Nyko Kama Wireless Nunchuk (Wii) review: Nyko Kama Wireless Nunchuk (Wii)

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.0
  • Design: 7.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 7.0
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The Good Wireless nunchuk for Nintendo Wii; ultrasimple setup; offers a nice, weighty feel.

The Bad Occasional glitches required multiple resyncs at the start of a gaming session; requires two AAA batteries (included).

The Bottom Line While it's more of a luxury accessory than a must-have accessory, the Nyko Kama Wireless Nunchuk does a good job of eliminating that final cable from your Wii's controller.

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Even though the Nintendo Wii makes use of wireless technology, you still need a wire to attach the nunchuk accessory to the Wii remote for selected games that require it. While many gamers agree the cord length is ample, there are a few situations where you may feel constrained. With the Kama Wireless Nunchuk, Nyko looks to eliminate all wires from the Nintendo Wii experience.

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.

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Nyko Kama Wireless Nunchuk (Wii)

Part Number: 87027 Released: May 27, 2008
MSRP: $49.95 Low Price: $9.95 See all prices

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  • Release date May 27, 2008
  • Form Factor external
  • Type game pad
  • Connectivity Technology wireless
  • Compatibility Game console