clairsonic. And I was as upset as you are when I had to wait a whole 24 hours to play with it! I do charge if the instructions tell me I *must*. Sigh...
aja28 aja28 9 years
Yep - I always charge them first
aylee aylee 9 years
I only charge when there's no juice in it. Most of the time, there's juice so I don't charge them until I'm done playing with them.
HeidiMD HeidiMD 9 years
Yeah, I'm too anxious to wait! I'm not tech-savvy, so I never would have known that it could have any effects on its performance, either.
JenBrett JenBrett 9 years
Only if there's no juice at all
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
I always do, even though it's difficult not to start using them right away! :nerdgirl:
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
No, I would be severely depressed if I wasn't able to open and play around with a gadget straight out of the box if even for just a few minutes. There should be like a law or something for that!
macgirl macgirl 9 years
I do, even though at times it kills me! I still don't know what that thing is. Going to google now.
jessie jessie 9 years
:rotfl: first glimpse at that picture...and i thought it was a vibrator...a funny looking one...i've got to get my mind outta of the gutter...:rotfl: i do charge my gadgets before use tho.
Merlin713 Merlin713 9 years
Yes. I do.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 9 years
i rarely charge my gadgets before use. i always ask if they have a little juice in them when i add them to my collection. i usually charge them the first night though. but only after playing with them.
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