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GameCube Wavebird Wireless Controller

Platform : GameCube, Nintendo Wii
Rated: Unknown
4.8 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews

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  • Wireless controller for the GameCube
  • 16 radio channel frequencies, so four can operate without interference
  • Reliable control at distances up to 20 feet
  • Requires 2 AA batteries (included)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   GameCube, Nintendo Wii
  • PEGI Rating: Unknown
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B00006418I
  • Product Dimensions: 18.4 x 13 x 8.8 cm ; 36 g
  • Release Date: 22 Nov. 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,428 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

Wouldn't it be nice to play games without having a cord stretching across your living room floor? Nintendo's WaveBird isn't the first wireless controller ever brought to market, but it's much better than what came before. You may remember a brief fad a few years ago with somewhat patchy infrared devices; these units were unpopular because they were a lot heavier than standard controllers and also because they required a direct line of sight between the controller and the infrared receiver.

The WaveBird is much lighter (it weighs a bit more than a regular controller) and uses radio frequency signals for reliable game control at distances of up to 20 feet; unless you're playing on a stadium-size TV screen, that should be more than enough. The unit will give about 100 hours of use on just two AA batteries and has 16 channel frequencies, so you'll easily be able to hook up four controllers without interference. The one downer is that it doesn't have a rumble feature.

Manufacturer's Description

Break free of the wires! Plug in the receiver and experience the Wavebird--with the same control features of the regular controller, but with wireless game play up to 30 feet. The Wavebird wireless controller comes complete with two AA batteries and Wireless Receiver.


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Remember playing 4 player Goldeneye and spending ages trying to untwist all the cables? The wavebird is the best cordless joypad ever. It operates on radio frequency and has a longer range than the packaging says. It doesn't require a line-of-sight connection with the receiver like infra red pads. It does require 2 batteries but they can power the pad for many weeks under quite heavy usage.
This is simply the best cordless joypad there has ever been. It doesn't have the rumble feature of a standard gamecube pad but a very worthwhile trade off. An excellent purchase which frees your joypad and gets rid of those trailing wires.
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I bought a wavebird a few months ago and it has always run superbly and reliably!
The build is of good quality, feels solid, yet is still light and durable.
I am still using the original batteries after hours of play (it is often a problem with wireless devices that the bateries need constant changing). A recharge facitlity would've been nice but with the longevity of the batteries it isn't a problem. Also the on/off switch allows you to save a lot of the battery life.
I have had no problems with the kit, apart from a few mix ups with the channels between controller and reciever. But this was soon corrected and didn't disrupt the gameplay.
The devices uses radio waves as opposed to infra-red so you don't have to keep a direct line of sight all of the time, and can even operate it from another room. The range is quite good and i have had it working from a few rooms away (not that theres much point to that!)
The ability to change radio channels is another good feature so you can have multiple wavebirds in a vicinity without mixups.
The wireless feature however comes with a price; their is no rumble feature as this would put too much demand on the batteries. But i find this is insignificant compared to the extra mobility.
Overall a great product which performs well, is built solidly, is light and good battery life.
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If you are looking for another controller for your Gamecube, look no further. The Wavebird is the best controller, in the world, ever. It melts into your hand just like the standard pad and once playing you will wonder why the hell control pads ever had wires in the first place. No more pulling your console off the shelf in the heat of the moment, no more deaths when you accidentally pull the controller out of the socket and no more spending ages untangling four wires simply to start playing. I would not be surprised if wireless control pads become the industry standard next time round, they really are that good.
The Wavebird has the same level of precision analogue control on the C-stick, control stick and shoulder buttons as its wired bretheren, and as previous reviewers have noted there is no lag between pressing a button and the action being executed onscreen. Battery life is absolutely outstanding - I have been playing with my Wavebird imported from Canada since June quite heavily, and I am still on the first pair of AA's! (included in the box incidentally, how generous of Nintendo) It even works through doors, walls, people, cats, dogs, duvets, take your pick the Wavebird will transmit through it, and at much more than the stated 20-30 feet. There's no rumble, but quite frankly who cares? It saves on the batteries and since the Wavebird can transmit only and the reciever which plugs into a Gamecube controller port can only recieve, it would not be possible to add rumble as the signal is one-way only.
A worthy purchase indeed.
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This is pure genius. I'm surprised no-one has ever thought of it before. Another sign of how Nintendo is really focusing on taking the GC to the top of this console war, rather than wasteing time developing a newer console.
The first and foemost point about the Wavebird controllers sounds obvious but really must be emphasised. WIRELESS. No more, will you spend your time un-tangling controller wires before you can even play. Or once once your playing no more pulling the controller out of its socket at the crucial moment in the game or even worse pulling the GC out with it.
The 0.1 star is removed because of the lack of a built-in rumble feature. Although rumble had to be forefitted in order to increase the battery life. On the upside the battery life is very good. I have had mine for a month now and according to NGC magazine (January edition) they have had an imported one for 6 months and no problems yet.
The controller uses superior RF technology, not IrDa (most commonly seen in TV remote controls). This means you do not need to be in a STRAIGHT LINE with the console in order for it to work. It has good distance of atleast 6 metres (thats as far as i've tried it.
Overall I think if you do not have 4 wired controllers fill up the remaining controller ports with Wavebirds. Happy WIRELESS gaming and happy Christmas.
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The only fault I can find with this wireless contoller is that it is not rechargeable, although it does take up rechargeable batteries.

And yes, it does work with the Nintendo Wii.

Always buy the official controllers as they hardly ever break. It is worth the extra cash in the long run!
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