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126 of 134 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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This review is from: Nyko Power Grip for Vita - PlayStation Vita 1000 series (Video Game)
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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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Initial post: Jan 25, 2014 8:39:50 PM PST
Mouse says:
your review was good, What company did you pay $30.00 for this item? Amazon sale them for $54.99 Nyko Power Grip for Vita - PlayStation Vita (Accessory) 1/25/14. Thank you

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2014 9:25:46 PM PST
S. Green says:
I got it here, (Amazon) in March of 2013 when they were $25. The price tends to fluctuate and will probably drop again. The seller that has them at $50+ right now isn't Amazon, just a company that is selling through Amazon. During the holidays Amazon more than likely sold a lot of them and sold out of them, and that leaves others sellers higher priced products as the only ones left.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2014 8:32:28 PM PST
Mouse says:
ok thx by the way it still was $50.00 for the holidays. I was hoping it would go down. Have a good one

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 7:03:07 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 11, 2014 7:05:42 AM PST
Pinak Lonkar says:
Thank you for your valuable review. However, since you are using visual means to convey the review, it'd have been much better if you didn't move the devices and your hands so rapidly throughout the video. I wanted to also see you STEADILY gripping the vita in the case at least once, and slowly showing it from both back and front. It'd have given us a better feel of the grip and its usefulness.

Posted on Feb 14, 2014 11:51:47 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 14, 2014 11:52:16 AM PST
Relytia says:
Fantastic review S! This was very informative. Thank you.

If you don't mind me asking, does the grip's powering function still work properly? How long have you had it now? Been seriously considering buying this one over the CTA-Digital grip, even though it's $35 now. Do you think it'd be worth it still? Thanks in advance.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 16, 2014 12:12:21 AM PST
S. Green says:
T. Hill,

I've had mine since March 2013 and it still works as good as it did when I got it. The biggest thing to pay attention to is breaking the battery in properly. They tell you to fully charge and drain it 3x when you first get it to make sure it sets a proper "memory" for the battery. If you don't do this the battery will only take a partial charge, drain too quickly, or have a shorter life.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 16, 2014 12:20:07 AM PST
S. Green says:
Pinak,

What you see is as good as it's going to get. I have a problem with pronounced essential tremor and my hands are never steady. You aren't going to learn much about grip feel from a video since hand size can vary greatly from person to person anyway.
I can compare it to a controller you may be used to now. It feels similar to a 360 controller, (but much wider) rather than a PS3 or the original Xbox large or S type controllers. Hope that helps.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2014 10:50:16 PM PST
Pinak Lonkar says:
Extremely useful analogy. I just got the controller grip by Nyko, and it is charging by itself tonight. It is rather taking a long time to charge but I'm positive. Thank you for your response and my apologies for my comment above.

Posted on Feb 22, 2014 6:26:06 PM PST
This is one of the most in dept review of a hand grip i've ever seen! Thanks for the time and being very informative. I currently have a plastic protective case over my Vita. Would you know if it would fit the hand grip or do I have to remove the case first?

Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2014 6:45:38 AM PST
S. Green says:
If it adds to the thickness of the Vita at all you will probably have to remove it. The Grip locks the Vita in place with a sliding block that has a tab on it. This is made to lock a Vita in with no, or very little, wobble so there's not much room for anything else in the way of covers or protectors. Even a silicone sleeve might be too thick but I don't have one so I can't be 100% sure about that.
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