I forgot that the second reason I didn’t want to buy a 3DS was the laughable battery life. This thing stinks! I pretty much have to keep it on charge all the time or charge and play. It’s so frustrating, I used to be able to charge my DS Lite, play for an hour leave it and come back in a week to find charge on it. My 3DS scoffs at that notion and tells me to piss off somewhere else. I was so disappointed! I sat down on the bus ready to play some Paper Mario, and bubkiss. Blah! Short of carrying a charger with me everywhere is there another option to extending the battery life? I’m looking for anecdotal evidence here, please and thank you.