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PS4 Power Pak and Intercooler Up for Pre-Order, Promise 2x Battery Life for the DS4 and a Cooler PS4

Back at GDC Nyko Announced the latest of its Power Pak series, dedicated to the PS4, but didn’t give a release date. Those interested in extending the battery life of their DualShock 4 controller will be happy to know that it’s now available for pre-order, and will be released on May 26th. In addition to that, an intercooler is also now available, to be released on the same day.

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MultiConsoleGamer1207d ago

I will probably check this out, but the pictures make it seem like it's not comfortable to hold.

Abriael1207d ago

I don't know, the way it's shaped it seems to be pretty much where my fingers aren't.

MultiConsoleGamer1207d ago

That's what I'm hoping.

I'm also wondering about the extra weight. The PS4 controller is pretty light, and I like that a lot. I wonder how much weight this will add to the controller?

mp12891206d ago

The intercooler looks promising, turns on and off automatically and can also be used in vertical positions.

GarrusVakarian1207d ago

Agreed, i have pretty long fingers, they would definitely come into contact with that battery pack.

Oh well, im fine with my 3 meter long micro USB cable never being more than an arms reach away.

Jack_Reacher1207d ago

I got to say I agree with you. Lets face it all you do after a session is plug it in to the usb on standby and boom it charges up. I just dont know how anyone can game so long to run it flat.

If you can game over 5 hour stretches then you need to get out more.

I did a 4 hour stretch and it never went flat.

Muzikguy1206d ago

I don't know why people haven't thought of just getting a USB extension. I've got one to use if my battery ever ran dead. Then again, have 2 controllers and problem solved :)

liquidhalos1206d ago

If mine runs flat during gaming I just plug it into the laptop and let it charge while playing. The laptops portable and always charged so It's no big issue

N4Flamers1206d ago

Coolest thing about the ds4 is I can charge it with my phone charger. I use a samsung galaxy s4. I know most android phones use the same charge cable these days.

I also charge my phone on the ps4 if I left my phone charger at work. I love it.

Teddy-Duchamp1206d ago

@n4flamers, Im with you there mate, I have the same phone, it"s bloody convenient my Ds4 fits it too. Like you said, these charging cables seem to be the standard with most android device's now.

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DeathOfTheFanBoy1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

Sony should have put a decent battery in the DS4 in the first place or at-least like MS give the option to use AA/replaceable battery packs...

Battery life on that thing is a complete joke, you need 2 of them just to have a half decent session

Flutterby1207d ago

Odd because my son has been playing my ps4 since he got home from school so 5 hours ago now and the controller is still on 2 bars, in other words stop talking complete horse sh1t.

moujahed1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

I have absolutely have no problems with the battery life. I set it so it automatically turns of after 10mins and only had to charge it every other 2 days but lately due to me beig able to charge it in sleep mode helps a lot and all of this was before you can dim the light. It's really not that big of a deal, people use to complain about smartphones battery life without realizing that Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi and watching videos will drastically kill it. Leave your DS4 on all day without shutting off wtf do you expect

Clown_Syndr0me1207d ago

Alot of disagrees, but Im in the same boat. My DS4 gives me 3 hrs of straight gameplay and that's it. Maybe theyre faulty?

GarrusVakarian1207d ago

@ ClownSyndrome

Wtf, 3 hours?! That's ridiculous, I would send that back right away. 3 hours is not normal.

Predaking771207d ago

As replaceable battery? What a joke, that would have make the DS4 as bulky and ugly as the xbone controller.

The DS4 doesn't have a long battery life but is sure not a critic as some of you are saying.

I have a 5 to 6 constant hours of play out of it some times more.

HugoDrax1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

My DS4 lasts approximately 5-6 hrs, give or take 7hours. My XB1 controller lasts for weeks. Not sure what type of battery is inside the DS4 controllers? But I have Duracell Rechargeable AA NiMH Batteries 2400 mAh in my XB1 controllers. I also use the Duracell Ion Speed 4000 Battery Charger which charges 4 batteries at a time.

The link is below for xb1 gamers, trust me these babies last for a extremely long time.
http://www.amazon.com/Durac...

PrinceOfAllSaiyans1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

Lol give the option of triple a battrries ? This isn't 1995 boy.

OT: That power pack looks bulky as heck.

CuddlyREDRUM1207d ago

"Sony should have put a decent battery in... "

Then you get mostly disagrees, because Sony shouldn't have put a better battery in?

ScareFactor1207d ago (Edited 1207d ago )

@flutterby

I don't know about him spread bs. Me and a couple of my friends get about 4 hours out of the battery before it is about to die and needs charge, it averaged 10+ at first but has gotten worse than launch. I called Sony and they told me that is normal, how is that normal? I am going to call again and hope I get someone who is actually willing to help

EDIT: These cooler's never work right. Look at the ones for the 360 that caused RRoD and other heating problems. I don't have a problem with my PS4 getting hot because it really doesn't

killzone6191206d ago (Edited 1206d ago )

@Flutterby

liar! the battery is whack. you're the one talking horse Sh1t

SSJBen1206d ago

Wait what? You need 2 DS4s to have a half decent session?

A single DS4 lasts from 6-7 hours (assuming they're not faulty). 2 of them gives you a good 12 hours, so what do you mean by half decent sessions?

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ZombieKiller1207d ago

I think I would rather spend $60 on an extra controller for better battery life.
1.) Switching back and forth keeps the batteries excercised thus possibly extending the overall life 2.) 2nd controller for friends/GF
3.) I still won't ever have to charge and play at the same time unless I personally forget to charge the one I'm not using.

To tell you the truth, I don't ever trust these other companies with power regulation. I would rather buy a Sony product for my Sony console.

Muzikguy1206d ago

Damn touchscreen made me disagree so you I have you a well said bubble. I agree, having 2 controllers around is the best solution

Back-to-Back1206d ago

The powerpak is fine, but if you buy an intercooler you're and idiot. Im sure the Sony Engineers understand the basic laws of thermodynamics.

showtimefolks1206d ago

mp1289

i hope its better quality than those for ps3, because those started making loud noise after few months of use.

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ELpork1207d ago

DO NOT BUY INTERCOOLERS! Worked at Gamestop for 6 years and those things break systems!

MultiConsoleGamer1207d ago

I agree with this entirely. They also draw dust into your system. They're a terrible product.

Abriael1207d ago

How do they draw dust into the system when they pull air out? they don't push air in.

All the intercooler does is pulling the hot air farther away from the console, dropping the ambient temperature around it.

The_Infected1207d ago

@Abrial

Its really common sense the intercooler pulls air in much faster which would mean drawing dust inside the console at a much faster rate.

G20WLY1207d ago

Clean your house then! ;P

Abriael1207d ago

@The_Infected it pulls the air away from the console, not into it.

HappyWithOneBubble1207d ago

You right. I used to have a Nyko intercooler for my fat PS3 and that thing pulled dust in and the fans were loud. That was like in 2009 so I don't know how Nyko products are now. This could be a good cooler for PS4. I wouldn't buy it though.

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Abriael1207d ago

The Xbox 360 intercooler used to break systems because it drained power directly from the console, which added more strain to the already strained first edition.

This one shouldn't be a problem because it uses a pass through. Basically it's connected directly to the power cord, and then provides power to the PS4.