Wii Wired Blade Controller
Excellent third party product
I got this in the mail last Monday and I have been using it extensively over the past week. Mainly in games like Call of Duty World At War and Modern Warfare Reflex and the Datel Nunchuck is pretty well made. I have spent about thirty hours with it thus far. The analog stick is pretty good. It works nearly as good as Nintendo's analog. The shell of the plastic is very well made and has rubber grips on the side. The C and Z buttons respond just as good as the official Nintendo brand Nunchuck. As far as motions go I had no problems getting it to respond. Granted I mainly play games where motions are pretty limited on the chuck side of things. It also has a few added options like the VC (F2 Button) mode which allows you to play some VC games for from your virtual console. This restricts all the movements just to the nunchuck and it does feel awkward playing games with just the chuck but it does work and I cannot fault an extra feature thats added on a chuck that is cheaper in the first place. It would work more along the lines of NES games though as there are not enough buttons on a nunchuc. Now you still have to have it hooked up to your Wii Mote of course so it gets powered on. As far as the Cheat Mode which is the F1 button it is an extra feater that is not really needed but its there and I am not going to fault the manufacturer for adding a feature because it does not take up any more space than a standard Nintendo Nunchuck. Basically what it does is you hold it a direction and it will signal you are still moving in that motion if you move a certain direction.
Ok i enjoyed this product not because of the fact that you can use it to program moves from the nunchuk not the fact that the nunchuk can be used for classic games by mimicing a classic controller. i enjoyed this product because of the grip i am so tired of nunchuks that slip out of your hands smash your tv's and worse i enjoyed this product because of design i enjoyed the comfort and grip nothing more nothing less the cheap price tag didn't bother me i knew it was going to be cheaply made because it is a non official nintendo nunchuk but i still have to say nice job none the less the design is nice the product does what it says it does minus the fact i cannot understand why you would want to play classic games one handed kinda strange but still i highly recommend this device it is what it is none the less not good not bad just right
DOES NOT LAST
I seem to be in the minority but these EDGE controllers do not last. I have gone through three of them and I am not even an avid gamer. They work for about two weeks but then simply just stop. It is like they stop being recognized by the actual Wii remote rendering the entire remote system useless. I have tried everything to get it to work. I've changed the batteries in the remote, I've reconnected all the remotes in the remote settings options in the Wii Menu. I've done a hard SYNC with the red buttons on the Wii and nothing works. It is like they just stop working. Again, I'm not an avid gamer and don't play for hours on end and this product just does not last. I know it is the nunchuck and not the remote because I will swap the EDGE version out with the official version and the Official Nunchuck works perfectly. I have no idea why they stop working but they do. I'm all for saving a buck too but you'll save yourself a LOT of time and energy if you just spend the extra money and get the Nintendo version.
If someone is reading this you must be thinking of buying this product. The edge controller is great to have. It works great when I'm playing my wii games. The edge is comfortable once you get used to it, it is easy to get used to. The buttons on the edge work great and are easier to use than the "nunchuck" from nintendo. The edge is easy to hold better for me since the back of the edge controller has better grip and bumps to help the comfort. The wii edge controller is a little bigger than the "nunchuk" but in game it is good. The edge works good and can handle some roughness. The edge controller is overall great in handling, comfort, durability, and the design is good. If you are looking for a controller to go with your wii remote this is the one.
Better than Nintendo
The amazing thing about this edge, which I admittedly only bought because it was * dollars cheaper than the official Nintendo nun chunk, is that it is better than Nintendo's. This of course, is based on my opinion, which is based on the base design of the Wii Edge controller. The edge if you can see from the picture, is in hedges like an upside down stairs. These so called "stairs" actually are comfortable and not spiky or hard, and do not deter from gameplay. They actually add to comfort because they provide a built in grip, compared to nintendo's official nunchunk, which is just a smooth base which makes it easily slip off and around. The Wii Edge controller instead fixes this with its design of hedges that provide a better grip, a better hold, and comfort. The entire product is actually lighter than nintendo's nunchunk as well, the Wii Edge is lighter, bigger comfort with edge-like hedges/stairs on the base make this a better buy considering it's already a bargain by being * dollars, or 25% cheaper for a product that is at least 50% (from being lighter and better grip/design) better than Nintendo's counterpart the nunchunk.