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Solves the problem,
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This review is from: Nyko Power Pak+ for 3DS (Accessory)After running out of power a few times and realizing my 3DS was spending more time in its charge cradle than in my hands, I almost returned it. As cool as the rest of the system is, a battery life that tops out at 3 hours is a huge limitation for any portable. Fortunately, quite a few smart peripheral manufacturers have realized this, and this is one result. Note that this is a replacement battery, not a plug-in add-on like some other third party products. You remove the 3DS rear panel and original battery, and this pack takes the place of both. It's screwed on and doesn't stick in too well without being secured in this fashion, so you can't easily swap it out. Fortunately, it lasts long enough that you probably won't need to. The battery comes with extra screws and a mini screwdriver.
The rubberized surface is great; it actually makes the 3DS easier to hold.
Lasts way longer than the lame original battery. While it still won't get the 3DS up to quite the same run time as the DS Lite, it's at least tolerable now.
Seems to charge pretty quickly.
Easy to install. Took all of half a minute.
As you can probably tell by looking at the pictures, the original 3DS charge dock won't work with this product. There's one sold by Nyko if you care that much for it.
The added bulk might make the unit unable to fit in some cases or protectors. I use the pouch made by ICON and it fits, but is a bit tight.
It does make the 3DS heavier. No way around that...
This is the best current solution to the infamous 3DS battery life problem. I'd previously thought of buying extra stock batteries and swapping them out, but it's just too much of a hassle.
On a side note, having seen the original battery it's no wonder it doesn't last long. It doesn't look any different from a typical cell phone power pack.