Hi..... and for my second post! it's these exciting 2 questions - (sorry!) 1) The 300 charges that the manual reckons the battery on the Sony NW-HD3 can handle - that bothers me a bit. Has anyone reached that limit? Is it a hassle replacing the battery? Is it viable having a spare one (to take with fully charged on holidays)? To save having to bring wires and plug adaptors!...though come to think of it what the fudge does it go!?? 2) DO I HAVE to use Sonic Stage?? I don't like it . Got 3.1 - but it's slow....even just the way it opens - damn - such a drag!! I have Nero 6, WMP 9 and they're much nicer to use for all things musical. SS makes the song order alpahabetical and that's no good! I'm having to manually rearrange the song order once an album transfer has been completed. Cheers Dan PS I only got it yesterday......there isn't any more detailed way of seeing how much battery life remains is there?