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Wii, It Works
Nintendo Wii Controller (Wii)
Member Name: kristoph23
Nintendo Wii Controller (Wii)
Advantages: Light Weight and does many things
Disadvantages: Can be expensive
I have had the Nintendo Wii console now approaching a year and the control which it is provided with is a simple and yet effect piece of equipment.
The Wii Remote is designed to let you as a player sit around your home in many locations and angles and play games on the Wii console.
The control itself can be in a few various colours and I have one in black and one in white. At the front of the remote is a sensor which registers with your television monitor. You place this other sensor on the top or wherever your sensors can pick up the signal and everything you do is reproduced on the game you play.
The actual remote has keypad buttons as well which can be used to access various games which need these to help you move and they have other buttons which play key roles as well.
You have a button the back as well which is angled and used on some games but not them all and on the front is the A and B buttons as well as some numbered ones as well. At the base you have a connection to place other items into control.
You can plug in a nunchuck which is another item you can use for the Wii and you can put in other items as well. You have a long strap which you tighten around the wrist to stop anyone getting a control thrown at them. I have thrown my remote before whilst playing a game of golf so this strap is essential for the safety of others.
The control requires batteries in the back and they last a long time but I currently use rechargeables as they save me more money in the long run.
The device measures at 15 x 3.5 x 3cm and is not that heavy. It looks quite thin and the main size or the bulk of the device is the battery storage area which is quite thick. They are solid and yet messy controllers.
If you play plenty of games on the Wii sometimes the moisture on your hands comes onto the control and it can leave marks and make the control slippy. You do also get a nice plastic sleeve for the control as well which helps with the grip sometimes.
I rarely make errors when pressing buttons with this control and you can sometimes shake the item around and mess around and there is never a fault. You can gain signals even when you are covering the sensor so it shows how good the connection can be.
There is a power button in the top corner which can sometimes be difficult to press and you never quite know if the remote has turned the console off or not and this is the one problem I have found. The price can vary at times between £10-£20.
You can buy remotes which are suitable for the Wii but not actually registered as Wii remotes but they are just as good but I always make sure I stick to the best and this is it.
A great remote which works fantastically well for a superb console.
Summary: It is a great remote to have