Nyko's larger Wavebird alternative ships to stores.
NYKO(R) WIRELESS AIR FLO(TM) CONTROLLER FOR GAMECUBE(R) FREES PLAYERS FROM CORDS
LOS ANGELES - Nov. 30, 2004 - Nyko Technologies(R), a leading manufacturer
of innovative peripherals for video and computer games, has begun shipping
its Wireless Air Flo(TM) controller for Nintendo GameCube(R). The cable-free
unit provides gamers with a consistent flow of fresh air through the controller
handgrips and features a new variable-speed control for custom hand cooling.
The Wireless Air Flo controller for GameCube features lag-free gaming up
to 50 feet from the dongle inserted into the console. Nyko's wireless
technology for GameCube includes a multi-channel design to accommodate
up to eight players without interference. Precision error correction eliminates
interference from household appliances and other sources of RF interference.
Nyko's popular Sony Playstation(R)-style button configuration brings intuitive
button placement to GameCube. The wireless controller includes an ultra
responsive D-pad with a detachable joystick, which is ideal for arcade-style
and fighting games. The automatic power save mode ensures long battery
life, so gamers can enjoy up to 50 hours of wireless gameplay. The Wireless
Air Flo for GameCube includes four AA batteries.
"For those who want the freedom to compete without cords, the Wireless
Air Flo controller for GameCube makes the perfect playing partner," said
Susan Corben, director of marketing, Nyko Technologies. "Now gamers can
get in the zone playing Metroid Prime 2 Echoes and Paper Mario without
the 'umbilical cord' feeling."
Nyko's Wireless Air Flo controller for GameCube, the second product in
the Wireless Air Flo family to ship to retail stores, is priced at MSRP
$24.99. The Wireless Air Flo for Playstation 2 shipped earlier this year.
Upcoming controllers in the line include products designed for Xbox and