Nyko Technologies has really been pumping out those PlayStation 4 accessories at a blazing pace and this year at CES2015, they’re introducing two more, the new Data Bank and Type Pad.
“This year’s product assortment looks to improve some of the everyday use cases that may go overlooked, but are just as important,” said Chris Arbogast, director of marketing at Nyko. “Our goal is to expand what is possible with video game hardware. This time, we chose different aspects of the consoles to tackle beyond charging and cooling, like data storage and communication with our Data Bank and Type Pad.”
Data Bank for PlayStation 4
The Data Bank is a hard drive dock for PS4 that replaces the top of the console and the 2.5” hard drive in order to provide compatibility with 3.5” hard drives as internal storage. The solution eliminates the need for an external hard drive, which currently cannot support game installs or save data. This also allows for larger storage, faster running speeds and less expensive prices found with 3.5” hard drives. The design of the replacement dock lid seamlessly matches the minimalist design of the PS4. Once a 3.5” drive is slid into the Data Bank, a built-in LED strip illuminates while the console is accessing its memory. The Data Bank represents Nyko’s commitment to expand the core functionality and capabilities of video game hardware with its accessories. It is anticipated to begin shipping in the first half of 2015. Patent Pending.
Type Pad for PlayStation 4
The Type Pad for PS4 is a full QWERTY keyboard attachment that snaps onto the bottom of DUALSHOCK® 4 controllers. It allows users to easily chat with friends during multiplayer gaming sessions, and includes a mini-analog nub for quick menu navigation as well as a “.com” shortcut to make input more convenient. Players also won’t have to worry about charging the device separately as it can be charged simultaneously with the controller using any standard micro-USB cable. It can also be switched on and off to conserve battery. The Type Pad is compatible with all Bluetooth keyboard-enabled apps and games and will ship in the first half of 2015.