Nyko Brings More Power to Nintendo 3DS

The Nintendo 3DS is almost here, so it’s not surprising that the accessory makers are jumping on board with the newest portable gamer. Nyko is no exception.

What you see above is the Nyko Charge Base for Nintendo 3DS. It’s, well, a charging station for the 3DS. They’re expecting to ship the $29.99 product “shortly after the system’s launch” and it will come bundled with the Nyko Power Pak+ for Nintendo 3DS, shown below.

Nyko Brings More Power to Nintendo 3DS

The battery pack is supposed to double the life of the 3DS, allowing you to keep shoryuken-ing your way through Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition for hours on end. Expect the $19.99 Nyko Power Pak+ to start selling on March 27, which also happens to be the launch day for the 3DS.

Now the question is, in the face of so many games on the various smartphone platforms, how many people will still be interested in a dedicated portable gamer like the 3DS and, a little later this year, the Sony NGP (PSP2)?


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Nyko Doubles the Juice with New Charge Base and Power Pak+ for Nintendo 3DS

LOS ANGELES – March 8, 2011 – Nyko Technologies today announced two new accessories set to debut with the launch of the new Nintendo 3DS handheld system this March. On launch day Nyko will release the Power Pak+, a high capacity rechargeable battery pack for Nintendo 3DS that offers double the capacity and battery life of the original 3DS battery. One week later Nyko will release the newest Charge Base, designed to store your Nintendo 3DS and make sure its always fully juiced with easy drop-in charging.

Every new console or game system launch is an opportunity for us to find ways to improve the users experience with the device through innovative technology, said Chris Arbogast, director of marketing, Nyko Technologies. We are proud to be able to bring our robust knowledge of charging technology to the 3DS user base by providing users the ability to substantially increase their play time.

The Nyko Power Pak+ for Nintendo 3DS is a high-capacity rechargeable battery pack that offers double the battery life of the original 3DS battery. The Power Pak+ features debossed finger rests for improved control and comfort. The Power Pak+ will be available March 27 for $19.99.

The Nyko Charge Base for Nintendo 3DS is a drop-in charging and storage solution for the new handheld device. Each Charge Base includes a Power Pak+ rechargeable battery pack. The Charge Base features an on/off switch as well as LED indicator lights that let you know when your battery is charging and when it has finished. The Charge Base for Nintendo 3DS will be available shortly after the systems launch for $29.99.


Both the Power Pak+ and the Charge Base utilize the standard 3DS AC adaptor for recharging.
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