Nintendo Switch May Have Prolonged Battery Life in the Near Future
In the short time that it's been out, the Nintendo Switch has gained a lot of popularity. Some of it good, like how much fun new games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is; and some of it is bad, like the short time it takes for the battery life to run out (between 3 and 6 hours depending on a few factors).
What People Are Saying
It seems that many people agree that something needs to be done about how long the Switch lasts, and the amount of time that it takes to charge the Switch itself (about 3 hours).
The Nintendo Switch's short-ish battery life is helping me keep my Zelda playing in check... ish.
— Becky Blow (@MissBlow) April 6, 2017
Something that could be of concern to Switch players is taking the Nintendo Switch out to play in public. A limited battery life would mean limited play, which some would say contradicts the idea of making it a mobile game device.
I must say that the #nintendoswitch intrigues me, but a 2-3 hour battery life when portable seems quite inhibitive to true on-the-go gaming.
— AlanShotFirst (@AlanShotFirst) March 6, 2017
The feelings of battery life have even sparked a few jokes condemning the Nintendo Switch.
Two and a half hour battery life on Nintendo Switch
More like Nintendo find a power switch, to, to plug in the charger
— Stuart Gipp (@Stupacabra) February 24, 2017
The only question left is this: Is there a solution to this problem? And, of course, there is.
On April 5, 2017 a Kickstarter campaign on Indiegogo came about to solve this problem.
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This new product promises that it will create a charger for the Nintendo Switch that will last up to 12 hours. It also promises to solve the pesky problem of not being able to charge while playing in kickstand 'mode'.
But what's interesting about this particular Kickstarter is that it's a product that people want. So much so, that the entire campaign was funded within two days of being posted online.
The company responsible for this revolution: InDemand Design.
But Can They Deliver?
This is the big question. Not all Kickstarter campaigns are able to produce what they promise. However, there is high hope that the SwitchCharge will be successful. Otherwise, people would not have invested in it. The demand for a product like the SwitchCharge is so high that people took to Twitter to promote the campaign. Clearly, it was successful.
— Marco (@swissmarco) April 8, 2017
— E r i k a🦇✨ (@bahmboozle) April 5, 2017
I Guess We'll See
Only time can tell if the SwitchCharge will become a reality. In the meantime, we'll just have to wait and see.
Will you buy the SwitchCharge when it becomes available, or do you doubt its success?