The PlayStation 4’s wireless DualShock 4 controllers are good for a couple of hours when fully charged but when have our marathon gaming sessions only lasted a couple of hours? Even though the battery life of this controller is an improvement over the previous generation some PS4 owners still complain that it is just not enough. Perhaps they would like to take notice of Nyko’s new offering. The Power Pak is a snap-on rechargeable battery pack which the company claims to double DualShock 4 battery life.
Nyko, a manufacturer of gaming accessories, announced the Power Pak back in January and now it has finally started shipping the product. A company rep says that this battery pack is lightweight and does not impede ergonomics or gameplay, while aiding users to extend their gameplay sessions.
Nyko Power Pak connects to the DualShock 4 controller via the micro-USB port and it is designed to provide extra power when the controller is being used. It is also compatible with Nyko’s Charge Base which is a dock that can store and charge two DualShock 4 controllers when they’re not being used.
The company offers similar products for other gaming machines as well, a Power Pak and Charge Base is also available for the Nintendo 3DS. Power Pak’s recommended retail price is $20 but Amazon has it available right now for $15.