The question about the 'patina' of a #Librem5 used daily came up on the Purism forums. I liked the idea and thought I'd post my actual state with some pictures to sometimes look back to it.
I'm using mine now for more than a year as my only mobile phone.
Hey, that is nice stuff
- could be used to make nice signs by painting a metal plate and engraving
- nice to repair dark aluminium parts in our kitchen (need to try)
Well, my Librem5 - maybe, but I like its #Librem5Patina . Reading about #AluminiumBlack actually I had the idea to maybe sand my #Librem5 to make the worn parts stand out less.
The big dent that hinders pushing in the plastic frame I'll cut out from the inside once I'll have a new plastic frame (that hopefully will carry the contact cushions for the modem).
what's the battery life like on the librem 5? (@firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tough question. I guess my batteries are feeling well. I've got two of them and adopted to the following usage pattern, starting out with two fully charged batteries:
- switch off the charger of the Librem5 (allows me to connect to power without recharging the battery each time)
- keep the phone connected as much as I can (easy for me: during work it's sitting on my desk, connected to ethernet and an usb-c charger)
- if I'm out and cannot charge and I estimate I might run out of battery I take my spare battery with me
- if I really depleted a battery completely I let it charge in an extra 800mAh charger the coming night
- if I get back to power in the afternoon or evening before a battery is empty and it's below 25% I enable the phones charger and let it charge over night on usb-c
- on longer trips I carry a usb-c charger (either car and/or wall socket).
I plan to automate that use pattern by automatically switching the charger off and on depending on time of day and battery level.
I'm happy with this and didn't see any need to buy a powerbank, yet.
@me @linmob nothing to do about the big dent, but for light white scratches, Aluminum Black does wonders