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Nyko’s Power Grip Could Solve Vita Battery Life Issues
- Updated: January 12, 2012
A handful of accessories Nyko has in the works for PlayStation vita were revealed this week at the Consumer Electronic Show, the most noteworthy of which sounds like it could solve any battery life problems you might be worried about.
Sony announced in September that the Vita’s standard battery would provide between 3 and 5 hours while playing games, 5 hours while watching videos, and up to 9 hours while listening to music in standby mode. Those figures assume you’re wearing headphones and have the screen brightness at the default setting; they don’t take into account other features you might be using such as Bluetooth, 3G, or Wi-Fi.
As far as gaming goes, it’s a similar situation with the 3DS, which can only provide 3 to 5 hours of life on a single charge. Nyko was able to largely fix that with the release of the Power Pak+ last year, allowing 3DS owners to play for more than a few hours at a time without having to take a break or be tethered to a power cable. It even came with an optional charge base, similar to the dock the 3DS comes with….