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VINE VOICEon 11 February 2014
The makers of this brilliant tripod are missing a massive trick in marketing it squarely at Karaoke fans. Yes, you can use it as a stand for the game pad whilst you belt out some 80's power ballad. But my reason for owning this little beauty was Off TV play of Wii games on the Wii U gamepad. That lat sentence was a stinker as it was composed entirely of Nintendo marketing jargon so let me break it down for you:
following a firmware up date lat year the Wii U can ow play any old Wii game on the screen of the tablet controller which has it's own sensor bar built in. Brilliant!
However, the actual controllers on the tablet aren't compatible with Wii games so you have to use a Wii remote.

This sounds great if like me your life style denies you custody of the TV remote control AND you never got to play classics like Mario Galaxy, Skyward Sword or Xenoblade chronicles. The challenge though was how to position the Wii U gamepad in such a way that allowed me to sit on the sofa whilst the family watch TV but be in controller and eye sight range of the gamepad.
I bought this tripod when it was a good deal cheaper (about £25) but having used it for the last month to play Mario Galaxy in perfect comfort and convenience I would gladly pay the current asking price.

The tripod itself is a little slight but sturdy enough for the purpose, similar to a budget camera tripod. It has 2 height adjustments and you can angled the gamepad however suits you. It takes seconds to set up or put away and comes with a slip case for storage.

I appreciate that my requirements are pretty niche. But if you want a WiiU tripod for the same reasons as I did then please go ahead and buy with confidence. Yo will not be disappointed!

Note: you have to have the Wii U displaying on a TV in order to switch to Off TV Play for Wii game. Which is a faff and a shame but doesn't take long. Easily achievable in an add break if you can't pause what your family are watching.
Also, as far as I can tell there is no way of fitting the gamepad to a conventional tripod or a separate attachment that you can buy to do this and this appears to be the only tripod commercially available.
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