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Wii Steering Wheel II

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on August 17th, 2009

Wii Steering Wheel IIIf you’ve been keeping up with the Jones’, you’ll want to make sure that you get every Wii peripheral they have as well. That includes the Wii Steering Wheel II. It’s available now for hardcore Wii Mario Kart enthusiasts.

I hear ya. How is this any different from the other Wii steering wheels? Well, it fits a Wiimote that is rocking the Motion Plus. Other than that, it’s the usual cheap plastic wiimote holder.

Wii bicycle pedal accessory coming soon

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on August 13th, 2009

Wii bicycle pedal accessory coming soonThis leaked marketing slide spotted over on NeoGAF suggests that we may be getting a bike peripheral sometime soon. I wonder if they will port the arcade hit Paperboy to the Wii so you can peddle away and throw papers or maybe you can ride in the Tour de France.

We don’t know if the image is from Nintendo or from a 3rd-party accessory maker, but it looks a lot more useful than an inflatable horse. Obviously the $89.99 controller is geared toward bike-riding and fitness activities.

Wii peripherals recalled over fire hazard

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

Wii peripherals recalled over fire hazardDamn. Owning a Wii is a dangerous proposition. Bad enough that you run the risk of throwing your Wiimote through your LCD, but now the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission just announced a voluntary recall of the 4-Dock Battery Recharge Station.

This Recharge Station is available from Target, Toys R Us, and Amazon.com under the Psyclone brand, or from Best Buy under the React brand. The dock has been a silent danger in homes since it went on sale in January, 2008.

Wii Ultimate Power Station

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on August 11th, 2009


We can’t decide is this is neat or completely stupid. The Wii Ultimate Power Station is a Wii and Wiimote dock that aims to keep everything organized and protect your console. It cools your Wii and has some extra outputs, will charge two Wiimotes and even hold the nunchuks. There’s even a clock.

But it seems like overkill and takes your thin console and makes it all beefed up and fat. We aren’t sure if there’s really a need for this. Or if it will even fit in the spots that our Wiis occupy. This one leaves us feeling kinda weird. What do you guys think?

Wii MotionPlus selling good

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

Nintendo's MotionPlus due out prior to June 18thThe MotionPlus may have taken a full year to arrive on the scene, but now that it’s here it’s doing pretty well. Overall video game sales dropped in June for the first time since 2000, but Nintendo can’t complain. 361,700 Wii consoles and 766,500 DS units shipped in June, but the big surprise is that the company also managed to sell 169,000 Wii MotionPlus units.

That’s not including the bundled ones like the one packaged with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (that sold 272,400 units). Plus you have to take into account that Wii Sports Resort has yet to be released.

Wii Bowling Ball is one Wii peripheral too many

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

Wii Bowling Ball is one Wii peripheral too manyWii accessories officially jump the shark with this Wii bowling ball. Now all you need are some fugly shoes and you are all set to break records by knocking down fake pins and being a dork. This “ultra-realistic accessory”, allows you to mimic all the critical motions of a “striking performance”.

It works by pressing the release button to open the ball in half, where you place the Wii remote inside and close the ball. Once the remote is inside, put your fingers in and hang your head in shame for buying this thing.

Thrustmaster’s tennis duo pack for Wii

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

Thrustmaster’s tennis duo pack for Wii If you can count on anything, it’s Wii peripherals. They just keep coming. Thrustmaster has launched the Tennis Duo Pack NW for Nintendo Wii. It is a must have accessory for the release of the two highly anticipated Nintendo Wii titles and the Wii MotionPlus device. Plus, if you must throw the Wiimote at your TV, it might as well be dressed up as a Tennis racquet. Both tennis racquets feature string and grip positioning with a compact design and realistic measurements.

The Duo Pack will feature ultra real drop shots, lobs, powerful forehands, passing shots and more. The Thrustmaster Tennis Duo Pack NW will be available for $24.99 by mid June 2009.

Power Up Charging Stand recharges the Wii Balance Board

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on June 5th, 2009

Power Up Charging Stand recharges the Wii Balance BoardAfter a full day of shedding pounds with the Wii Fit and several rounds of Punch-Out, you’ll want to recharge your balance board. Mad Catz’ upcoming Power Up Charging Station will take care of you and get you back in the game in no time.

