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We were first introduced to the Wireless Nunchuk back at CES 2008 where it won our Best of CES award in the gaming category. Since then, Nyko has renamed the device, dubbing it the Kama Wireless Nunchuk, but it's otherwise unchanged.
The Kama package comes with a wireless nunchuk and an adapter dongle that snaps onto the Wii remote. When viewed side by side, the Nyko does appear to be slightly wider than the Nintendo original. The wireless nunchuk feels solid in your hands as it has a nice weight to it--a bit heavier than the standard Nintendo nunchuk. This is partially thanks to the battery compartment, which requires two AAA batteries. Nyko supplies you with a fresh pair and claims that they'll give you at least 30 hours of use. While we didn't get to play with the nunchuk for that long, we'd still recommend getting a pair of rechargeables for the long haul.
Besides the power and sync buttons, the only real difference between the Kama and original are the C and Z trigger buttons, which have gotten a nice transparent makeover. The joystick, however, is nearly identical. Nyko also includes a wrist strap for the nunchuk, as now it can be tossed accidentally, just like its Wii remote counterpart.