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Wireless Nunchuck for the Wii

Updated on May 1, 2015

Wireless Nunchuck Controllers

The Nintendo Wii comes with two controllers as standard: the Wiimote is a wireless device which is used for pointing and motion sensing; while the Nunchuck is an additional device that plugs into the bottom of the Wiimote to add extra directional and motion control.

Recently introduced to the market is the Wireless Nunchuck, which gets rid of the connecting wire, and utilises the wireless technology that the Wii is famous for. There are even adapters to convert your existing Nunchucks into wireless versions.

Kama Wireless Nunchuck

by Nyko

The Kama Wireless Nunchuck provides all the same abilities and features of the wired Nunchuck, but with no cables tethered to the Wii Remote. Compatible with all Wii games that use the Nunchuck attachment, the Wireless Nunchuck requires no additional software or modification of the Wii hardware to work - simply plug and play.

The lightweight and compact dongle attaches to the bottom of the remote and provides a wireless range of up to 3 meters. Two AAA batteries (included) provide up to 30 hours of game play for extended gameplay sessions.

This Wireless Nunchuck is the ideal solution for users demanding more flexibility and freedom while playing their favorite Wii games.

"This is the product we have been waiting for ever since we first whacked ourselves in the face or arm with the cord. It really allows you to relax and just play the games the way you want to play them, with no restrictions on your movement."

- Customer Review

Video Review of the Kama Wireless Nunchuck

This video review by BrainBoxLtd shows how the Kama Wireless Nunchuck works, and how well it performs when playing a selection of popular Wii games:

Overall, this has definitely added to my enjoyment of the boxing games and I recommend it fully.

Reviews of Kama Wireless Nunchuck

Customer Reviews from Amazon

Excellent device for boxing games - D. Bernstein

"Let me say from the start that the only reason I purchased this was to play the boxing games, like Wii sports boxing. Those who are avid players of these games are aware of how frustrating it can become when you're really into the game and find yourself limited in your motion by the two remotes being tethered so close together. I have not found this to be a problem with any other games that I've played so far, only with the boxing games. For this purpose I have found this device to be great! I love being able to make several right crosses or uppercuts without worrying about the nunchuck or the remote being pulled to the point of breaking one or the other. I have found this wireless nunchuck to be very responsive, well, at least AS responsive as the tethered nunchuck. Overall, this has definitely added to my enjoyment of the boxing games and I recommend it fully."

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This works great. Just imagine using the regular Wii Nunchuck without a cord.

Great alternative to regular Wii Nunchuck - Christopher L. Marshall

"This works great. Just imagine using the regular Wii Nunchuck without a cord. I never had any lapse in gameplay. You just need to connect the extra piece with this to the wiimote, put batteries in this thing and press the buttons on both to stop the blinking blue light and the light becomes solid. The only negative thing is you need 2 triple A batteries to operate this and those arent the same ones that are used for the wiimote. But it does come with 2 batteries to get you started and the batteries last a long time. But overall this is a great alternative to the regular nunchuck."

I can't see myself wanting to go back to the corded Nunchuk.

After reading some of the reviews, I was hesitant, but... - J. Sander-Cederlof

"I have enjoyed the Wii since launch. Especially nice for me is the Wii Remote / Nunchuk combination controls, as it let me use a controller like most other people. I have limited use of the left hand, so I could never use a typical PS2 / XBox / GameCube controller the way designers intended it to be used.

With the Wii, I can hold the Nunchuk with the left hand while having it positioned where I have access to the control stick and buttons for my right hand to use. The only problem I've encountered with using the Nunchuk has been the cord, as it can get wrapped around my left hand, or it can whack me in the face now and then. Because of the wrapping around my hand and not realizing it has done so, I have damaged some Nunchuks.

After seeing different Wireless Nunchuk units appear on the market, I got disappointed by them because they were too bulky for me. Finally the Kama came out and I began to be intrigued by it. It seemed to be the answer I was looking for - it was the same size as the normal Nunchuk. I held off for a while because I had problems justifying the cost of the unit. After damaging another wired Nunchuk, I began rethinking by stance on the cost issue.

I then began looking at the reviews on the Kama and saw there were several bad reviews on it, so I was not sure what to do. After getting fed up with the normal Nunchuk I decided to purchase the Kama and give it a shot.

