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Nyko Power Grip for Vita - PlayStation Vita 1000 series

by Nyko
PlayStation Vita
Everyone
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (187 customer reviews) 10 answered questions

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  • Compatible with the original PS Vita model (1000 Series) only.
  • Play up to 2 times longer.
  • Easily clips on to the PS Vita, no complex installation required.
  • Works in conjunction with the Vita battery.
  • Charges through the standard PS Vita power adapter.

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  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0079V29EI
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 7.2 x 2.8 inches ; 9.6 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: July 6, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (187 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,359 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here


Product Description

Get a new hold on PlayStation Vita with Nyko's Power Grip. The Power Grip provides more play time for all your favorite PS Vita games and provides a better, more familiar and ergonomic grip to ease strain on hands. The grip features a sleek design for easy storage, a matching black finish to compliment the PS Vita, and a lightweight design that makes it ideal for travel. The Power Grip is great for longer, more comfortable gameplay sessions for any PS Vita owner.

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104 of 111 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still Going Strong. A Great Piece Of Kit. April 28, 2013
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Length: 9:55 Mins
I had a tough time deciding whether to buy one of these since there was quite a bit of polarization between the various reviews. One side says it's great and the other says it's a turd. I give it 5 stars and you can see my comparison/review of this product along with the CTA Digital Hand Grip.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive & Fair Price - Highly Recommended March 12, 2013
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I've had the Nyko Power Grip for several days now, and I couldn't be more impressed.

Some people really love the Vita and have no qualms on it's comfort level, but for me playing on the Vita is very uncomfortable. I could not find an appropriate way to grip it without cramping my hands or feeling strained. So off I went to find a good grip attachment.

In comes the Nyko Power Grip. I decided on this over anything else because of the addition of an internal power system in the grip itself. I didn't expect much of this feature, but I'm very glad I got it. It works as pictured & described. You lay the Vita into the grip then push in the power block attachment and put the switch in the lock position. If you want to charge the Vita, you don't have to take it out, simply insert the power cord directly into the Nyko Power Grip and it will charge both.

That's right, you can charge the Power Grip. I've fiddled around with it, and how the Power Grip works is after several "break in" charges, it will get a green light. Once that light is green, it means you've got a perfect back-up battery that will actually charge the Vita itself when attached. The Vita charging icon appears indicating as such. I let the Vita battery empty to about ~60% before attaching the Nyko Grip, and it indeed recharged the Vita battery to 100%.

The one downfall is that the grip is not 100% snug, meaning the Vita jostles around just a smidge. Very easy solution to this however, simply tear off two squares of paper and fold them, then place them on either side of the power grip, right under where you'd place the Vita. Just enough thickness so it remains snug, but doesn't put undue pressure forcing the Vita out.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Stopped Working November 7, 2012
By Alex
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Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
While it was working, it was a great product. Battery life was doubled, the grip is comfortable. It stopped taking a charge after a month however
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Keeps breaking, but I keep buying. October 20, 2014
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My second purchase of the Nyko Power Grip and already only maybe a month a half later and this one messed up. But not for the reasons you would be thinking. Battery was working flawlessly on both of my purchases, first power grip lasted me about 7 months but both were met with the same fate, the proprietary female charging adapter port on the inside would just break from the board.

After the second time that this happened I decided to take it apart to see why it was doing this, and from what I can gather is that the adapter portion is not built to firm into the board. It almost seems like a metallic looking adhesive is holding it down, but it doesn't seem strong enough to keep it firm if you plan on playing your Vita with the grip while it is also connected to the charger. In the near future when I finally decide to purchase a 3rd power grip I plan on manually adding my own sauter to the edges on the side so it can sit firmly in place from all the tugging and pulling.

Overall I strongly recommend this product but learn from my mistakes and charge the grip when it's not going to be in use and do not have it connected to the charger while it's in use. I'm only docking a star because the female adapter portion could be stronger and that ended up as the downfall on both purchases.
Wonderful product, it adds some nice weight and if you have big hands like myself this grip makes playing games a dream compared to just using the Vita without the grip.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A big steup March 13, 2014
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If you're like me, you simply can't find a way to hold PS Vita (or PSP, for that matter) that's consistently comfortable for long-term play. These handhelds just aren't designed like that. I've longed for a portable PlayStation console shaped like an actual controller, and while the Nyko Power Grip doesn't quite reach the lofty standard of DualShock excellence, it's a huge step up from using the Vita by itself.

I primarily bought this grip for the increased comfort, not the extra battery life. It doesn't disappoint in either respect. For the former, the grip boasts a very comfortable rubber-matte finish that beats the cheap plastic you'll find on other grips. The backside of the handles have a couple indentations for your fingers to rest in two different formats: you can place your two middle fingers in each groove, resting your forefinger on the trigger, or place your forefinger and middle finger in the grooves and leave the triggers alone. The second method is more comfortable, but doesn't work particularly well for gaming with the increased distance between your thumbs and the Vita's buttons. The first method is still very comfortable--I don't have to support the Vita with my pinkies and greater separation lets me keep me thumbs straighter for everything from button-pressing to moving the analog sticks.

As for the battery function, it works, but there are some caveats. You'll need to do 3-5 complete discharges and recharges before the internal battery will truly "double" gameplay time, as advertised. The LED light system isn't super clear, either.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent!
Published 15 hours ago by zach
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Nice grip, way easy to play with this on.
Published 5 days ago by samnang
4.0 out of 5 stars Buy one now!
Great product. Not only does it make it so I can play my vita without killing my thumbs it also doubles the battery life. Highly recommended. A must have for all vita owners.
Published 7 days ago by TheAdvantage
5.0 out of 5 stars but my son was very pleased!
Purchased for my son. Don't really know much about product, but my son was very pleased!
Published 7 days ago by Glenda Chirn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Extend the playtime and comfort of your PSVita. Keeps your device from slipping out of your hands.
Published 11 days ago by jeff s
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Battery did not charge had to return it.
Published 14 days ago by David Barry
1.0 out of 5 stars They worked fine until we plugged the usb cable into the port
We got the nyko power grips and plugged them into the vita. They worked fine until we plugged the usb cable into the port. The port on the grips broke and now wont charge the vita. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Maria Barriga
1.0 out of 5 stars Batteries no longer hold a charge or can be charged.
Ordered on January 7, 2014. Stopped receiving a charge on October 17 2014. Now it's only a grip for my vita.

Will order new batteries and replace them myself.
Published 20 days ago by Dando
5.0 out of 5 stars Vita is greatly imprived with this grip.
This grip is great, especially if you have large hands. The extra power is a nice bonus.
Published 20 days ago by TJ
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Emits a buzzing sound when charging and messes with the touch and back screen.
Published 22 days ago by Arcshots
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