I am very excited to review the Uboost
from Nyko on the Wii U. Anything Wii U right now breaks the drought on
that system. The Uboost screws into the back of the Wii U Gamepad. It
adds extra battery power to the Wii U Gamepad. If you have a Wii U you
know how poor the battery power is on the Wii U Gamepad.
There is a price for the boosted battery life though. The Uboost adds weight to the normal light Wii U Gamepad. This weight addition is very noticeable. I was able to get used to it eventually but many times wondered if it was worth it. Especially considering the next feature.
The Uboost has a power switch on it. We turn it on when we want the Wii U Gamepad to draw power from it. I would only plug it in when it was needed. Why carrying around that extra weight when I did not need to - you know? Plus it is real easy to add the Uboost on and off the Wii U Gamepad.
I wondered if the Uboost would work with the Charge Station U. After all they are both Nyko products, and it makes sense that there would be compatibility. Sadly the Uboost will not work directly with the Charge Station U. That means the Uboost needs to be plugged in directly to the Wii U Gamepad's power cord.
There is one really cool feature on the Uboost. It has a brace that comes out of the unit. This allows the Wii U Gamepad to have a nice little stand. This is the saving grace of the Uboost, and how the weight problem, and weight issue could be negated. Add in it doubles the battery life of the unit and this may be something that will interest your family.
Family Friendly Factor: 78%
System: Wii U
Rating: ‘NR' - Not Rated
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