Nyko Technologies at E3

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We had our appointment with Nyko on Wednesday and along with the standard replacement cables and remotes and such, they showed us a couple of very interesting new peripherals.

One of the cooler designs was for the upcoming Raven controllers which will run $34.99 and be available this July.  This is a full featured wireless controller with SIXAXIS and DualShock functionality.  It comes in either black or grey and like many third party solutions, it uses an adapter for connectivity to the PS3.  In size and shape, it feels like a smaller 360 controller with slightly more squared off edges right down to the concave thumbsticks and trigger buttons.  The controller has a rubberized feel and it’s actually extremely comfortable.

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What really caught my eye however was the Raven Alternate controller which has the same specs and feel as the Raven Standard but offsets the thumbsticks and moves the D-pad giving the face the same layout as a 360 controller.  I really want to get some hands on game time with one of these and see how the responsiveness is and how well it works with First Person Shooters and such.

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We were also shown mockups of the Charge Station which should run around $20-30 and Charge Station Quad which should be $30-40.  Both are for the upcoming Move controller and Sub controller.   It looks like these will be a good way to keep the cable clutter to a minimum as we add more and more devices that will need charging through a mini usb connection from time to time.  Both will use an AC adapter allowing for faster charge times while freeing up your precious USB ports on the PS3 itself.  They’ll also have LED charge indicators built right into the base.  Right now the design isn’t final and they’ll be available roughly a month after the launch of the Move controllers to allow for any design changes Sony may make.  If you’re looking into Move, these may be a worth checking out.

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I’ll admit, I went into the meeting expecting to see the standard fare and while we got some of that, there were some nice surprises.  You can check out the full line of products at www.nyko.com

Written by Josh Langford

Josh Langford

Josh has been gaming since 1977 starting with the Atari 2600.
He currently owns 25 different consoles and 6 different handhelds (all hooked up and in working condition) including all consoles from the current generation – minus the Switch.

Josh is currently the US PR & Marketing Manager for Fountain Digital Labs and has recused himself from any involvement on PS Nation arising from posting or editing any news or reviews stemming from FDL.

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