Product Type: 4Gamers game controllers
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A good idea but with some negatives
4Gamers Wireless Sensor Bar
Member Name: ally_kats_mama
4Gamers Wireless Sensor Bar
Advantages: Easy to use and install, wireless
Disadvantages: Eats batteries, gives no warning of when batteries are low
Without the Nintendo Wii Sensor bar you cannot play the Wii as simple as. The Nintendo Wii will come with the sensor bar when you buy the console but these can easily become damaged from falling off of the top of the TV one too many times or having a kitten knock it down, bat it all over the house and then chew the wire - yes my cute little kitty, I am looking at you and your naughty sister for making us have to buy a replacement!
On our travels we popped into Game to purchase a replacement sensor bar. We had the full intention of purchasing the official sensor bar as usually I do think that the official things are the best (and I am a bit of a freak in that I like to keep all things with what they actually come with) but on this particular day we were a little short on cash and could do with making a saving if possible and there in front of the official sensor bar was this 4gamers Wireless Sensor Bar and it was reduced to £3.99. Bargain is what I thought and my husband agreed. Plus it was wireless so the likelihood of small kittens chewing through the wires and ruining another sensor bar was not a possibility.
The sensor looks nice and it made out of black and silver plastic. It doesn't feel as weighty as the official Wii sensor bar as it has no cable hanging down the back pulling it off balance as it is wireless though it does become more weighty once the batteries are in. I found it balanced better on top of the TV than the official one too.
The first problem encountered with the 4gamers sensor bar was that it needs 4x AAA batteries something the official sensor bar never needed. I was not relishing having to replace the batteries all the time as this was going to end up making it cost more than a official one in the long run.
This thing really eats the batteries. We had used the Wii for about 15 hours and the batteries in the sensor bar were dead and gone. And it doesn't give you any warning as to when the batteries are running low. It simply just no longer responds. Not great when you are in the middle of Mario Kart and winning a race. The use of batteries really negates the whole wireless concept of the sensor bar.
Overall this is okay. The battery usage really lets it down in my opinion and we did eventually go and buy an offical Wii one. Performance wise though it is very good in terms of response and it is pretty much the same as the official one in that sense.
If you don't have to replace your sensor bar then just don't bother although the whole wireless option sounds great what with the cost of batteries it just isn't worth it. Stick with the official one if you can.
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