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Discussion in 'PSP - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by kirbymaster101, Mar 6, 2014.
As title says, currently using 1200 mah one but want one thats longer lasting?
Official Sony extended battery is long discontinued.
You have two options,
* Take a gamble on cheaply made PSP battery. Most of them can't deliver advertised rating.
* Go with external USB battery, then use a USB to PSP DC cable to keep PSP constantly charged.
I might do both, lol
And hideously overpriced.
I lucked out in buying a Hyperkin one locally... it's definitely holding out very well, and I can use the PSP 2000 for a fair bit over 10 hours per charge cycle. The external battery just doesn't appeal to me for several reasons, not least of which because keeping the factory battery constantly charged only helps wear it out faster. That, and all someone has to do to ruin your day is knock it loose.
Then you need to do some homework on battery pricing.
That unit alone can power PSP for more than 24 hours of gameplay. You can also use it on other things, PS Vita, 3DS, etc. Even cheaper than official Sony extended battery, had it still exist.
As far as knock lose, that's just a lame excuse. How about skipping handheld together, since you know, might accidentally drop it on the ground and brake it.
Or maybe you could wake up and realize that not everyone wants to pay the arbitrary Sony tax for a handheld that its own manufacturer has actively tried to kill off.
Portable batteries just don't work. THey don't hold a charge themselves, and don't output nearly enough power to effectively keep most gadgets operating, much less charging and operating. My 3DS laughed at every single external battery that I've tried. The only effective thing I was able to get at the time was the NyKo extended battery replacement. And when it comes time to replace it, I'll be getting the 5000mAh model featured on Amazon, if not having fully moved on to the 3DS XL by then. And even there, I would be buying the 4000mAh extended battery.
I've had enough of Sony's "reliability" - or more accurately, the lack thereof. And it was not possible to re-use the factory battery in the 2000 I revived, because it was about ready to explode. It was so swollen, it wouldn't even fit in the battery compartment anymore, or its connectors touching. Why should we pay $40 for a "kwarity" $ony battery when a $10 aftermarket can do better? Why pay $70-90 for a pro duo when you could get the same speed from a $10 SD adapter and microSD? Or how the $30 M2 card I managed to get for the PSP go is now going for $65, which hasme wondering why in the hell nobody has managed to find a way to mod the Memory stick/Pro duo slots to accept their respective equivalent that is still being actively supported, the SD card?
codezer0: Sony sells anything they can at a higher price where their handhelds are concerned because they don't sell well in the US. The loss from system sales needs to be made up somewhere, and that somewhere tends to be the memory cards and other replaceable bits since it keeps the system and game prices down. I know this has been explained to you countless times, and you still ignore the logic behind their pricing in making sure that there is still even a point to staying in the handheld market. If you can't understand simple reasoning, it isn't the fault of anything but your own stupidity, plain and simple.
That would be more believable, if it were still possible to buy compatible memory sticks and batteries locally. At this point, the best (if you could qualify as that) price I'd seen for a Pro Duo normally, was $15 for a 4gig. Nobody ever carried the M2 cards at any capacity or price. And as I had explained to trumpet-205 previously, it was either take the gamble on the Hyperkin battery, or go with no battery at all. It was no longer safe to use the factory battery.
If Sony wanted to keep the PSP relevant at all, it would be making it price competitive to do so. As we have seen lcoally and online, UMD movies only started to sell after they were clearance priced because nobody was going to spend $20-25 per disc that could only be watched on a 4" screen with only stereo sound, when a DVD movie of the same price could be blown up much larger, and support surround sound. The comparison is even more ridiculous when compared to BluRay.
UMD movies are completely irrelevant in multiple ways. They were tried as a cheap way to get a little more cash, and when they weren't really successful, they faded into obscurity. A lot of systems have failed experiments. That's nothing new. As for M2 cards, nobody really needed one which is why nobody really stocked them. They were only needed for the Go which came absolutely loaded with memory to begin with. The average owner of the Go didn't need a M2, thus, nobody carried them. As a store, you don't order stock that you know for a fact won't sell. You are basically saying "hey, stock shit that won't sell so that I won't be inconvenienced". Try a little less self-entitlement and a little more logic.
As for not being able to locally purchase compatible memory sticks and batteries, lol. You realize the PSP died in the US several years ago, right? Just because it was and is still alive in Japan doesn't mean that US retailers were going to keep on top of the miscellaneous PSP supplies. It was smarter for the average store to simply leave those types of things to online shops. Hell, even when the PSP was at its peak, I'm pretty confident it was easier to use an online shop to get what you needed. Really though, complaining that stores don't locally carry stuff for a dead system is like complaining because you can't go to any electronics retailer and still grab a fresh new PS2 controller. When something stops being relevant, stores stop stocking stuff for it. Expecting them to bend your miscellaneous whims because you entered the game late is just silly. Especially in this age of devices being built with rechargeable batteries and a dependence on external memory, it should be fairly obvious that they come with an officially limited lifespan.
Not even the official Sony stores? I would think if anyone they'd be the ones legally required to carry such merch.