Versatile mix-and-match controller charging solution creates elegant cross-platform system
LOS ANGELES – September 19, 2016 – Inventive console accessories manufacturer Nyko today announced the release of the Charge Block Solo and Charge Block Duo for Xbox One™ and PlayStation®4. Charge Block is a versatile solution for quick, easy controller charging – plug it into any wall outlet, USB port, or even another Charge Block from either platform for simultaneous charging. Daisy-chain up to four Xbox One and PS4 Charge Blocks to create a simple and elegant cross-platform controller charging system. Charge Block Solo and Charge Block Duo, ranging in MSRP price of $14.99 to $29.99, are now available for purchase on store shelves at GameStop and online at GameStop.com, Nyko.com, and Amazon.com. Charge Block will also be available in Walmart and Target stores in October. White versions of the Charge Block for the Xbox One are planned for release in October.
“We set out to create a single charging dock design that users could daisy-chain to accommodate multiple controllers for either system, a product that adapts to gamers’ playing habits,” said Chris Arbogast, Nyko’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “The result is a more versatile and flexible charging solution that supports both of the major console controllers, minimizing the amount of space required for gamers to stay powered up in one elegant design.”
- Drop and charge design allows for easy, one-handed use
- Plugs into any wall outlet or USB port for rapid charging
- Duo splits into two separate Charge Blocks
- Includes 1200 mAh NiMH rechargeable battery (one per block) for Xbox One
- Includes Nyko’s patented micro-USB dongles for PlayStation 4
Charge Block for PlayStation 4 comes with Nyko’s patented micro-USB dongles for charging the controller’s internal battery, designed for simple drop and charge functionality. The PS4 Charge Block Solo may be purchased at an MSRP of $14.99, while the Charge Block Duo is available for MSRP $24.99.
Charge Block for Xbox One includes one 1200 mAh battery per block, and comes with a compatible battery cover to expose the contact points for drop and charge functionality. The Charge Block Solo for Xbox One may be purchased for MSRP $19.99, and the Charge Block Duo for MSRP $29.99.
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About Nyko Technologies, Inc.
Award-winning Nyko Technologies designs, manufactures and markets innovative and high-quality accessory solutions to enhance the electronic entertainment experience. The company’s mission is to solve problems and improve user experience through products that are as thoughtfully designed as they are functional. Nyko specializes in interactive entertainment technologies for consumer electronics across a wide spectrum of platforms, and has been granted numerous patents for its innovations. Nyko’s best-selling products include the Wii Charge Station, Charge Base for Xbox 360, Perfect Shot for Wii, and Zoom for Kinect.
Founded in 1996 in Los Angeles, California, Nyko distributes its products through major North American retailers and worldwide partnerships. For more information, please visit www.nyko.com or call 1.888.444.6956.
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