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Pink and blue Wiimotes ready for Valentine’s Day

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on January 19th, 2010

We told you about these pink and blue wiimotes back in December. Nintendo is finally ready to release them while cashing in on the latest holiday.

There’s one for boys and one for girls. Throw in some chocolate and you have a nice nerd gift. These wiimotes will cost you $54.99, which is on par with the regular MotionPlus bundle. You can pre-order now and they ship on Feb. 14th.

Wii And PS3 Sniper Gun Controllers

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

If the standard guns are not hardcore enough for your Nintendo Wii or Sony PS3 gaming experience, try one of these sniper guns from CTA Digital. Recently shown off at CES, these weapons will give you a more realistic feel while in your game.

The PS3 model looks like an AK-47, while the Wii model just looks like what it is, crap plastic. The Wii version uses a Wiimote and Wii Motion Plus attachment, while the PS3 version uses its own built-in joystick, D-pad, and works on it’s own.

Nyko Wand + has MotionPlus built in

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on January 8th, 2010

Last year Nyko introduced the Wand, their version of the Wiimote. This year they update it, outdoing Nintendo by incorporating Wii MotionPlus technology into one single controller. That’s what Nintendo gets for being slow.

I’m glad I didn’t buy one of those MotionPlus accessories. Now I can get this and have a less bulky controller. The Wand + reduces the controller’s overall size and should give you a more comfortable gaming experience.

Wiiwaa: Shove a Wiimote in an animal’s mouth

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 30th, 2009

Wiiwaa is a upcoming Wii game where you jam your Wiimote into the mouth of some alien stuffed animal. The furry beast swallows the wiimote and then the game uses the stuffed animal as the game’s controller. This allows the toy to become motion-sensitive.

So when you shake and move the puppet around, those same movements are replicated in the game. You can also throw the thing. Hopefully not at the TV. Check out the video below.

Wii Classic Controller to PC USB adapter

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2009

If you play PC games with console-like controllers, you’ll dig the Wii Classic Controller to PC USB Adapter. Assuming that you already own a Wii Classic Controller anyway. This adapter allows you to enjoy your PC-based games the way god intended: By using a console controller.

You can use all of the Wii Classic Controller’s buttons, D-pad and analog sticks. It also features integrated turbo and auto-fire. At least this will give you an excuse to actually use your Wii Classic Controllers.

Hacked Wiimote saves scientists money

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 15th, 2009

Hacked Wiimote saves scientists moneyHacking a Wiimote is nothing new, but William Luxemburg from the Delft University of Technology is using the Wiimote and an LED light as a water-level sensor, measuring evaporation. The image tells the story. Just a tub of water with a Wiimote pointing at a plastic boat.

It’s simple and cost-effective and yields the same, or better results than pressure sensors that cost $500 or more. He re-programmed the Wiimote’s output and when it was connected wirelessly to a laptop he was able to receive real-time information on what the water level was doing in the tub.

Nintendo readies blue, pink Wii remotes

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 14th, 2009

Nintendo readies blue, pink Wii remotesNintendo will be launching its Wiimote in two new colors, blue and pink. Is it Easter and nobody told us? Now with the existing white and black controllers, users will have four color options. The new pink and blue wiimotes will come with the MotionPlus add-on and a protective jacket.

They will ship on February 14th 2010. Nothing on price just yet, but we should be talking about $40. The odd thing here is that Nintendo doesn’t want to release color-matching nunchuks.

Penguin United Crossfire: How Wii guns should be made

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 10th, 2009

Penguin United Crossfire: How Wii guns should be madeYou know the deal with Wii guns. You slide your Wii-mote into the accessory, making it too large for comfort and fugly besides. Well, the new Penguin United CrossFire does away with that scenario by integrating a Wii-mote into the gun itself. Frankly that’s how all Wii accessories should be made.

The CrossFire pistol is perfect for playing any games that require firearms. The controller integrates all of the features of a standard Wii-mote, like accelerometers, IR controller, speaker, and rumble. It also gives you easy access to a D-Pad and 1/2 buttons. The gun trigger is the “B” button while there’s an “A” button on the side of the gun. Plus there’s a Nunchuck attachment port in the butt of the gun.

