Nintendo 3DS: Double the playtime!

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30 Mar 2011 15:53

This is a little different to most of the announcements I post up here, but it's about the 3DS so I'll count that as being related. Read on for info about extending your DSi and 3DS consoles with a little bit of awesomeness!

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I've just read through a review for the Power Pack +, a third-party battery pack for the Nintendo 3DS created by Nyko.

Some links might be useful, so here they are:

You might also be interested in looking at some of Nyko's other products, such as their Zoom Case for Nintendo DSi - it makes the handheld console look more digital camera-like, whilst giving you 8x optical zoom and a protective case at the same time. Note that I haven't tried this one myself, so I'd recommend that you search for some reviews before you buy it.

They also have Wii, Xbox and Playstation accessories - and you can access these from the menu on their website.

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Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with them in any way, and I suggest you do some research of your own by looking at other reviews before buying any of their products - just like you would with anything else.

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02 Apr 2011 21:55

ugh, zoom on those poor poor megapixel cameras…
at least it's optical rather than digital.
looks silly.


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03 Apr 2011 01:16

Amazon says the battery is not released until April 30. I will be getting one when it does. Hope it still fits in my case with the extra bulk the battery adds on.


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03 Apr 2011 12:47

I agree fallenleader, it looks really stupid on the DSi. But hey, that never stopped anyone making products like this ;-)

@DarkShinigami: It looks like the battery pack is about half the size of the 3DS itself, so your case needs at least 1/3 more space for it to fit.


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04 Apr 2011 01:28

Some other Nyko Power Pak + reviews that might be helpful:

http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/03/nyko-power-pack-and-charge-base-for-nintendo-3ds-review/
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/03/31/3ds-power-pak-review-a-battery-of-tests/


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05 Apr 2011 01:48

Thanks!


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05 Apr 2011 02:18

I've heard from people that the 3DS is too bulky and that it's battery is shit, so I'm going to wait 'til next year.
June 2012: Nintendo 3DS lite :P


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05 Apr 2011 04:00

screw that 3DSi is what i want. 5" screens baby!
the ones they decided NOT to use to keep it a handheld and obviously allow booting into a game before fully draining a battery.


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05 Apr 2011 21:47

Ahahaha! So true, but the 3DS already has all the features of a DSi and more. :P


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30 May 2011 08:26

Pahaha, the zoom case actually looks quite funny. XD It is a pretty good idea though, and it's not exactly "that looks awful" funny, just more…"I didn't expect to see that" funny.


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01 Jun 2011 14:11

Hey ProtoKun!

Yes, it's not exactly what I was expecting to see either. When I looked at Nyko's website and saw that, I couldn't resist sharing it on here along with the 3DS PowerPack.

BTW, another company has apparently created a power pack as well which also boasts almost double the play time. I read about it a while ago, but can't remember any of the details (which company, the name, etc.) - so anyone that is interested will have to do a bit of research to find it.


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01 Jun 2011 14:20

By the way, has anyone here bought the Nyko pack? What did you think?

I ended up buying a Mac (computer) instead, so I haven't got my 3DS yet. Plan to get one before Zelda 3D is released though.


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