Nyko's new options for wireless pad users
Nyko has shipped two new battery charging options for users of the 360's wireless controls. The first product is the Nyko Charge Station 360. You can imagine what that does. That's right, it charges your batteries. It charges two simultaneously to be exact. The unit plugs directly into a wall socket and is capable of charging two batteries in approximately four hours. The big difference between the Nyko charger and Microsoft's is that it comes with two batteries instead of one. Both units share the same suggested retail price of $29.99, giving the edge to the Nyko charger.
The second product is the Power Kit 360, Nyko's version of the Play and Charge Kit from Microsoft. The Power Kit allows players to charge controls -- and continue playing -- by plugging them directly into the 360. The Nyko Power Kit retails for $14.99 compared to the Play and Charge Kit's price of $19.99. Not bad for those of us who haven't taken the wireless plunge yet. Please note, you might want to avoid picking these up at Best Buy, where both products have been marked up. Anyone plan on getting these? For that matter, has anyone tried the Intelligent Remote from Nyko?
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
10-26-2006 @ 5:56PM
Stick with the MS charger. I tried two of these from different vendors before I went with the MS Quick Charger and an extra battery. Neither one would charge the batteries and would not work at all.
10-26-2006 @ 6:08PM
These have been out for a few months now... I've seen them at Gamestop for a while now.
10-26-2006 @ 6:34PM
I've bought the Nyko's Intelligent Remote. Didn't work well in my setting: my xbox 360 is plugged to a projector, both located behind me. Signal was not strong enough to bounce off the wall to reach my xbox. Even pointing directly at the xbox, not all keystrokes registered. The remote also froze quite often (requiring you to remove the batteries and put them back in). I ended up using it only to control my hi-fi.
I have since bought a Logitech Harmony 360 remote. It works perfectly althought it's a pain to configure. Great remote overall.
10-26-2006 @ 9:52PM
I have since bought a Logitech Harmony 360 remote. It works perfectly althought it's a pain to configure. Great remote overall
Really, doesnt it program like all the other Harmony remotes.. which, Im gunna skip the 360 model and get this one(http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4454320) soon, maybe this weekend.. the price at walmart is just unbeatable..
But anyways, if this charger works good unlike jeremy states, id kick myself cuz I just recently bought the MS kit.. but only have the bat that came with it.. (I swap to AAs when I have to charge the bat)
10-26-2006 @ 10:42PM
I have seen these products at Gamestop for a few months now, as well. So Team Xbox is wrong saying these are new.
10-27-2006 @ 7:49AM
Never again would I buy anything from Nyko. Just received their Intercooler cooling fan, and it gave me a red rings of death. Pulled it out, plugged again with extra check if everything is properly in place. Again red rings. Luckily, after I plugged it out my X360 was still alive. Thanks, but no, thanks.
10-27-2006 @ 8:08AM
I'm with the guy above me...
I haven't purchased anything from Nyko since my PS1 memory card (i think it was a 4x) that permanently jammed itself into my PS and then corrupted all of my files. I had to disassemble my PS just to get the stupid oversized thing out of there.
Never again will anything barring the name Nyko be placed into a piece of hardware I own.
10-27-2006 @ 9:10AM
Eric Hendrix said...
Yeah I to have had major problems with these, they simply do not work, and the charge station is uglier than the Microsoft one to boot.
10-28-2006 @ 7:47PM
I bought one of these charging stations, and it would only charge one of the batteries for about a 15 minute stretch. The other battery would not charge no matter which side I put it in. I called customer service and they said it sounded like I had a faulty charger and I should take it back to the store. When I got the new charger home I'll be damned if it didn't have the same problem. I just use the one battery now, taking it out and re-plugging it back in when the charger cuts off to get a full charge. I'll buy a Microsoft charger eventually. At least I've got two batteries out of this. But this is my first and last Nyko product.