Feeds

Flick-knife-style Wii remote USB stick

Demand data at stick-point

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

When Register Hardware first caught sight of the Wedisk, we thought some dastardly being had shrunken the Remote for our office’s Wii. However, the device is actually a miniature USB flash drive shaped like the console’s controller, but with a difference.

Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com

The Wedisk is a sort of flick knife for gamers, because a press of the Remote’s A key sees a retractable USB 2.0 jack shoot out of the top. Although it’s not likely to do anyone any serious bodily damage, it does mean that you’ll be well equipped should someone wish to challenge you to a data transfer duel.

You have to admire the pen’s design, which is pretty identical to the real thing, aside from the obvious miniature size of 85 x 20 x 18mm. We were disappointed to note though that blue lights don’t appear on the pen during a data transfer, as they would whilst using the Remote with the Wii. A LED ring does appear around one of the buttons when the Wedisk is in use, but somehow it’s not the same.

Users can choose between a 1G, 2G, 4G or 8GB Wedisk in either white or black and it's compatible with both PC and Mac. The Wedisk is available now online, but a price hasn’t been given.

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
Reg man looks through a Glass, darkly: Google's toy ploy or killer tech specs?
Tip: Put the shades on and you'll look less of a spanner
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
Tim Cook in Applerexia fears: New MacBook THINNER THAN EVER
'Supply chain sources' give up the goss on new iLappy
prev story

Whitepapers

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup
Learn why inSync received the highest overall rating from Druva and is the top choice for the mobile workforce.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.