3DS Charge Kit
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!
Best thing for N3DS
This thing I would recommend this to every one who has a N3DS this power pack if you keep it to the lowest brightness setting you can get up to 10 hours I have never got my power down to 1/4 ever because I put the power pack on my N3DS. It chages in the same time as if I never put it on the only 2 things I don't like is I can't put a nerf case or it's hard to fit i my case and the other thing is to take off the scerws and put them back on.
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!!!
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!
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)
A Must have
This was the first battery pack I found. Since I have seen many others but they all are snapped onto the back. I know I saw an Energiser battery one the other day but that one was very bulky.
This is the best one I have found. It comes with a tiny screw driver so you can unscrew the 4 screws underneath the 3Ds and take off the back case. (Don't worry, both the back panel and this product have the 4 screws mounted on so that when they are off the 3Ds the screws stay mounted on the back panel/battery. You will not lose tiny screws.)
This battery does add some thickness to the 3ds but this is the lease bulky of all the possibilities.
My 7 year old and I both have a 3ds and I have added this to both of our systems. It is still very ergonomic and almost better to hold for larger hands but my son has never complained about it.
The only drawback is not about the battery. The Nyko dock is better than the included 3dS doc, but when you place the 3Ds on it the lights are RED to indicate battery is not charged. Once you get to near full charge the Light turns greed. The only reason I gave this a 9/10 and not a 10/10 is because I am rating this with the dock. The batery is 10/10. The dock is 8/10 because once battery has near full charge the light will stay green for a few minutes, then flip back to red and so on. You can never be sure if the battery is fully charged or the base is not making contact.
What I do is just plug the cord into the back of my 3ds. You do not have to use the dock for charging.
The battery life is great!!! It feels much more like my first DS now. Pre-battery add on battery life seemed feeble. After it is AWESOME!!!!!
This set is great, but you may want to just buy the battery alone which is only $9.99.
Must have for 3DS owners
The battery pack fits smoothly on the back of the 3DS no problem, adds very little weight/bulk and fits nicely in your hands. The stand replaces the one which comes with the 3DS, but it is equally aesthetically pleasing. The charge lasts drastically longer than the original 3DS battery, and installation is no more difficult than changing a cell phone battery.
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.
It was good, for a few months.
I bought this with my 3DS, and it was a good idea for a little while. It worked perfectly. Then, the power bars gave the wrong reading. Then, the dock ended up only charging when at the perfect angle. Then,it would stop charging after 30 minutes. Then it stopped working altogether. I ended up switching back to the original battery.
This is really good.. but..
I bought this so that I wouldn't have to charge my system everyday. Sadly though, two of the screws on my 3DS system for some reason will not unscrew, so I had to take this back. But, my friend who works at gamestop says it's still a pretty good product, and told me sorry that he couldn't really help, I mean, he even tried to take out the screws that I was having issues with. Either way, this is a really good product if you don't like charging your system more than once a day.