Nintendo Pokemon Go Plus

The Good The Pokemon Go Plus turns some of the most monotonous parts of Pokemon Go into simple button presses. Saves phone battery. Discreet, easy-to-identify vibration patterns let you play without others noticing.

The Bad Loses connection often, and has to be manually reconnected. Doesn't make Pokemon Go a better game. Chunky plastic design leaves something to be desired.

The Bottom Line The Pokemon Go Plus might seem like an expensive accessory for a free app, but it can make Pokemon Go addiction symptoms more bearable.

Editors' Rating
  • Style 6.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Ease of use 6.0
6.5 Overall

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Nintendo Pokemon Go Plus
Nintendo Pokemon Go Plus
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Apple Watch Hermès GPS + Cellular (42mm stainless steel case, fauve barenia leather deployment buckle)
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Price $379 Officeworks $1,969 Apple $159 Officeworks $138 E-Global Digital Cameras
Style
6
Features
7
9
9
8
8
Ease of use
6

Review

This monster-catching button makes you less of a Pokemon zombie

You're addicted.

If you're seriously thinking about buying a Pokemon Go Plus, there are few other explanations.

It's a $35, £35 or AU$50 wearable pin that quietly alerts you to nearby Pokemon -- that way, you don't need to pull out your phone to play the uber-popular Pokemon Go game.

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