First there was Nyko's Wand+, the original 3rd party controller to integrate MotionPlus technology. Then Nintendo realized the competition was upstaging them, and they readied the Wii Remote Plus for release in early November. And now, there is the Premium Remote XL+
from snakebyte. The Remote XL+ features the same in-built MotionPlus compatibility and all features that come standard on the regular Wii remote. It also costs $34.99, making it the cheapest of the MotionPlus-ready Wii controllers, 5 bucks cheaper in fact than both Nyko and Nintendo's offerings. How does the Remote XL+ perform? I don't know yet, but stay tuned for my thrilling full review!
snakebyte™ Premium Remote XL+ Controller For Wii® Available Now Exclusively Through Sunflex USA
The First Controller with Built-In MotionPlus Functionality
Glendale, CA – October 25, 2010 – Sunflex USA LLC, the exclusive distributor of the video gaming brand snakebyte™ and FINAL FANTASY® XIV controller, is now shipping the snakebyte™ Premium Remote XL+ Controller for Wii®. With integrated MotionPlus functionality, the Remote XL+ is the first and currently the only third-party all-in-one solution for Wii® players who demand optimum performance from a controller; no add-on or additional purchase required!
“We are thrilled to be the first American company to introduce a controller for the Wii® that includes MotionPlus functionality, a feature key to a more realistic gaming experience,” said Howard Borenstein, President of Sunflex USA LLC. “The Remote XL+ is designed for consumers who would prefer to have a single unit rather than be forced to attach an accessory with MotionPlus functionality to their Wii® Remote.”
The snakebyte™ Premium Remote XL+ Controller for Wii® can be easily used in place of the standard Wii® controller because it will automatically activate the MotionPlus functionality while playing games which do, or do not, support MotionPlus. The Remote XL+ features strong vibration effects for more life-like gaming, an integrated speaker for realistic positional audio effects and built-in memory to save settings and avatars. Additionally, players can use up to 4 units simultaneously for maximum multi-player fun.
The Remote XL+ comes complete with rechargeable Ni-MH batteries that can be charged via USB directly in the remote with the included USB cable. A secured battery compartment door protects the plastic from breaking, solving a problem gamers have reported with similar products. For added convenience, the remote has an external SYNC button, allowing players to synchronize the remote without opening the battery compartment.
The snakebyte™ Premium Remote XL+ Controller for Wii® is available now in both black and white for $34.99 at www.snakebyte-usa.com. It’s important to note that this product retails for $5 less than the first-party model that is reported to hit the market later this year.
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