Archive for Wii Accessories

Sonic the Hedgehog Inductive Wiimote Charger

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 27th, 2010

Look what we have here. Sonic the Hedgehog is willing to charge up your Wiimotes while showing the peace sign. He doesn’t look very happy about it though. You can understand why. He’d rather be chasing down golden rings and promoting Sega products. But sadly, those days are gone.

Now he is reduced to sub-par games and promoting Nintendo gear, which in this case will cost you $49.99. It comes from Mad Catz. Hey, at least it acts as a figurine too.

Doctor Who sonic screwdriver Wiimote

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on September 7th, 2010

Dr. Who fans who love playing the Nintendo Wii will be pleased to know that the Doctor Who sonic screwdriver is coming soon. They are available as a custom Wiimote as well as Nintendo DS stylus for a few upcoming titles.

The Wii game Doctor Who: Return To Earth and Nintendo DS title Doctor Who: Evacuation Earth, are scheduled to arrive in time for Christmas alongside these sonic screwdriver add-ons.

Review: Nyko Wand+

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on August 31st, 2010

Nyko sent us a review unit of the Nyko Wand+, so we checked it out to see how it works. Nyko’s Wand + is designed to be the best controller on the market for the Wii. It requires no extra attachments for accurate motion control, since the Wii Plus add-on is built into it for full 1:1 movement tracking. So it is compatible with all games that use the Wii Motion Plus attachment.

It’s the first and only Wii controller on the market that has Wii Motion Plus built-in. For now. It’s the same size as the standard Wiimote, but it feels lighter and much more comfortable in your hand. It looks way cooler as well. We played several games and sure enough, it worked smoothly. Just as good as your typical Wii controller and it did seem more precise, which made gaming better.

Wii Classic Controller Pro goes gold for GoldenEye 007

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on August 11th, 2010

Even when we play the new consoles, we all love old school controllers right? And when it comes to playing GoldenEye 007 this is the way it was meant to be played. If you don’t want to use a wiimote, check out this gold Classic Controller Pro. The limited edition controller is your standard Wii Classic, just the same color as 007′s Golden Gun.

It will ship later this year inside of a “Classic Edition” game/accessory bundle for $69.99. We aren’t sure if it will be available as a standalone peripheral, but since you are buying the game anyway, who cares? You only live twice.

Wii controllers for people with really small hands

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on June 15th, 2010

Do you have freakishly small hands? If so, the Wiimote is probably too big for you. Good thing Power A has your back with this new MiniRemote and MiniChuck. These controllers are 35% smaller. Great for those of small hand, little people, grandmothers and kids.

This retails for $49.99 and is due out in September. They are fully compatible with MotionPlus, and feature large buttons that are easy to find with your tiny fingers.

Wii Rowing Machine

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on May 18th, 2010

CTA, makers of all manner of strange Wii peripherals, is back. This time they are offering a plastic drawbar / foot pedal combo that is “very similar to a rowing machine you would find at the gym,”. Somehow we doubt that, but whatever.

It’s designed for games like Wii Sports Resort and will no doubt begin collecting dust immediately, like the rest of your exercise gear. You can pre-order it now at Amazon if you like.

Wii Vitality Sensor announcement on Monday?

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on May 16th, 2010

The Vitality Sensor, that most elusive Wii accessory may get some clarity tomorrow as Nintendo and the American Heart Association are scheduled to hold a “special joint announcement” that may offer new info on the device. Finally!

At least we hope they clear some things up. It’s been a year since Nintendo revealed the mysterious heartbeat peripheral at E3. It would be nice to get to know it better.

USB Karaoke Mute-Mic for Wii

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on April 7th, 2010

Remember that muzzle-like mic we told you about wayyyy back in March of last year? Looks like you can finally buy one. And if you have a voice that sounds like screeching humping monkeys, you’ll need it.

This mic absorbs all of your awful singing so you won’t disturb anyone else, while letting you sing at the top of your lungs. Pre-orders for the USB Karaoke Mute-Mic at Japan Trend Shop will cost you $80. It will also work with Windows XP and Vista.

Wii Football controller is real

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2010

Back in September we knew that the Nintendo Wii Football controller patent was getting real. CTA Digital has now made it official and something more than just a render. We don’t yet have a date for launch, but CTA has it on their site with no price listed.

The soft football controller has both sides of the ball scooped out allowing you to get a firm grip which ever hand you use to throw the ball. The company also recommend you use the wrist strap to prevent accident throwing. You know, unlike a real football, which you want to throw.

Wii Balance Board Push Up Bar

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on March 12th, 2010

If you are a Wii Fitness addict, you probably wish you had a push up bar. Thankfully, this push-up bar attachment is now available and will have you building more muscles in no time. CTA Digital’s plastic push up bar pops right on top of your balance board, offering adjustable grips that let you “go deeper than you would if the floor stopped you.”

Apparently the handles give you a better work-out, and they’re compatible with Wii Fit and Wii Fit Plus and also the New U Fitness and Jillian Fitness Ultimatum. You can preorder the push up bar from Amazon for $25.

MoProUSA unveils Wiimote pistols

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on February 25th, 2010

As a Wii owner you certainly have your choice of guns to choose from. But these are pretty good looking. Everything is still in prototype form, but it’s impressive. MoProUSA is looking to create a new range of gaming pistols, including one that requires no Wiimote and Nunchuk to operate.

The Duel Pro is modeled from a replica pistol, and has the guts of a Wii controller and Nunchuk inside. There’s also an analog nub on each side that lets you switch from one hand to the other. A color-changing LED is positioned on the rear for instant feedback.

Custom Ghostbusters Wiimote Proton Pack Mod

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on February 23rd, 2010

This is pretty awesome. I’m not sure I love Ghostbusters enough to want to play it with this custom Wiimote mod, but Jack Rossi does. He created this proton pack and thrower so he can play the Wii version of Ghostbusters as realistically as possible.

The cyclotron features four blue LEDs which allow the player to know which player is selected or active and the Blue Power Cell shows you how much power the pack has. The Thrower has been designed with ergonomics and function in mind.

Riiflex Wii Weights now available for $30

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on February 12th, 2010

Sometimes it takes a long time for a product to go from concept to actual item. That’s the case with the Riiflex Wii weights, which will work with Wii Fit, or any other game. They are finally available now for $30 a pair, should you want to be a musclebound nerd.

Get yours when a standard Wiimote becomes too easy for your girlly arms to lift. Soon you’ll be able to lift that console too and the girls will go wild for ya.

Wii Magic Stick Cover changes the D-Pad to an analog stick

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on January 30th, 2010

The Wii Classic controller is arriving in April, but if you don’t want to wait for it, you may want to check this out. Just slide the $7 Magic Stick cover on your Wiimote and you have an analog stick.

It isn’t pretty but it’ll turn your Wii-mote into a joystick. It should make gameplay more comfortable. It also makes the “A”, “1″ and “2″ buttons slightly larger, which should come in handy.

Mad Catz’ new moddable fight stick for Wii

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on January 26th, 2010

The Wii may not be super powerful and you don’t necessarily think fighting games when you think of Nintendo’s console, but the release of Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom hopes to change all that. Mad Catz’s has a cool new Arcade FightStick to go with it.

Like other Mad Catz’s fightsticks, this one is moddable and even has a few features that the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions lack, like a toggle switch that will let the arcade stick control either the d-pad of the classic controller or the left or right analog stick. That means you’ll be able to use it with a bunch of Virtual Console titles. Awesome. Are you ready to fight?