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Charger Grip For PSP Provides Comfort While Extending Playtime

Affordable, Ergonomic Charger Grip a Must-Have for All PSP Owners
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

LOS ANGELES March 17, 2006 Nyko Technologies, a peripherals manufacturer dedicated to enhancing the digital lifestyle, ships the Charger Grip for the Sony PSP. The stylish, PS2-like grip includes a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery that extends the PSP play time by five hours. PSP fans can now acquire the new Nyko product from retailers nationwide.

The Charger Grip's unique design emulates the popular Sony Playstation2 console controller feel, allowing for familiar handling while the ergonomic design reduces strain on hands, permitting a longer and more enjoyable gaming experience. Easy to carry in a backpack or handbag due to its collapsible design, the Charger Grip for PSP is tough, durable and easy to install with an original clip-on design for attachment and removal.

Nyko's new accessory features a rechargeable lithium-ion battery providing players with up to five hours of additional battery life, making it perfect for long trips. The PSP recognizes the Charger Grip as an external battery source allowing the grip to transfer its power to the PSP, recharging the unit. The Charger Grip's power is always used first, before the PSP's, so users can enjoy extended videogame/movie sessions.

"The most important things about handheld gaming are portability, comfort and battery life. This product addresses all three," said Susan Corben, vice president of marketing, Nyko Technologies. "The new Charger Grip allows customers to play longer and more comfortably without detracting from the portability of the PSP."

The Charger Grip for PSP features:
  • Ergonomic grip design reduces strain on hands, emulates PS2's popular controller style
  • Built-in lithium-ion battery adds an addition five hours to the PSP's battery, allowing players to enjoy games for longer periods of time without having to recharge the PSP
  • Simple clip-on design allows for easy attachment and removal - lightweight device is collapsible making it portable and easy to transport like the PSP
  • Compatible with the existing PSP AC adapter, players can charge the PSP and
  • the Charger Grip's simultaneously

Nyko's Charger Grip is compatible with the standard PSP AC adapter for re-charging and is currently available for $29.99. Visit for a list of retailers.

About Nyko Technologies

Nyko Technologies develops, manufactures and markets innovative peripherals to enhance the digital lifestyle. The company's mission is to deliver products that solve problems and improve user experience for work and play. Nyko specializes in interactive entertainment, computing, consumer electronics, portable audio, as well as online and wireless technologies. The company has distribution through major U.S. and Canadian retailers, along with distributors worldwide. Founded in 1995, Nyko is headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Please go to or call 1-888-444-6956 for more information.

PR Agency Contact:

The Bohle Company

Sibel Sunar/Kyle Walker

310-785-0515 Ext. 271/209

[email protected]/[email protected]

Nyko Contact:

Susan Corben

Vice President of Marketing

310-446-6602 Ext. 18

[email protected]

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