dark        
spacer

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

0

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.


You are logged out. Login | Sign up

 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Conrad Zimmerman
Conrad ZimmermanMoustache   gamer profile

An avid player of tabletop and video games throughout his life, Conrad has a passion for unique design mechanics and is a nut for gaming history. He can be heard on the comedy podcast ( The mer... more + disclosures


 



Filed under... #Accessories #CES #Controllers #Destructoid on assignment #Nyko

READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...


LET'S KEEP THE COMMUNITY GREAT


You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!