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I've had mine over a year and it hasn't took a crap on me. However, I have noticed that it has gotten louder so it may be on it's way out. I got another to replace it but I'm using this one until it won't work anymore.
I noticed mine is getting louder, too, but I have dropped the slippery little sucker twice! The noise didn't start after dropping, though, it just started up a few months after getting & I don't use it every week or anything, either. I have the Salsa & am getting a Tango while I can grab it cheap, to have as a backup. Let me tell you, if you don't have one, you will not believe how strong this little sucker is!
On sale, you can get for $40 -$50 dollars & I personally think it's worth it. Lasting over 500 charge cycles @ 2hrs per charge gives you a minimum of 1000 hours of play time. If you used it every day for an hour, charging after the second day of use, it would last you almost 3 years & that's the MINIMUM. I just wanted to put the numbers into perspective.
I would also love to hear what other's long term experience is versus what the manufacturer says. It would be helpful to know how long you use it before charging. I wonder if it is better to let it run down before charging or if topping it off after every use is okay, (does that decrease the life)?