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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.

Rechargeable
Recharges using the existing GamePad recharging options

High Capacity
Triple capacity battery provides up to 3x the playtime than the stock battery

Seamless
Sleek and seamless design fits completely inside existing battery compartment

Easy Installation
Installs into existing battery bay – screwdriver included

Triple the capacity and play time of the original GamePad
Includes mini screwdriver for easy installation
Works with the existing Nyko and first party charging solutions
Fits entirely into the existing GamePad Battery compartment – no additional bulk
CE and EL certified high quality lithium polymer battery

Grab yours here (thanks Jay!)

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08 Jan 2013 19:01

I'd really like to know how much this weighs in relation to the original one.
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08 Jan 2013 19:02

I'm not sure how good Nyko's products are. But I might just have to look into buying one of these when I do get the system.
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08 Jan 2013 19:02

I'll be interested to see some reviews on this since the battery life on the gamepad sucks.
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08 Jan 2013 19:36

When are these actually gonna be released? I'd totally be down for one.
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08 Jan 2013 20:48

This sounds better than being tethered to the wall like I've been.
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08 Jan 2013 21:46

Where can I buy these in Europe?
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08 Jan 2013 23:10

So Nintendo gimped the Upad's battery to save a few bucks, and in order to get decent battery life customers have to shell out $25 for a replacement?

I'm not impressed. :?
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09 Jan 2013 01:09

Looks like you can't buy it yet. Dang! Was totally going to pick this one up today.
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09 Jan 2013 01:13

Want, as soon as a review confirms it doesn't melt the wiiU controller or something similar, I'll pick one up.
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09 Jan 2013 01:29

Good now all the nay sayers can stop complaining about ewww 2-4 hours of use..no way...it'll fail...SMH....
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09 Jan 2013 01:34

Jerome wrote:So Nintendo gimped the Upad's battery to save a few bucks, and in order to get decent battery life customers have to shell out $25 for a replacement?

I'm not impressed. :?


Yeah they dangle the fruit in front of you only to have a better one later...or what we call today the "Apple philosophy"
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09 Jan 2013 05:36

I'll be getting one of these.
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09 Jan 2013 05:38

ugemeistro wrote:
Jerome wrote:So Nintendo gimped the Upad's battery to save a few bucks, and in order to get decent battery life customers have to shell out $25 for a replacement?

I'm not impressed. :?


Yeah they dangle the fruit in front of you only to have a better one later...or what we call today the "Apple philosophy"


When was the last time Apple made it so you could change the battery in any of their devices?

A replacement battery with upgraded capacity is better than having to buy a whole new gamepad with a better battery built in.
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09 Jan 2013 08:00

Why couldn't Nintendo have just done this from the getgo!
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09 Jan 2013 12:40

Sammet wrote:
ugemeistro wrote:
Jerome wrote:So Nintendo gimped the Upad's battery to save a few bucks, and in order to get decent battery life customers have to shell out $25 for a replacement?

I'm not impressed. :?


Yeah they dangle the fruit in front of you only to have a better one later...or what we call today the "Apple philosophy"


When was the last time Apple made it so you could change the battery in any of their devices?

A replacement battery with upgraded capacity is better than having to buy a whole new gamepad with a better battery built in.

Just for the record, I wasn't comparing this to anything from Apple, ugemeistro was.

It's true that Apple doesn't make units with replaceable batteries, and I don't like that. On the other hand, their devices usually have good battery life. From what I've been hearing, the Gamepad only lasts like 3 and a half hours on a charge. That's terrible for a console controller, and it wasn't due to any hardware limitation (the stock battery takes up less than half the space of the battery bay), but only due to Nintendo wanting to save a little money at the customer's expense.
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09 Jan 2013 12:44

Freeload wrote:Why couldn't Nintendo have just done this from the getgo!

The same reason they've removed virtually every modern feature from the Wii Mini, they wanted to save a few bucks. This in itself isn't unique to Nintendo, but I don't like the way they spin it, like they absolutely have to skimp on things to "keep costs down", as though they'd be breaking some law if they spent a dime over a certain amount on vital components. They do that because they want to maintain a certain profit margin. Personally, I'd rather pay a touch more and have them make it right the first time, rather than have a system with annoying deficiencies, or have to shell out for after-market fixes.

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