If you’ve not read my original article talking about my 10-hour PS Vita, here it is: https://ycptech.com/2012/06/playstation-vita-10-hour-mod-battery-life-test/
A YCPTech reader certainly read it, however, and decided he would join the fun and get his PS Vita 2000 modded to the max. I’ve stated and he understood that the road to such a mod would be somewhat arduous. It involved shipping his beloved Vita all the way from the US to China, then from China to Hong Kong and then back home. I offered to help bridge between him and the modder in China, who does not understand a word of English. Shipping was also a problem as the modder was not willing or able to ship directly from China to the US so it had to coem to me first, in Hong Kong and then FedEx’d (and ONLY FedEx, as local post office does not accept devices with batteries in them) back to the US.
Long story short, we hatched a plan on the logistics side of things, how to get everything done in the right order… I spent much time with the modder talking about this special case and he understood and did everything he could to help. The Vita journeyed from America on regular post, foregoing insurance, sign-for and tracknig options due to high costs ($50+ with tracking, and $200 with UPS). It ended up taking over a month and plenty of worrying from its owner to reach the modder. But once there, it was practically an hour-long job and was already on its way to HK before I even knew it had arrived in China. It took about 3 days to get to HK, I quickly gave it a tear down, took some pictures and then put it on FedEx and it was home again within just 2 days.
With the boring stuff over, here are the juicy details:
Cost: Total: USD150 (?). $? USPS from US to China., USD$135 for the mod and postage (FedEx) from HK to the US.
Specs: original: 2210mAh, upgraded: 5520
Play time: original: 6 hours~, upgraded: 12 hours (number provided by owner himself)