If you regularly shop for gaming accessories, then chances are you’ve run into a Nyko product from time-to-time. This company makes all sorts of accessories for each platform, from controllers to charging stations, cooling pads, battery packs and much more. It’s great that they’re already very accustomed to making products of all kinds, because they just released something that Nintendo somehow didn’t think about.
Thanks to Nyko, you can now properly use your shiny new NES Classic Edition (NES MIni) without having to stay glued close to the TV. Enter the “Extend Link”, which as the name suggests is an extension cable for the NES Mini’s controllers. Without the extension , the length of the controller’s cable is only 30 inches/3ft; that’s insanely small. With the Extend Link, you can widen that controller length by an extra 6 feet. Thank goodness.
So, why did Nyko have to create this; how come Nintendo didn’t just make the standard cables longer? It’s anyone’s guess, really. Considering the fact that the company made four systems with wired controllers, you’d think they’d have controller cable length down to a science. Oh well, at least Nyko is here to pick up the slack.
The NES Classic Edition Controller Extend Link will cost you a mere $10. While it sucks that you have to buy an additional product just to make the mini system actually useful, it’s better than having no choice but to deal with the short cable length.