Nyko has released a new battery specially designed for the Wii U GamePad. According to Nyko, this allows you to use the GamePad on the batteries charge for up to three times as long as you normally could. As an added plus, the battery fits right into the GamePad’s battery compartment, so no ugly attachments are required.
Doing the math, and factoring in an average GamePad stock battery life of 3.5 hours, we can confidently say Nyko’s new battery pack will give the GamePad around 10.5 hours of battery life.
Here’s the official product description from Nyko’s website:
“…The Power Pak is a rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery designed exclusively for the GamePad and the rigorous demands of gamers. The triple capacity battery provides up to 3x the playtime on a single charge, and seamlessly replaces the existing GamePad battery for a sleek and seamless upgrade, ideal for marathon gaming sessions. The Power Pak charges using the stock AC Adaptor or Charging Cradle included with the Wii U, as well as Nyko’s charging solutions for the GamePad. The Power Pak is the ideal solution for powering your GamePad allowing you to play longer with no change to the appearance of the controller. A mini screwdriver is included with each PowerPak, no additional tools are needed to install the battery.”