Wii Wireless Sensor Bar
it sucks. i bought it so i could play farther away. it was the SAME range as the reg one. NEVER buying from Nyko again!!
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.
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!
Nice Wireless Sensor
I have wanted a wireless sensor for a while now. I like the idea of being able to put it in a drawer when I am finished playing along with my Wii remotes. The sensor is larger than the Nintendo sensor. I would say the Nyko sensor is slightly larger than two Nintendo sensors placed on top of each other. The Nyko sensor is definitely heavier especially with batteries. The sensor works just as well as the Nintendo sensor. However, the vertical sensitivity is not as good as the Nintendo sensor. What I mean is if I hold the Wii remote at about chest level (I am 6'5" tall) the Wii remote cuts out as if I am not pointing at the TV. I never hold the remote that high though so it doesn't really matter. The blue light is very annoying. So much that I placed a piece of black electrical tape with a little hole in it the size of a pin over the light. Now less light gets through and it is much better. I am serious when I say the light was annoying. My couch is fairly low to the ground and the sensor is just about eye level so the light was shining right into my eye balls. The other annoying feature is the audible tone that sounds when the auto shut off is about to occur. I solved this by opening up the sensor and using a wire cutter to remove the little speaker. There are around 6-8 screws holding the sensor together and with a steady hand it wasn't difficult to do. Now the blue light will flash when the auto shut of is about to occur but I get no audible tone. The auto off feature is a nice touch but would have been better with a 3 and 4 hour setting in addition to the 1 and 2 hour setting for people like me who tend to play in 3-4 hour shifts when my wife goes to bed. I suggest using slow discharge rechargeable batteries like Duracell Pre-Charge AA NiMH batteries to keep battery costs down. I gave the sensor an 8 out of 10 due to the Light being too bright and the audible tone that occurs when the auto shut off is about to occur. I feel since the blue light flashes when the auto shut off is about to occur there is no need for an annoying audible tone. I was able to fix both of these problems however and now it is nearly perfect. I would give a 8.5 out of 10 if it was possible.
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!
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.
I will definately be getting one
I can't wait until this thing comes out. I have my sensor bar sitting on top of my 42" LG and when I have 4 people over to play, it gets kinda crowded in front of the tv, so with the wireless one, we can stand pretty much anywhere as long as it is witin 30 feet...Also, if you have bought the new game, Wii Play w/free remote, I highly recommend that as well. There are 9 games on it and they are really fun, like ping pong, etc........