Despite Nintendo designing the Switch to be portable, the battery life of the console does leave much to be desired. We guess if you’re going out for a short while it isn’t too bad, but for longer trips and if you plan to travel, the Switch’s battery life is probably considered to be one of the console’s main “cons”.
However that might not necessarily be an issue in the future, thanks to an Indiegogo campaign for a Switch accessory called the SwitchCharge. If you check out the video above, you’ll realize that the SwitchCharge is basically a battery case designed for the Switch console. It features a 12,000mAh battery that according to its creators, will extend the console’s battery life to over 12 hours.
It also features a wider kickstand which should help make the console feel more balanced and sturdy when propped up on tables. It has also moved the charging port from the bottom of the console to the back, which means that you could plug it into power and charge the console while playing it at the same time.
As it stands the Indiegogo campaign appears to be a success and they have raised double the original goal of $80,000. The SwitchCharge is currently priced at $85 which is 35% off the RRP so if you order now, you’ll save yourself some money. It is currently planned for a release come August 2017.