PlayStation Vita Portable Charger
Good Accessory to have if you own a Vita
This Charger was bought because i saw it in store and absolutely wanted it. I already have a portable charger that works well. I just bought a PS Vita Slim 2000. And just to let any prosepective buyers know, If you already threw out the USB data cable from the PS Vita 1000 you will have to buy another one in order to charge the actual charging unit. So it is an extra few bux. The USB cables for Vita are 14.99. Overall design is nice. It has the typical SONY feel to it. Quality. It doesn't come with any cables. Tho I've found that by simply plugging in a micro USB cable from Vita to Portable charger it does indeed charge the unit. So you can leave the original USB data cable at home and just make sure you remember to bring your portable charger as well as your micro usb (comes with PS Vita 2000)
When I first heard that the PS Vita was only gonna have around 5 hours worth of total gameplay (while not charging), I thought this wasnt gonna be a device I would be spending all day outside my home playing on. Then this lil' baby comes along and bam and extra battery pack in your pocket, this will ensure PS Vita users will get just over double the amount of battery life from the standard PS Vita's battery. Its just a shame it comes in the form of a pre-charged one which you need to connect rather than replacing the systems main battery... But hey I'm gonna be happy I can play just that bit longer without having to stay bound to a plug socket.
Actully well worth it for the money! (read why)
If you look at Energizer and Duracell's offers for portable chargers, NONE of them offer 5AMPs (5000mAh). The CLOSEST one's are there 4 AMP (4000 mAh) XP 4001 gaming charger witch is already the price of Sony charger and there XP4000 camera charger witch is...a lot more and then they have there XP8000 netbook charger that costs even more bucks but offers 8 AMPs (8000 mAh). Energizer's only offers 1.1AMPs (thats 1100 mAh) If you look up the prices of these chargers on google (rules say i can't post them -_-) then do the math, Sony's charger definitly worth it. Also, Sony's charger dose indeed USB port so it can charger your other devices (your iPhone/iPod your android phone, you kindle, etc...) as well as your Vita.
This thing is amazing!
I bought this for my fiance to charge her Galaxy S2 phone when she arrives from Europe, since she does not have a USA charger. I have not used it with the Vita yet as mine is in for repairs in Europe cuz I spilled root beer on it ( I got the unlocked one)
Anyways I have been charging my phone with it until she gets here, and man its great my phone actually lasts all day thanks to this thing! If anybody has an extra $50 of game credit I recommend using it for this it will make your life a lot easier!!! Best of all you can use the VIta charger to charge it. I always plug up my phone and this charger before I go to sleep so they are both fully charged in the morning. When my phone runs out I plug this in :)
Great solution to a glaring problem.
First, let me say that this product should not exist. Really, I'd hope a Vita battery would last at least 6-8 hours without help. I personally plan on playing my Vita for more than a few hours a day, often using 3G, so I will probably need this. However, I'm going to give out a piece of advice that EVERYBODY should follow, including myself. DO NOT buy this product UNTIL you know for sure that you will need it. Try your Vita for a week or two. If you consistently find your battery dying even after charging it overnight, this product is for you. If you can make it without needing a charge, don't get it. It's not super cheap, but it more than doubles battery life, so it may be a necessary evil.
Richard Solo is Better
The RS Super Power Bank offers more battery time and looks better for only ten dollars more. It has 6,600 mAH and two usb ports.
Maintains charge for up to 1 year
•Compatible with most mobile devices
•Plugs in for instant power
•Maintains charge for up to 1 year
ok what do they mean 1 YEAR maintains in charge for up to 1 year what happen after the year?
A Must Have For The PS Vita
I bought two of these for camping & it took me 3 hours 20 minutes to charge & i got 6 hours and 50 minutes of gaming i say its worth every penny if you're going camping or flying.
It will be a must
Since the ps vita only has about 3-5 hours of gameplay, you will need it especially if your going to play on the go.
an absolute must
Vita has already been released now in Japan, and there are reports of it lasting 3 hrs 47 min gaming with 3g off.
Now I'm no expert but with 3g on it would be significantly less, maybe even bit over 2 hr. or 3 hr even. SO if this battery pack is 1.5 times capacity of the internal battery, you could get maybe 4hrs extra average with 3g gaming
If you are going on a 20hr drive like me as passenger you will need approx 5 of these to be safe. That's $250 extra but I think well worth it