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Do you find, when you move your Wii from room to room, that you often wish for a second composite cable, power cord, and sensor bar that you could leave connected to another TV? You do? Well, Nintendo of Japan released a bundle containing exactly those things, for exactly that purpose. The Wii Movi...

April 20th 2010 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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With the economy the way it is, even Sith Lords are having to work second jobs. Take Darth Vader here, who's moonlighting as the absolute coolest Wii sensor bar holder ever. (We're sure his supervisor will say something similar on his quarterly performance report.)You can hire Lord Vader for the su...

September 30th 2009 at 3:14pm 0 Comments
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We were thinking about another Wii Warm Up recently, when the idea to ask about the sensor bar popped into our head. Personally, we're fans of sticking the thing under our TV, but what about you? Do you have your sensor bar placed above your TV. Do you have it below the screen, just as we do? Is it...

August 19th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Think back to the first games you played on your Wii. Did you have to change the way you usually sit to play games? Discount anything you play standing; we're not talking about Wii Sports or Wii Fit here, but more traditional titles. Can you sit back and slouch, one leg slung over the arm of the so...

August 15th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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The Altoids tin is a handy enclosure for various electrical projects, as evidenced by this homemade wireless sensor bar, crafted by benheck.com forum user ghosstt (well-known in his community for his exceedingly fresh breath). It's a simple enough project -- just two Altoids tins with LEDs and swit...

May 5th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Looking at the neat wired/wireless 2Way Sensor Bar got us thinking about the device in general. It's likely that the multiple battery-powered sensor bars on the market reflect an actual consumer interest in removing that extra cord from the Wii setup. We say "likely" and not "obvious" because the e...

February 18th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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We're not really in the market for a sensor bar, since ours Just Works and we've managed to conceal the little cord, but if we were interested in replacing it, we'd choose CYBER Gadget's 2Way Sensor Bar. It's the most versatile third-party sensor bar we've seen. It retails for around 2000 yen ($18)...

February 15th 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Armed with nothing but his hopes and dreams (and a large array of infrared LEDs, and also reflective tape, and let's throw "dreams" in there again), YouTube user Johnny Lee designed a method for using the Wiimote to track his finger movements. Basically, by sticking reflective tape to his fingertips...

November 12th 2007 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Talismoon, the same company behind the swappable Wii slot gates and ninja-themed replacement shells, tinkered with Nintendo's sensor bar design to make it more compact for travel. The resulting $24.95 Sensor Wiire requires even less space than the already-low-profile standard bar and, thanks to its...

November 6th 2007 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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Though it's significantly larger than Nintendo's inconspicious sensor bar, requires four AA batteries (included) for up to 30 hours of use, and is, of course, much more expensive than the free accessory that comes with every console, Nyko's Wii Wireles Sensor Bar has a few things going for it:...

October 5th 2007 at 10:35am 0 Comments