Review: Nintendo Switch battery pack

Nintendo Switch battery pack

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Nintendo Switch charged on the go with any external battery pack, but it’s not so great to have a cable dangling out of the bottom of the console, especially if you want to prop the Switch up and play with friends using multiple controllers. That’s where Switch-specific charging packs come in, and MyCharge’s new PowerGame is one of the best I’ve seen.

It clips onto the back of the Switch and has an integrated kickstand that replaces the Switch’s kickstand. MyCharge says the PowerGame “will extend your gaming by up to 10 hours,” is built around a 7,000mAh battery, and recharges via USB-C, Weight: 0.40 lb. or 181g, USB-C port delivers: 1.5A output costs you at $50

In terms of pure charging value, you can certainly pick up external battery packs that cost less and deliver more juice. Other chargers they don’t attach to your Switch. Nor do they have a built-in kickstand.

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MyCharge generally makes good products, so the PowerGame should be durable. But I’ll confirm just how well it’s built and whether it can really deliver up to 10 hours of battery life as soon as I get my hands on a review sample.

Pros:
– gives 2 full charges, really handy for a long flight
– USB C for charging so I don’t need to bring extra cable even though it comes with USB A to C in the box
– lightweight

Cons:
– build quality for the back unlock/lock for the pack should feel a bit more solid
– the kick stand is good since its built-in but again the plastic stand is not as sturdy, worried it will break with often use
– no power button

laxmikanth@areflect.com
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