Unboxing the Wii U GamePad High Capacity Battery

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 has been a Nintendo fan since the NES. He currently owns a NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, GameBoy, DS, DSi, 3DS, and 3DS XL. His favorite types of games are action platformers and multiplayer “party” games. Overall, he loves a game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours, and if that can be shared with friends, it is even better.

Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since April 2008. He started off as an avid reader, and eventually was asked to jump on the team. Currently, he enjoys writing game reviews and sharing breaking news with the fans and readers. You will also find him on the forums as an admin.

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