The stand comes bundled with a special, contact-charging battery that replaces the standard AAs. Just load the battery into the board, the board into the stand, and your Balance Board recharges. Mad Catz also integrated two USB ports into the stand’s body, to charge your other gear. A foot pedal releases your board.

Nyko Type Pad Pro brings QWERTY to the Wii

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on June 1st, 2009

Nyko Type Pad Pro brings QWERTY to the WiiForget other Wii peripherals. This one makes your Wiimote look like an airplane that also sports QWERTY keys. This one is compatible with the Nyko Wand and not so compatible with the Wiimote because it lacks Nyko’s proprietary Trans-Port Technology.

What the Type Pad Pro does is transform an ordinary Nintendo controller into a sort of airplane looking full QWERTY keyboard. Through Trans-Port communication, the A and B buttons on the Wand are relocated to the Type Pad while the pad itself integrates with the Wii through a wireless USB dongle.

Wii dart controller

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on May 17th, 2009

Wii dart controllerIf you have to throw your Wiimote at the TV, it might as well resemble a dart. Now it can thanks to this new add-on kit from PEGA that turns your Wiimote controller into a giant… dart.

It’s designed specifically for games like PDC World Championship Darts. The kit adds a soft arrow tip and feather-shaped tail to your Wii controller, making it more like a lawn dart than a regular dart. Hey, if you have to throw it through your TV it might as well be dressed appropriately.

Wiimotes get wireless induction charging

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

Wiimotes get wireless induction chargingYou’ll be seeing more gadgets with induction technology. It allows you to charge gadgets with no wires. Just place the gadget on the charging surface and it’ll charge up like magic. Which makes you a wizard. Not really. Now you can charge your Wiimotes without taking the rubber sleeves off. For those of you who actually use them.

The Energizer Wiimote Induction Charging System lets you just set your Wiimotes on it and it’ll charge them up automatically. I can’t wait until we are charging everything like this. I want an electric car that can charge just by parking it in a certain spot.

Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles Shot Blaster

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

Resident Evil Umbrella Chronicles Shot BlasterFew things in life are better than shooting zombies with a plastic gun. Unfortunately, most of the gun accessories for the Wii are pretty boring. Gamers want something that stands out. A gun they can be proud of. One that they will give a female name too and tote with them in their backpack.

Well, this new Resident Evil Shot Blaster is just the ticket. It shows that you are serious about your zombie hunting and spend way too much time in your mother’s basement. You can purchase the gun for $29.95 online from Capcom. It includes Resident Evil-style Wiimote and Nunchuk skins.

Wii MotionPlus coming June 8 for $20

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

Nintendo's MotionPlus due out prior to June 18thLooks like the rumors were pretty close. After months of silence, Nintendo has announced a date for US availability of its MotionPlus Wiimote accessory.

We figured it would be here by now, but maybe they just needed some time to perfect it. On June 8th Nintendo will ship the MotionPlus add-on to the US. The device will cost you $19.99, or after until July 26th you can pick up the Wii Sports Resort for $49.99, which comes bundled with the accessory.

Riiflex Wiimote weights available for pre-order

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on April 8th, 2009

Riiflex Weights for Wii FitToday we bring you something new in a Wii peripheral to throw at/into your TV. Both the two and four pound Riiflex Wiimote weights have become a reality and you my scrawny friends are just months away from getting all buff in the arms.

One is for your Wiimote, one is for your nunchuck. A pair of the two pounders will set you back $34.95. The heavier ones will cost you $5 more per set. They won’t make you Lou Ferigno, but they will help with your flabby girlly arms.

Colorful Wii Nunchuks are Wii FunChuks

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on February 5th, 2009

Colorful Wii Nunchuks are Wii FunChuksPeripheral manufacturer Logic3 wanted to copy the Wii’s Nunchuk and in order to avoid lawsuits, they gave it the clever name of FunChuks. They are essentially miniature, brightly colored Wii nunchuks that somewhat resemble vegetables.

They’ll cost you $20 each and are a fairly straightforward Wii nunchuk replacement, except for the extra “C” button that they threw on them hoping to stymie lawyers. They also look like they will explode and create a Jackson Pollack masterpiece on your floor.