Readers with good memories probably remember our annoyance
at having a dangling remote and wire sitting on our lap when using the Wii's classic controller. So you'd probably think we're psyched about Thrustmaster's recently-announced
wireless classic controller. But we're not.
For one, Nyko's classic controller
grip pretty already solves the problem elegantly for less than half the price
of Thrustmaster's $18 controller.
Secondly, this thing is a monstrosity, with ugly aqua blue rubber on the grips and analog sticks and a bloated design that reminds us of the PS3's scrapped boomerang controller
Finally, the thing is really just a wireless GameCube controller with a modified button layout. Besides meaning less-than-perfect compatibility
, this also means the unit requires an ugly dongle
that hangs down from one of the GameCube slots on your Wii. At that point you might as well just go with the better-designed WaveBird
, or just make your own solution
. In either case, you can probably just skip this cash-in accessory.