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The Pega PG-Wi039 Wii Wireless Infrared Sensor Bar is a vital peripheral for Wireless gaming with the Nintendo Wii. It can go above or below your TV screen and, owing to its very subtle and sleek design, doesn't look ugly at all. There are absolutely no cables, from the Wii, or the Wii remote, so there's no longer any risk of tripping over or whipping your children about the face with wires, which is always a plus.
It takes 4 triple A batteries which rarely need to be changed, especially when the device is in an economical mode that doesn't even detract from sensitivity in the slightest. It usually comes packaged with the wii console itself, although didn't when it was first released. If you don't own one, it is definitely worth investing in one, since they are very cheap to buy and don't eat batteries so much as say, the Wii Remote. There's no standby or off switch though, but then again there doesn't really need to be. Its probably the best of all the other available models, and is certainly the most popular of third-party devices of this kind. It doesn't do anything that the official Nintendo model doesn't, but its equally good, reliable, robust and economical. I've never known one to break either.
Whilst wireless capability doesn't really add any new dimension to the game, it does eliminate the annoyance of those pesky wires all up in your face when you're trying to play some of the Wii's more frantic games, such as Wii Sports Boxing or No More Heroes.
Its a remarkably good product, especially for such a low price. I wholeheartedly recommend to to all Wii owners. Its responsive, cheap, sleek and while not fully essential, will definitely help you get the most out of your gaming experience. Worth having.
As wireless technology is becoming more and more apparent in a whole range of devices why not make another feature of the ever popular Nintendo Wii console wireless! This time its not a controller its merely the sensor device that sits on top of your television.
The unit features no cables and connects completely wirelessly to the Wii console with no major set up hassle! It takes 4 batteries which despite having a 'electricity saving mode' will be drained pretty quickly for my use experience! I try to take the batteries out of the device when not using it.
I personally got the unit free as part of a console package deal but if i didn't have one and only had the cabled version i would not be too fussed about upgrading this part to wireless, first of all most people tend to set up the console to one television so does not require it to be moved and secondly cables behind the television are nothing out of the ordinary so would just recommend everyone stay with what they have!
Overall its nothing special and doesn't really feature any extras that will benefit, the price may be appealing but this does not include the long term battery purchases!
This is a brilliant little device which really helps if you ever move your Wii from room to room this is good as you have a second one of these sensors and you can keep them affixed to each seperate television.
These best thing about this is the fact it is wireless and therefore means that you will hav a lot less clutter behind the tv. This wireless sensors works on 4 AA batteries. However it does not have a standby or an on/off switch. this means that you will get through a lot of batteries.
The sensor is really goot has a range of about 4 foot and will work fine straight out the box with batteries. There is hardlyany connectivity probelms with this peice of kit.
I reccomend this to be used with rechargable batteries to help with you not havnig to get loadso f batteries.
I would reccomend this if you move around your wii as a second sensor or as a wireless bar to save you a bit of wiring mess around the tv. Definately a great buy at a cheap price.
The wii infra red sensor is essential to play wii games on. The sensor connects the remote controls to the wii itself. The standrad sensor you get with the wii is connected to the wii by a wire. This can be a problem in hoses where they are designed to look wireless or if you want to move your wii around frequently. They can also be a problem if you want to store your wii a little way away from the sensor itself. In these problem situations this wireless wii sensor is ideal as it has no resrictions on where it is placed. The price is a complete bargain. The only downside is that the wire one lasts longer as it is connected by a cable to the wii, so has a continous power supply, however this one does not have that feature. It does however have an energy saving mode, so it uses very little power.
With Little Miss liking her wii, and liking even more to carry it from bedroom to lounge, depending on who she wants to play with, I decided to buy her a wireless sensor so there was less chance of her getting trapped in all the wires. Since she is not a keen gamer and likes just to get on with it, I didn't want to spend a fortune so this fit the bill exactly.
WHAT IS IT?
Not knowing anything about gaming and being very uninterested in the whole thing, this had to be simple and easy to set up. Basically, it's just a long metal strip which sits on top of the tv and from this links up to the hand controls...I think that's what it does!
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The product comes in hard plastic casing requiring cutting to get into it with the instructions and details on the back.
Once inside, I get exactly what I expected and wanted- a sensor without wires.
This really is very simple, so simple that even i managed. Insert 4x AA batteries into the battery area at the back- thankfully this just slides open so i don't have to root around for a screw driver at the critical moment. Put it on top of the tv and switch the small on/off button to "on" and the games are ready to be played.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
I bought mine from amazon for the princely sum of £3.20 so I wasn't going to be too upset if it wasn't great.
The first thing that struck me was the strange way in which the instructions were written- "use 2 pieces of AA batteries". Not only did I find the writing of all the instructions strange but it actually uses 4 x AA batteries- fortunately I always have a supply in the house.
For what we wanted this has been perfectly adequate although it can lose its sensor ability if you move too far away from it. I think once you get out of about the 4 foot range then it's very hitty missy. However, since Little Miss and her friends always want to be close to the tv this isn't a problem, just for me when I sit on the sofa and play sofa Super mario!
The one real problem I have encountered isn't really a product problem but the fact that it doesn't seem to get switched off so we need lots of batteries.
A very reasonably priced product which does the job as I needed and is saving Little Miss from tripping down the stairs as she hauls her wii from room to room.
Thanks for reading.