So being an engineer who knows shit, I fixed it. I honestly can't believe they didn't think of this in the first place. I attempted to post this to their board, but they got the thing all locked down (because they're being stupid) so I could only post three pics. Then I have to wait until they approve my post before I can come back and post more.
It's a waste of my time and money to do this more than once. Hell the job took five minutes, it was simple. So I'm posting it here and I'll link here from their boards, and if they don't like it, well, screw 'em.
Here's the original post I was gonna make:
Okay, I was given one of these a while ago as a gift, but never got around to using it. Until I started playing Star Citizen again. Now I'm definitely planning to use it, but I didn't like that I had to plug it into my PC for power, or carry around a bulky battery pack. I have a nice wireless headset, I honestly don't want to be tethered to anything. Plus I'm a EE, so fixing this shouldn't be an issue.
so here's what I did.
First off you need one of these battery holders:
It's 10 bucks for a package of them, which isn't too spendy. The best part about it, is that it has an on/off switch! So you can save your batteries when not using it.
You'll also need some double sided tape, a soldering iron, and two CR2032 batteries. As those batteries are used in pretty much everything, you can get them just about anywhere. Also they're lithium, so they have a good shelf life.
So the first thing I did was cut the cord about 4 inches from the unit. Be careful stripping back the wire cover as the two power wires inside are very thin.
Next I mounted the battery holder to the headset clip. Take a good look at how I did it. You need to make sure that you do NOT block the opening jaws on the holder, or you won't be able to clip it to your headset.
Cut your battery holder wires down to what you feel is a comfortable size, making sure you have enough slack.
Again, pay attention to the wire! You need to open the clip to use it, so you don't want too short of a wire and you don't want it to get in the way. I specifically mounted my battery holder so that the wires were opposite the jaw opening.
Strip the ends.
Put on any shrink tubing you might wish to use.
Solder red to red and black to black. Then either use your shrink tube or some electrical tape.
Over all this was a simple job. I think I spent more time getting my tools and cleaning up afterwards than I did doing it. Took maybe 5 minutes tops.
Again, note how the wire goes around the HINGE and is away from the JAWS. Otherwise it won't clip on your headset.