Which 3ds Battery Life Extender is better?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by xbry23, Mar 21, 2011.

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Which one?

  1. Nyko Power Pak+

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  2. CTA Travel Charging Dock

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  3. None of these

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Mar 21, 2011
  1. xbry23
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    So basically, we all know that the 3ds battery life sucks... so i've been looking for battery alternatives and so far i found two
    This one:
    http://www.nyko.com/products/product-detai...ge+Base+for+3DS
    where you have to take out your 3ds cover and screw this in

    or This one:
    http://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-3DS-Chargin...y/dp/B004REJZLA
    where you can charge it on the go and is less of a hassle to take off

    Which of these seem better? I'm leaning more towards the CTA one but i dunno how the quality is going to be.
     


  2. impizkit

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    The CTA looks just like the factory dock to me.
     
  3. xbry23
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    Yeah it does, but apparently it has a built in battery in it which you can use to charge the 3ds without it being plugged into a wall.
     
  4. KingVamp

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    idk

    Nyko one actually look like part of the device and require screws. It has a better grip.

    CTA you do not even need to bother with the internal battery(safer). You can argue it will also provide
    better grip, but not as much as Nyko. Also provides a stand.

    idk if internal plus CTA charge is better than Nyko by itself.

    I chose Nyko, but CTA may be better.

    *Nyko Power pak+ + portable recharger stand = Awesome overkill [​IMG]
     
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    i would go w/ CTA
     
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    That's innovative, you can chuck it in your backpack and let it do its streetpass business that way.
     
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    The CTA looks more portable friendly where as the nyko charger looks really clunky and a chore to carry around if you don't have a backpack or carrying case with you.
     
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    Carrying the CTA and 3DS look about the same size, if not the same, as the nyko. It not that clunky. [​IMG]

    But sense CTA is two parts you do not have to put it in the same pocket.

    Even with nyko it doesn't seem that it be big as as the phat ds (maybe a bit smaller than that.)

    If you can carry the phat you can carry both of these.
     
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    nyko is better for a few reasons

    first, the cta only recharges the battery instead of replacing it
    this means that the battery will still deteriorate. The when the nyko dies, you will have a like new original battery to replace it

    the cta is no different than a recharger that is portable.
    the nyko aint bad either since it is not thick and it is no hassle
     
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    Yea ,but wouldn't be better in the long run to have a charger not a battery?

    I never had a charger die on me. It would at least last longer than nyko at least I believe.

    Buying a nyko battery (with dock)$19.00 ($29.99) something now and replacing it later with the regular battery,is that better than a long lasting portable charger replacing the deteriorated battery with a cheaper battery?
     
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    i like this one http://www.nyko.com/products/product-detai...ge+Base+for+3DS

    if only for the slim look of the pack when its in
    while the CTA one technically gives the same double battery in terms of recharging, and an extra 30 min isnt all too appealing to me on top of 10 -16 hours.
    i know im not gonna be playing it that long straight with out being next to ANY outlet for an extended period of time.
     
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    How does the CTA hold its own charge...with a battery. So with Nyko, you only have to replace one thing when it deteriorates. With the CTA, you'll end up have to replace both (maybe not at the same time, but eventually).
     
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    That is a really good point.

    How trustworthy is Nyko VS CTA?

    It could be made poorly to die the next day. [​IMG]
     
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    Nyko, you can carry it and your regular battery. = 3x normal playtime where as
    CTA = only 2x normal amount + 30min

    Math has been done.
    Not to mention the Nyko one is really thin anyways so the size issue is irrelevant
     
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    But how long will it be until the battery deteriorates? I never had to replace my old ds lite's battery since i got it...
     
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    But with Nyko, you'll have to also carry around that screwdriver and unscrew everything... plus you'll have to bring the original battery cover if you want to switch to the regular battery... [​IMG]
     
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    I suppose thats true but you'd stilll be getting another 3 hours and 30 minutes of playtime as compared to the CTA.
    If im on a long car/plane ride I wont mind a little unscrewing if it means atleast another 4 hours of playtime.
     
  18. KingVamp

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    At the risk of losing something? (like a screw?)
     
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    Or to be honest you could just play without the cover and screws. Sure there's the risk of it falling out if you dont hold onto it well enough but I tend to be extremely careful when It comes to potentially losing things or my game being suddenly shut off due to my stupidity.
    and if you play without the cover you could just use the dock as a makeshift cover.
     
  20. KingVamp

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    You can, but it just seem it bring worst inconveniences vs conveniences.

    But if more battery is more important then ok...
     

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