When the Nintendo Switch launched last year Nyko wasted no time pumping out various peripherals to enhance the quality of life for Switch users. Hardcore Gamer has covered quite a few of Nyko’s products and the verdict was generally favorable. Despite the sheer volume of Switch accessories already released, Nyko showed everyone at E3 that they still have a few more tricks up their sleeve. No concrete launch dates were given, but these products will be available for pre-order from Nyko’s website and Amazon.com in the near future.
PixelQuest Arcade Kit
PixelQuest Arcade Kit uses the magic of corrugated cardboard to construct miniature arcade cabinet to house the Switch, bringing the arcade experience to the Switch in a size that can sit on a coffee tale. The kit is equipped with two balltop joysticks custom fit to attach to the Joy-Con analog sticks for a true retro experience. The Joy-Con slots allow for mechanical button remapping where the shoulder buttons can be accessed in a configuration that is more faithful to traditional arcade button layouts. The kit features cut out ventilation to prevent overheating which is extremely important when cardboard is the medium, and a working coin slot so players can recoup the cost of purchase by charging their friends every time they need to continue. The kit can be personalized to show off the owner’s style, as evidenced by the unit on display at E3 had a pixel art cat on the side of the cabinet. PixelQuest Arcade Kit will be available this Fall for an MSRP of $19.99 and will soon be available for pre-order.
Nyko is no stranger to creating cooling products for game consoles, and their tradition of making sure no console bursts into flames continues with the Intercooler Stand for Switch. This stand features a unique design that enables to Switch to dock horizontally while increasing airflow to the console, which also provides a sleeker aesthetic with modern entertainment set ups. Proximity sensors automatically activate the fans whenever a Switch is docked to ensure it will always be properly ventilated, even when near other heat generating electronics. The fans can be switched off when the Switch is docked and not in use while integrated cable management helps keeps things looking neat and tidy. Intercooler Stand for Switch will be available this Summer for an MSRP of $29.99.
Nyko’s Core Controller for Switch is nice and all, but the cord can be a detriment to enjoyment for people who like sitting far away from their their television. Wireless Core Controller features the programmable turbo functionality of last year’s wired Core Controller alongside additional enhancements including a gyroscope motion sensor, built-in rumble, rechargeable battery with up to 20 hours of playtime, and USB Type-C charging. It is compatible with all “Pro Controller” Switch titles with additional support for Android devices (via Bluetooth) and PC (when plugged in via USB). Basically, it is an enhanced version of the Core Controller with the added convenience of being wireless. Wireless Core Controller for Switch will be available at Nyko.com and Amazon for an MSRP of $29.99.
Nyko’s popular Thin Case now comes in Clear so as to retain the Switch’s original color. The Thin Case simply provides a layer of protection to the Switch without adding a lot of extra bulk, allowing the Switch the remain in its protective shell even when docked. A tempered glass screen protector is also includes to help prevent scratches and filth from ruining the touchscreen. Thin Case Clear will be available this Spring for an MSRP of $12.99.
Controller Hub for Switch is a 4-port USB hub that enables the use of compatible USB controllers on Nintendo Switch. Powered by the USB port on the Switch docking station, the Controller Hub is is perfect for USB 2.0 wired controllers, including GameCube style PC controllers, making it ideal for wired couch multiplayer. Controller Hub for Switch will be available later this year for an MSRP of $14.99.
Core Controller Twin Pack
Core Controller Twin Pack is a value package for two of the original wired Core Controllers for Switch. The Core Controller is a more traditional shaped controller, designed for people that prefer to feel of that to the Joy-Cons. The Core Controller Twin Pack is literally two Core Controllers packaged together for at a discounted price. The Core Controller Twin Pack will be available this Fall for an MSRP of $29.99.
Since the invention of touch screens protective shields have never had it better. Screen Armor Duo for the Switch includes two of the tempered glass sheets to protect your Switch with a 9H hardness rating and an Oleophobic coating to guard against fingerprints and smudges, ensuring the Switch’s screen remains clean and unbroken. Screen Armor Duo will be available this Spring for an MSRP of $14.99.
Featuring an alternative plastic design from last year’s Kick Stand, the Kick Stand Multi-Pak offers three durable Kick Stand replacements in three different colors (purple, clear, and black). Each Kick Stand can be easily installed onto the Switch and includes media storage for an additional micro SD card. Kick Stand Multi-Pak will be available this Summer for an MSRP of $12.99.
Anyone who remembers the original NES can attest to the havoc dirt and dust can wreak on a gaming session. The Cleaning Kit is an electronic-friendly antimicrobial spray that easily removes smudges, oil, and dirt from electronic devices. It includes a microfiber cloth that allows for easy cleaning without the threat of scratching the touchscreen of the Switch, phone or other mobile devices. The Cleaning Kit is designed for portability with a small compact design that includes a built-in holder for the cleaning cloth inside the lid, making it easy to carry while on the go. Cleaning Kit will be available this Summer for an MSRP of $7.99.
Modular Charge Station EX for Xbox One
While Nintendo’s Switch got the bulk of the new products, Nyko hasn’t forgotten about Xbox One. The Modular Charge Station EX for Xbox One is a refined model of the previous Modular Charge Station that is compatible with all Xbox One console variations, which are the Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X. The Modular Charge Station EX for Xbox One attaches to the top of the console and charges two controllers simultaneously with Nyko’s signature drop-and-charge functionality. Two rechargeable battery packs that provide up to 25 hours of play time on a single charge are included with the Modular Charge Station EX. Modular Charge Station EX will be available this Summer for an MSRP of $29.99.