Originally Posted by HybridCore
Originally Posted by jetpak12
I agree that you might as well pick up a 3DS at this point. And like you mentioned, the battery life is the major drawback still. However, it all depends on how much you're going to play it each day. For me, I carry it around all day in sleep mode to gather Streetpasses, and then play for maybe two or three hours at most on an average day, then into the cradle it goes at night. This usually only takes the battery bar down by a quarter. I like to keep 3D at max, but I've set the backlighting down a couple notches.
Ah. Well, I usually don't have the time to play it that long and if I do, it'll be on road trips or airplane flights. Then I should be able to use a external battery pack. btw, can I chard the 3DS via USB?
I know there are 3DS battery packs though so that part I can search by myself.
I don't think so, since the 3DS while charging and playing eats 900mA and USB plugs only let 500mA through (you'll experience that 'flickering' issue that's so widespread on the net).
I'm in process of designing an extended battery pack using a buck converter and a 4000mAh 11.1V Li-Po battery pack from my radio controlled cars.
Estimated calculations give me around 30hrs of battery life with battery saving on, backlight at level 3, and no sound.
Is that good enough?
Not to mention it can work from any power source, be it a pack of batteries, be it a 12V car battery, be it a Scalextric power brick, your lappy's power brick... As long as it's higher than 6V and lower than 35V, and can provide at least an amp, it's fine.Edited by Artikbot - 1/14/12 at 12:46pm