Nyko Wand

77
Global
Score
77

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Nyko Wand+ review

Summary

from $17.94+
Pros
  • MotionPlus is built-inSquare buttons easier to findCompatible with every accessory we tried
Cons
  • Mushy D-padIncluded rubber cover fits poorlyMoved power button
Nyko Wand+ review

For demanding gamers, initial excitement upon procuring a Nintendo Wii was quickly dampened by disappointment: the durned Wiimote wasn't nearly as precise as we'd all hoped it would be. It took a couple of years for Nintendo to step up and fix the issue, releasing the MotionPlus and finally making the Wiimote work for sword-fighting games and the like. But, that left us all stuck with a dongle hanging off the bottom, causing compatibility issues with many early peripherals. The Nyko Wand+ is the solution, putting the MotionPlus right inside a stock-size controller, as it should have been in the first place. In some ways, it's better than first-party.

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Breakdown

Accuracy / responsiveness
8.7
Ergonomics / comfort
8.0
Durability
8.0
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Specs

Wand

Type
Controller / gamepad
Connection
Wireless
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Specs

Wand

Type
Controller / gamepad
Connection
Wireless
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