[CES] Nyko is fixing the Wii U GamePad’s Shortcomings
If there is one bad thing I can say about the Wii U’s new GamePad, it’s that the battery life sucks. Just this past weekend, my brother and his roommate came by for an extended NintendoLand session and after about 4 hours, the GamePad died. Nyko was apparently aware of this and has two ways to address this issue.
The first one is the sexier of the two simply replacing the existing Nintendo battery with a Nyko one called the Power Pak. What’s the secret? Nintendo didn’t use the entire space available in the battery bay, where Nyko’s does. The other is an attachment called U Boost which attaches to the bottom of your GamePad and comes with a kickstand.
Both will be available for $24.99 next month, offering around 10 hours of battery life, and both will still fit in your Wii U charging cradle. I opened the GamePad at the office and sure enough, there is space for the Power Pak, so that seems like a good bet. I wonder what would happen if I used both?!