Posted on March 08 2011 by Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
In case you were worried about the 3DS’s reportedly-low battery life, Nyko has a solution in the works – a third-party battery that plans to double the handheld’s power life. And they plan to release it for relatively cheap: about $20 for the battery alone and $30 for a combo pack including the battery and a charging dock similar to the ones used in their other power products. Sure, resorting to third-party equipment may not be the most ideal situation, but it certainly sounds better than having to worry about your 3DS dying in the middle of your game. The Power Pak + will launch alongside the Nintendo 3DS on March 27. Press release with full info below.
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 it’s 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 user’s 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 system’s launch for $29.99.
Both the Power Pak+ and the Charge Base utilize the standard 3DS AC adaptor for recharging.
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Source: GamesPress via GoNintendo