I wasn't really asking about charging but using the docking piece. I guess I didn't explain myself clearly.Search the forums for a thread on battery life. I think youll find plenty of answers there. I used to charge mine up every night because it needed to be charged being that i use the internet a lot. But now when ever it is possible for me to plug this bad boy in i do until it is fully charged. I try and make a habit of not leaving it plugged in once fully charged.