Gamepad Extended Battery?

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  1. Brian1226
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    Is this extended battery out of stock or discontinued? I can't find it on their website and customer support can't find it -_- & no I will not pay over $60 on Amazon or eBay lol
     
  2. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    That would suck if it was, as it would help tremendously, I can't think why they would only do a limited run
     
  3. ut2k4master

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    its sold out here quite often. just keep checking amazon and some other (online) retailers
     
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    But it will be restocked eventually....right??
     
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    ut2k4master Lord Tourettes

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    it should, yes. amazon germany and amazon uk get their next batch on june 11th for example
     
  6. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Good to know, and Amazon UK does ship to other countries, so I'm good.
     
  7. Brian1226
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    Thanks guys. I'll check back next week to see if they get them in because ~3 hours of gamepad battery blows.
     
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    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    playasia sells it pretty cheap and the shipping isn't too high either. that's where i got mine from.
     
  10. air2004

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    does this fit and charge in the cradle ?
     
  11. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    yes it's a replacement battery not a shell thing. and as for charges well it charges fine in mine.
     
  12. damysteryman

    damysteryman I am too busy IRL these days...

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    What Bladexdsl said.
    They are actually official Nintendo replacement gamepad extended capacity battery packs. Play-Asia seems to have them at a pretty good price, it is also where I ended up getting mine from too.
     
  13. Slartibartfast42

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    I don't really consider $35 cheap. This is no more complex then a cell phone battery, so why does it cost 5 times as much? Is it the same voltage as a phone battery? If it is, is there any technical reason preventing someone from rigging up their own? Put in a big phone battery, some filler material, solder a couple wires. Would this work?
     
  14. B4rtj4h

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    Unfortunately scummbag Nintendo made the battery cradle bigger then the actual battery that comes with the Gamepad. It's like having a remote control that has room for 2 AA batteries and you get 2 AAA batteries in the package. The battery on the other hand works perfect!
     
  15. Bladexdsl

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    i had no trouble whatsoever putting in the new battery. fitted like a glove
     
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    I ordered the bigger battery from amazon UK , it was like 42 bucks and I should receive it near the end of the month
     
  17. TehCupcakes

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    I would recommend the Uboost to anyone looking for a cheap alternative.
    http://www.amazon.com/Uboost-Wii-U-...ie=UTF8&qid=1402753252&sr=1-1&keywords=uboost

    Pros:
    - Gives an extra 4 hours of game time (approximate from my usage)
    - It has a kickstand
    - You can still charge the gamepad in the cradle with the uboost on
    - Easy to put on and off (although I just leave mine on)

    Cons:
    - Adds a bit of weight to the gamepad (it's really easy to get used to though)
    - Stand is a little tough to adjust
     
  18. air2004

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    I received my battery yesterday ....that was fast as hell ( I ordered this thing from the UK without expedited shipping) ...now to find out how long it really lasts .....well my son will have to find out , I don't really mess with my wii u that much anymore , still waiting on the exploits for it before I go any further