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Topic # 53067 8-Dec-2009 15:50
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Hi, got kids on a 11 hr flight and a PSP.
Question is how to keep the psp going for 11 hours -

I thought about what is there is a battery powered USB thing plug in PSP and charge PSP with battery.
Does it exist?

How long does the PSP last playing movies? Any cheap trademe clones that lasts very long?

(they're 1 yr and 2 yr old, with 1 adult going with them only)
(in-flight movies may help but they have 'favourite' shows)

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  Reply # 280434 8-Dec-2009 16:18
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There seemn to be plenty of choices....

http://tinyurl.com/yktnu3o

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  Reply # 280441 8-Dec-2009 16:56
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There are plenty of those external 5V USB chargers about and a huge number of them that plug into ipods.


A friend used to have a PSP with an external battery which clipped on the back and made the whole thing thicker but last many hours.

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  Reply # 280442 8-Dec-2009 16:56
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There are a couple of USB-rechargeable batteries that will charge a mobile device via USB. The small ones are good for two or three charges. Also, if you are flying Air New Zealand, rememeber there are USB-powered seats in Premium Economy (long haul) and in most Airbus A320 coach seats (short haul).




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  Reply # 280452 8-Dec-2009 17:16
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Forget the PSP for the trip; there'll be plenty of movies for them to watch and to choose from with the in-seat entertainment. For the 1yo try and get a bassinet seat so (s)he can sleep well. We took our tinys from NZ to the UK and v-v at that age and they slept a lot too! Take good old fashioned books for them as well.

BTW, we also spent a considerable time at sea as we sailed from the UK to NZ; there were times when we were at sea for up to three weeks with our 1yo (who became 2 and then 3) and she coped fine with just books and talking books. Movies were not an option 'cos of lack of battery power!

Good luck!

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  Reply # 280521 8-Dec-2009 21:58
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freitasm: There are a couple of USB-rechargeable batteries that will charge a mobile device via USB. The small ones are good for two or three charges. Also, if you are flying Air New Zealand, rememeber there are USB-powered seats in Premium Economy (long haul) and in most Airbus A320 coach seats (short haul).


Damn, its an extra 1k to fly Dunedin/London Premium Economy over Economy, hope you get more than a USB powered seat! :P

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  Reply # 280553 8-Dec-2009 23:42
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The seats are a bit wider than economy, and with more distance. You are served the same food and drinks as business class, without the flat bed. You also get the same bag with personal care items as business class. And you have power (AC/USB).

Just visit the Air New Zealand site to read about Premium Economy.






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  Reply # 280573 9-Dec-2009 02:24
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thanks guys was googlin "usb battery charger" which gave me something else oops. glad to find so many of these things. bought the one with the highest 'power store' on trademe called
"PSP External Emergency Battery Charger 24000mah"

well you see we have one adult for 2 infants basically - hopefully the older one can be tamed with video.

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  Reply # 281475 11-Dec-2009 12:44
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Haven't read all the above, don't have time, but Jaycar sell portable USB ports for $8.50 and they take 4AAs, if this is what you are after?



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  Reply # 281477 11-Dec-2009 12:52
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wow yes that was what i was originally after. however we've bought something that apparently will extend the psp usage 14 TIMES! (13 + 1 original battery)
we'll see if that will last an 11 hour flight.

thanks

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