Wii Wireless Sensor Bar
The Nyko wireless sensor bar is so much better than the standard wired sensor bar that comes with the Wii. I went to move my sensor bar and hadn't noticed it was hung up and wound up breaking the very thin cable. . The new sensor bar seems to be more responsive and is WAY more stable. It used to be kinda tricky using the web browser or entering codes to add Wii points because the finger you use to select different characters (letters or numbers), the new sensor bar doesn't have the jumpy finger that made trying to do other things a pain. It does require 4 AA batteries and would whole heartedly recommend getting rechargable batteries and a charger. It would also be nice since it is battery powered to automatically shut off if you're not using the wii motes (using classic controllers, Game Cube coltrollers, etc...). It does have an alarm if you choose to turn it on to remind you it is on. I would highly recommend this and rechargable batteries!
Okay I've seen some people have talked about this thing turning off on you while playing. Okay if you would read the instructions that comes with it you would see it tells you what to do for this, heck if you would just look on the back of the bar you will see 2hr, 1hr, off. This is a flag to READ YOUR INSTRUCTIONS. You can have it auto turn off in two hours or even one hour, you know when it is about to go off because the little blue light flashes, just get up and touch the button again OR you could switch it to OFF. Yeah OFF, this is the position of the switch that TURNS OFF THE AUTO OFF FUNCTION. To let you in on something, my eight year old son found the switch as soon as it was out of the tube and asked me what it dose. Don't put a product down until you READ EVERYTHING THAT COMES WITH IT.
Good product-get the job done
Well, my little brother vacuums over our wii sensor bar cutting into two pieces..... This annoyed me. I had to get a new one for my wii..... This product is awesome-plenty of ingenious ways to save battery like a timer that goes off every one or two hours and shuts the sensor bar off, but the timer can be shut off. Unlike the wii sensor bar it can be used from a closer range. It doesn't require any cord or socket to connect to so it is very easy to store or hide =0. Overall if you’re looking for a replacement for your wii sensor bar this is the way to go if you and only if YOU HAVE RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES. Not that it sucks batteries but it would be annoying to be switch 4 batteries every month or so. Great product worth the time and little amount of money. Love it!
Some do need this...
Some people are saying this is pointless but some people do need this wireless sensor bar, LIKE ME. For example my cat chewed up the cord to my first sensor bar because its very thin and very weak. I ordered another one from nintendo.com(by the way i ordered it and payed extra for 2 day shipping and I didn't get it for 2 weeks. They said they get so many orders/emails that it takes a while to get to them all. This was after the fact.) Anyways i had it hooked up for one night and i wrapped the cord up and tucked it under the TV's edge and the next night i come home and its chewed up again...This will help basically so i can actually play the thing! I hope it dont eat up batteries though, the wii remotes do that already so im getting the charge station so i guess i'll just be using the batteries i would have used for the remotes in the sensor bar...
So my nintendo sensor bar broke, and I needed a new one. I decided to go with this product. This is a good product. It needs batteries, but other then that I don't see a reason not to buy it. It's nice not to have another wire to look at. I have heard that it doesn't read to the amount it says it does which is at about 25 ft or so, but I don't have a huge area to play in and have never had a problem. But I've only gotten about 15 ft, maybe a little more from it. Another nice feature is that you can set a reminder to turn it off at 1 hour or 2 hours use or just not put one on at all. The battery life has been about 5 or 6 hours, maybe more. If your sensor bar stops working, or you don't like the long wire, go ahead and get it, I don't regret it.
Worst thing I've bought for Wii so far.
This wireless Wii sensor bar is no doubt the worst thing I've bought for Wii thus far. First of all, if you move it even the slightest, it can turn off immediately. Also, it is almost three times the height of the Wii sensor bar that actually comes with the Wii. The wireless part is great until it turns off right when you're playing or doing anything with the Wii remote. It starts off as a great product, but then suddenly losses its edge during gameplay, surfing the web, or anything else needing use of the Wii remote. I have bought three seeing if they would work any different and none of them work even one-tenth as well as the original Wii sensor bar. So if your Wii sensor bar breaks, this is definitely not the product to buy. If you have any issues with your sensor bar do not, I repeat, DO NOT, buy this product.
No More Wires:)
With this device you dont have to worry about getting your sensor bar's wire with your av wires.
a waste of money.....
product works ok but the batteries die WAY to fast. a complete waste of money. I've tried all types of batteries and the same thing one day they die. poor design.
Will Be Great Those Who Move There Wii Around A Lot
Great for those who are tired of moving the TV to hide the Sensor Bar wire so small children won't pull it down, or who have a vehicle with a plug and A/V hookups. And it will allow simpler hookup for those who carry the Wii around to different places.
Not Really Needed
For those of you who have TV's too big to place your sensor on top of your TV, I would recomend this. It's not a product worth celebrating about and that's the only positive comment I can say/type. This will drain your batteries as much as the wiimote. It's also easy to forget to turn off the sensor after playing wii, which will continue to drain your batteries. If you happen to get this, I strongly recommend getting Rayovac (I forgot how it's spelled) fifteen minuit rechargible batteries. The paranoid gamers may think that this will drain less of the Wii's power, but there almost no benefit in performance by dropping the voltage by like, .3. This is not a must buy, but it's o.k. if the stock sensor cord is too short for you.