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CES 2010: Nyko's already awesome Wand gets an upgrade


9:30 PM on 01.08.2010
CES 2010: Nyko's already awesome Wand gets an upgrade photo



Last year at CES, Nyko unveiled their Wand controller for the Wii and we were very impressed. The changes to button layout were great as was the Trans-Port tech which allows other peripherals to remap buttons for the most appropriate use.

New year, new Wand, I guess. In our meeting with Nyko, we were shown the Wand+. It has all of the features of the original Wand, but throws in its own version of MotionPlus (called FullMotion). Once again, the third-party peripheral manufacturer has one-upped Nintendo at their own game by building the new functionality without increasing the size of the wand. It's the same size as the standard Wii remote.

I played with it a bit and, were it not for the shape of the buttons, I wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Except, of course, there's no ugly block sticking off the end of the controller. Very impressive.

The Wand+ will be available later this year. I'm thinking I might pick one up for my father who received a Wii for Christmas just because it's one less bit of accessory that he can break or be confused by.






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