Wii sensor goes wireless
So you’ve bought a spanking new Nintendo Wii as part of your get fit regiment in view of the upcoming holiday season where you will indulge in plenty of eating, drinking, and video gaming. Unfortunately, as with everything in this world, there is nothing perfect, and the very same thing applies to the Wii sensor that falters under extra bright conditions. The Wireless Wii Sensor does not provide a foolproof method against dropped or wayward connections with your Wiimote in the presence of bright light, but it does do away with the pesky cable that definitely turns down the Wii’s sex appeal by a notch.
Powered by a single 9V battery, the Wireless Wii Sensor still retains the standard 3 to 8 foot range for an ideal and stable connection, but at least you get to place it nearly anyway and everywhere you like without being limited by the cable found in the original Wii sensor. Setup is pretty simple with the single button design – all you need to do is turn it on. A red LED indicator lets you know whether the Wireless Wii Sensor is turned on or off, while an adhesive strip located at the bottom makes it easy for you to mount it anywhere, although residue marks on your wall or furniture could be a potential problem.
With over 40 hours of gameplay from a single 9V battery, hardcore gamers would do well to pick up the Wireless Wii Sensor. It isn’t exactly the cheapest third party peripheral at $25, but it is the only one available at the moment. It remains to be seen whether Nintendo will pick up this idea and release an officially licensed product.