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Nyko Wii U accessories prolong the GamePad's life


Nyko's first line of Wii U accessories is all focused on the problem of the GamePad's short battery life. The company has revealed five different devices to help extend playtime, from battery packs to power cables.

The UBoost is the traditional add-on battery pack, attaching to the back of the GamePad to extend playtime "upwards of 10 hours." It has a built-in kickstand, replacing the dock as a stand – though the dock still charges the GamePad with the device plugged in. The Charge Base Pro charges two Pro Controllers simultaneously.

Other accessories include replacement charging stands and AC adapters for GamePads, and the Charge Link, a handy USB charging cable. You can use the Wii U (or any other powered USB device) to charge the Wii U's controller. What a novel idea!

The Charge Link cable is out now for $15, while everything else is due sometime this year.

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Nyko Powers Up the Next-Generation of Wii U Controllers
The UBoost headlines a series of power solutions for Nintendo's Newest Console
LOS ANGELES - November 30th, 2012 - Nyko Technologies®, the leading videogame peripherals manufacturer, is announcing the release of 5 new power accessories for Nintendo's recently released Wii U console. Nyko's first products for the Wii U include charging and battery solutions for the Wii U GamePad and the Pro Controller.
"We are incredibly excited for the Wii U launch and the plethora of new gameplay techniques the GamePad and Pro Controller bring to gamers this holiday season," said Chris Arbogast, director of marketing at Nyko Technologies. "We are releasing a series of charging solutions designed to give gamers the convenience of multiple options to power their Wii U controllers so they are fully charged and ready to go at all times."
Nyko's Wii U lineup includes:

UBoost - Add 2x the battery life to the Wii U GamePad with this simple clip-on extended battery. The UBoost attaches to the back of the GamePad controller, with no tools or modification to the GamePad required, and works in conjunction with the internal battery to prolong playtime upwards of 10 hours. A built-in stand also allows for easy viewing of streaming content on the device with no dock required. Users can easily recharge both the UBoost and the internal battery of the GamePad with the GamePad AC adaptor included with the Wii U, and even place it in the charging dock that ships with the Wii U Deluxe. The UBoost is available later this year in both white and black for a MSRP of $19.99
Charge Base Pro - Easily store and charge 2 Wii U Pro Controllers with the Charge Base Pro. Simply attach Nyko's patented magnetic charge adaptors to the Mini USB port on the Pro Controller, and then place the controller onto the magnetic charging port. The magnets will automatically pull the controller into the correct position, while artfully suspending the controller in the vertical dock. LED Indicator lights notify users when the charge cycle is complete while the collapsible design of the dock makes it easy for travel or storage when not in use. The Charge Base Pro is powered through an AC power adaptor providing faster charge than USB. The Charge Base Pro will be available this holiday season for a MSRP of $29.99.
Power Stand - Available in both white and black, the Power Stand holds the Wii U GamePad while also recharging the internal batteries of the controller. The stand utilizes the contact charging points on the GamePad allowing for easy drop and charge functionality. The dock features an angled stand ideal for viewing movies and is powered by the GamePad power adaptor that ships with Wii U. The Power Stand will be available this year for a MSRP of $14.99.
Charge Adaptor - Charge the Wii U GamePad anywhere in your house with the Charge Adaptor. The Charge Adaptor plugs into any standard AC wall outlet, and quickly recharges the GamePad. The extra-long cord allows for easy charging even while playing your favorite Wii U games while the Velcro® strap provides an easy storage solution when not in use. The Charge Adaptor will be available in time for the Holidays for a MSRP of $14.99.
Charge Link - Conveniently charge the GamePad from the Wii U console or any other powered USB port with the Charge Link. The Charge Link's extra-long cord provides the freedom to play while charging from the console and the Velcro® strap provides tangle free storage when traveling. The Charge Link is the ideal way to power the GamePad when playing and is available now for a MSRP of $14.99.

About Nyko Technologies, Inc.
Nyko Technologies® develops, manufactures and markets innovative peripherals to enhance the digital lifestyle. The company's mission is to deliver products that solve problems and improve user experience for work and play. Nyko specializes in interactive entertainment, computing, consumer electronics, portable audio, as well as online and wireless technologies. The company has distribution through major U.S. and Canadian retailers, along with distributors worldwide. Founded in 1995, Nyko is headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Please visit or call 1-888-444-6956 for more information.

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