Rated 10 out of 10
by Muffin52992 This product is a miracle!!!
It is easy to install and gives your DS 2-3 times the battery life it had when I got it. It also makes the system easeir to hold because it adds about 1/4 of and inch of thickness. I love this and am thankful I can now play longer. I highly reccommend this product!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Strokes Perfect Solution
I installed the battery (5 min max) and left it charging in the cradle all day. I came home from work yesterday and played Zelda 3DS on it for 4 hours and only saw the battery lose 1 slot (There are 4 Battery slots in the meter at the top right of the 3DS homescreen to show how full it is). So here were my playing conditions - Brightness at 4, Power Save On, Wifi Off, 3D all the way up, and Speakers all the way up (no headphones). That is pretty freaking good. Totally makes me confident to take my 3DS on a trip or whatever. Battery size essentially creates another "layer" to the cake, but whatever. If it takes away to concern about having to recharge every 2 1/2 hours on the stock battery I am fine with that. Only thing better would be a similar capacity battery that fits in the original casing of the device and doesn't add any bulk, but until that comes out I am very happy with my purchase.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Buttertoth34 Extended playtime
So i bought this for my 3DS because we all know the original 3ds battery is just bad.... So i picked this bad boy so i can actually enjoy my games for more then 2.5 hrs when 3d is fully on.. This thing delivers a amazing extra amount of playtime. I haven't completely depleted the battery yet to see how long it can last but so far i have ran LOZ: OOT on full 3d for 3.5 hours and i still had over 3/4 of my battery. for regular DS games you can probably push about 11 hours out of this bad boy. This extended battery does the make the handheld a little bigger but it still feels comfortable in your hands. I highly recommend this product to anybody who owns a 3ds simply becasue you will be able to play your games on 3d for a much longer, enjoyable time. (getting this battery on is a little bit of a pain. The dock that comes with it is pretty cool)
Rated 10 out of 10 by NintendoFanboy1235 Fantastic, but there is a better value
As you can read in my title, there is a better value, at least in my opinion. it's made by the same company, it's the same accessory, but instead of coming with the charging dock, it comes with just the battery for $9.99. I looked for it at GameStop, but couldn't find it, but i found it at Best Buy. I had enough for the $19.99 one, but I decided to just get the battery extender for half the price. I think it was worth saving 10 bucks to have to plug in my 3DS with the AC adapter rather than drop it in the dock. But it works incredibly well and easily doubles, if not triples my battery life! i get around 8-9 hours on full brightness with 3D on, and about 13-15 hours with full brightness and 3D off! it's phenomenal, and if you would prefer to pay the extra 10 bucks to get the charging dock, then go for it. I promise you won't be disappointed!
Rated 1 out of 10 by JustaGamer DO NOT BUY, UNLESS YOUR REALLY GOOD WITH SCREWS
To install the battery you need to unscrew 4 screws from the back of the 3ds and replace the battery with the new bigger one. But the screwdriver they give you is so small its impossible to turn the screw. And the instructions say to turn clockwise but when i checked the 3ds manual it said to turn counter clockwise. And it widens the the screws, its still possible to turn them but i have tried for half an hour and it doesn't seem to be moving. In the 3ds manual it says to use a no. 00 Philips head screwdriver but i went and bought one and it doesn't fit . The screws are shaped like a normal cross but really small. The no. 00 is shaped like it farther up but at the tip is a circle. The only screwdriver that seem to fit is the one that comes with the charge kit but its really really hard to turn and i don't know which way is right because one of these manuals has to be wrong. So i wasted $20 right there cause this stupid charge system has a design flaw. One guy said he got them out by putting superglue in the nail and then turning them but why should i have to do that and it's gonna mess up the 3ds. Stay away, don't get it or buy another battery from another company.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Yewdiel Very Good for long play sessions
This is a very good product. Since I bought my 3DS, I would only play on 3D when at home, plugged to the charger, because I spend a lot time away from home, and so I just didnt want to run out of juice. But with this, I am finally able to play brighter, with wireless and 3D and still get about 6 hours of gameplay, more than before with everything off. Plus, the charge base looks better than the original 3DS one, with a red led for charging and green for charged, and just looks cooler. Only problem I found is removing the 3DS's screws. Ok with the first 3, but last one was a pain. Had to find a different screwdriver, but now works perfectly. (Comes wth an extra screw, in case you ''screw'' one. BTW, might not fit most cases with this on
Rated 8 out of 10 by SuperSonic237 Awesome Battery life but at a cost....
This was given to me as a Christmas gift and I say its worth your money. But there's a catch, its difficult to install into the back of your 3DS because of the screws being a bit fragile. It still gives me about 6 hours of gameplay so I don't have to keep bringing my charger everywhere I go and even with full brightness and full 3D it is still awesome! But luckily for me my uncle helped me with this and I was able to put it in. It's awesome though but... its not worth your money if your not good with screws. I recommend the other thing that in the reccomendations collem if your not good with screws. STILL IS AWESOME THOUGH!!! AND THE FIRST COMPANY TO MAKE A EXTERNAL BATTERY PACK NOT BAD NYKO!!! KEEP ON MAKING AWESOME STUFF!!!
Rated 10 out of 10 by johnodd44444 Awesome Take the time to read the instructions
Awesome product i had no issues with this product what you need to understand is the battery not displaying correctly was because of nintendo hadn't updated the 3ds firmware yet to support this product now it is updated and supported i love mine it added 12 hours of game time to my 3ds and no thats not with the wifi turned off or the 3d turned off thats with both on no issues as for screws if you read the manual that comes with this kit they explain to lightly turn the 3ds's screws not hard turn or you strip the screws this is why the unit comes with replacement screws for the real 3ds cover which i thought was really nice of nyko the charger glows red when charging and then green when finished.
Rated 9 out of 10 by pokemon26 A must have for the 3ds
I purchased this a couple of wks after the 3ds launch I will say this is most def worth the money. As we all notice the poor battery life of the instock battery that comes with the 3ds I charged the battery last Friday and today it went Red and needed to be recharged It is def worth it to buy this the battery lasts a lot longer than the battery that came with the handheld console its a little bit thicker on the back of the system but it still fits in the case I brought for it I enjoy the 3ds more now that I have a longer battery life those buying the 3ds need to consider this battery for it its well worth the money to keep your gaming sessions going longer go buy it its worth it
Rated 9 out of 10 by AJCk19 Best 3ds charging base and extended battery
If you happen to get a defective charging base then they (nyko) will replace it with a new one. It does everything it needs to do, but the design is too clunky and heavy. You can't add a 2nd analog stick or any accessory that needs to go on the back which is the biggest draw back. Your 3ds does feel a little more balanced though and easier to hold. Remember to charge your new battery through the 3ds (not the charge base) before you use and be careful with the screws because you most likely will strip them if not. They give you replacements screws and it comes with a tiny special screw. All of this for under 15 dollars!