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Set your Nunchuck free

Wireless Wii widgit

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

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.

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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.

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