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Nyko Wand for Wii (Purple)

by Nyko
Nintendo Wii
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)

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Color: Purple
  • Relocate key buttons and vibration through specially designed accessories and attachments for better more immersive control Full compatibility with all Wii Software.
  • Enlarged and highly responsive buttons allow for more accurate and comfortable game play while a rubber grip insures a better hold of the remote
  • Bluetooth technology allows for wireless play up to 20 feet away from the console. Powerful speaker provides instant audio feedback
  • Full motion control and pointer functionality provide full support for all Wii software and menus. Accelerometer for full motion control game play CMOS camera for pointer/cursor functionality
  • Full compatibility with all Wii Software
  • Accelerometer for full motion control game play CMOS camera for pointer/cursor functionality
  • Enlarged buttons and re-designed d-pad allow for convenient horizontal play
  • Play wirelessly up to 20 feet away from the console
  • Trans-Port Technology allows for use of custom shells and accessories

Product Details

Color: Purple
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0032JVRGW
  • Item Weight: 8.2 ounces
  • Media: Accessory
  • Release Date: March 10, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,404 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Color: Purple

Experience new levels of immersion and innovation with Nyko’s Wand for Nintendo Wii. The Wand allows for complete control of all compatible Wii software and menus and features full motion control support, vibration feedback, and built-in speaker. With the Wand in your hand, you’ll have total control of all your Wii software as well as a rubberized B-Trigger, larger 1 and 2 buttons and an improved and re-worked d-pad for more comfortable and accurate classic and horizontal game play. The Wand is ergonomically crafted for left and right handed use with a form factor designed for maximum compatibility with 1st and 3rd party accessories. Expand your control possibilities with Nyko’s Trans-Port Technologies, exclusively developed for the Wand. Trans-Port Technology allows specially designed attachments to pass through key buttons to the attachment, allowing for more responsive attachments that can easily integrate with your Wand controller for a variety of games.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
65 of 68 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nyko Wand review. June 12, 2009
By Al Lang
Color Name:White
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I recently picked up the Wand in my quest for new things gimmicky and shiny, and I have to say that besides a couple of setbacks, it's a pretty good pick-up for the money.
**EDITED 7/17/09: Just got the Wand back from Nyko after they updated it; works just fine with the Motion Plus. Removed statements referring to the Motion Plus incompatability.

Just keep in mind that the Wand that you pick up may have to be sent over to Nyko to be updated to work with the Motion Plus. Just call their Customer Support and they'll send you a shipping label. Turnaround for me was about a week.

Since I can't seem to adjust my star rating for the product, just imagine a fourth star hanging out up there.
The good:

+Function. From what I've played, I haven't noticed any differences in functionality in terms of motion or IR control when compared to the stock Wii Remote.

+Price point. At 30-35 bones, you're saving some cash compared to the Remote's 40.

+Rubberized everything. Nyko's design techs seem to be unnaturally greasy, since pretty much anything that might slip on the underside has been coated in ribbed rubber.

+The little things. The 1 and 2 buttons have been upped in size a bit, which makes playing games like "Punch-Out!" significantly more tolerable. The Wand also lets you check battery status without powering the system on.

