Paks a punch

We love the DualShock 4 here at Push Square. In fact, we think it's the best controller that Sony's engineering department has ever designed. However, if there was one complaint we could level at the next-gen gamepad, it would be its middling battery life. It can usually manage around 8-10 hours off a full charge, but if you're hunkering down for a marathon session of Resogun, or you just can't be bothered plugging the controller in, it can be a bit of a hassle.

In truth, we're probably only complaining because we were spoilt by the DualShock 3's absurdly long battery life. Regardless, Nyko has revealed a new powerpak for the PlayStation 4's primary input method that should foil any battery related headaches. The peripheral, which launches later this year at a price of $20 (£12), clips straight onto the back of the controller and connects to its micro USB port.

Nyko also announced several other Sony related products, including an intercooler for the PS4, a wireless charging dock for its controller, and a Smart Clip that'll let you fix your smartphone to the bottom of your gamepad in order to facilitate those newfangled second screen gaming experiences. Has the DualShock 4's battery life been giving you grief, or do you always remember to plug it in? Sound off in the comments section below.