Review: Nyko Wand for Nintendo Wii

Has Nyko improved on the Nintendo original remote enough to warrant a purchase?

Is the Wand better than the Nintendo original?

Back at CES 2009 , a relatively nonexistent gaming presence was rescued by the Nyko Wand, a third-party Wii remote control that promised a complete overhaul of the Nintendo original. Most exciting of all was the device's Trans-Port technology, which allows for button commands to be transferred through the Nunchuk port at the base of the remote.

Now that Nyko has released the Wand, we're glad to see some of the improvements over the Nintendo Wii remote, but a few design flaws and unanswered operational abilities dampen the device's potential.

Check out our full review of the Nyko Wand to see whether it's a legitimate replacement over the Nintendo original.

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