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Nyko releasing new colors for their Switch 'Dualies' and 'Core' controllers

Looking for a pop of color?

Nyko is expanding the color options for both their Dualies and Core Switch controller lines. The Dualies are going to be offered in Blue/White, Purple/White and the Switch classic Red/Blue, while the Core controller is getting Blue/White and Purple/White. All of these options are set for launch on Sept. 17th, 2019. You can preorder your Dualies here and the Core controller here.

Nyko Intercooler Stand for Switch seeing release on Feb. 8th, 2019

The Intercooler for Nintendo Switch is the best way to guard against cramped, poorly ventilated entertainment setups. The Intercooler increases the airflow to the Nintendo Switch consoles and allows the dock to be placed horizontally or vertically. Built with one quiet, high-efficiency cooling fan, and powered by a short USB cord, the built-in temperature sensing technology ensures the unit will turn on and off automatically without any prompting from the user. While attached the Intercooler only uses one USB port and still allows access to all important ports on the console. The Intercooler is the ideal dock attachment to help protect your investment.

- Increases the airflow to the Nintendo Switch console
- Built-in sensors automatically turn the Intercooler on and off as needed
- Plugs in through a USB port on the dock
- Allows the Nintendo Switch dock to be placed horizontally or vertically

Preorder yours here

Nyko's Wireless Core Controller for Switch Now Available

Race, jump, shoot, run and more while feeling every bump and shot with Wireless Core Controller for Nintendo Switch™. Wireless Core Controller is a full sized controller that provides a more ergonomic feel than with Joy-Cons™ alone. A Bluetooth® connection provides a lag free response time and lets you to sit back at a comfortable distance to enjoy your favorite Switch games. The gyroscope provides compatibility for any games that support motion controls and the vibration allows you to feel all the action. An internal rechargeable battery provides up to 20 hours of playtime and is recharged by the included USB Type-C™ cable. The programmable turbo button allows any face buttons or triggers on the controller to have turbo functionality. Wireless Core Controller is the ideal hardware for those who want the most accurate controller, response and ergonomics for their Nintendo Switch™.

- Full sized wireless controller with programmable turbo functionality
- Provides a more ergonomic feel than with Joy-Cons alone
- Easily syncs to the console
- Features vibration and a gyroscope
- Includes a USB Type-C cable
- Compatible with PC* and Android™ devices

Nyko reveals their 'Nyko Dualies' Joy-Con alternative for Switch

Race, jump, shoot, run and more while feeling every bump and shoot with Dualies for Nintendo Switch. Dualies are a motion controller set, the first 3rd party Joy-Con alternative and are perfect for adding additional players to a multiplayer experience. They feature accurate, multi-functional motion control and rumble feedback to provide immersive gameplay and are compatible with most Switch titles. The larger, more rounded edges allow for an improved grip, especially while playing sideways, giving more comfort and improved ergonomics. Included is a Type-C cable with a 56K oHm resistor to recharge Dualies quickly and safely anywhere. The cable can also be used to safely recharge the Switch. Also included is detachable thumb caps that will customize the input precision by fine tuning the sticks length and size.

- Accurate, multi-functional motion control
- Rumble feedback
- Improved ergonomics providing a more comfortable grip
- Includes a Type-C and detachable thumb sticks

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Nyko Thin Case Clear for Switch is Now Available

Keep the exterior of the Nintendo Switch and Joy-Con Controllers protected with Nyko's thin case. Thin case goes over the Joy-Con and Nintendo Switch Console to form a protective layer and does not obstruct any buttons, ports, or the screen. The included tempered Glass screen protector will help guard against damage to the screen. Adding a very minimal increase in size, thin case can be left attached when docking the Nintendo Switch. The Joy-Con can be removed from the Console without interrupting the design of thin case.

Nyko releasing Nintendo Labo-style Retro Arcade Kit for Switch, due out Nov. 27th, 2018

Bring the arcade experience to your Nintendo Switch™ with PixelQuest Arcade Kit from Nyko. PixelQuest Arcade Kit is a buildable model of a traditional arcade cabinet. It houses the Nintendo Switch and both Joy-Con™ controllers providing 2-player gameplay with games that utilize a single Joy-Con. Two custom fit arcade sticks attach to the top of the Joy-Con analog sticks providing authentic arcade play. The mechanical button remapping enables the shoulder buttons of the Joy-Con to be pressed just like traditional arcade buttons. A cutout where the console sit in the cabinet allows a charging cable to be plugged in and keep the battery charged during long gaming sessions. Included in the kit is a set of sticker sheets featuring various colors allowing the cabinet to be decorated and personalized.

- Buildable arcade cabinet with sticker sheets for customization
- Mechanical button remapping for shoulder buttons on the Joy-Con
- Includes two arcade sticks that attach to the top of Joy-Con analog sticks
- Cutout allows for a charging cable to be plugged into the console
- Cutouts for ventilation for the console
- Includes 8 sheets of constructable pieces

Preorder yours here

Nyko reveals a new round of Switch accessories

LOS ANGELES — June 12, 2018 — Inventive video game accessories manufacturer Nyko Technologies today revealed its latest lineup of Nintendo Switch and Xbox One accessories. Standout products include the PixelQuest Arcade Kit, a buildable recreation of a retro arcade cabinet compatible with the Switch and two Joy-Cons, Wireless Core Controller for Switch, a wireless edition of last year’s Core Controller with updated features, and the Intercooler Stand for Switch which increases air flow to keep the console cooler in tight spaces. Nyko’s E3 lineup also includes the Modular Charge Station EX for Xbox One, a refined version of the previously available Modular Charge Station that attaches to the top of the console and charges two controllers simultaneously.

