Power Grip for PS Vita
What you see is not what you get!!!
First let me start by saying that I DO NOT blame Gamestop for this, but I will be returning this immediately. The picture and features described are not what was sent to me. I bought this specifically because it says that "The grip features a unique slide out design for easy storage" and "Retractable and adjustable grips are ideal for portability." The unit I was sent does not have this feature, and looks different from the pic on gamestop.com. Looking on Nyko's website, you can't find a model that looks like the one in the picture here, nor that has the features listed. I'm not saying that this wouldn't be a good unit (which is why I rated it a 5), just that the picture and description must be for a model that was scrapped by the vendor and replaced with the one that I received. See my pic for what I received to see the difference.
Great product with an easy fix
Love this product. It does everything it is supposed to, feels amazing in your hands, and has outstanding battery life. Only issue I've encountered is that my console was a little loose inside the grip, but that was an easy fix. I put two thin strips of foam on either side of the grip and it completely fixed the problem. I'll add photos so you can see what i'm talking about.
Power Grip shipped with 2x battery life
In gamestops defense... Nyko originally advertised this product capable of producing 3 times the battery life. Gamestops website still has the incorrect information on their website stating 3 times the battery but after talking with their customer service I believe they will be updating this information shortly. It also sounded as if they were not fully aware of the change in the product considering on launch day NYKO's website completely removed all of their FAQ information in regards to the product. I probably won't buy another NYKO brand product after this. I will continue to buy from gamestop because I don't believe they were aware of this situation. Alas I won't return it. Double is better than normal battery life. Also have battery grips is better than battery pack connected to an umbilical cord. I like the idea of the product but due to the failure of the product not living up to the advertised expectations... my review says FAIL NYKO! FAIL!
Great design with epic battery life
The design is very nice the material for the hand grips is firm but very comfortable to hold. If you have big hands and the vita was uncomfortable before you need to get this. The amount of time the Battery is extended by is very noticeable. Left Gravity Rush open all Day and still had a full battery! Epicness Personified
looks nothing like the picture
ok i just got this today and it looks nothing like this picture. and it does not have retractable or adjustable grips everything els in the discription is accurate. there is a very slight play in the fitting of the vita but its not terrible. i gave it the score i did because it is very comfortable in your hands and it does extend battery life witch is nice it kind of looks like the batman batarang. haha. but i like it and i will use it alot so i do recomend it but i suggest they update the info for this product.
Made a huge difference comfort-wise.
The Vita slim (2000) was somewhat comfortable on its own, but was too small for my grip; thus when played for a significant length of time, it started to bother my hands. This Power Grip solved that problem instantly. The Vita slim fits snugly into it and locks, and makes it as comfortable as a home console controller. And the rubbery material on the backside helps against "slipping" due to sweaty hands. And though this reason isn't as important, the extra battery in the Power Grip extends battery life about twofold. That's a great feature, but not as important to me, seeing as I never take this out on the road; I only game it at home.
amazing as advertised. its everything described and while it doesnt have retractable grips, don't sell it short.
Bought this yesterday and will return it today. The grip is defective. It does not charge even plugged overnight. FAIL NYKO, FAIL!
Better than the prototype
It is much better than the prototype that was originally advertised and overall it is a must need accessory
I bought 1 of the nyko power grip for ps vita.. I noticed the expanding battery life span is useful.. but the 6 to 9 hours Charging time makes it useless. so i think its a factory problem. i wouldn't recommend this kind of failure to my friends.. here's the product number from nyko product 1201065137..
I used the word FAIL coz of the product and to be honest..
2-3 more hours of playing is good.. and 6-9hours of charging is a fail.