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Deluxe Power Grip bulks up your 3DS with extended battery life, charges over USB

Deluxe Power Grip bulks up your 3DS with extended battery life, charges over USB
Sean Buckley
Sean Buckley|@seaniccus|September 26, 2011 8:42 AM
The Nyko Power Pak+ does an admirable job of keeping Nintendo's 3DS out of the red, but what if you want an extended battery that won't fit in your pocket? Look no further than CTA Digital's Deluxe Power Grip, the 3DS cradle that doubles your console's bulk to match its newly extended battery life. The grip's form mimics that of an Xbox 360 controller, replete with a 2600mAh battery pack and a game-card storing kickstand. The peripheral's grips seem to lend better access to the handheld's awkwardly positioned D-pad, but its real triumph comes in the option to charge the unit via USB; folks looking for a standardized charging solution can kick Nintendo's official AC adapter to the curb. Comfy grips and USB compatibility will set you back about $30. Not convinced? Barrel roll past the break for the official PR and a cheesy overview video.

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CTA Digital Introduces New Deluxe Power Grip for Nintendo 3DS
New product allows comfort, extra battery life.

Brooklyn, NY - CTA Digital (http://ctadigital.com) announces its new Deluxe Power Grip for Nintendo 3DS, designed to solve the problem of short battery life and extend playing time for gamers while adding comfort during longer playing sessions. This stylish grip snaps on quickly and easily converts a 3DS system, which already uses console style control placements, to a more home-style console gaming experience.

The ergonomic shape helps players endure long gaming sessions, while the textured grips fit fully into a player's hands for a secure grasp even during rapid and aggressive play. The 3DS controls, headphone jack, sliders and game slots all remain within easy reach, making the
game-plus-grip combination a natural and intuitive experience. The silicone material keeps the grip comfortable, but is tough enough to resist scratches and bumps, and adds a layer of protection for the system. A lock-on latch keeps the grip mounted to the 3DS securely.

The grip is charged using the included USB cable or the original 3DS AC Adapter which effectively doubles the 3DS battery life. The LED light on the power grip will turn from red to blue when the grip is fully charged. Many users reported issues with the battery life of this console, and can now play longer hours without worrying about charging their systems too often.

When players need to rest their hands but don't want to stop the action, a convenient built in stand folds out to hold the system upright for easy tabletop play. Not only does the stand base snaps into two positions to adjust the game playing angle for player preference, it also has a slot for storing an extra 3DS game.