Skip to main content

Nyko unveils lineup of accessories for PSVR, HTC Vive, PS4 Slim, and Xbox One S

Video game accessory manufacturer Nyko revealed a new line of accessories across multiple platforms at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, where it is holding hands-on demos of the products until the show wraps up on Saturday.

Nyko’s accessories were made with emerging technologies in our mind. Chris Arbogast, Nyko’s head of sales and marketing, says, “This year’s product lineup combines Nyko’s history and established legacy with our vision for the future of VR and gaming technology.” Nyko has been a leading third-party video game accessory manufacturer since 1996, known for creating products that closely resemble the look and feel of their first-party counterparts.

“We’re not only expanding our line of innovative VR accessories with new charging, storage, and controller solutions for PSVR, and HTC Vive, but we’re also updating some of our most valued products for the new generation of consoles,” Arbogast said.

Here is the full breakdown of each of the seven products unveiled on the show floor, starting with the four VR products.

Charge Block for PlayStation VR

Provides a convenient dock and charge station for PlayStation Move Motion controllers. Supporting standard outlet and USB charging, the Charge Block can connect to other Nyko Charge Blocks to create a universal charging system. The PSVR Motion controller dock will be available later in 2017 for $20.

Charge Link for PSVR

Image used with permission by copyright holder

A 10-foot, ‘Y’-shaped branching cable purposed for concurrent charging of two PSVR controllers. The Micro USB controller can be used on any device with a Micro USB input and will be available later this year for $15.

Charge Base for HTC Vive

Serves as a charging dock for HTC Vive wireless controllers and comes equipped with Nyko’s dongle-charging technology, which displays the charge status of the controllers with LED lights. The Vive Charge Base supports AC charging and will launch later this year for $30.

VR Halo for HTC Vive

Ensures that your Vive controllers will be free of dust and the effects of general daily use with its “padded slip-on cover.” The cover retains access to all vital controller functions, allowing gamers to play while protecting their controllers. The VR Halo will launch later this year for $10.

Battery Block for Xbox One

A charging chamber for Xbox One rechargeable batteries. The Block will come with one 1200mAh rechargeable battery and replacement battery cover for an Xbox One controller. Spring-loaded technology makes inserting and removing the rechargeable batteries from the dock quick and easy. The Charge Block can connect to other Nyko Charge Blocks, like the PSVR one, to create a universal charging system across multiple platforms and accessories.

Data Bank Pro for PS4 Slim and Pro

Creates additional internal storage space possibilities for either PS4 console by enabling the use of a 3.5-inch hard drive in addition to the manufacturer storage capacity — 500 GB or 1TB — on the 2.5-inch SATA HDD. The Data Bank Pro necessitates the removal of a single screw covering the hard drive bay to install. With the included SATA adaptor and USB cable, the new 3.5-inch drive can be installed. Both storage drives are not accessible simultaneously but, with the power off, a switch allows for an easy transition between each drive. As this is merely a means for obtaining additional storage, a 3.5-inch HDD will need to be bought to take advantage of this accessory. The Data Bank uses a separate AC cord to refrain from using power from the system and will launch later this year for $40.

Modular Charge Station S

Offers a “drop and charge” dock for Xbox One S controllers. In an effort to conserve space, the dock conveniently attaches to the top of the console. The Charge Station comes with two rechargeable battery packs and allows two Xbox One S controllers to be charged at once. The battery packs are stated to offer 25 hours of play per full charge. The Modular Charge Station will be available later this year for $30.

Updated on 01-10-2017 by Steven Petite: The original Charge Link for PSVR image provided by Nyko was incorrect. That image has been removed and replaced with the corrected image.

Editors' Recommendations

Steven Petite
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Steven is a writer from Northeast Ohio currently based in Louisiana. He writes about video games and books, and consumes…
How to redeem a code on your PS4
how to redeem a code on your ps4 ps store

Sony uses 12-digit codes to distribute prepaid access to everything from games to DLC, movies, memberships, and even PlayStation Network store credit. If you've just opened up a new PlayStation 4, there is a pretty good chance you will have a few codes to redeem -- digital games bundled with the console, a PlayStation Plus trial membership, a PS Now trial, or maybe a PSN gift card with funds to load onto your account. Luckily, redeeming codes on PSN is painless, and there are a few ways to do it. Here's how to redeem a code on your PS4.

Recommended reading:  

Read more
Here’s where you can buy the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One today
ps4 xbox one nintendo switch lite amazon best buy deals review comfort 610x5083

With so many of us stuck at home, the video game industry has benefited as people look for ways to pass the time. As a result, it's a bit difficult to find a retailer with consoles in stock. Have no fear: We've combed through dozens of retailers to not only find ones with the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in stock but those that are shipping quickly.

Some retailers are prioritizing "essential" items right now, which means you could be waiting much longer than you would otherwise. Here are our picks for the best places to find the most popular consoles.
Nintendo Switch
The Nintendo Switch has proven to be a stay-at-home favorite thanks to its portability -- you can use it as a console or a handheld -- thus the name. But it's also tough to find, and right now there are no retailers with consoles in stock at regular retail prices. We are noticing some consoles on eBay, but just a fair warning, they are being marked up quite a bit, unfortunately. We'll continue to watch retailers for new stock, and add a link as soon as we see it -- but if you can't wait, this is your only option right now.

Read more
The best new games to play on Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch
best single player pc games doom eternal fire baron

The past few months have been great for the gaming industry, with excellent titles becoming available across a wide range of genres. Whether you're looking for a game to help you relax or one filled with high-octane shootouts, there's probably something that will fit your needs. Although a few high-profile releases were delayed to later in the year -- including Final Fantasy VII Remake -- there are still plenty of games to sink your teeth into.

Here are the 10 best new video game releases for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the Nintendo Switch.

Read more