E3 2014: Nyko Brings Modular Accessories Range to Xbox One
Posted by Ken Barnes
Cooling and controlling
Nyko Technologies has confirmed a new range of peripherals for the Xbox One which form a part of their "Modular" line.
Chris Arbogast, director of marketing at Nyko Technologies said “The Modular Line was built to augment the console’s functionality, ease of use, and convenience. Each Modular item is designed to attach to the console and provide a specific function while working in tandem with one another. This allows users the ability to customize their system as much or as little as they please.”
The first of the three items announced for Xbox One is the Nyko Intercooler, which plugs into the USB port on the side of the Xbox One and keeps the system cool, using Nyko's TempSmart technology to power itself on and off when needed. This will retail for $24.99. Next up, the Nyko Modular Power Station retails for $29.99 and comes with two battery packs for your controllers. The packs are hidden away whilst charging, and you press a button to open it up and get your freshly charged batteries out. This is also powered by the side USB port...wait a minute. What if you have both the Intercooler and the Modular Power Station? Hmm.
Finally, the Media Remote for Xbox One will be available for $14.99 and uses the Xbox One's built-in IR receiver to allow you to control your media, like the official media remote does. If used in conjunction with Kinect, this remote will allow you to control your TV volume, too.
The three peripherals are all due for launch (in the US, at least) this summer.
CORRECTION: The Media Remote for Xbox One will retailf or $14.99, and not $19.99 as we previously stated.