iPhone’s Lightning cable can now charge your Nintendo 3DS

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Screw Nintendo's proprietary connectors!
Photo: Gametech Direct

Don’t you just hate having to pack a whole bunch of different cables when you go traveling? Here’s a tiny little adapter that can help by making your Nintendo 3DS compatible with Lightning, allowing you to charge it with your iPhone’s cable.

Unlike Sony, which now uses a micro-USB port on the PS Vita, Nintendo still insists on using a proprietary connector. That means you have to carry a dedicated charger for your Nintendo 3DS, and if you break it, you probably won’t have another one handy.

But you can eliminate both of those problems with this $8 adapter from Gametech Direct, which lets you charge a 3DS using all those Lightning cables you’ve already bought for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

It’s tiny, so it’ll slip comfortable in your back or pocket without weighing you down — and if you’re worried about losing it, you can attach it to your keys. Perfect!