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Submitted by jaymart2k 869d ago | news

Nyko Power Pak for Wii U

Keep your Wii U GamePad charged and ready for action with the Power Pak™ from Nyko Technologies®. The Power Pak is a rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery designed exclusively for the GamePad and the rigorous demands of gamers. The triple capacity battery provides up to 3x the playtime on a single charge, and seamlessly replaces the existing GamePad battery for a sleek and seamless upgrade, ideal for marathon gaming sessions. The Power Pak charges using the stock AC Adaptor or Charging Cradle included with the Wii U, as well as Nyko’s charging solutions for the GamePad. The Power Pak is the ideal solution for powering your GamePad allowing you to play longer with no change to the appearance of the controller. A mini screwdriver is included with each PowerPak, no additional tools are needed to install the battery. (Next-Gen, Wii U)

Jadedz  +   870d ago
Exactly what I need
Thanks Nyko.
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miyamoto  +   869d ago
meh i knew ninty is up to something with that bigger battery space on the game pad..
morpha  +   868d ago
they will make a mint from these officially licensed products that are almost essential.
Neonridr  +   869d ago
Awesome that it just replaces the existing battery and doesn't add any extra bulkiness to the gamepad.
dantesparda  +   869d ago
why couldnt this just have been the wii u's battery?
morpha  +   868d ago
Probably because nintendo was trying to hit a price point.

What I want to know is: How heavy is this battery?
dantesparda  +   868d ago
I understand that, but i still think Nintendo should have bit the bullet and swallowed the cost
ElectricKaibutsu  +   869d ago
Well that was fast. Nyko makes good stuff too.
metroid32  +   869d ago
I'm getting it for sure. UK ANYONE ?
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MasterCratosKong66  +   869d ago
awesome. hopefully something to extend the range of gamepad as well.
Neonridr  +   868d ago
I can take my gamepad down one floor from my loft, and take the gamepad into my bedroom or the bathroom and it still works fine. More than enough range. I mean sure, if I could play the thing on my backyard patio that would be kind of cool, but overall I am quite happy with the range I am getting. I was thinking I wouldn't be able to leave the same floor as it.
MasterCratosKong66  +   867d ago
yeah but unfortunately it doesnt work that way for everyone. i cant accomplish those same things you mentioned and i assume it is because of the thickness of my walls because i cant use it when i leave my living room so if they could increase the signal strength i would be very greatful
jmc8888  +   869d ago
Well that sucks...they raised the price $5 bucks and it STILL isn't available to purchase.

Other than that, it should be a great product. Wish it was still listed at $19.99.
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jmc8888  +   869d ago
Scratch that. They actually have two. The one mentioned and this one

http://www.nyko.com/product...

So it seems $19.99 for the Uboost (which I think is a 2nd battery in addition to the stock one)

Rated as able to double the gamepad life.

...and the one in this article for $24.99 (which I think is a replacement for the stock 1st battery).

Rated as able to triple the gamepad life.

Which I guess overall means you can get both and have 3x from replacing the stock batter and then add to it with the Uboost. I guess that would mean somewhere around 5x the normal life. Though probably either solution, especially the 3x, should be good enough for almost everyone.
Neko_Mega  +   869d ago
I'm getting the battery that go's in it, I play the heck out of my Wii U to the point of the gamepad dying. So more life, more gaming.
justncase  +   869d ago
another added cost to the wii u
nintendo gets more and more and more of your money..
Sgt_Slaughter  +   869d ago
...This is made by Nyko, which has ZERO affiliation with Nintendo when it comes to finances.

It's also optional, so you don't HAVE to buy it.
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morpha  +   868d ago
they get money from officially licensed products.
BLKxSEPTEMBER  +   869d ago
This is great!!! Now only if I had a reason to run out the battery...

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