Wii weights unveiled
"Six, seeven, eiiiight, niiiiiiine...."
If you’re not convinced that Wii Fit and the Balance Board will really keep you in trim, then one firm’s designed a Wii peripheral that can’t fail to bulk up those biceps: Wii Weights.
riiflex: bulk up while chilling out
Although still at the prototype stage and officially called riiflex – even though we think our name’s better – the green dumbbell weighs 2lbs. The blue one will probably weigh in at 5lbs.
Your Wii Remote slots into the middle of each dumbbell and, as far as we can work out, that’s it. There’s doesn’t appear to be a Venice Beach-style Wii weight workout game to go with the dumbbell duo, so you’ll be left trying to control, say, Mario Part 8 while lifting the weights.
US customers can pre-order their own set of
Wii Weights online now for $5 (£2/€3). A UK price hasn’t been confirmed yet, so Blighty’s puny gamers will have to keep fit the traditional way. ®
At 2lbs the world isn't likely to have a load of little Arnie's running around shouting 'I'll be back...'
you could go out and buy some normal weights! These are ridiculous!
RE: Wow, great
All it requires is a disclaimer, for the more litigious nations:
"Heavy objects may break things when thrown at them"
"Do not use while being a moron"
Should do the trick.
Surely, it'd be...
So, do these come with manacles or something? Because I can only imagine the kind of lawsuits that will come when someone fling that thing out the window.