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Insignia™ - DS Power Pack for Nintendo 2DS, 3DS, 3DS XL, New 2DS XL, New 3DS XL, DSi, DSi XL and DS Lite - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 871 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Product does its job

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    Askeptic
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    This product does its job as intended, but looses a few stars for cutting corners to save money, but doesn't extend that savings to the buyer. It is hard to find a descent DC charger for the 2DS these days, so this product gets three stars for doing just that and being available in most stores. Where it falls short is price and functionality. The price of this item is extremely high for the value it provides, especially for being Insignia. When it comes to functionality, the 3 foot usb cable is a joke. I love how the product description reads play comfortably with the nice long cord. I needed that laugh to get over paying the higher price. A 3 foot cable means you are staring at the wall or cig port in your car if you plan to play while it charges, bent over in an uncomfortable position, wondering why you bought this product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    We don't use the cord part lol

    Posted
    LN007
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    My daughter has a DS but doesn't use this for her DS. We bought it mainly because we needed an extra car charger and wall charger to charge our phones, and this was like $10 at the time. So I can't tell you if the USB part works well or not, but we've definitely gotten our money's worth by using it constantly in the car and wall. We've had it several months and the car charger and wall plug still work great with daily use. And PS we are constantly charging something because we both have two phones each and multiple portable chargers, we just use the cords that came with the devices with the plugs. So buy this amazing yet inexpensive thing, you will love it!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I mean its a cord...

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    will602080
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    Not sure what to grade it on here. It is a cord. When both ends are plugged in it charges your DS. The end of the old style DS plug and the new style DS plug are attached to the same cord so it can be annoying to have a cable dangling from the end when playing while charging, however, on the positive you will always have both on you should you need to charge the other. If like me you only have the new DS this is useless to you. It should have been 2 separate cords or at the very least 2 sold separately. The wall AC and DC adaptors were exceedingly cheap. Would not use unless they are the only option. I threw them away immediately.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Cord problems

    Posted
    Softfang

    Okay, so at first it was amazing. It worked fine, I was able to charge it while at my computer (USB) and when I was in bed (outlet). But there's two things I find incredibly annoying: 1. The cord is INSANELY short. I can't even lay in bed and play my 3DS without having to hang over the side of the bed so it reaches without pulling too hard on the cord. 2. The cord is apparently stupidly weak/sensitive. I don't know if it was the accidental tugging that did it, but the charger no longer works. I've tried various outlets, other USB ports. But still, my 3DS is dying and the charger does nothing. I have no way to know if it's the 3DS itself or not, either.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Missing Charger

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    buck6439
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    When I bought 2 new Nintendo 3ds systems I also learned at the store that they do not include chargers with the console (likely because Nintendo considers it an upgrade system to the 3ds similar to the ps4 pro and did not want to increase production cost or pass them on). The great thing about this insignia set is that you can connect to a computer using the provided cable, plug into a standard wall plug (120 v usa standard) with the included adapter, or use the dc plug to hook up to a car battery or vehicle power port.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the Nintendo DS enthusiast, but...

    Posted
    Raztokk
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    This product contains everything you need for at-home and on the road play, including an AC Adapter with USB connection + cable, as well as a car charger. These items work for all Nintendo DS and 2DS/3DS models (including new 3DS) except the Original Nintendo DS and thus, the Game Boy Advance SP as well. This product would have received 5 stars if only the included cable was longer. I imagine most children and adults that would use this product intend to charge their systems while playing, but this cable demands that you be close to the ac outlet for that to happen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just as good as the official Nintendo power supply

    Posted
    Ihave2cats
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    I skipped the original 3DS due to lack of games at the time of launch, and later when there were games I wanted I no longer had the disposable income. When I finally had enough money to invest in the 3DS I started to hear rumors about a NEW 3DS, so I decided to wait for it. Then it was announced that it would not come with an adapter... ok, weird but whatever. So when I ordered my NEW 3DS I ordered this adapter with it., and for roughly the same price it also charges the old DS and came with a car cigarette adapter, a good deal as I do take the occasional road trip.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Working Well

    Posted
    Kaitlin
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    Works well so far. I mainly went with this particular charger when I bought my 3DS because I needed a car charger adapter that I could use with my phone, too. I wish the cable was a little bit longer, though. It just makes it to my hands over the back of the couch when I'm sitting playing with it plugged in. I don't know why 3 ft seems to be the standard cable length. Especially considering this is sold with a car charger, it would be hard to play while it's plugged in unless you're sitting in the front. Charges just fine, though!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's a start

