on 12-03-2012 03:48 PM
This is a serious issue that needs to be fixed ASAP! As a portable device I should be able to charge it anywhere via USB cable, especially from an iPhone charger!!! I don't want to have to carry the power cord with me everywhere, I should be able to charge it via my computers USB port at work with just the USB cable. This is unacceptable for a handheld device of this kind, I would think a camera battery system would have been better, so you can at least buy a spare for on the go, but if it has to be like this, then there is a major flaw here. If this can't be fixed without having to buy another cable, I will be returning my Vita for a refund as it is faulty (since the option is even there in the menu for USB charge), This should be standard for a portable device. This is appalling! I feel cheated and robbed already with the memory card format. Whether this is a technical fault or ploy to sell more peripherals, it is disgraceful at least, to the customers and supporters of this product. I've never experienced such a major flaw in a brand new device. NOT HAPPY.
on 13-03-2012 01:43 AM
I will be returning my Vita for a refund as it is faulty (since the option is even there in the menu for USB charge), I've never experienced such a major flaw in a brand new device.
You realise that this is the intended design of the console and therefore renders it actually working as intended. It's no a flaw or fault of the console.... You opinion is entitled on the console but to have such a long crying QQ post about it really is childish. I'd probably get laughed at by the store if they asked me why I was returning it and I told them ''because it doesn't charge through my Iphone charger USB''.
on 13-03-2012 02:07 AM
Btw, this is why companies that produce these products have things called "INSTRUCTION MANUALS." It's so people like you can easily look it up and figure out problems on your own without having to rant and blame it on others. This is directly quoted from the manual. I hope after you read this you feel bad for yourself.
Charging via USB
You can also charge your system by connecting it to a USB device, such as a computer, using the USB cable. Because USB delivers a small amount of power, this method of charging takes much longer than plugging the PS Vita into an AC outlet.
When charging via USB, make sure your PS Vita is turned completely off. You cannot charge your system using a USB device while the system is powered on or in standby mode. To turn the power off completely, press and hold the power button for two seconds and then tap [Power Off] on the screen that appears.
Important note: When the PS button blinks orange during charging, the battery charge is too low to turn on your PS Vita system. Wait until the PS button stops blinking and lights up orange before turning on your system.
on 13-03-2012 02:22 AM
Well that was a lot of unnecessary effort to prove how ignorant you are. Why don't you do a google search before running your ego. The supplied USB cable does not charge the unit while connected to a PC or other USB powered device. How pathetic that you will have to charge your device before connecting it to a PC to sync data etc, when you are using a USB cable to do so, which doubles as a charger for any other device. This is an inferior design, and if the additional USB cable you buy separately does this task, then this is a pretty dishonourable way to make extra money from us.
on 13-03-2012 03:28 AM
Strange that an iPad is completely capable of doing this...
Don't bother posting fanboys, this was intended for a Sony official to take notice + I've found useful solutions on the internet, rather than self-righteous ego fuelled pointless replies from frustrated little men.
on 13-03-2012 03:35 AM
Pretty pathetic that you can't even charge it via PC while it's being used, what's the point. No wonder people hack Sony, they create inferior products, this should be a given in this day and age, I don't want to have to wait till I've purchased the product to find it's incapable of a task that is standard in current devices. The market is already thin for the Vita, I think it's likely to fade into oblivion as everyone says it will now.
on 16-03-2012 04:01 AM
It is a question of power output..
The output of an iPhone charger is 1A (1000mA), and the one for the ps vita is 1500mA. Since the power output of a pc USB port is a lot lower than that, you can't expect it to charge. Some might be powerful enough, but rarely from a laptop. And iPad 2 doesn't charge on most USB port either, you need the specific charger, which is not the same as the one for the iPhone. An electronic device always has a minimum power requirement to be able to charge, depending on how it's made. Looks like the Vita requires more than 1000mA.
I agree that the charger for the Vita isn't convenient at all.. you might try to find one that has the same power output that doesn't need the cord. But this is not only a Sony thing.. Every company has their specificities that makes them not compatible with other hardware or software from other companies... Apple does the same thing with iTunes... Samsung and their TV and Home theatre system...
You did sound like a cry baby complaining for nothing though. I don't know ***** about electricity and electronics other than what I learned in high school and I was able to figure that out. Now if you're too much of a princess to get over the fact that you need either to buy a better charger or get used to the one Sony gives with the Vita, that's your problem mate!
on 16-03-2012 04:57 AM
Its inconvenient no doubt, but Sony does offer a vita car charger. Which makes it much more potrable imho, with how much power it requires I wouldnt want it sucking the power from my laptop, otherwise I have access to wall-sockets. I've picked up a simple wall-socket to 12v car-port. adapter, & just use it while on the go.. nothing else to carry. Yes I would dig if it would charge just as fast off just any usb port but it doesnt, so I've found other ways around it.
on 17-03-2012 04:46 AM
on 27-03-2012 01:51 AM
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