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CTA Digital Nintendo 3DS Deluxe Power Grip

by CTA Digital See the Amazon Page for this brand
Nintendo 3DS
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)


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  • Built-in Rechargeable Lithium-ion 3.7V 2600mAh Battery Pack
  • Play your 3DS 2x longer than with the 3DS's internal battery alone
  • Charge with the included USB cable or your original 3DS AC adapter
  • Integrated Stand with 1 3DS game slot.
  • Light-weight and comfortable design.


Product Details

  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B005MY2E5S
  • Item Weight: 8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: September 13, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,027 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here


Product Description

If you love the comfortable, familiar feel of a console controller and are also unsatisfied with the short life of the Nintendo 3DS battery, then we've got just what you're looking for! CTA Digital introduces the sleek and luxurious Power Grip for Nintendo 3DS. With extended use handheld systems can tire and cramp your hands, shortening the gaming experience. With the Power Grip for 3DS this is not an issue, whether you're racing cars or playing your favorite platform game, the added comfort will help you maneuver your way through games with precision. Charge the grip with the included USB Cable or your original 3DS AC adapter and you've just doubled the battery life of your 3DS. The LED light on the power grip will turn from red to blue when the grip is fully charged. It will remain blue while switched ON and charging your 3DS. When you need to rest your hands from all the intense gaming, you can prop up the grip by using the integrated stand, which can also store an extra 3DS game. So with the Power Grip from CTA Digital you can enjoy all the freedom of a handheld console, the comfort of a controller, and double the battery life of your 3DS.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
There is A LOT of commentary in the reviews about wobbliness and imperfect connections between the grip and the 3DS so, having taken the plunge and gambled my money on one of these bad boys. I thought I would take the time to clarify a few things that managed to go unsaid so far or emphasize the quality of some of the products features.

1) This Product, 3ds securely plugged in, weighs slightly more than an Xbox 360 controller, and measures no more than half an in wider or taller than the standard 360 controller. So if that is the feel you are hoping to replicate, this is the best you will get in the weight and size departments and I have to say, it is pretty spot on.

2) If you have a functioning-as-intended unit, there is no detectable wobbliness between the 3DS and the grip. If your unit is not defective, your connection is secure and wobble-free, so to any reviews that discourage this because of their experience with a defective unit, remember that they were in fact, experiencing a defective unit. It was said that Amazon might have had a bogus supply of this product by one reviewer but I am here to tell you I bought mine from Amazon after that review was already up and mine works great so rest assured, whatever was going on appears to be under control in that regard.

3) Doubling battery life is an understatement. I will admit, I keep my 3DS and grip pretty well charged in general, but when it is off the cord and the 3DS starts blinking at me, I flick the grip's power switch on up on top of the unit and I just bought myself no less than double the play time I had without the additional battery.

4) There is one thing I will say in suggestion for the next model. This to me is the V2 model of the $9.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A much needed improvement to the 3DS February 29, 2012
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
(**The rating of this product is based purely on the fully functional, without fault CTA Digital - Deluxe Power Grip for the Nintendo 3DS, and is unrelated to communications and/or "dealings" with the purveyor of this product through Amazon**)

Although I don't typically write reviews of any sort, I feel it necessary for this circumstance.

Now I don't know whether it's mostly people that have a negative experience with this product post on here, or whether a good majority of the Power Grips Amazon is shipping out are faulty. Regardless, I can affirm from my experience with this product how it is supposed to operate.

First, I must say that based on reading the other reviews, I was nervous about ordering one. I almost expected to receive a faulty Power Grip, therefore having to request a replacement. Fortunately, for me at least, this was not the case.

A topic I will immediately address is the common issues that other reviewers have mentioned. Before ordering this, based on other reviews, I believed both of these to be an overall design issue that would be present in any of these CTA Power Grips that are sent out. The first is the flashing of the 3DS' screen(s) during charging or any other time of use. After having used this grip for about a week, this issue as of yet has not occurred once for me under any circumstance. The second is the loose placement of the 3DS inside the grip. When placed into the grip, my 3DS fits snugly into the grip, with absolutely no room for shifting even the slightest amount of space. With this being said, I can confirm that neither of these issues should be present when one receives their grip, and one should request a replacement Power Grip should they occur.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than you think... December 6, 2011
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So I feel compelled to write a review of this product so as to counter balance the 3-star review left by the other guy. If you look at the other CTA products you can see that the company cares about what they make otherwise they wouldn't have someone actually responding to other people's comments.

Anyways, I have to say that I have had the 3DS grip/charger for about a week now and I honestly believe it is an improvement over the 3DS alone.

The Grip: Molded in the likeness of an xbox 360 controller it is actually slightly wider, but in no way does it make the "grip" uncomfortable to hold with both hands and thumbs hovering the face buttons. Accessing the headphone port is easy and works for right-angled input jacks. Accessing the wifi and volume slider is ok too, though the thickness of the molding prevents you from using the side of your finger to "flick" it. Accessing the L, R shoulder buttons is the worst thing about the grip. You really need to get your fingers between the molding to reach them. My fingers are kinda skinny so it's passable, but thicker fingers or even gloved would be challenging.
The material is a very basic plastic and has very little weight. When I took it out of the packaging, I thought it felt "cheap". The grip itself has no "grip" like the xbox controller. There's no rubber and really no ridges for friction. The only weight really comes from the internal battery. The weight is not really an issue though because once you put the 3DS in it, the whole package feels fine, just don't hold the thing wearing knitted gloves or it might slip out of your grasp.

The Power: Just like the packaging and the reviewer said-- only comes with a USB charger.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Great as a grip. Not so great as a battery.
Well I had this thing for quite a while, and I have to say it still works great as a grip, but rather iffy as a battery. At first my 3DS fit snugly in no problem. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Dogbot3000
5.0 out of 5 stars Very comfortable
I bought this just for comfort but the extra battery life it a great added value, does not look so cheap like other people wrote. In my opinion it has good quality for low price.
Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Grip, a Few Quirks
I bought this months ago and was busy enough that I never got around to reviewing it. The grip itself is pretty comfy. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Gamer Ranger
4.0 out of 5 stars Best 3DS grip ever!
I didn't have high hopes for this grip, but i was surprised when it arrived! The grip is comfortable, and it adds considerable amounts of battery life. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Carefree Dude
5.0 out of 5 stars Works Good
Pros:
Makes 3DS easier to hold!
Long battery life is nice for taking trips
Holds an extra game / has a little stand
Doesnt interfere with volume, stylus, game... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Peezr
2.0 out of 5 stars Big let down.....
My 15 year old Autistic son found this grip for his 3DS on Amazon. Since his battery was constantly dying it seemed like a great improvement. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Tom
5.0 out of 5 stars No more cramps
My hands are to big to play a regular 3DS comfortably, and this solved my problem! The added battery life is also great, it charged without issues and I can charge both the power... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Alexandre
1.0 out of 5 stars Update: Flickering issue has started
The grip snaps onto the 3DS easily and there is minimal wiggle room once the device is in place. The grip is very comfortable; it feels similar to an Xbox 360 Controller. Read more
Published 23 months ago by A Browne
3.0 out of 5 stars Great grip, but it flickers
Just got my grip today, and was psyched to get started.

Pros:

-Not too heavy
-Has a great shape, similar to an XBox controller
-Extends 3DS battery... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Nick
2.0 out of 5 stars Great untill...
It worked for about half a day after charging for 6 and a half hours. It felt great but the battery started making my 3DS flicker. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Bob
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