Nintendo Admits 3DS Won't Beat Regular DS on Battery Life

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  1. The Pi
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    Price, autoupdates, bad battery life, the 3DS is becoming less and less attractive, I might wait for the "lite" version now [​IMG]
     
  2. monkat

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    Meh, I can live. I charge the damn thing every day anyway. Just turn down the backlight, turn off the 3D when you get over it, and you'll be dandy.
     
  3. shaunj66

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    Man I wish battery tech would hurry up and improve. All these new devices could really benefit from them. Imagine not having to charge something for months... I can't wait for the day.
     
  4. Range-TE

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    noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    i hate low battery life.....


    well at least give it 4~ hours of battery time..
     
  5. Bladexdsl

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    it's bound to be better than the iphones battery at least [​IMG]
     
  6. ProtoKun7

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    Yeah, I'm the same; the tech itself seems to improve while the batteries stay as they are.

    Although there was that article posted here a while ago about a new type of energy storage technology. Might have a look for it.
     
  7. thegame07

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    I'm sure I read recently something about devices being charged by wifi signals? http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/09/airnerg...to-exist-video/ think this is it.
     
  8. CrimzonEyed

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    Wasn't there some talk about batteries that charged instantly?
     
  9. Wabsta

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    Anyway, the battery of the DS, how long does it last? My DS only lasts for like 1,5hour, cause I think the battery broke..
     
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    you mean this? http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/...91029160532.htm

    Silicon gel batteries will be a long way off yet
     
  11. Cloak519

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    3DS is progressively beginning to look more sucky. I get the feeling that the second revision will be much better.
     
  12. BlazerX

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    i hope the 3ds will still do great with the tech but it will be fun to use
     
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    I miss my old Nokia N73, could use that mobile for 1½ week without charging it once and now with my iPhone 3G i have to charge the unit each night [​IMG]
     
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    They two doesn´t use much energy than 3DS.

    I must buy an alternative battery.
     
  15. monkat

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    That's what'll probably happen if it's that bad. I'm thinking that it'll still be able to run bare bone (again, no back-light, no 3D) for at least 6-8 hours, and that's more than good enough.
     
  16. _Chaz_

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    The DS didn't have bad battery life at all. If alternative batteries are needed, they will become available.
     
  17. Clydefrosch

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    shesh, of course its not going to last as long as the old ds, but whats the big deal? none of our great pocket computers work for a whole day do they?

    as long as i still have a charger cable, ill be ok, always felt silly playing outside or in the train anyway


    also about alternative batteries, by that you mean the batteries that dont exactly fit into the console? those that have like a bump twice the size of the normal battery?
     
  18. KuRensan

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    doesn't matter for me -> just charge every night and also I think i'm not going to play my 3DS outside my house (or house of friend and familie)
     
  19. DiscostewSM

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    Well, it's sad that it won't hold a charge as long as the regular DS, but in that case, I'd like to know how well it can hold a charge AFTER long-term use. I've gone through 2 batteries on my DSphat, and this 3rd one is barely giving me 2 hours worth of ON-time. If the battery in the 3DS can hold a charge longer after long-term use over my DS over that same period of time, then I'll be glad.
     
  20. JinTrigger

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    That's to be expected...a better battery would probably jack the already high price anyway. It's not a problem for me as I play my games at the house most times and if I'm out I don't play it that much (unless I'm bored)