Nintendo sucks when it comes to providing batteries for its latest generation of products. The stock 3DS battery life is between three and five hours and the stock Wii U GamePad battery life is between two and four hours, which is just ridiculous. Fortunately, Nyko stepped up and at CES 2013 announced the Power Pak for Wii U that more than fixes the current GamePad situation. (Don’t worry 3DS owners, Nyko already fixed the 3DS with the Power Pak +.)
The Power Pak for Wii U is simply a better rechargeable, Lithium Polymer battery. You just take the included screwdriver to the back of the Wii U GamePad, pop out the battery Nintendo gave you, pop in Nyko’s $24.99 Power Pak for Wii U, seal it up and then charge it as usual. After a few hours, you’ll be all set.
The best part is the huge difference the Power Pak for Wii U makes on your gaming life. It triples the battery life of the Wii U GamePad. Instead of only getting two or three hours of play at a time, you should start getting between six and nine hours on a single charge. I’m guessing this will be a must-buy come its February 2013 release window.
Seriously, though, I can’t recommend Nyko’s Power Pak batteries enough. I bought one for my 3DS after realizing I’d have to take my power cord everywhere if I didn’t. Best money I ever spent, because sometimes I even get more than triple the battery life with the Power Pak +. If Nyko can do that with the 3DS battery, then I have faith the Power Pak for Wii U will be just as good.
Also, Nyko made a few other CES 2013 announcements. A Wii U Pro Commander Pro Controller and Charge Station U Wii U GamePad and Wii Remote charging cradle will be released in February 2013 for $34.99 each. There will also be a Charge Base pro for charging Pro Controllers, a GamePad charging stand and a UBoost external GamePad battery pack coming out next month for an unspecified price. I suppose those sound like possibly helpful items, but they pale in comparison to the usefulness of the Power Pak for Wii U.
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