An entire baby Wiimote peripheral

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on November 2nd, 2009

An entire baby Wiimote peripheralYou thought the inflatable horse peripheral was a bad idea. That was before your kid could get a whole baby to use with their Wii. Every time I think that we have seen the height of weirdness in Wii-land, they drop something even weirder on us.

Bundled with the upcoming Wii game Baby and Me (in Australia), this doll-mote uses the Wiimote’s speaker to make the baby cry or laugh. You can even use the Wii Balance Board, which allows you to burp the baby, rock the baby and teach “her” to walk. (Which she will never learn because she’s just a doll with a Wiimote crammed in her insides.)

Wii custom-made Heckler and Koch MP5 controller

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on October 16th, 2009

Wii custom-made Heckler and Koch MP5 controller Say hello to my little friend. Pow, pow, pow, pow. We all know that there are ten million Wii controller accessories, but this one means business. This is a 1:1 scale Heckler & Koch MP5 sub-machine gun for the Wii.

Instead of using Nintendo’s own controllers for the gun, the that made it implemented full Wiimote, nunchuck and MotionPlus functionality into it. Plus it has a built-in rechargeable battery that charges via USB and a built-in speaker. It will also rumble when you get hit in supported games.

Nyko Wii Wands get some color

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on October 16th, 2009

Nyko Wii Wands get some colorRight when Nintendo finally puts some black on your Wiimote, Nyko is dropping four new candy colors for its Wand Wii remote.

Looks like Nyko is following Nintendo closely, offering the same blue and pink color choices that Nintendo is offering in Japan. There’s also black and purple. They should be available now for $29.99.

Exercise Bike for the Wii

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on October 12th, 2009

Exercise Bike for the WiiYou own an exercise bike. You also own a Wii. Why not put them together and save some space in your home? Why not indeed. The Cyberbike is being developed by Bigben Interactive and comes bundled with some hippie game where you have to clean up the planet with your pedalling power.

It’s also compatible with Mario Kart, though I’m guessing you will have a hard time keeping up on that game. The bike is scheduled for a January release in Europe, but we don’t have any pricing details yet. Our guess is that it won’t cost much and will break down pretty quickly.

Louisville Slugger Baseball Bat for the Nintendo Wii

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on September 27th, 2009

Louisville Slugger Baseball Bat for the Nintendo WiiYou know what the Wii has been missing? The good old old Louisville Slugger. Makes sense when you think about it. Louisville Sluggers are for more than just baseball. I’m thinking a Wii home invasion title, where you wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of a robber. You could get points for different weapon choices. The good old old baseball bat is a favorite of home defense.

Then there’s all of the fighting games where you use a bat. Well, now you’ll be swinging a real one. Well, not real, but better than a plain wiimote. The Force Unleashed is a whole new game when wielding a bat.

Nyko Charge Base IC for Wiimotes

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on August 19th, 2009

Nyko Charge Base ICNyko continues to push the envelope when it comes to Wii accessories. Their latest Charge Station IC takes things to the next level. It holds two Wiimotes using magnets and charges the controllers via induction.

And it doesn’t matter if they are wearing silicon sleeves or have the Wii Motion Plus add-ons. There’s also an extra USB port in back, just in case you want to charge something else. Nothing on price or availability just yet. It will likely fall into the $30-40 range.

Elecom drops 2 new Keyboards, for the Wii and PS3

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on August 18th, 2009

Elecom drops 2 new Keyboards, for the Wii and PS3Wii and PS3 typists can rejoice. Elecom has your back. Elecom has released another pair of keyboards in the TK-U01MAL series. Both are available in USB with a 3m long cord, and are available in black to match your PS3 and in white to match your Wii.

Since these keyboards are primarily made to be used with the two gaming consoles, they have a “stand-up” design so that they can take up as small of a footprint as possible and be put away out of sight easier. Nothing on pricing or whether the Elecom TK-U01MAL series keyboard will be available in the States.