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Nintendo Wii Accessories

There are many accessories and add-ons for the Wii. Here is information on which ones are worth your time.

Nyko's Charge Base Pro
A review of Nyko's Dual Pro Controller Charger.

Nintendo's Wii Remote Charging Cradle and Rechargeable Battery - Review
A review of Nintendo's charge cradle for the Wii remote.

Nintendo's Wii U GamePad High-Capacity Battery
A look at Nintendo's extended battery for the Wii U gamepad.

uBoost - Review of Nyko's Wii U Gamepad Battery Extender
A review of Nyko's battery pack add-on for the Wii U Gamepad

Nyko Charge Station U - Wii U Peripheral Review
A review of Nyko's Charge Station U, which lets you charge a Gamepad and two remotes simultaneously.

Wii Mini Console - Review
A review of the Wii Mini, Nintendo's pared-down version of the Wii console.

Wii U Pro Controller - Peripheral Review
A look at the Wii U's conventional controller alternative

Snakebyte Remote XL for the Wii - Accessory Review
The flood of MotionPlus-enabled Wii remotes is upon us. First there was Nyko’s disappointing Wand+, then Nintendo’s own Remote Plus, and now there’s the best of the bunch, Snakebytes’ Remote XL.

Penguin United Active Motion Bundle - Accessory Review
What is it that is so appealing about making our Wii remotes look like ping pong paddles when we play table tennis or attaching a blade when we go sword fighting? My job isn’t to explain, but simply to tell you how much satisfaction can be derived from Penguin United’s Sports Resort Bundle, a set of Wii attachments designed specifically for...

Nyko Wand Action Pack - Accessory Review
I’ve always liked the idea of having a walking stick that turns into a sword, but the closest I’ve come so far is Nyko’s Wand Action Pack, a Wii remote that turns into a pistol.

Energizer Flat Panel Induction Charging System
A review of Energizer's first rate Wii Remote induction charger.

Penguin United Crossfire Remote Pistol - Accessory Review
The Wii remote, a long, slender object held with one hand with your forefinger on a trigger, is more gun-like than other game controllers, but using it still feels a lot more like operating your television remote than firing a glock. This explains the appeal of gun shells that allow you to turn your remote into a plastic gun. What is interesting about Penguin United’s Wii Pistol is that it is…

A Wii Remote Charger Comparison Chart
There are a good number systems that let you use rechargeable battery packs to power your Wii remote. If you're not sure which one to get, here's a comparison chart.

Nyko Charge Base IC - Peripheral Review
All I wanted was the perfect induction charger for my Wii remotes. Was that so unreasonable? Yet every charger I tried was flawed. Then I tried the Nyko Wii Charge Base IC, and while it may not be perfect, it comes so close that it makes me wonder; why could no one do this before?

Penguin United’s ElectroFlow Charger - Accessory Review
Any charger is an improvement over dealing with batteries, but inductive chargers, make your life easiest, since you can recharge without removing the remote’s silicone sleeve or add-ons like the MotionPlus. The latest inductive charger on the market is Penguin United’s new ElectroFLow Charger. It’s not perfect, but it is arguably the best...

Komodo's Buckshot Lock and Load Gun Shell - Review
As a professional reviewer, my job is to evaluate the pros and cons of a product and come to a reasonable judgment as to its merits. This proved somewhat difficult when I picked up Komodo’s Buckshot Lock and Load light gun peripheral for the Wii remote; it’s hard to consider something reasonably when your brain keeps yelling, “Woah! This thing is freaking awesome!”

Wii MotionPlus - Add-On Review
The MotionPlus gives us the Wii we were expecting years ago.

Energizer Induction Charging System - Accessory Review
A review of Energizer's Wii remote charger.

Quad Dock Plus - Accessory Review
DreamGear’s Quad Dock Plus, which can make up to 4 Wii remotes rechargeable, worked great for five days. Then it died. Normally my response would be to contact the manufacturer and ask for a second review unit, but based on my past experiences with DreamGear, I’m not even going to bother.

Twin Star Sabers - Accessory Review
DreamGear’s Twin Star Sabers, a pair of Wii remote add-ons that turn your remote into a light saber, fulfill the first basic necessity of gifts for kids: they look cool when you open them up.

