Nyko's upcoming Wii accessories
Nyko Technologies appears to have brought innovation to the game accessory market. Last week, Nyko announced two brand new products for the Nintendo Wii to enhance the controlling experience. One will not only pimp out your Wiimote, but increase is safe usage, while the other creates a 'Transformers' like approach to using the classic controller and remote together. Their names are The Click Grip and The Classic Controller Grip respectively.
The Click Grip is designed to replace the standard battery cover on the Wiimote with a stylized (colorful) alternative that has a textured rubber backing. This allows for a more comfortable and secure grasp on the unit and adds a splash of color for personalization.
The Classic Controller Grip is designed to allow use of the Wiimote and Classic controller at the same time, while providing a clean comfortable grip. The snap on assembly connects the two Wii controllers with a molded grip system for one stop controlling.
"The Classic Controller Grip and Click Grip represent our commitment to giving consumers access to cutting-edge products that enhance their gaming experiences," said Chris Arbogast, Marketing Manager at Nyko. "Whether you're looking for a way to keep a better handle on the Wii-Remote or an easier way to manage your Classic Controller and Wii-Remote simultaneously, Nyko has the solution for you."
Check out the attached images to get a better feel for these new products. The Click Grip is expected to be available in March for $5.99 and The Classic Controller Grip will be available in April for $14.99.
NYKO ANNOUNCES CLASSIC CONTROLLER GRIP AND CLICK GRIP FOR WII(tm)
New Products Offer Convenience and Safety Options
for Innovative Console Controllers
LOS ANGELES - February 23, 2007 - Nyko Technologies*, a premier
peripherals manufacturer, today announced that they will release the
Classic Controller Grip and Click Grip for the Wii this Spring.
Nyko's Classic Controller Grip brings comfort and convenience to the Wii
Classic Controller by adding specialized grips with a Wii remote dock
and cord-management system. Together, these features make it easy to use
the classic controller and Wii-Remote simultaneously. Using an easy
snap-on assembly, the Classic Controller Grip attaches to the Wii
Classic Controller, giving it a more form-fitting and ergonomic feel,
while the underside of the product features a clear plastic docking fin
where a Wii remote can be attached for easy menu navigation. The Classic
Controller Grip also features a useful cord management system, allowing
the Wii Classic Controller cable to be organized in a safe and
convenient way. Nyko's Classic Controller Grip will be available at
retailers nationwide this April for a suggested retail price of $14.99.
Nyko's Click Grip is a substitute for the standard Nintendo Wii remote
battery cover, replacing it with a rubberized cover with textured grip.
This new material gives gamers a secure hold on the Wii remote, ensuring
that the controller stays in their hands, keeping gaming sessions safe
and more comfortable. For gamers looking for personalization options,
the Click Grip also comes in three colors, blue, pink and gray. The
Click Grip will come in packs of two and be available this March from
retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $5.99.
The Click Grip and the Classic Controller Grip are compatible with one
another, giving gamers the ultimate in comfort, convenience and safety
no matter if they are playing the newest Wii titles, or experiencing a
classic all over again.
"The Classic Controller Grip and Click Grip represent our commitment to
giving consumers access to cutting-edge products that enhance their
gaming experiences," said Chris Arbogast, Marketing Manager at Nyko.
"Whether you're looking for a way to keep a better handle on the
Wii-Remote or an easier way to manage your Classic Controller and
Wii-Remote simultaneously, Nyko has the solution for you."
* The product in this article was sent to us by the developer/company for review.
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