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Wii Wireless Sensor Bar @ Poundland £1.00

£1.00 @ PoundLand
Surprised no-one's posted this (and apologies if someone has, but I couldn't find another related post). Sorry about the poor quality photo. Branded "Exspect". Discovered in the Galashiels store.
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6y, 10m agoFound 6 years, 10 months ago
Surprised no-one's posted this (and apologies if someone has, but I couldn't find another related post).
Sorry about the poor quality photo. Branded "Exspect". Discovered in the Galashiels store.
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#1
Thanks, just what I need. Will check my local store later and confirm any stocks. :)
#2
this is going to get very hot i would think!


if anyone getting one wants to sell there wired on let me know :thumbsup:
#3
ask the question - if they were any good why have they ended up @ poundland for a quid? Still worth a punt? not sure
#4
ianshona
ask the question - if they were any good why have they ended up @ poundland for a quid? Still worth a punt? not sure



I haven't used one but positive reviews here on Amazon :thumbsup:
#5
Great deal!

I can't see why it would be bad as the sensor bar actually just emits a IR light which a camera on the wiimote picks up. It's sole purpose is to tell the wiimote where the tv. The communication between the wii and the wiimote happens through bluetooth. I think a lot of people mistakenly think the sensor bar is a complex device which allows the wiimote to communicate with the wii.

:geek:
#6
ianshona;8219485
ask the question - if they were any good why have they ended up @ poundland for a quid? Still worth a punt? not sure

Thats a silly comment. TONS of items end up in Poundland which are very good quality and useful, i.e.:
- PSP speaker systems
- HDMI cables
- Optical sound cables
- High end leather iPod cases
....I could go on....

Often the reason they end up in Poundland is either end of line (i.e. been updated/superseded) or they were priced too high initially.

I love the way you ask if worth a punt and say "not sure".... Its a squid my friend!! :whistling:
1 Like #7
If the batteries die, you can always put a couple of candles on your telly!
#8
ianshona;8219485
ask the question - if they were any good why have they ended up @ poundland for a quid? Still worth a punt? not sure
Because they cost about 20p to make. Unless your TV is on the wall, say, and all the wires are hidden it's much more convenient to use the one that plugs into the Wii as it doesn't need batteries. "Wireless" = making a virtue of necessity!
#10
Non in Hounslow
#11
I have had one before, not out of pound land but have had a wireless one and they are crap, went back to the one that came with it.
#12
Conversely I rely totally on a wireless one (though I did spend a while researching which was best), and it has been great. I just have a single HDMI cable plus USB extension going from an AV unit to my wall mounted TV (of course that has mains too) - such a device saved me having to channel an extra wire just for the Wii.

:)

Just be aware these really eat batteries - we have a rechargeable set on almost continuously as a result...


PS Preempting other Wii connectivity questions; Wii component cable through component HDMI adapter into switch box. Through that we can choose between output from Wii, PS3, SkyHD and PC ;-)
#13
The Sensor bar is basically a lump of plastic with an IR emitting LED either end.
#14
Brewer


I love the way you ask if worth a punt and say "not sure".... Its a squid my friend!! :whistling:


With some folk every pound is a prisoner! :)
#15
The orginal USB sensor bar only takes its power from the USB port, it does not communicate with the Wii in any way.

Some new tv's have USB ports so plug it direct into that

Or you could use one of those USB back power thing you can by for ipod

or simply cut the plug of and wire to a 5v battery 4 x AA cells (rechargable 1.2 volt = 4.8 volts)

NOT USB POWER (CORRECTED)
#16
ianshona
ask the question - if they were any good why have they ended up @ poundland for a quid? Still worth a punt? not sure


Yes, good point, I mean you wouldnt want to lose your house because you bought one of these for A QUID and it wasnt very good, would you.
#17
4737carlinsir;8220747
Yes, good point, I mean you wouldnt want to lose your house because you bought one of these for A QUID and it wasnt very good, would you.

Yeah, and if it didnt bankrupt you it could overheat, catch fire and burn your house down....!! :whistling::w00t: Lets be careful out there people!
#18
v6dlc
The orginal USB sensor bar only takes its power from the USB port, it does not communicate with the Wii in any way.

Some new tv's have USB ports so plug it direct into that

Or you could use one of those USB back power thing you can by for ipod

or simply cut the plug of and wire to a 5v battery 4 x AA cells (rechargable 1.2 volt = 4.8 volts)



But the original sensor bar isn't USB....
#19
Seems like a great buy. The original 500 metre cable that comes with the Wii is a pain in the ****.
#20
We got one on offer from Amazon before Xmas, waste of time really!

The thin little wire from wii to sensor bar was never in the way in the first place and as already stated, they eat batteries.
#21
v6dlc;8220727
The orginal USB sensor bar only takes its power from the USB port, it does not communicate with the Wii in any way.

Some new tv's have USB ports so plug it direct into that

Or you could use one of those USB back power thing you can by for ipod

or simply cut the plug of and wire to a 5v battery 4 x AA cells (rechargable 1.2 volt = 4.8 volts)


MrMicP;8220803
But the original sensor bar isn't USB....


And I'm not sure it's 5V either - you may have to put a resistor in series to operate from 5V.

You could also power it (possibly via suitable resistor, plus small inductor) from the aerial supply output from a TV.
#22
Roddie;8220949
Seems like a great buy. The original 500 metre cable that comes with the Wii is a pain in the ****.
Ever heard of cable ties, or even garden twine?
#23


Cheers, now done.

I didn't expect this item to spark such a debate btw!
Personally I'm a bit of a sucker for snapping this kind of thing up in Poundland then realising I don't really need em. Still, hopefully this will be useful for someone.
#24
I hate the stupidly long wire that comes with the sensor bar. I've lost count at the number of times it has become tangled up. I will give this wireless one a go. Heat!
#25
No stock in Uxbridge (both stores), Hounslow, Feltham
#26
dont think my store has any. may take a peek monday tho.
#27
None in Inverness.
#28
MrMicP
But the original sensor bar isn't USB....


I stand corrected its not USB

Measured output with meter its 12v

anyway cut the pug of and find a 12v source a 9v sqaure battery would probably power it

Or F it and by one of these for Poundland
#29
None in Cheltenham
#30
hot find will look on moday if they have any
#31
v6dlc;8223246
Measured output with meter its 12v

anyway cut the pug of and find a 12v source a 9v sqaure battery would probably power it
Is that 12V under load? If not, it could be a resistor inside the Wii and if you connect a 12V source to the bar you will burn it out.
#32
Voted hot, nice find
#33
ianshona
ask the question - if they were any good why have they ended up @ poundland for a quid? Still worth a punt? not sure


i binned one the other day:)
#34
none in neath
#35
worth it if ya can find one, even a few as spares
#36
Thanks, hot from me, just hoovered the cable up on mine
#37
a few in the new store in Twickenham although didn't get any... Don't own a wii just thought I would let people know
banned#38
I have this exact one, paid £3 I think from playtrade new. Does what it should do - good for use with a projector when the wire is impractical.
#39
These might take a while to appear in certain stores. I just picked up those multi-usb card readers the other day. First time they were in my local one. Grabbed 3, and I'm chuffed to bits. They read everything I could ever want them to without any adapters.

Will buy two of these. One for each tv.
#40
These are ideal to use the wii remote to make a "touch screen" pc!

Just buy a couple and dismantle to arrange the IR LED's closer together for your IR light emitter!

You can then operate your PC in a similar way as on Minority Report! Cool!

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