Nyko’s Nintendo Switch and Xbox One accessories will soon be available for pre-order on Amazon.com while the entire lineup will be available online at Nyko.com and Amazon.com later this year. Details on the full lineup can be found below.

Nintendo Switch Lineup

PixelQuest Arcade Kit
PixelQuest Arcade Kit is a buildable, playable recreation of a traditional arcade cabinet compatible with the Nintendo Switch and two Joy-Cons. Recreate a retro arcade cabinet with sheets of corrugated cardboard and individual die cut components, then personalize it with the included sheets of pixel block stickers.

The kit comes with two balltop joysticks custom fit to attach to the Joy-Con analog sticks for a throwback experience. The Joy-Con slots contain mechanical button remapping allowing players to press the shoulder buttons on the Joy-Cons while keeping the traditional button configuration of a classic arcade machine. Other features include cut-out ventilation slits and a working coin slot that doubles as a piggy bank.

PixelQuest Arcade Kit will be available this Fall for an MSRP of $19.99 and will soon be available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

Intercooler Stand for Switch
Continuing Nyko’s tradition of cooling products for gaming electronics, Intercooler Stand for Switch features a unique design that enables the Switch to dock horizontally while increasing airflow to the console. Built-in proximity sensors will automatically activate the fans when a Switch is placed in the dock, ensuring the console is properly ventilated even when placed near other heated electronics in an entertainment center. Additionally, a dedicated power button can turn off the fans when docked and not playing while integrated cable management keeps everything nice and tidy. Intercooler Stand for Switch will be available this Summer for an MSRP of $29.99 and will soon be available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

Wireless Core Controller for Switch
Cut the cord with the Wireless Core Controller for Switch. 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). Wireless Core Controller for Switch will be available at Nyko.com and Amazon for an MSRP of $29.99 and will soon be available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

Thin Case for Switch (Clear)
Nyko’s popular Thin Case now comes in Clear so as to retain the Switch’s original color. Ultra thin protection, dockable, and keeps Joy-Cons protected without having to remove anything. Thin Case protects the exterior of the Switch and Joy-Con without adding bulk, offering an ultra-portable, dockable solution with a tempered-glass screen protector to prevent blemishes and impact damage. Thin Case Clear will be available this Spring for an MSRP of $12.99 and will soon be available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

Controller Hub for Switch
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 doc, the Controller Hub for Switch provides four USB 2.0 ports that are optimal for wired controllers — including GameCube style USB controllers — to play competitive and local multiplayer games. Controller Hub for Switch will be available later this year for an MSRP of $14.99 and will soon be available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

Core Controller Twin Pack
Core Controller Twin Pack is a value package for two of the original wired Core Controllers for Switch. Core Controller is a full-sized controller for players who prefer the feel and ergonomics of a more traditional controller over the Joy-Cons. The controller features wired precision for lag-free play and includes programmable turbo for any controller button. The Core Controller Twin Pack will be available this Fall for an MSRP of $29.99 and will soon be available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

Screen Armor Duo for Switch
Screen Armor Duo for the Switch includes two of the tempered glass sheets to protect your Switch. Protect your Switch with a top-of-the-line 9H hardness rating and an Oleophobic coating to guard against fingerprints and smudges. Screen Armor Duo will be available this Spring for an MSRP of $14.99 and will soon be available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

Kick Stand Multi-Pak for Switch
Featuring an alternative plastic design from last year’s wildly popular 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 microSD card. Kick Stand Multi-Pak will be available this Summer for an MSRP of $12.99 and will soon be available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

Cleaning Kit
Cleaning Kit is an electronic-friendly antimicrobial spray that easily removes smudges, oil, and dirt from your electronic devices. It comes with a microfiber cloth that allows for easy cleaning without the threat of scratching the screen of your Switch, phone, or other mobile devices. The Cleaning Kit is ultra-portable and features a small compact design with 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 will soon be available for pre-order at Amazon.com.

Man Files Class-Action Suit Against Nyko Over Bricked Switch

It was only a matter of time until something like this happened. We've all heard about Nyko's Switch dock causing problems with the Switch, sometimes leading to a system that simply doesn't work anymore. That's what happened to Michael Skiathitis, and he's decided file a class-action lawsuit against Nyko over the matter. The lawsuit says that “unbeknownst to consumers, the Nyko Portable Docking Kits for Nintendo Switch are prone to causing numerous problems to the devices that they are intended to support.” It's going to be very interesting to see how this one plays out.

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!

Nintendo indirectly comments on third party Switch docks causing bricked systems

For awhile now, we've heard about some Switch owners having trouble with third party docks. Most of the attention has centered on Nyko's Switch dock, which has lead to many a bricked Switch. This only seemed to escalate with the Version 5.0 firmware the Switch recently received. Nyko has been aware of the issue since the first reports came in, and they're still addressing the issue after Version 5.0.

“We are aware of the issue some Portable Docking Kit owners are facing after updating the firmware on their Nintendo Switch to version 5.0. Though further testing is still required to determine the exact root cause of the problem, we believe it is related to the way the Switch handles AV output for an external TV/monitor while the console is docked on the Portable Docking Kit.”

When Nintendo was contacted about the Switch third party dock issue, they didn't come right out and say the recent firmware update was the problem. As usual, they commented on the matter in a roundabout way.

“Unlicensed products and accessories do not undergo Nintendo’s testing and evaluation process. They might not work at all with our game systems, and they could have compatibility problems with certain games, the Nintendo Switch system itself, and other licensed accessories and peripherals.”

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