Set your Nunchuck free
Wireless Wii widgit
Since the Wii’s arrival, gamers have moaned about that little wire connecting the console's main Remote to the Nunchuck. Gaming peripherals manufacturer Nyko has cut the cord and created a wireless alternative.
Nyko's Cord-Free: does away with wires
Nyko’s Cord-Free system is very simple. Firstly, a wireless dongle slots into the Remote at the point where the Nunchuck’s cord would normally connect. The unit’s powered by two AAA batteries.
Secondly, the Nunchuck slots into a specialist holder with a cord wrap at the bottom, which is necessary because the Nunchuck’s cable isn’t removable. The unit makes the Nunchuck look like a joystick, but also means it can stand neatly beside the console when not in use.
Nyko claims you’ll get around 60 hours of gameplay out of its set-up and gamers can stand up to four-and-a-half metres away from the Wii before the wireless connection drops out, which is a little under the maximum operating distance stated by Nintendo.
Cord-Free for the Wii should be available online later this month for $20 (£10/€14). A European price hasn’t been given.
Wow, genuinely useful
A first for a Wii accessory on here :-)
Definitely interested, though we couldn't call it a nunchuk any more. Got seriously tangled trying some different boxing strategies yesterday and this would have helped big time.
Shame about needing to coil up the cable, but that's liveable with.
Not quite sure what the "gamers can stand up to four-and-a-half metres away from the Wii before the wireless connection drops out" thing is about, given that surely the issue here is communication between the nunchuk and the remote. Presumably a terminology confusion.