Wii Launches Funky Accessories

"Whilst there has been no shortage of PS3 horror stories, Nintendo's Wii appears to be flying under the radar. Interestingly though, it has some new 3rd party accessories.
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News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 21/11/2006
Author: PV5150
Source: iTWire

Nintendo wants you to hold the motion sensing controller, lovingly dubbed the ‘Wii-mote’, in your hands to control your bat, racquet, club, steering wheel or more. But along with the launch of the Wii in the US has come a range of Wii-mote add-ons that are so cool and affordable, you’ll want them for the novelty value if nothing else.

There’s a Sports Pack, a Racing Wheel, a Controller Grip and Silicon covers for the Wii-mote to simulate real sports action, protect your Wii-mote and hold it more comfortably, all while retaining access to the rear trigger button.

The Sports Pack costs AUD $39.95 (probably under US $25), and comes with plastic holders to transform your Wii-mote into a tennis racquet, glof club and baseball bat. Obvious these devices are not to scale, but nevertheless enhance the feeling of actually playing the game.

The Racing Wheel is AUD $19.95 (probably around US $10) and offers a comfortable steering wheel plastic moulding that maintains the Wii’s motion sensing but lets you feel like you’re really hold a wheel with which to drive.

The Controller Grip at AUD $16.95 (less than US $10) gives you the ‘handles’ that your palms grip on when holding a standard Xbox 360, PS3 or Nintendo GameCube controller.

The Silicon Gloves are AUD $14.95 (way less than US $10) and are similar to the silicon skins available for iPods. These new items were on sale at the eGames Expo (Melbourne, Australia) last weekend, so one could assume that they are already selling or aren't far away for our Northern hemisphere friends.

Wii sports pack

Wii steering wheel

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21-11-2006, 06:40:25

Kempez

Formatted with Win2k3 and all better. That's the end of XP for me, POS software.



Weird never ever had that issue with XP :o

In fact I rarely have issues with XP, apart from ATI and nVidia drivers conflicting :mad:

21-11-2006, 07:39:13

FragTek
XP is the biggest piece of garbage ass software, it's about to hit my list right below WinME... Where is Vista, hurry up!!

21-11-2006, 08:05:30

Jim
W2k3 >>> XP for sure.

What was you thinking going back to XP frag when you have 2k3 :eek:

21-11-2006, 08:12:30

liqnit
i worked with Vista Server(LongHorn) and this is a real beauty!
there is what to wait for

21-11-2006, 08:25:55

FragTek
[QUOTE=XMS]W2k3 >>> XP for sure.

What was you thinking going back to XP frag when you have 2k3 :eek:[/QUOTE]
Dunno mate, dunno... Some software isnt compatible with 2k3 so I was like meh, XP. But never again, I might as well just burn my XP discs, it has angered me so much. 2k3 works a treat.

21-11-2006, 08:57:43

Jim

Dunno mate, dunno... Some software isnt compatible with 2k3 so I was like meh, XP.



Tiz true that there are some prices to pay in order to be a 1337 2k3 uz3r ;)

21-11-2006, 12:29:13

Dav0s
its worth it tho, the pros waaay outdo the cons (of which they are few)

21-11-2006, 12:44:59

FragTek
Wirelessly posted (LG Fusic: Opera/8.01 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/2.0.4719/1378; en; U; ssr))

its worth it tho, the pros waaay outdo the cons (of which they are few)



ive never had much luck with xp. i think a month is the max ive gone before needing a format. i cant even remember a time that ive had to format 2k3 for any reason.

21-11-2006, 12:47:23

Dav0s
i had some itunes/quicktime problems with my last install, but i expect it was user error somewhere along the way

21-11-2006, 12:52:14

FragTek
Wirelessly posted (LG Fusic: Opera/8.01 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/2.0.4719/1378; en; U; ssr))

i had some itunes/quicktime problems with my last install, but i expect it was user error somewhere along the way



i gotta get my itunes squared away tonight. i really need to get all of my vid benches done too. hopefully 2k3 will sort my lockup problem.
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