Feeds

Retailer reveals Wii Laser Sword

Lightsabre clone war coming?

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

For die-hard Star Wars fans, the Lightsabre is probably the film series' coolest asset. So thank your lucky Death Star that a Lightsabre peripheral for the Wii remote has been unveiled.

Wii_Light_Sword
The Wii Light Sword

Dubbed the Wii Light Sword, the add-on has just cropped up on online retailer Play.com’s website. The device is essentially a translucent plastic tube containing 22 "ultra-bright" LEDs fixed to the handle. The Wii Remote also slots into the handle, transforming it into a more elgant weapon from a more civilised age.

Presumably, this means the device could be used with any game, such as tennis in Wii Sports. However, it would probably be more fitting with titles like Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga.

Sadly, the Light Sword doesn’t make a “Vvvvwwwwwvvvv” sound when its waved around, but it does light up thanks to the use of three AA batteries, which aren’t included.

Play.com is releasing the Light Sword on 30 November for £15 (€22/$30).

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
Jaguar Sportbrake: The chicken tikka masala of van-sized posh cars
Indian-owned Jag's latest offering curries favour with us
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
Here's your chance to buy an ancient, working APPLE ONE
Warning: Likely to cost a lot even for a Mac
Xiaomi boss snaps back at Jony Ive's iPhone rival 'theft' swipe
I'll have a handset delivered. Judge us after you try us...
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.