There are now countless third party companies developing controllers, and accessories for the Wii. Most of these products can range from good alternatives to needless and broken. However Snakebyte might have made one of the best deals a third party developer can make with the Premium Wii remote XL.
One of the main aspects about the product that will grab your attention is that this remote has the Wii MotionPlus technology built into it, already making it a good deal. After trying out the controller on a few games we’ve noticed that it works exactly as it should, a feature that is sometimes uncommon with third party hardware. However after opening up the box we realized that the remote came with it’s own batteries and not just the cheap kinds either, the remote is packed in with two rechargeable batteries. The batteries themselves are high quality ones, but what surprised us more was that a usb cord was also packed in with the remote that allows you to recharge the batteries while they are in the remote. This is a clear example that the developer wanted to really stand out from the crowd.
The design of the remote itself is surprisingly close to the design of the actual Nintendo Remote, the buttons don’t feel different even though there are a few minor changes to the design, it’s still close enough that you won’t really feel the difference when using it. One other main thing that caught our eye was that this remote had an external sync button meaning you don’t have to open up the remote to press the button every time you need to sync up the remote to the system, a simple feature that makes a big difference.
Overall the Snakbyte Premium Wii remote XL is one of the best deals you can get when looking for a new Wii remote, it has the Wii MotionPlus technology already built in and has rechargeable batteries. On top of this features its cheaper than the official Nintendo Wii remote making it highly recommended.