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Wii Moving Connection Kit helps you move the Wii ... between rooms

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 Mo...

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Darth Vader senses your Wiimote's presence

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 ...

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Wii Warm Up: Top or bottom?

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 i...

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Wii Warm Up: Positioning

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 s...

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The curiously strong homemade sensor bar

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 swi...

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Wii Warm Up: Tethered

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 ...

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A wireless sensor bar with something extra (a wire)

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...

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Mod your fingers into sensor bars

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 fingertip...

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Talismoon's travel-sized, retractable sensor bar

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 ...

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Nyko's wireless sensor bar bargain

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: ...

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