The Nintendo Switch's battery life is a serious concern for all gamers, but they will soon be able to have more charge on the console thanks to the SwitchCharge battery case.
The SwitchCharge battery case is the brainchild of London-based InDemand Design. It is touted to be the first-ever battery case for the portable Switch gaming console.
InDemand Design is currently seeking funding for the SwitchCharge and is looking for backers on crowdfunding website Indiegogo. The company is looking to raise $80,000 for SwitchCharge and had raised $76,866 at the time of writing.
Why Does The Switch Require A Battery Case?
One of the biggest grouses of consumers is that the Nintendo Switch offers a relatively short battery life. The battery life can be a serious concern, especially when playing a graphically intensive game on the portable console.
Gamers have to battle the worry that while using the Switch on-the-go for an extended period, the battery charge of the device would possible run out.
To address this issue, InDemand Design created the SwitchCharge, which offers over 12 hours of additional battery life.
Moreover, the kickstand for the Switch is not the greatest and, therefore, the folks at InDemand Design took matters into their hand to come up with a viable solution.
SwitchCharge: What Is It?
SwitchCharge is basically a portable case that slips effortlessly over the console. It even offers an improved kickstand.
"The SwitchCharge is the world's first multifunctional battery case designed for the Nintendo Switch. It incorporates a high capacity 12,000mAh battery, an improved kickstand, and 2 game card slots," reads the product description of the SwitchCharge on Indiegogo.
The battery case is equipped with features such as an adjustable and upgraded kickstand, Quick Charge support, and Quick Lock.
The case is made of durable plastic and apart from providing extra battery life, it also protects the portable Nintendo Switch from scratches and falls. At just 0.91-inch thick, the case is not too bulky and is considerably light, weighing roughly 0.85 pound.
The Battery Life Of SwitchCharge
The USP of SwitchCharge is the additional 12,000 mAh battery life it will provide the gamer when they are on-the-go. It takes approximately 3 hours to charge the case, relieving the gamer from lugging around bulky portable chargers.
SwitchCharge also supports play and charge at the same time and gives 30 percent brightness while playing certain games. InDemand Design claims that the charging case can support Zelda: Breath of the Wild for 10 hours 40 minutes and 1/2 Switch for 12 hours 55 minutes.
Apart from these two games, SwitchCharge can apparently carry the gaming load of Snipperclips for 13 hours 30 minutes, Fast RMX for 13 hours 20 minutes, and Shovel Knight for 14 hours 15 minutes.
Those interested in pledging their support can click here and make their contribution. A single unit of SwitchCharge will set one back by $85, which is a discount of 35 percent from its retail price. This price, however, is not inclusive of shipping.
Roughly 224 units, out of the 1,000 available, were claimed at the time of writing. The company is expected to ship the SwitchCharge, along with the SwitchCharge Power Supply, in August this year.
Watch the below video, which shows off the SwitchCharge.