The Wiimote: Design intervention

Two products show the controller's influence.

The Wedisk SolarMemo

It's well known that the cult of the iPod has led to much design inspiration , but who would have thought the same of the Wiimote? Just today there are two new examples.

First is the Wedisk from SolarMemo, a USB flash drive with a maximum 8GB storage capacity. It can't be used to cook or bowl , but Engadget says it does have a functional button that releases the key from the USB port. Less interesting is the Wiimote Metal Tin from Fractalspin, though GeekAlerts notes that it can come in handy for storing cartridges. Neither, however, comes with a miniature strap --an omission that could be something of a disservice, at least from a safety awareness standpoint.

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