A new product claims to add up to 12 hours to the switch battery life

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by xtheman, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. xtheman
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    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/switchcharge-a-battery-case-for-nintendo-switch#/
    Its looks nice. It also has tests of battery life. I'll put em here for lazys :P
    I might consider backing this. What are your thoughts?
     


  2. ShadowOne333

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    Fuck the 12+ hours of gameplay:
    That's where the real improvement is at.
     
  3. Sonic Angel Knight

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    So another question, do cart games use more battery life than download games? Cause i mean what if.... right?
     
  4. xtheman
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    I'm not sure. I doubt it makes a huge difference, but the game you play does (zelda only lasts 3 hours, while others can last 6)

    its a nice improvement yes, but I can't see myself using tabtop mode. Its just shitty cause such a small screen and you have to be close to it and I find it really annoying trying to play with friends.
     
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    Well surely the game you play matters, but it was probably just a idea based on how much the system has to operate compared to reading a cart or system memory.:unsure:
     
  6. Ritsuki

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    Price is high tho, better buy it now because if funded, retail price will be 130$
     
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    One thing I saw is that the SwitchCharge has two ports on the left side of it.
    One is for charging, but what's the other one?
    Is it HDMI?
    It would be nice if we could completely avoid using the dock by having an external HDMI port for quickly connecting it to the TV.
     
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  8. Temptress Cerise

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    Honest question. Do guys really carry their switch in their blazers or sport jackets pocket?
     
  9. Jiehfeng

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    Under your fucking chair.
    What about the heat?
     
  10. Wiisel

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    Certainly a better format than what I used to use for my GameGear back in the day but not as versatile as my existing power bank.
     
  11. Ritsuki

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    It's micro USB for charging. One of the great thing with this is that the charging port is no longer on the bottom, so you can actually charge it while you play
     
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  12. Sonic Angel Knight

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    I wouldn't, i'm not quite sure how to carry this thing around unless i have a backpack or carrying case, but then it be silly especially if i don't actually have much worth carrying ot not going anywhere with a actual destination.

    I'm not even sure how i would carry this, i just don't want it to get dusty wherever i put it. :unsure:

    Also i never wore a blazer before, and i dunno if pockets are deep enough to carry that thing. :P
     
  13. DeslotlCL

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    under your couch
    This would finally make the switch actually worth to purchase. Third parties do what nintendont.
     
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    Don't back it. I don't believe their claims at all and it's on indiegogo so there is no actual product made.
     
  15. Kyubnyan

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    Sounds like a pain to remove the case every time I want to play in docked. And switch battery is internal, so it won't be a replacement like the 3ds one was. Just a glorified portable charger that only works on the switch.
     
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    i already did that afew times, i have those sweater with a big pocket on the front and i put the switch there and its great :P

    this would be a great way to improve batery life but it needs a cheap cost imo.
     
  17. xtheman
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    eh, the product is more for people who mainly play portable from the looks of it.
    Plus it doesn't look hard to take off.
     
  18. Kyubnyan

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    Still not that much more useful than a portable charger. And it costs more too.
     
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    well it wouldnt be a loose wire and an apendice on portable mode if it looks to frame the switch and probably offer it some more protection if you let it fall :P
     
  20. Deboog

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    It's Indiegogo, a website notorious for failing to deliver.
    Wait until it's an actual product. Then we can see how many hours it adds.