This accessory serves two functions: to make holding on to the PS Vita easier, and to extend the handheld's battery life (something like the Blue Raven Extended Battery for PSP
). The shape of the Power Grip
turns the PS Vita into something resembling a PS3 Dual Shock controller, presumably making it more comfortable to hold for long play sessions. Players with big hands might find it helps reduce hand strain. The original design included fold-away grips to reduce the bulk of the Power Grip, but this feature seems to have been removed in the final version
. It is really easy to snap the unit on to a PS Vita, so presumably it should be easy to take off, too. The Power Grip also has a built-in rechargeable battery, which Nyko says will triple your playing time. It charges via the PS Vita's own charging cable, so you don't have to keep track of an extra cord. MSRP is $24.99 USD.