Nyko today announced a pair of new gamepads for use with Android tablets.
The PlayPad Pro and Playpad are two, dual-analog gamepads with the same number of buttons as Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 controllers. They connect to Android tablets over Bluetooth, and according to Nyko, they use a new driver protocol supported by many Android developers and device manufacturers.
The PlayPad Pro is a full-sized gamepad, about the same dimensions as an Xbox 360 controller. The PlayPad is a smaller gamepad with a collapsible stand and case. Nyko has not yet announced pricing for the two gamepads. The PlayPad Pro and PlayPad are planned for release next holiday season.
Nyko also announced its first professional fighting stick, the Free Fighter. It’s a PlayStation 3 arcade stick with an ambidextrous design that lets the player flip the position of the joystick between left and right of the buttons. The base can be expanded and the joystick can be customized through four macro and two rapid fire buttons. The Free Fighter will ship in September with a retail price of $179.99.
The company has also revealed two new products for portable game systems. The Power Grip for the PlayStation Vita adds a battery pack and grip to the Vita that Nyko claims can add up to three times the battery life. It will retail for $29.99 when it ships in August.
The Power Grip Pro for the Nintendo 3DS adds a second analog pad and a battery pack to the 3DS that Nyko says can also also add up to three times the battery life. It will ship in October, but Nyko has not yet announced the pricing.
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