Game accessory maker Nyko just sent out word that thy’re working on a battery extender accessory for the new Wii U GamePad controller. The extender will add more juice to the GamePad by providing a larger battery. The new battery will double the play-time of the original GamePad battery.
The GamePad has been well-received among gamers, but one complaint has been the battery life. Heavy usage of the controller drains the battery in just 2 hours according to some reports, while it’s officially rated at 3-4 hours of play time. Of course, you can just plug it in and play while it charges.
Nyko’s new GamePad battery accessory is dubbed “U Boost”, and is already listed on Amazon in the UK for £20, which translates to about $32. What’s your take on the GamePad battery? Do you find it annoying to have to charge after nearly every game session? Let us know in the comments section.
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