6 Crazy PS Vita Hardware Modifications

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  1. icyheart says:

    nice when i buy my grips ill make sure to do this

  2. tangra87 says:

    wow some of those are great :))))
    I cant wait to see wath will they do in a few years :)))
    Great article :)))

  3. Mizu says:

    The flashing lights mod looked interesting. When the #5 person replaced his/her battery, how much more life did they get? And why would it work better – did Sony buy the cheapest available or something?

    • italkgame says:

      Supposedly up to ten hours. But to the owner of this modded Vita himself has safety concerns (regarding overheating of these types of batteries). Also you have to keep in mind that we don’t know what the life expectancy of such a replaced battery is.

      Btw the pictures are clickable taking you directly to the source.

  4. zakaiya says:

    i have succesful done mods 1 and 3 and i have to say im very pleased. i love having 4 leds on my vita. really makes it stand out. i wanted to try the increasing battery life but heating issues are definately a concern so I abodoned it.

  5. mangosteam says:

    just wow!

  6. Hellbelial says:

    I saw the arcade pad i the only think i heard in my head was,imagine if they put 2 instead of just one pad,we can play together with a friend without getting another damm ps vita system,it will be great if they decide to do that,the only think i didnt like was the tick sound of the pad direction i feel like its going to broke and its sensible.If they can only make one Psx,Ps2 gamepad soport it will be perfect.

  7. Jay says:

    WOW! I have the trigger grips and use them constantly, if not daily i did not know this modification even existed. I don’t really have trouble with my grips but i will probably do this mod in the next week to have quicker triggers for Killzone Mercenary, i gotta make sure my shots come out as quickly as i want. Anyway thanks for this article, very insightful.

  8. Skars says:

    For what the sony port is for? In the top of the vita, beside the card slot?

  9. StepS says:

    But because the Vita doesn’t natively supports charging through USB, unofficial external battery packs won’t work.

    It actually does. If you ever tried FW 1.06, you’d know for sure. Before 1.50 came, Vita would always show the USB connection with a charging icon just like if you’re charging it normally.
    However Sony was a bit paranoic and decided not to show this icon anymore (due to the low power on some PCs’ USB ports), but the charging is still there, maybe not that fast depending on the PC port power. Therefore it’s not the Vita-side problem of not supporting USB charge. Check back in a hour or two and you’ll see the battery level increase.

  10. jake says:

    There should be a L2/R2 Mod which adds springs to the rear touch pad 🙂 will make PS1/Remote Play PS4 even better imo 😀

  11. musashiro says:

    i can use a nokia charge bank..(forgot what its called exactly, its a thingy that u charge and use later)..

    no need for mods… 😀

  12. Dragar says:

    For $1 on ebay i was able to find a 1 inch adaptor for the usb cable that allows charging of any usb device regardless off the voltage/amperage. My external battery adds a full %100 of charge ontop of my vitas full battery.

  13. thedicemaster says:

    i have a big samsung external battery which also works for the vita without any modifications.

  14. anon says:

    where can i find an extended battery? (No. 5)

  15. decookaaron says:

    That battery mod is where I got the idea for my battery mod. And I made a tutorial too for it in the forms.its for the WiFi version one though. I look every for a tutorial and never found one so I had to do it my self.

  16. plmko says:

    for #4 you don’t need to mod a USB port to get chargers working whilst you are playing. I use a Yoobao powerbank and I use plug the Vita cable directly into it and it charges the Vita whilst I play (clearly indicated by the battery icon with a animated lighting animation).

    Whilst I’ve never played until both the Vita and the external battery are dead, I’ve played 6 hrs straight once and the Vita was still reporting 100% charge.

  17. tryrush deppy says:

    SONY isn’t debunking anything – NEW VITA MODEL IS COMING:


    Today at Sony Japan’s pre-TGS press conference, the company revealed that it will be releasing an all-new model of PlayStation Vita.
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    This model was made to be “a more casual and easier to use model” of PS Vita, one that’s thinner, lighter, and that comes in different colors. It’s 20 percent thinner and 15 percent lighter than the standard Vita model, and is more “affordable,” packing a 5″ LCD display in lieu of an OLED screen. Battery life has been increased by an hour, as well.

    Interestingly, it also has built-in storage, albeit only a single gig’s worth.

    Sony also revealed an all-new memory card for PS Vita, one that allows for up to 64 GB of storage.

    This new model of PS Vita will be available in all six colors (some new, some old) on October 10th in Japan for 18,980 Yen (or about $190). It’s unclear if and when this model will be made available in the west.

  18. tryrush deppy says:


    Sony revealed an all-new piece of Vita-related hardware called PS Vita TV, and it lets you play Vita games on your television…


    …and do a bunch of other stuff, too.

    PS Vita TV is a tiny piece of hardware. It’s about as big as a deck of cards, measuring 6cm by 10cm. It’s the smallest PlayStation hardware ever.

    The idea of PS Vita TV is to let you play Vita games on the big screen using a DualShock 3 controller, but there’s actually more to it than that. While PS Vita TV has a card slot for Vita games, and accepts Vita memory cards, it will also let you use video streaming services (such as Hulu) and more. It will even let you play your PlayStation 4 via Remote Play with DualShock 4; this functionality will come later via system update.

    It will also let you play PSone Classics and PSP games through it, again using the DualShock 3. And it will connect to PlayStation 4 so that you can play Vita games through PS4, as well.

    PS Vita TV launches in Japan on November 14th, and will cost 9,480 Yen ($95). A special verison of it, packing an 8 gig Vita memory card and a DualShock 3 controller, will cost 14,980 ($150). It sounds like it will eventually be released in the west, though a specific release date (as well as pricing information) is still unknown.

  19. anon says:

    decookaaron: do you have a link
    i m really interested please


  20. joe federico says:

    now all we need is a micro sd card mod

  21. imrp5 says:

    You need to include this one from a japanese modder who makes crazy mods for many devices.! This is the mod we need. I have not seen it anywhere else!!

    Here’s his instructions

    Of course, you’d either need to know japanese or be good at GoogleTranslate-ish.

  22. Bruno says:

    I´d love to have a Psvita with Capture board for my gameplay =D

  23. melreeia says:

    The formatting in this article is plainly horrid….

  24. Dakota Dugger says:

    Mod to take Normal SD Cards or at least micros that aren’t the specialized Vita ones. That’s a hugeeeee barrier that helped it fail. Mods could make it much more accessible.

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