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Unboxing the Wii U GamePad High Capacity Battery

Unboxing the Wii U GamePad High Capacity Battery

by Steve CullumJanuary 31, 2014

A few months ago, Nintendo announced they would soon have a high-capacity battery available for the Wii U GamePad. As soon as it was available to order, I did so. In fact, I believe Hassan did as well. It has arrive, so I went ahead and did a very quick unboxing of it for you. The battery is supposed to extend the GamePad’s life to 8 hours (normally 5 hours on stock battery). We will be posting more details about the installation and testing later on NintendoFuse, but I thought you all would enjoy seeing this quick unboxing first.

EDIT: The test and installation video is now available. (click here)

High-Capacity Battery Specs:
Battery Capacity: 2550mAh / 9.2 Wh (offers up to 8 hours of use, compared to 3–5 hours with standard Wii U GamePad Battery)
Battery Voltage: 3.6V

Installation requires a size 0 screwdriver (not included).

Price at the time of purchase: $32 + shipping/handling

Where I bought it:

Nintendo Online Store

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About The Author
Steve Cullum
Steve is a Senior Editor for NintendoFuse. He has been a Nintendo fan since the NES and Game Boy. His favorite types of games are action platformers, multiplayer “party” games, and any game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours. Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since 2008.
  • Scott Hall
    February 3, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    I got mine today. The instructions say a Size 0 screwdriver is included. Sadly, one is not 🙁

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