New Wii-Mote Details Revealed

Ewdison Then - Jul 18, 2006

If you’re a gamer, chances are that the Nintendo Wii, at the very least, intrigues you. If you’re a gamer like me, the very thought of the Virtual Console combined with the Wii’s unique control scheme has you counting the days before it finally hits shelves. For those of us who clamor for every piece of information that we can find, some new details have been released about the famous “Wii-mote” controller, answering questions about battery life and operation.

First off, for those of you who feared that the Wii was going to suck batteries like there was no tomorrow, the Wii-mote will apparently run off of 2 AA batteries, which will keep the juice pumping for 30-60 hours (!), depending on whether or not you’re using the you’re using the precision aim functions or not. Secondly, the Wii-mote will utilize Bluetooth 2.0 for its communications, operating at 2.4 GHz. This means that it would be theoretically possible to use the Wii-mote on a Bluetooth-ready computer. So hackers all over the world, get on that. As for the rest of the universe, get ready to rock it Nintendo-style.

[via IGN]

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