If you are a bit disappointed with the 3-8 hour battery life for the 3DS, accessory manufacturer Nyko has a battery pack called the Power Pak+, an add-on device that promises to double the interval between 3DS battery charging. Nyko is known for making many third-party charging stations and game controllers for the current game consoles.

The Power Pak+ is a high capacity battery that hooks onto the back of the 3DS, adding extra power at the cost of added bulk. They say the device will double the battery life of the 3DS effectively transforming three to eight hours into up to a maximum 16 hours. The picture shown here is the Power Pak+ attached to the 3Ds and will come with a special tool to unscrew the back of the 3DS to change out the battery. This battery will retail $19.99 USD.

But if you are patient and wait another week, Nyko is releasing a charger base packed along with one of the Power Pak+ units. The charge base will allow players to drop their 3DS unit inside for a little charging up while not in play. The base and Power Pak+ combo is only $29.99 USD, and it might be worth waiting a week to get both.

Source: Kotaku
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  • HeroOfWinds2

    Eh, I don't really see the point of paying an extra ten dollars just for a resting stand… the battery alone will be ok for me.

    • EDracon

      the resting stand is there to replace the one that comes with the 3DS because the Nyko battery makes the 3DS too large to fit in Nintendos charging cradle.

      • HeroOfWinds2

        I know but… is it neccesary? We all survived with just a chord when it comes to our DS'… I mean its not like its nice and all but I don't find it neccesary.

  • Sage of the forest

    This is awesome news!!!

  • Kuribo

    Quite an improvement. Good job, Nyko! Now if only the people at Nintendo weren't so incompetent that other companies had to step in to correct their terrible mistakes. This is what the 3DS should of been like in the FIRST place. For this, you deserve a SHAME, Nintendo'h! XD And don't any of you Nintendorks try and deny it! Buncha bias fanboys.. Nintendo can do no wrong in your eyes, so that's why you need to just close them shut and ignore this post.

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    • shadownin

      Make the 3ds bigger that's brilliant and don't even give people a choice if they don't want a big lump on the back of their 3ds. I hope you realize how stupid you sound so apologize for your rudeness and stupidity

      PS. Don't replay I don't care if you don't think your stupid and I really don't think you will apologize ether .

      • Mina

        Please don't call other people stupid, especially when your grammar is piss-poor and you don't know the difference between "your" and "you're".

        • shadownin

          Grammar has nothing to do with how intelligent you are that is a fact. So for all I know even if your grammar is perfect you could be the biggest idiot on the face of the earth.

          PS. I don't proofread my comments before making them

  • Callin

    Here's the battery and dock on amazon. No reviews up yet, but I'd like to see how they fare before I buy them myself (like all 3rd party products)

  • CEObrainz

    Not bad, certainly considering buying one. Seems to be useful. Nintendo are doing well for themselves. Let's just hope they release or announce the next home console as the NGP comes out, what a hype stealer that would be….

  • Pico

    Meh, I'm not having much problems with my current battery so I guess I'll give this a pass…. for now….. 😛

  • QueenxLink

    Yay! It'll make it fatter! I like the nice thick grip on things… Just like my good ol original DS :3 Love that thing…

  • Soeroah

    Personally, I think I'd prefer to get http://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/giftsunder50/c… to the Nyko batter.

  • dragonchi26

    I'll probably buy the Nyko battery, but as of right now, with no games that I cared enough about to buy, I don't need it until June. So I'll buy it then.

  • QueenxLink

    You dont need correct grammar to be smart. -_-

  • Actually Nyko has done a pretty good job with battery packs. I have an Xbox 360 controller version of this, and that works wonderfully.

  • shadownin

    Based on the content of your comment you must also be an idiot so it is understandable that you can not understand advanced concepts such as intelligence.

    PS. Nice hypocrisy you are pathetic your comment isn't just rude it is at the level of 10 year old spoiled brat.

  • Korok12

    My 3DS battery is working well for me. I keep it at the 2nd brightness level, sporadically use 3D during the day, and keep it in sleep mode nearly all day. The battery gauge didn't even move during that whole period. This may start to suck once I bring it on a long trip but I always have my trusty DS Lite in case I have a serious gaming craving.

  • James

    I don't see why so many people are annoyed at the 3DS's battery life. If you just think about it, 5 hours is a long time really. You're not often going to be in a 5 hour car journey or buss journey are you.

  • lolledwhenisawthis

    i love it when idiots fight on the web XD

    • shadownin

      The point is that if you want better battery life you have to get a bigger battery and Nintendo didn't want to make the 3ds bigger or have an ugly lump on the back. So if you are going to complain about it you should say something intelligent like you wanted the 3ds to be less powerful so it would have a longer battery life instead of whining like an idiot.