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Charge your 3DS with a Lightning cable

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And an adapter, of course


When USB-C takes over the world, it’ll arrive with an army of dongles and adapters. That’s good news for Nintendo's new 3DS, which doesn't come with a charger. Japanese company Gametech is now selling an $8 adapter that fits over a Lightning cable to charge a 3DS, which should be cheaper than buying a 3DS charger separately. It's also making one for the PS Vita.

You might only have to carry one cable around at all times, but you'll have to start putting together a Ziploc bag of adapters, or maybe a keychain of adapters? Regardless, let's lean into our collective adapter future.