Nyko Wireless Kama - Wii Peripheral Review
Nyko has two solutions for players looking for a wireless nunchuk. One, the Nyko Wireless Adapter for the Wii Nunchuk, is simply a wireless sheath for Nintendo’s nunchuk. The other is a wireless version of Nyko’s own nunchuk design, known as the Kama.

Nyko Wireless Adapter for the Wii Nunchuk - Peripheral Review
The first time you connected the Wii nunchuk to the Wii remote, you may have had the same thought I did: “Shouldn’t this nunchuk be wireless, like the remote?” Apparently the folks at Nyko thought so too. Their Wireless Adapter for the Wii Nunchuk turns the standard Nintendo nunchuk into a wireless device.

Nyko Wireless Sensor Bar - Accessory Review
Behind my entertainment center, which contains a TV, DVR, receiver, turntable and 6 game consoles, there is a twisted mass of cords that is formed into a great Gordian knot. Perhaps that is why I am so fond of cordless devices like Nyko’s Wireless Sensor Bar for the Wii.

Rumber Blaster - Accessory Review
A Review of DreamGear's Rumble Blaster Light Gun Add-On for the Wii Remote

Wii Sports Pack - Accessory Review
A review of Penguin's Wii Soft Sports Pack, an add-on accessory for the Nintendo Wii

NERF Sports Pack Wii Accessories Review
A review of NERF Sports Pack, a set of Wii remote add-ons to emulate sports equipment.

Tekno Creations' Wii InCharge Dual Charge Station - Accessory Review
Review of Tekno Creations' Wii InCharge Dual Charge Station, a remote inductive charger

Energizer’s Power & Play Recharge Station - Accessory Review
A review of Energizer’s Power & Play Recharge Station, a charger accessory for the Wii game console remote.

Logitech Cordless Keyboard for Wii - Product Review
Product review of the Logitech Cordless Keyboard for the Wii game console.

DreamGear Wii Racing Wheel Review
DreamGear Wii Racing Wheel

Nyko Charge Station for the Wii Review
A review of the Nyko Charge Station for the Wii

Wii Zapper Review from Nintendo World Report
Apparently I'm not the only one who was underwhelmed by Nintendo's attempt at turning the Wii remote into a light gun.

Nyko TypePad - Accessory Review
While the Wii console will accept input from any USB PC keyboard (or from Logitech’s Wii keyboard), there is a minor frustration in juggling the keyboard, which can be used for text entry, with the Wii remote, which has to be used as a mouse when navigating the internet in Wii’s Opera browser. For touch typists like me, you have to drop your remote to type, and pick it up again to navigate, …

Nyko Energy Pak - Accessory Review
I dream of a world where everything is rechargeable. A world where I don’t have a drawer full of batteries, some of which seem to have died. A world where I never have to open up a little compartment and put in batteries in the right directions. For me, Nyko’s Energy Pak for the Wii Balance Board brings that dream one step closer to reality.

Memorex Wii Dual Controller Charging Kit Review
The Wii Dual Controller Charging Kit from Memorex is not sexy. But while it’s simple, workaday look is unlikely to win any design awards, Memorex’s charger simply and flawlessly does what it’s supposed to do; it charges up your Wii remote.

CM4 Catalyst - Add-On Review
After Wii users began to accidentally hurl their remotes into televisions and relatives, Nintendo thought it might be best to create a silicone sleeve to hold the remote. This serves the dual purposes of making the remote both grippier and less dangerous. For those who want something cooler than a cheap rubbery skin for their remotes, CM4 is offering the pricier, better-looking Catalyst sleeve.

uDraw GameTablet Hands-On Preview
A look at the upcoming Wii drawing pad peripheral the uDraw GameTablet and the launch software for it: uDraw Studio, Dood's Big Adventure and Pictionary.

Nyko Wand+ - Accessory Review
When Nintendo released their MotionPlus add-on for the Wii remote, it was only a matter of time before the MotionPlus functionality would be folded into a Wii remote. First out of the gate is not Nintendo but rather third party peripheral maker Nyko, whose Wand+ has full MotionPlus functionality. Is it worth buying?

Wii Remote Plus Review
A look at Nintendo's MotionPlus-enabled Wii Remote Plus, as well as a few words on Nintendo's latest MotionPlus game, FlingSmash

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