    Posted
    None
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    The cable does what it is supposed to do but should be longer from the charger to the branch off for the connector split to individual connections. Maybe 5 or 6 feet instead of 3 feet. If you have to power your Nintendo with the power plug in the front drivers area and the game machine is being used in the rear seat area you may need to get a USB extender cable in the length that fits your needs. Other than this I'm happy with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Saving my sanity DS charger

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    Dunkerella
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    This DS charger has 2 plug in spots. What does this mean? This means that I can charge both my boys' DS players at the same time. Now neither can assume I love one more than the other because I charged so and so's DS before theirs. The only thing I miss is the fact that if they whine I take the DS away so it does give this mom less time to check out the DS but in the end they are good sharers so I still get my Mario cart on when I can.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great buy, cable could be sturdier

    Posted
    Figs
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    This is a great buy, this is all Nintendo had to throw into their packaging for the New 3DS, just the USB cable and I would have been happy with that. Glad Insignia makes a product like this, they also throw in a block wall charger and a car adapter which can be used with other USB cables, same goes for wall charger. Only reason I didn't give it 5 starts was the cables seem a little "frail" when it splits into two cables. They could the made it more sturdier in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    works but is short

    Posted
    Waatulakula
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    I bought this because the New 3DS doesn't come with a wall charger and I didn't want to have to fight with my son for the one I have for my 3DS XL. The cable works great and the inclusion of a car charger made the road trip I took last month a lot nicer. The only thing I don't like about it is the length. It is probably only 3' long which makes it almost impossible to play the system while it's plugged in the wall, but worked great in the car.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Essential if you use your 3DS/DS in the car

    Posted
    Drelago
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    When I bought my 3DS XL it didn't come with a charger. I was shopping around looking for chargers for the home and for on the go when I found this. For the price of a regular wall charger I got an all-in-one charger. The charger has a cable that plugs into a wall plug-in adapter or a car charger adapter (both included). The plug is USB so I'm sure you could also charge your item using a computer as well. I take it with me wherever I take my 3DS.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Flexible charging solution

    Posted
    rvote
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    I bought this for my son to replace a broken charger. What's nice about this unit is that if the power brick portion stops working you can unplug the charging cable from it and use the cable with any other usb type wall charger. Other units I've seen have the cable permanently connected to the brick portion of the charging solution. Other than that it works as advertised and the cable length is adequate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have if you are on the go with the 3ds

    Posted
    Viking93
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    I bought this as a solution to the problem of running out of juice when I am not at home with my 3ds xl. I have plenty of battery packs but never had the cable I needed until now. If you play a lot of 3ds on the go this would be a great accessory to make sure you can keep playing and not wait till you get home to charge the device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid DS lite charger

    Posted
    Conundrum
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    We needed a car charger for the Nintendo DS lite, the kids need two different chargers for their Nintendo's this design was a god send, would be worth it to for the DS lite charger alone since that design is older and harder to find chargers for. In the box you get a usb cable with the two charging ports for the DSi and Ds lite, a car adapter and wall adapter. We are very happy with it so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very helpful to own

    Posted
    desertvet69
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    I don't know where the charger cords for electronics in my house always go, but I never can seem to find them when I need them! That's why I ended up buying this product. Luckily it has all the different charger ends on it that I need for all the various gameboys we currently own. How convenient, right?! I totally recommend buying this. I'm so glad I got it. One product, many solutions!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes it easier to play with traveling

    Posted
    TSquared
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    My daughters are notorious for not charging their hand-held devices and so when the power inverter died I went this route instead as my car charger had a USB port on it as well that you can plug these into. Makes for a cleaner setup as well by not having to get the inverter out and their power adapter, just plug this into a USB powered port and you'll be charging!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A necessity for both 3DS and DS

    Posted
    DDuhe22
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    I'm just going to say this. If you don't want to search Amazon or the Internet all day for a car charger for any 3DS or 2DS model and even as far back as a DS Lite car charger (FYI, this is also a wall charger for all 3DS, 2DS, and all DS models going back to the DS Lite). Just get this. It is worth the investment. Especially if like me you have a DS system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A standard charger

    Posted
    Jennifer
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    Note to anyone planning to purchase a Nintendo 3ds XL....it does not come with a charger. What?! Yep. This was the only one Best Buy had in stock while I was there, and while it fails because of short cord length, it does allow you to charge your ds and 3ds at the same time. Minor victory. Excellent customer service in store. Top notch. Thank you!!

    I would recommend this to a friend