Neoseeker : News : Nintendo 3DS 'power save mode' extends battery by 10 to 20 percent
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Crafter Jan 28, 11
D:

Someone needs to engineer a far more powerful battery (or get better hardware that takes less power :s ). 3 hours is extremely short, I don't see people wanting to take it on a trip somewhere if it's going to die that fast and leave them twiddling their thumbs or counting hydro poles.
Don't get me wrong, I'll probably still buy it, but they'd better at least make the charger cord loooong so I can comfortably play while plugged in :/
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MetallicaDragon Jan 28, 11
Watch them anounce the improved model with better battery life shortly after this comes out >_< its not like I go on trips a lot so I dont mind the battery life. I usualy have my screens on the lowest light level to play and make them brighter if im charging and playing on any of my handhelds.

Purhapes they will do what playstation dose with PSP and sell extra batterys?

Plus its not like we gotta buy AA batterys every so often like with good ol' gameboys and Wii remotes if you dont have charger station like me.
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THM Jan 28, 11
That's a marketing trick folks (profit-maximizing scheme)...later they will release a new model which has longer battery life and also "3DS slim" is on the way in 2012-13!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. Those porn-loving Japanese folks from Nintendo should consider the 'Consumer Utility Concept' before they invent the 3DS.....
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S-I-E Jan 29, 11
3 hours of battery is too short for me. keep the updates coming.
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DeathMonkey Jan 29, 11
Here's hoping for a 3DS lite
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Shadow of Death Jan 29, 11
I was expecting it to be less than the DS, but not that much less.

I'm not exactly sure how long the DS Lite lasts on a full charge, but I'm sure it lasts more like 5+ hours at least.

I'm not sure about the PSP's screen brightness setting (I assume they set it to 'low' for their estimates, but still), but it seems that the PSP2 might rival the 3DS in terms of battery life.

Without 3D though, I bet the 3DS will last more like 5 hours.
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Defection Jan 29, 11
quote THM
P.S. Those porn-loving Japanese folks from Nintendo should consider the 'Consumer Utility Concept' before they invent the 3DS.....
You're a terrible person.
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Hellfire29 Jan 29, 11
We could have so many cool things if battery technology improved. It's sooooooo far behind other technological advances.
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Crafter Jan 29, 11
I love the guy on the left's expression.
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THM Jan 29, 11
quote Defection
quote THM
P.S. Those porn-loving Japanese folks from Nintendo should consider the 'Consumer Utility Concept' before they invent the 3DS.....
You're a terrible person.
Haha...No hard feelings pal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think you the same way because you obviously lack the knowledge or education of market economy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go to school and pass the F%#%$ exam again, pal!!!!!
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xXHYPERXx Jan 30, 11
quote Crafter
I love the guy on the left's expression.
I know right? Aha

Well 3 hours? Seriously.....?
I think I'am considering the PSP2 at this point,
I think I would want to play RE:The mercenaries 3D longer than 3 hours.
So I'am still deciding at this point, but I was going to wait a few months after the release of both & see how they improve them. They always do that.
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Defection Jan 30, 11
quote THM
quote Defection
quote THM
P.S. Those porn-loving Japanese folks from Nintendo should consider the 'Consumer Utility Concept' before they invent the 3DS.....
You're a terrible person.
Haha...No hard feelings pal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think you the same way because you obviously lack the knowledge or education of market economy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go to school and pass the F%#%$ exam again, pal!!!!!
That is not what I was referring to, "pal".
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SPAZwazza Jan 30, 11
Supercapacitors. The way of the future. They can be recharged almost infinitely, and charge much faster. The technology isn't quite there yet for them to be used efficiently in things like cell phones or portable gaming devices, but in the next decade or so, who knows?
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Moonrise Jan 30, 11
quote SPAZwazza
Supercapacitors. The way of the future. They can be recharged almost infinitely, and charge much faster. The technology isn't quite there yet for them to be used efficiently in things like cell phones or portable gaming devices, but in the next decade or so, who knows?
As it is we should be utilizing more capacitors with handheld gaming devices, even if they aren't supercapacitors. At the very least they could be used as "reserve" charge to give people 5 minutes or so to save their games before the battery actually dies. Only issue I think is that they'd need a good bit of extra space in order to fit all the capacitors it would take to hold enough charge to power the system even for 5 minutes.
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