In the past few years, Nyko's transformed from a third-party peripheral manufacturer of poor repute to one many gamers depend on for quality products. Devices like the Nintendo Wii Charge Station and the 3DS Power Pak+ went a long way in earning good will, and the latest slew of add-ons continues the company's recent tradition. Nyko's Charge Station U ($34.99) bolsters the standard Wii U GamePad charge stand with space for two plain Wii controllers (and includes rechargeable batteries for said Wii controllers), and its Pro Commander ($34.99) takes Nintendo's Pro Controller and swaps the awkward analog stick placement for a more traditional feel (read: like an Xbox 360 controller).
While the former adds a $15 premium to Nintendo's first-party charging stand, it also adds the ability to charge your Wii controllers at the same time (as well as giving them rechargeable batteries); the Pro Commander is not only a perfectly capable controller, it also shaves $15 off of Nintendo's $50 asking price for the first-party Pro Controller. In so many words, if you buy both of these items, you'll be spending roughly the same amount as if you had bought Nintendo's first-party equivalents, only you get more functionality. We'll have our first chance to get hands-on with both devices, as well as the previously announced UBoost, Charge Base Pro, and Power Stand, this week as CES 2013 rages on. You'll be able to get your hands-on with all five starting this February when they arrive at retailers nationwide.
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Nyko Showcases New line of Wii U Accessories at CES 2013
CES attendees will be the first to experiences Nyko's newly announced Wii U line
LAS VEGAS – January 8, 2011 – Nyko Technologies®, the leading videogame peripherals manufacturer, today
unveiled its full lineup of new products to be showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 in Las Vegas,
Nevada. Nyko will showcase their entire Wii U product line-up, including two newly announced products in the
Charge Station U and the Pro Commander. CES attendees will also be able to go hands on with Nyko's recently
announced accessories, including the UBoost, Charge Base Pro and more. The following products will be making
their public debut at the show:
Charge Station U
The successor to the #1 selling Charge Station for Wii, the Charge Station U stores and charges 1 Wii U GamePad
and 2 Wii Remotes and includes 2 NiMH rechargeable batteries and rubberized battery covers for the remotes.
The Charge Station U utilizes an easy drop and charge system that allows you to conveniently charge your
controllers while you store them so you always have full power each and every time you game. The station
comes with its own AC power supply, so it I can rapidly charge all 3 controllers simultaneously. The GamePad
cradle portion of the dock is also equipped with adjustable viewing angles making it perfect for watching video
content while you recharge your controllers. The Charge Station U will be available in February for a MSRP of
$34.99, in both white and black.
Take command of your favorite Wii U games with the Pro Commander, a Pro Controller alternative featuring
traditional analog stick placement. The Pro Commander wirelessly connects to the Wii U and works with
any game compatible with the Nintendo Pro Controller. The analog stick layout of the Pro Commander is
akin to other popular controllers, putting the action face buttons right under the thumb while featuring fully
depressible trigger buttons. The Pro Commander will be available in both white and black for a MSRP of $34.99
Nyko will also be providing hands on demonstrations of the rest of their recently announced Wii U line up
This clip on battery pack adds double the battery capacity to the Wii U GamePad in a sleek attachment that can
also act as a multimedia viewing stand.
Charge Base Pro
Easily store and charge 2 Wii U Pro Controllers utilizing Nyko's patented charging dongle design. The dongles
attach to the controller, and allow each controller to be magnetically held by the vertical charging base while
artfully suspended while charging.
Conveniently charge the Wii U GamePad in this sleek stand using the existing GamePad AC power cord that ships
with the Wii U.
All of Nyko Wii U products will be hitting retailers nationwide this February.
"Nyko is excited to bring our expertise in accessories in the controller, battery and charging categories to the
Wii U at the 2013 CES" said Chris Arbogast, director of marketing at Nyko Technologies. "We are pleased to
showcase such a diverse lineup for the initial offering of the next generation of consoles."
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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
www.nyko.com or call 1-888-444-6956 for more information.