Los Angeles – September 12,2006:
NYKO® MULTI READER 360 TAPS THE MULTI-FUNCTIONAL DESIGN OF THE XBOX 360®
Compact and Versatile Unit Allows Multiple USB Devices, Wired Controllers and Flash Memory Cards to Simultaneously Connect to the Xbox 360
Nyko Technologies®, a premier peripherals manufacturer, has shipped the Multi Reader™ 360 for the Xbox 360® to major retailers. The Multi Reader™ 360 enhances the capabilities of the Xbox 360 by giving gamers an easy way to listen to music, view photos and participate in group gaming sessions with one affordable device. The compact Multi Reader™ 360 serves as a USB hub for the Xbox 360, giving users the ability to connect up to three USB enabled devices to the unit (cameras, MP3 players, iPod, PSP, etc.) simultaneously. The unit also features a “Multitap” functionality that allows up to 4 wired controllers to connect to the Xbox 360 simultaneously via the Multi Reader™ 360 for multiplayer gaming action. In addition, the product serves as a multi-format flash media reader for all the popular memory formats (Smart Media, Compact Flash, Memory Stick/Pro and Secure Digital) to view digital photos. The Multi Reader™ 360 gives owners a variety of ways to access media through their console, opening up additional Xbox 360 functionality. For example, users can insert music from their iPod into their favorite videogame or watch a photo slideshow from a digital camera while listening to their favorite songs, by implementing the Multi Reader™ 360. “By combining three products in one, the Multi Reader™ 360 gives gamers endless media options on their Xbox 360,” said Chris Arbogast, Marketing Manager, Nyko Technologies. “We wanted to give users a way to easily access their favorite content simultaneously through the Xbox 360 and enhance their overall gaming experience.” The Multi Reader™ 360 features: • Three port USB hub lets users connect up to three USB enabled devices (cameras, iPod, PSP, etc.) to the Xbox 360, allowing for a variety of ways to listen to music and view photos on Microsoft’s popular console • Players can attach up to four wired controllers to the front of the Xbox 360, by using the “Multitap” functionality of the Multi Reader™ 360. • Unit serves as a multi-format flash media reader – recognizes all popular memory formats (Smart Media, Compact Flash, Memory Stick/Pro and Secure Digital) Nyko’s Multi Reader™ 360 is now available at major retailers nationwide; visit www.nyko.com for a complete list of retailers.