Nyko Now Official Samsung Licensee, Reveals Wireless Gaming Controller for Gear VR with Controller

PlayPlad VR for Gear VR with Controller will be available to demo at E3 and launch later this year

LOS ANGELES – June 6, 2017 – Inventive video game accessories manufacturer Nyko Technologies today announced that it has become an officially licensed partner of Samsung and revealed its first product, the wireless gaming controller PlayPad VR for Gear VR with Controller powered by Oculus. PlayPad VR combines console controller precision with an ergonomic form factor, and is also compatible with previous versions of Gear VR. PlayPad VR for Gear VR with Controller will be available later this year for an MSRP of $49.99, and on demo for the first time ever at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017 (E3), taking place June 13-15, 2017, in Los Angeles.

“PlayPad VR for Gear VR with Controller is built from our experience creating multiple generations of wireless gaming controllers for Android,” said Chris Arbogast, Director of Sales and Marketing at Nyko. “As an officially licensed partner to Samsung, we’re able to combine our expertise with their deep understanding of the Gear VR with Controller’s design and gameplay experience to offer all the benefits of a console controller. We look forward to supporting Gear VR with Controller’s continued momentum and market success worldwide.”

Key features

  • Slider pads and buttons on the back for clickable sticks enable console controller precision
  • Bluetooth protocol for wireless connectivity to any Samsung phone
  • Built for the latest Android HID controller protocol – no button mapping required
  • Easily clips onto the front of the Gear VR with Controller to replace the normal cover for convenient storage
  • Compatible with previous versions of Gear VR
  • Slim form factor for easy portability
  • Charges via a Type-C cable

Hands on demos at E3 2017 are available from Tuesday, June 13, to Thursday, June 15, at Nyko’s exhibition booth #5010 in the West Hall. Members of the press interested in scheduling a personal demo can contact nyko@triplepointpr.com for an appointment.

Download the press kit here.

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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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