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All right, all right, so it's not the sexiest thing in the world, but let's face it, those wireless controllers need to be charged. Nyko's got the jump on the next generation of battery drainers, rolling out out new Charge Bases for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The two peripherals look fairly s...

June 11th 2013 at 8:20pm 0 Comments
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Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. Different strokes for different folks. While Darren may have long since sworn off tablets as productivity mac...

April 27th 2012 at 1:10pm 0 Comments
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There have been more than a few third-party responses to the Nintendo 3DS' notably short battery life, from grips to clips, to full-on battery replacements. Despite their best efforts, these products still fall short of making the fledgling handheld international flight-ready, leaving globetrotti...

November 18th 2011 at 10:17am 0 Comments
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Welcome to Engadget's Back to School guide! We know that this time of year can be pretty annoying and stressful for everyone, so we're here to help out with the heartbreaking process of gadget buying for the school-aged crowd. Today, we're getting our game on -- and you can head to the Back to Schoo...

August 31st 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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When we reviewed the Nintendo 3DS (both times) there were some things we liked and others we didn't, but one thing stood out as a true flaw: the battery life. Three to four hours on a charge just doesn't cut it when portable game systems are traditionally known for shrugging off entire internatio...

April 3rd 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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If you took the time to peruse our early review of the Nintendo 3DS, and it sure looks like a lot of you did, you're probably well aware that battery life is a serious concern. We managed just over three hours on a charge, which is really bad for a handheld gaming console. Nyko is the first to offe...

March 9th 2011 at 11:37pm 0 Comments
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Nyko's just unleashed its latest charging base for Wii controllers. This newest unit makes use of induction charging, so you can dispense with the sleeves, and just throw your contollers or Wands straight onto the dock for charging. The controllers are attached to the dock via magnets, and it als...

November 24th 2009 at 9:11pm 0 Comments
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If you're wary of spending $25 on Sony's Bluetooth remote control -- after all, it won't work with your old-fashioned infrared devices -- then you may want to consider Nyko's BluWave remote for the PlayStation 3. Instead of using pesky radio waves, it uses good old-fashioned infrared (not 'blu') li...

June 22nd 2007 at 9:53am 0 Comments