Does anyone know if any third parties or even Nintendo are working on a replacement battery for this console as the life of it is diabolical. It reminds me of the Nomad that died off due to the fact it wasnt really portable and if I have to find a power socket every three hours then I may as well play on a TV. If a portable cant manage at least 5 hours away from a power supply then its a poor show. The PSP was cutting it close but due to the length of time this lasts Ive found Im barely using the 3DS as I cant be bothered to keep charging it or carrying an AC adapter everywhere with me!
From what I understand it, you remove the 3DS's battery with the power pack; equivalent to three batteries as oppose to one. As a result, 3D play should last 4-5 hours (as oppose to 2) else the playing with the 3D off should last between 6-7 hours (as oppose to 5) when this will be released at what price (UK wise) I don't know.
The following link provides a review of the hardware.