ゲーム周辺機器の Nyko が、ニンテンドー3DS用の交換充電池パック製品 Power Pak+ を発表しました。Power Pak+ はニンテンドー3DSのバッテリーカバーごと外して換装する大容量電池パックで、電池駆動時間を標準の2倍に延長します。ニンテンドー3DSのバッテリーカバーは従来のDSと異なり底面全体を覆うフラットな1枚パネルになっていますが (「バッテリーカバーにも注目してほしいです」)、 Nyko Power Pak+ では大容量バッテリーの分だけ厚くなり、また指があたる部分にくぼみを設けています。米国での発売は27日、価格は19.99ドル。
また3DSには従来モデルより短くなったバッテリー駆動時間を補うため手軽に充電できるクレードルが標準で付属していますが、Power Pak+ は本体の厚みが増すことから互換性がありません。 そこで Nyko では Power Pak+ と独自の対応充電クレードルをセットにしたCharge Base for Nintendo 3DSも用意しています。こちらは米国での3DS発売 (27日)以降に29.99ドルで販売予定。
Nyko Doubles the Juice with New Charge Base and Power Pak+ for Nintendo® 3DS
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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About Nyko Technologies, Inc.
Nyko Technologies ® develops, manufactures and markets innovative peripherals to enhance the digital lifestyle. The company's mission is to deliver products that solve problems and improve user experience for work and play. Nyko specializes in interactive entertainment, computing, consumer electronics, portable audio, as well as online and wireless technologies. The company has distribution through major U.S. and Canadian retailers, along with distributors worldwide. Founded in 1995, Nyko is headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Please visit www.nyko.com or call 1-888-444-6956 for more information.