My DX needs it nearly every other day and I just got it. I AM using it quite a bit and I'm playing games. Seems I read about Kindles staying charged for two weeks to a month. Is there possibly some app I don't know about that I need to turn off? Thanks!
I believe mine is a Kindle 3. If I keep wifi on 24-7 and read it at least several hours a day, the charge seems to last about 30 days. If I only turn wifi on to download a new book and then off again (plus read a bit less often), it lasts for 2-3 months, apparently. So it sounds like you may have a problem with your battery life.
Playing games can discharge the battery very quickly.
The Kindle works on the approach that it only has to do something every time you press a button, and when you are reading that's a page change button only every 30 seconds or minute or so. The rest of the time it's almost asleep.
This is helped of course by the e-ink screen that doesn't use power except when changing.
If you play a game you are typically pressing buttons much more often, and the screen is having to refresh much more often. This eats up power.
If the game is web based (as some are), the wireless is using up power as well.
I'd suggest you try using it for reading only for a few days with the wireless off, and see how it gets on. If it still needs charging every other day it could well be faulty - if the battery life improves then that's the explanation, and you'll either have to play less games or live with charging it regularly.
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