3DS Power Case Review

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by xxteargodxx, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. xxteargodxx
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    Here is a link to my video review on YouTube:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LclTqItpPyk

    Here are some photos of the case that I took.

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    I had purchased this product about 3-5 days ago and put it to the test 2 times when I was out with friends to see if it works as advertised and it does very well.

    I was out with my friends playing my 3DS system, getting multiple street pass tags playing games throughout the day and at about 8:27pm was when my battery got low and gave me a slim orange battery life.

    Exactly at that time of 8:27pm was when I flicked the switch on my 3DS Power Case and began charging it. At 9:06pm the case had a little more than 75% battery life. Then at 9:54pm when I checked it as I was about to get on the train to head home, the case battery had died and my 3DS was fully charged.

    I assume that my 3DS was fully charged a little bit before 9:54pm, I am going to say my 3DS was fully charged at around 9:35pm. The 3DS Power Case has very fast charge times and doubles the 3DS's Battery Capacity.

    Everything on the 3DS is easily accessible (headphone jack, stylus, sd card slot, all led indicators and so on). The case is very comfortable it feels like a hard rubber material. It is also just a tiny bit bulky but it is not that big of a deal since the comfort of the case makes up for it.

    The only things I wish the case had were a little more slim of a design and either some led's to notify how much of a charge the case has or a number led indicator on the case to let you know how much the case has charged.

    I rate this product a 4/5 stars and would highly recommend it for those who need extra battery life while on the go. You can purchase this case at various retailers below for around $24-$25 dollars.

    Dream Gear's official Web Site
    http://www.dreamgear.net

    To purchase the case visit these Sites
    http://www.amazon.com
    http://www.target.com
    http://www.gamestop.com
     
  2. yuyuyup

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    Thanks for the review. Is this the only portable charging option so far ? If so I'll get it

    Well I'd rather find a portable charger that charges both 3DS and DSi XL
     
  3. xxteargodxx
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    It's not your only option no but most of the other portable chargers offer the same thing double battery life.

    Portable Power Battery Pack - This one looks decent but it has no top lid making it look a bit awkward(in my opinion) and blocks the stylus slot a bit.
    http://www.gamestop.com/nintendo-3ds/acces...tendo-3ds/92247

    3DS Charge Kit - This one comes with a dock but you have to unscrew and take the back of your 3DS off for this to work.
    http://www.gamestop.com/nintendo-3ds/acces...harge-kit/90431
     
  4. Thrust

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    I really like this, I'll have to pick one up.

    But it raises the question how do you have an orange 3DS :wtf:
     
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    Uh it's not orange, it's red >_>
     
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    It looks pretty orange tough [​IMG]
     
  7. Pleng

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    Does anybody know if this has the same problems with the DSTwo card that the Nikon offering has?
     
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    It's not a case or battery problem, it's a DSTwo problem.

    The cart is simply bigger than a standard cart.
     
  9. Pleng

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    ...which apparently causes friction problems with the Nikon Power Pack attached.

    I am aware the the problem is the DSTwo and really didn't mean to cause offense! Let me rephrase the question:

    Does anybody know if the DSTwo causes the same problems with this case as it does with the Nikon offering?
     
  10. xxteargodxx
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    I can let you know if the dstwo gets stuck in the 3DS with this case on or has more friction. I am getting a dstwo on friday
     
  11. Thrust

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    wait, what is this friction problem?
     
  12. Pleng

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    Thanks buddy, I look forward to hearing the result! [​IMG] I have a DSTwo on order; whether I get the powecase or not rests in your hands [​IMG]
     
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    Hey Pleng, just want to let you know I got my DSTwo today and that I've tried inserting the cartridge into my 3DS both with and without the case on and even without the case on the cart is a little snug inside the 3DS.

    This is because the DSTwo is a tiny tiny bit thicker than most flash carts due to it's cpu built into it but is not an issue while using the power case.
     
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    Thanks for that info buddy. My DSTwo is in the post. Don't really need to order the powercase yeat as I dont have a long flight until like January. But knowing me I'll still be ordering it within a couple of weeks [​IMG]
     
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    This thread is two years old [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah,but I want to know if it will last that long.
     
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