The bad:
-Limited Trans-Port accessory availability. One of the big draws to the Wand is its proprietary technology to add accessories that don't rely on convoluted mechanisms to press buttons on the controller, as well as other features, like a rumbling nunchuck. The reason this isn't in the "Good" side is due to the sheer lack of accessories at present.
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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just like the Nintendo Wiimote May 29, 2009
By plexas
Color Name:White
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
After using the Nyko Wand for 8 days, I have to say that I am very happy with it. I was a little hesitant to buy a Wiimote not from Nintendo, but I have Nyko's charge station and that has performed very well so I decided to give their Wand a chance, especially since Nyko has a new nunchuck (the Kama) coming out that vibrates when used with the Wand. Overall the Wand has performed exactly the same as Nintendo's. I also like that the Wand has a rubberized grip and trigger which gives me more feel. Plus the buttons are bigger than Nintendo's, so when I'm playing the new Punch Out, which I play with the remote held horizontally, it's alot easier to play. I highly recommend this Wiimote alternative, and I'm already considering pre-ordering Nyko's Core Pak to get the nunchuck with vibration.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better, Faster, Stronger...Cheaper?! May 29, 2009
Color Name:White
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The red button kind of threw me off at first, as I am not exactly the biggest fan of M&M's on my controllers, but once I saw this controller in person, it actually kind of grew on me even if it does stick out when compared to my other Wii Remotes...but in a good way! What really made me decide to buy it was that I could save 5 bucks, and be able to use the special accessories like the gun attachment. The performance has been on par with the 1st party controllers I have, and once the other enhanced accessories come out (vibrating nunchuck anyone?), I'll prolly be using this for most all of my games on the wii! So I saved some money, have a unique looking remote and the ability to buy specialized accessories...WIN!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Quality is not job 1 January 5, 2010
Color Name:White
Bought one to add to our Wii system and it would have to be re-sync'd every time I turned the wii off. That was not acceptable to me because I have small kids and would have to do it myself everytime they played with it. The store gave me a replacement, but it had an LED that wasn't working and also needed to be re-sync'd, but not everytime. Not worth the hassle for me. Also noticed that the battery cover doesn't fit snug on the remote, which doesn't cause problems, but doesn't inspire confidence in the design.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Hopeful but no good... December 17, 2009
Color Name:White
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
I liked the looks of this controller over the traditional Wii-mote so I figured I'd give it a shot. I was a little surprised to see the battery sprints and such were identical to those of the Nintendo one. "Hey, maybe it has the same guts!" such luck. After fumbling around with the sync buttons, I finally managed to get it to communicate with the Wii. I open up a game and it disconnects and won't reconnect. I grab my other remote and sure enough, it works fine but the Niko won't resync. After resetting the Wii I managed to get it to work on the menu again only to have it drop the sync once I started a game...

Perhaps I had a bad one, I don't know, but I ended up just getting a standard wiimote and calling it a night.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty good for a 2nd remote August 18, 2009
Color Name:White
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a pretty good controller. I prefer the original Nintendo version, but if you're looking to save a few bucks, I think this one is fine. It's definitely fine for a 2nd remote. From my experience, it's more or less the exact same as the Nintendo version, with the exception of the way it looks and a few of the buttons. Feels very similar in your hand.

Giving it 4 of 5 since the Nintendo is the standard and I like it better. This one is pretty good though. I may get another should I be in the need for a 3rd remote.

By the way, friends have played on this one with no problem also. I also like that it's a different color/look, so I can tell remotes one and two apart just by looking at them.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Has worked very well so far!
I wanted to acquire a fourth wii remote (for the purposes of playing New Super Mario Bros with as many people as possible) and found this to be the best deal coupled with quality. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Philip Grabenhorst
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect purchase
The price was just right for this wand & it works wonderfully. I would therefore recommend this item to everyone.
Published 3 months ago by Lorraine Labelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Good deal
I was worried about buying a non- Nintendo controller, but it works great. It even came with batteries. I would definitely buy this product again.
Published 4 months ago by Miranda J Victory
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but...
Great product and it arrived on time but it doesnt come with any batteries. So if youre looking for one you can just recharge then you have to buy the battery for it.
Published 5 months ago by BuzyMom1188
1.0 out of 5 stars be careful buying items like this
It never worked, it was a Christmas gift so the packaging was thrown away so I can not return it.
Published 5 months ago by Amanda Marie Van Aelst
4.0 out of 5 stars Always have to sincronise
Almost everytime you turn on you have to sincronise again, nevertheless works very well! And it is pink! I love it!
Published 5 months ago by Barbara Cury
3.0 out of 5 stars works... sufficiently
I bought two but it feels like only one because the other doesnt work at all. the one that does work gives you a hard time connecting but besides that works great!
Published 6 months ago by Carlos Del Angel
1.0 out of 5 stars not good
would not sync to system, changed batteries, tried everything i could, i learned a lesson do not purchase out of production products
Published 6 months ago by Glenn Deering
1.0 out of 5 stars Did not care for it!
It did not work well with wii console.Then it just stopped working all together. I wish I had just gotten the orignal wii remote.
Published 6 months ago by Temea Robertson
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Feel
Feels great in my hand, works great. Kids love the color and I love the price! Can't lose with this one!
Published 7 months ago by Upta Camp
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