Way back in January Nyko showed off an enticing new version of their Wii remote alternative, the Wand+
. It's basically the already great Nyko Wand with the WiiMotion Plus hardware built right into the case--that's right, no annoying dongles to fuss with. Even better, the Wand+ retails for $39.99, about ten bucks cheaper than Nintendo's Wii remote and MotionPlus bundle. As with all Nyko's other peripherals, this one contains their Trans-Port technology, which lets it talk electronically to other Nyko add-ons, like their Kama nunchuks and Pistol Grip light gun.
I thought the Nyko Wand was a very good
alternative to the Wii remote, so I'm eager to try out the Wand+ on my MotionPlus-compatible games.
LOS ANGELES - September 2, 2010
Nyko Technologies®, the leading videogame peripherals manufacturer, today announced that its Wand+™ for the Wii™ is now available at major retailers across North America, including GameStop, and K-mart, and online at Amazon.com. The Wand+ is a wireless controller for the Wii that features Full Motion Technology™ support, Trans-Port Technology™, a sleek custom design and exceptional Bluetooth® communication.
Designed to be the most advanced and user-friendly controller on the market for the Wii, Nyko’s Wand+ includes built-in Full Motion Technology providing 1:1 movement tracking compatible with all Wii Motion Plus™ games. Wii gamers can simply pick up the Wand+ and play, with no need for additional dongles or attachments.
The Wand+ also boasts Nyko’s Trans-Port Technology, which allows key action buttons to be digitally replicated on other devices and pass sound and vibration signals through specially designed accessories and attachments for the ultimate gameplay experience. The Wand+’s custom design features enlarged and highly responsive buttons that enable more accurate and comfortable gameplay. Ergonomically designed for left- and right-handed use, the Wand+ features Nyko’s unique Soft Feel Surface that ensures a better hold of the remote. With Bluetooth® technology, wireless play is available up to 20 feet away from the console.
“When developing the Wand+, we wanted to create an all-in-one remote that offered versatility and convenience,” said Chris Arbogast, director of marketing for Nyko Technologies. “The technology used to create this controller will help our customers eliminate extra accessories and clutter from their entertainment centers while still providing a quality gameplay experience."
The Wand+ is available in black, grey and white/black, for an MSRP of $39.99.
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About Nyko Technologies
Nyko Technologies ® develops, manufactures and markets innovative peripherals to enhance the digital lifestyle. The company's mission is to deliver products that solve problems and improve user experience for work and play. Nyko specializes in interactive entertainment, computing, consumer electronics, portable audio, as well as online and wireless technologies. The company has distribution through major U.S. and Canadian retailers, along with distributors worldwide. Founded in 1995, Nyko is headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Please visit www.nyko.com or call 1-888-444-6956 for more information.