Nyko Technologies announced that they have shiped the Charger Grip for the Sony PSP. This PS2-like grip includes a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery that extends the PSP play time by five hours. This has been available online for some time, but now you can walk into a any number of Brick and Morter stores to pick one up.
Here is the full press release:
LOS ANGELES March 17, 2006
Nyko Technologies®, a peripherals manufacturer dedicated to enhancing the digital lifestyle, ships the Charger Grip for the Sony PSP®. The stylish, PS2-like grip includes a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery that extends the PSP play time by five hours. PSP fans can now acquire the new Nyko product from retailers nationwide.
The Charger Grip’s unique design emulates the popular Sony® Playstation2 console controller feel, allowing for familiar handling while the ergonomic design reduces strain on hands, permitting a longer and more enjoyable gaming experience. Easy to carry in a backpack or handbag due to its collapsible design, the Charger Grip for PSP is tough, durable and easy to install with an original clip-on design for attachment and removal.
Nyko’s new accessory features a rechargeable lithium-ion battery providing players with up to five hours of additional battery life, making it perfect for long trips. The PSP recognizes the Charger Grip as an external battery source allowing the grip to transfer its power to the PSP, recharging the unit. The Charger Grip’s power is always used first, before the PSP’s, so users can enjoy extended videogame/movie sessions.
“The most important things about handheld gaming are portability, comfort and battery life. This product addresses all three,” said Susan Corben, vice president of marketing, Nyko Technologies. “The new Charger Grip allows customers to play longer and more comfortably without detracting from the portability of the PSP.”
The Charger Grip for PSP features:
- Ergonomic grip design reduces strain on hands, emulates PS2′s popular controller style
- Built-in lithium-ion battery adds an addition five hours to the PSP’s battery, allowing players to enjoy games for longer periods of time without having to recharge the PSP
- Simple clip-on design allows for easy attachment and removal – lightweight device is collapsible making it portable and easy to transport like the PSP
- Compatible with the existing PSP AC adapter, players can charge the PSP and
the Charger Grip’s simultaneously
Nyko’s Charger Grip is compatible with the standard PSP AC adapter for re-charging and is currently available for $29.99. Visit Nyko.com for a list of retailers.
I myself haven’t checked this out, but I do know some people who have ordered one previously and many of them love it. If you have one, let us know what you think!