Wii Ultra Wireless Sensor Bar
Great on USB power
Bought this a few years ago and I HATED it. Needed a replacement when my cat chewed up my original one. There were no wired ones in stock in the area so I settled for this. Battery life was horrible and I found myself wasting AA batteries in multiples of four in roughly 3 hours of play. Ended up getting another wired one off a friend who's wii broke. Put this one in a box during a move and forgot it. Just found it today, and I'm sick of using the wired one with the needlessly long wire while my Wii, and Wii U are right next to my TV. Being an amateur Electronics hobbyist, I opened it up, stripped the red and black wires that were connected to the battery terminals. I then did the same with a spare USB cable I had, twisted the red and black wires together, and held the connection together with some hot glue, and put some electrical tape around it. Did a little modification to the casing so that the USB cable comes out of where the batteries used to go, and bingo. I can now plug this into a USB port on my TV and it works like a charm, with less wire clutter. Highly recommended if you don't mind doing a little surgery on it....or if you don't mind wasting batteries left and right.
No wire included
purchased for $20 or so at GS. Brought home and VERY disappointed to see that despite being described as wireless OR wired, it didn't come with the wire. Wireless option not important and i wasn't looking forward to buying batteries. do it anyway, first set o' batteries lasts 20 minutes. figured they were bad batteries, buy brand new ones, this time sensor bar shutting off after 30 seconds. I suspect something wrong with device as no reviews anywhere report this problem. so i went to radio shack, bought an enercell AC to DC adapter with an "H" adapter plug and it works fine. that was another 20 bucks. I'da been better off just finding a used wii sensor bar on ebay for 4 dollars.
Went back to wired
The low battery indicator on our Ultra Sensor Bar has blinked during operation since day one. We've used brand new batteries and fully charged batteries, but we can't get more than 20 minutes of play before it stops working. We're trying to get a refund, but we had our system installed by a "professional," and he is giving us the runaround. We've gone back to using the wired sensor that came with our Wii.
Great...once hacked - AC - Battery Mod
I didn't think much of this bar at first, due to 4 brand new batteries being drained in 1 week. HOWEVER...........open this bad boy up and you see a red and black wire attach to the battery dock. Find an old cell phone charger and take USB end off and you have your positive and negitive wires. Splice those to your red and black wires on the Wii sensor bar for instant AC plug modification. This is WELL worth the price.
One of the best console accessories for its price
In my opinion this is one of, if not the best console accessory. Of course this item is going to drain your battery, it is 10 led lights powered by just a few batteries. If the battery drain is too much of a problem, buy rechargeable batteries. This item combined with rechargeable batteries makes it the best Sensor Bar available for its price. $15-$20 for the Sensor bar and $10 for the rechargeable batteries that you only have to buy once is a great deal.
Death to all batteries
This will completely drain 4 never used before batteries in 6-10 hours. I say that is not worth the wireless convenience.
Don't waste your money on this
After reading the reviews, I was prepared to go through a lot of batteries. I had broke my wired sensor bar in a move and was thrilled to find a used one for cheap. It worked for 5 minutes. Now, my remotes constantly need to be reconnected every 30 seconds. I am NOT happy.
You Will spend a small fortune in batteries
the sensor works great. it looks great as well. but it drains batteries like crazy and even with fresh batteries in it, it doesn't last very long. do not buy this product!
Design is a little too big. Looks great, but doesn't have the distance it claims, but has good width.
Great but can drain battery.
This Wireless Sensor Bar is great for the big rooms but can drain battery but since it drains it in about 14 hours of use for me any way i bought some rechargable batterys made by duracell it can last about 48 hours. but those type of batterys i use will run about $21 for batterys with a charger and $14 for a pack of 4 extras thease batterys realy pay its self off for the wii and can be used over and over again.