Nyko’s Power Grip Pro is a Godsend for the 3DS
- June 11th, 2012
- By MogKnight
Listen, that Circle Pad Pro that Nintendo released for the 3DS makes it look like crap. Never mind that it’s a limited release, you also can’t put in an external battery pack like the Nyko Power Pak+ that they released awhile back. I own a Circle Pad Pro but I rarely put it on because that would require me to take off the Power Pak, put in the original battery, and end up with significantly less battery life.
Nyko’s Power Grip Pro essentially combines the Power Pak+ which a Circle Pad Pro to create that one accessory that you can pretty much leave on your 3DS forever and never have the need to remove it.
When shown to me at E3, they quickly pointed it out before moving out to the next thing. Me, however, was like “WOAH WAIT A SECOND” and requested that I have a closer look at the thing.
It was aesthetically pleasing, unlike the 3DS with the Circle Pad Pro attachment that looks like it grew a tumor off the side. There’s also a hard shell cover for the back of the 3DS unit, removing more unsightly finger prints much like what is shown above.
The Power Grip Pro will be around the markets come October 2012. Considering that there has yet to be any announcements about a potential new 3DS unit, I think it’s a safe bet to pick up one of these when they get released.