PS Vita 2000 Series Power Grip
Extra battery goes a "long" way
Since I travel a lot I am usually without someplace to charge. Or when I am where I can charge it is to short to recoup enough battery for the next leg. This grip gives about 12 hours, in conjunction with the vita battery, total play time. It also has the added benefit of making your vita feel more secure in your hands.Only downside is it occasionally gets in the way of using the rear touchpad. Other than pretty dang solid.
Solid design but bad charging port
Charging port starts to no longer function correctly after a random amount of uses and the one I currently have is my 2nd unit which is suffering from the same defect as the last one and although it lasted longer it still malfunctioned the same way. The light that indicates rather it is charging or fully charged is either Red for charging & Green for full charge and also a flashing Red means the battery is low, now what happens when it starts to malfunction is when you plug in the charging cable it changes colors when you wiggle it around to indicate that the port is pretty much dead. Since the charging port is the most important part of the device if it easily fails it makes this unit not worth the price.
its a solid design however the description fails to mention that this is for the 2000 series ONLY. therefore does not work on earlier models like my own
Solid design yet poorly made charging port
I've had two of these units so far and both have failed by the charging port no longer charging which the first unit only lasted about 6 days from arrival (August 8th, 2014 to August 14th, 2014) to the 2nd one lasting from August 18th, 2014 until November 4th, 2014. What appears to happen is the unit will no longer charge because the port has come loose inside since the light will change from red to green when you wiggle it around to not charging at all. The 3rd unit was ordered November 6th, 2014 and will arrive by November 13th, 2014 but I have a feeling it will die just like the last two. I do not recommend anyone to buy this unit.