E3 2016 isn’t only about games…it’s about accessories too and Nyko Technologies are today debuting a number of new lines.
Dropping new gear for Xbox One, PS4 and VR, Nyko are bringing battery chargers, VR motion bands and more to the show…and if you visit their booth in West Hall #4500 you may jsut be able to check them out.
All of the below should be releasing this year. Obviously we’re super interested in the Xbox One gear and whilst the SpeakerCom and Intercooler Grip sound interesting, we’re a bit of a sucker for new charging opportunities…
VR’s unparalleled immersion is incredible, but when a virtual space starts to feel like reality and the boundaries of your world feel entirely arbitrary, it can also be hazardous. VR Guardian is a complete VR boundary system that lets users designate a “safe zone” for floor-scale gameplay, using sensors and wristbands to alert you before you trip over a couch or run into a wall. The VR Guardian uses four Bluetooth sensors to form a user-defined grid. The sensors are paired with two adjustable wristbands that vibrate and alert the user when they begin to encroach on the designated boundary. When not in use, the sensors and wristbands can be neatly stacked together for easy storage and simultaneous charging. VR Guardian is compatible with all VR systems, and will begin shipping in fall 2016 for an MSRP of $99.99.
VR Motion Band
Designed to address the unfortunate pesky side effects of prolonged VR headwear use, the VR Motion Bands use an acupressure bead to stimulate the anterior surface of the forearm (a key pressure point) on both wrists to potentially reduce nausea, dizziness, and headaches. By applying pressure on this point, the wristbands help release muscular tension and stress, promote the circulation of blood, and enable the body to relax. The VR Motion Band is an adjustable one-size fits all band for an MSRP of $9.99. The product is expected to ship in fall 2016.
Charge Block Solo for PS4 and Xbox One
The Charge Block Solo is a versatile solution for quick, easy controller charging – it can plug into any wall outlet, USB port, or even another charge block for simultaneous charging. The power cable can also disconnect for separate charging–it’s a standard micro USB that can be used to charge a controller while playing or with any other USB device like a cell phone, allowing you full control and flexibility for your charging needs. The Charge Block Solo for PlayStation 4 (MSRP of $14.99) comes with Nyko’s patented micro-USB dongles for charging, and will be available for pre-order online on GameStop and Amazon. The Charge Block Solo for Xbox One (MSRP of $19.99) includes a 1200 mAh battery and will be available for pre-order on GameStop and Amazon. Both products will begin shipping September 2016.
Charge Block Duo for PS4 and Xbox One
The Charge Block Duo is designed for easy, rapid dual controller charging. Like the Charge Block Solo, it can draw power from a wall outlet, USB port, or other charge blocks, and can be split into two separate charge blocks per user convenience. The Charge Blog Duo for PlayStation 4 (MSRP of $24.99) comes with Nyko’s patented micro-USB dongles for charging, and will be available for pre-order on GameStop and Amazon. The Charge Blog Duo for Xbox One (MSRP of $29.99) includes two 1200 mAh batteries, and will also be available for pre-order online at GameStop and Amazon. Both products will begin shipping September 2016.
Intercooler Grip for PS4 and Xbox One
The Intercooler Grip is a controller attachment designed to deliver cool air to your hands using multiple integrated fans, perfect for avoiding the discomfort of sweaty palms and the tactical disadvantage of slippery trigger fingers during summertime gaming marathons. Intercooler Grip for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will both begin shipping in fall 2016 for an MSRP of $19.99, and are now available for pre-order online. Intercooler Grip for PlayStation 4 will be available for pre-order on GameStop and Amazon. The Intercooler Grip for Xbox One will also be found online at both GameStop and Amazon for pre-order.
SpeakerCom for PS4 and Xbox One
The SpeakerCom is a high quality speaker and microphone attachment for your controller. This patented technology lets you strategize with your team or goad your opponents without having to deal with clunky headwear. The SpeakerCom for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are now available for pre-order online for an MSRP of $24.99, and will begin shipping in fall 2016. The SpeakerCom for PlayStation 4 will be available online on GameStop and Amazon for pre-order, and the SpeakerCom for Xbox One will also be available online at both GameStop and Amazon.
Yay. A bunch more crap that will break in two weeks. I’ll take two of each.
Not a fan of Nyko stuff? Or just accessories in general?
No, I love accessories for my Xbox one. Just not Nyko. Cheaply made. Now when Xbox actually releases their own accessories for controllers and such, they seem to have a more quality build. The speaker for the controller and the hand fan seem cool, but just not for me. I’ll definitely try these products out and hopefully I’m wrong and they are built to last. Great article though, and apologies for seeming a bit negative on Nyko. At least there is a company building cool things for the Xbox one. While all these be compatible with the Xbox one s version? How about Scorpio? Lets hope so. Maybe I’m just upset that I just purchased my Xbox one with the hopes it would last more than three years before another one is released and better in more ways than one. This is my last console I’m buying from any company unless I can trade it in for the next next generation console. I’ve invested thousands in my console with games, movies and accessories only to be encouraged to spend thousands more on a console Phil Spencer said wasn’t on the future’s horizon. But it obviously was. Too bad our dedicated companies are lying to us and digging into our pockets at every turn. As a one handed gamer who needs every pennies he has for his four kids, its upsetting that I’m expected to shell out copious amounts of cash to a company who stretched the Xbox 360 for ten years, and now pulling out all the stops so it can compete with Sony. Anyway, with consoles at 400.00 and games at 80 bucks a pop, looks like next generation gaming is for the rich, not common folk such as myself.
I wouldn’t worry too much about Scorpio – kind of wish they’d just kept quiet about it actually. Seems to have caused many to have the same thoughts as you. As for the accessories, I guess they ‘should’ all work, but until anyone goes hands on with the S (or proper details are released regarding Scorpio), it’s all speculation. Deffo interested to see how the chargers and other Nyko products turn out.