Nyko showcases new line of Wii U accessories at CES

6:22 PM, Jan 8, 2013   |    comments
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Video game accessory maker Nyko Technologies.

Video game accessory maker Nyko Technologies revealed at the 2013 International CES its full lineup of new products for Nintendo's new Wii U video game console, including three newly-announced ones.

The first of the three newly-announced Wii U accessories is the Charge Station U.  This is the successor to Nyko's Charge Station for Wii.  It stores and charges one Wii U GamePad and two 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 users to charge controllers while in storage.  The station comes with its own AC power supply, so it 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.  Nyko will sell the Charge Station U at a MSRP of $34.99 when it comes out next month.  It will be sold in both white and black.

Nyko's second newly-announced Wii U accessory is the Pro Commander.  It's a Pro Controller alternative that features traditional analog stick placement.  The Pro Commander wirelessly connects to the Wii U and works with any game compatible with the Nintendo Pro Controller.  Like the Charge Station U, this accessory will also be available in both white and black for a MSRP of $34.99 once it comes out in February.

The Wii U is also getting a Nyko-branded PowerPak.  According to the company, it adds three-times the battery capacity to the Wii U GamePad without adding any addition bulk to the controller.  The PowerPak replaces the internal battery found in the GamePad, providing a sleek and seamless upgrade ideal for marathon gaming sessions.  It's able to be recharged using first party docks and cables, as well as Nyko various charging solutions.  A mini screwdriver is included with each PowerPak for installation purposes.  The PowerPak will be available next month for a MSRP of $24.99.

These three accessories join Nyko's previously-announced Wii U line up including UBoost (a clip on battery pack that adds double the battery capacity to the Wii U GamePad and can also act as a multimedia viewing stand), Charge Base Pro (which stores and charges two Wii U Pro Controllers), and the Wii U GamePad charging Power Stand.  All of these previously-announced Wii U accessories from Nyko are also expected for release in February.

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