So far it hasn't given me any usage problems, and I have haven't noticed lag issues in the response of the Kama. I plan on using rechargeable batteries with the Kama, as I realize batteries could get expensive if I had to replace them every few days.

Installing the receiver onto the Wii Remote was easy, since it just plugs in like a normal attachment. Synchronizing the receiver and the Kama Nunchuk was quick and I didn't have any problems. Instructions were included that mentioned how to do the synchronizing process, but I did not need to refer to them, as I have several wireless products and am familiar with the process.

As others have stated, the Wii Jackets fit over the receiver with difficulty, although it does stretch it slightly, but not enough to hinder pressing any of the buttons on the Wii Remote. Other sleeves may or may not accommodate the receiver as well.

It has made my life much better while using the Wii. I don't have to be concerned with ruining Nunchuks because of cords getting in my way. This also lets me stay focused on the game and I don't have to keep pausing the game to untangle the cord. I can't see myself wanting to go back to the corded Nunchuk."

Other Wireless Nunchucks

While Nyko were the first to introduce the Wireless Nunchuck for the Nintendo Wii, other manufacturers have brought out their own versions of this great product:

Buy a Wireless Nunchuck For Less - Find a Bargain on eBay

You can also find many Wireless Nunchucks for sale on eBay, often at a lower price.

Many of the items listed are sold brand new from reputable sellers.

Wireless Nunchuck Adapter - made by Nyko

If you already have a Wii Nunchuck, and you don't want to buy a new one, then this adapter from Nyko will convert your existing controller into a wireless one at a lower cost.

Wii Nunchuk Cord Free Wireless Adaptor
Wii Nunchuk Cord Free Wireless Adaptor

The Cord-Free is a unique wireless adaptor for the Wii Nunchuk that easily converts your wired Nunchuk in to a wireless peripheral for your Wii remote. The ergonomic sleeve easily holds and organizes the Nunchuk, cable and batteries providing a compact, clean and convenient conversion system for the Nunchuk. Once the Nunchuk is inserted in the sleeve, you can now enjoy full wireless freedom with all your favorite Wii games without the hassle of any wires tethering your hands together.

 

More Wireless Nunchuck Reviews

A selection of online reviews about the Kama Wireless Nunchuck by Nyko:

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    • Rusty Quill profile image

      Rusty Quill 5 years ago

      I was just updating an old review lens of mine - back when it used to be a group - remember those? :) This was one of the featured lenses and it is still a great lens. Nice job!

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      Guided Abundance 6 years ago from Mobile, AL

      My wii only came with one nunchuk and I didn't buy an additional nunchuk because I didn't really like it anyway. But this new wireless version sounds really cool I must get one.

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      nebby 6 years ago from USA

      I like the way that you have made it easy for the "non gamer) to understand the benefits of the product. My son has talked about the wireless Nunchuck but I was totally clueless.Nice job!

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Nice lens; no doubt someone around here will be asking for one of these...

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      Bambi Watson 7 years ago

      Fun!Blessed!

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Well done. I need to save up for another accessory now! Blessed.

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      hlkljgk 8 years ago from Western Mass

      well done

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      mitjag 8 years ago

      This nunchuk looks awesome. I love wireless stuff and this one is really amazing as I don't like wires when swinging it. Come check me out on my Wii MotionPlus Games blog.

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      Sojourn 8 years ago

      Saw your post in the forum and I agree this is a really, clean layout and fits the Wi nunchuck perfectly! It looks so crisp and easy to read. Your intro is very concise and informative, too. My son uses the original nunchuck and I had no idea they'd come out with a wireless one or a conversion kit. That's great! Very cool lens. :)

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      Janusz LM 8 years ago

      Well done Fluff, another great lens! Blessed :)

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      Jeff Wendland 8 years ago from Kalamazoo, MI

      I love my Wii and Nunchucks, SA blessings

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      julieannbrady 8 years ago

      Yep, I'd say that if I had a Wii, your lens has convinced me about the wireless nunchuck. Wouldn't it be cool to go entirely wireless with other connections, utilizing the concept of the nunchuck? Say, how did they come up with this name anyway -- nunchuck that is? PS I like the eBay feed -- tell us how!