nyko sound pad

Need to inject some fun into your gaming sessions? Nyko have got your back with the announcement of the Sound Pad for Xbox One and PS4.

Revealed at E3 2019 alongside a number of Nintendo Switch accessories, Nyko have unveiled the Sound Pad for Xbox One and PS4, allowing gamers the chance to communicate with others in the most unique of ways.

The Sound Pad is a sound effects controller attachment that provides a unique way to communicate in online games or party chats, with it giving gamers the chance to send fun sound effects over voice chat.

The pad features no less than 11 buttons, with each preset with a fun sound effect and a cancellation button that can instantly stop the playback of any sound. The Sound Pad is programmable too, allowing each button full audio customization.

But how does it work? Well, the device conveniently connects to the bottom of a controller through the 3.5mm audio port, while a headset pass-through enables a headset to be plugged into the bottom of the Sound Pad in order to preserve both audio and chat functionality while allowing the user to hear the sound effects being sent.

The volume of the sound effects is adjustable through the dedicated volume control, and each of the buttons are backlit, providing an easy way to use Sound Pad while playing in low light environments. Further to that, a built-in rechargeable battery powers the device and a Micro USB cable is included for times when you need a bit of a boost.

The Nyko Sound Pad will be available for Xbox One and PS4 in the Fall of 2019, running with a MSRP of $24.99.

Further to that Nyko’s Nintendo Switch lineup is a whole bigger deal, with a Dpad Case, Mini Wirless Core Controller, Retro Controller and Wireless Core Controller and Dualies detailed as follows…

  • Dpad CaseDpad Case is an ultra-thin, dockable protective case for the Switch console and Joy-Cons. The case provides Dpad functionality to the left Joy-Con for players who prefer the performance of a traditional Dpad. When not in use, the Dpad can be stored conveniently inside the Joy-Con cover giving access to the buttons on the left Joy-Con while the case is attached. The underside of the Joy-Con covers feature storage for up to 3 game cards. Like Thin Case, the minimal size of Dpad Case allows it to remain attached while the Switch is docked, saving players from the hassle of removing it every time they want to charge the console. Dpad Case will be available in Fall 2019 for an MSRP of $12.99.
  • Mini Wireless Core Controller – Mini Wireless Core Controller is a compact-sized edition of last year’s Wireless Core Controller alongside some additional enhancements. The small-scale design of the controller allows it to be easily transported in a backpack or travel bag for on-the-go gaming sessions. A 3.5mm audio port is located on the bottom on the controller allowing a headset to be plugged in. Mini Wireless Core Controller for Switch will be available in Fall 2019 for an MSRP of $29.99.
  • Retro Core Controller – Retro Core Controller is a full-sized retro style controller for players who prefer the feel and ergonomics of a more traditional controller. The controller features wired precision for lag-free play and includes programmable turbo for any face and shoulder buttons. Retro Core Controller is available now for an MSRP of $19.99.
  • Wireless Core Controller and Dualies – A new assortment of colors is coming to Nyko’s controller lineup. Wireless Core Controller will be available in fun new glossy colors including Blue/White and Purple/White. Dualies will also be available in vibrant new colors including Red/Blue, Blue/White and Purple/White. All colors of Wireless Core Controller will be available soon for an MSRP of $29.99. All colors of Dualies will be available soon for an MSRP of $39.99.

So, whether you are an Xbox gamer, a PlayStation lover or prefer to take out the Switch, Nyko have got you sorted with all manner of accessories. The question is, will you be dropping the cash on the Sound Pad, or does it have you worrying about listening to all manner of rubbish during your gaming sessions? Let us know what you think by posting in the comments below

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