Infrared Ray Inductor Wireless Sensor Bar (Nintendo Wii) £2.39* delivered @ MyMemory
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Infrared Ray Inductor Wireless Sensor Bar (Nintendo Wii) £2.39* delivered @ MyMemory

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Found 2nd Jul 2010Made hot 2nd Jul 2010
The inductor is designed for receiving the infrared signal from the Wii console. It is easy and convenient to use. Just turn on the inductor on and it will pair with your Wii console. The Wireless inductor provides a compact and wire free solution to enhance your game play.

Specification
- Compatible with Nintendo Wii
- Easy to install and remove
- Designed For Receivng the infrared Signal From The Wii Console
- Can be positioned above or below your Television
- Plug and play, no complex setup required
- Powered by AAA batteries (not included)

Warranty
1 Year

*Use code last20 to buy at this price

22 Comments

good price, i want a wired bar but i cant find any for sale

I love how complicated they make these things sound when they are actually just four infra-red LEDs on a stick.

I've heard of people using a couple of candles instead for a laugh.

It's a good price I guess

uglybeautyqueen;8962482

good price, i want a wired bar but i cant find any for sale



This one has the option of being wired, it comes with a wire or can be powered by batteries which aren't included. Although I bought it when it was 5.99 it works great.

play.com/Gam…b=0

Great price, But they eat batteries, especially after kids have been on and forget to turn the bloomin thing off

Unless you have your Wii in some strange place far away from your TV I do not at all see the point in a wireless sensor bar that just eats batteries, the wire itself from a wired one is easily hidden behind the tv, and with the possibilities of dropouts from a wireless receiver is it worth the extra hassle?

AndrewRoss;8965588

This one has the option of being wired, it comes with a wire or can be … This one has the option of being wired, it comes with a wire or can be powered by batteries which aren't included. Although I bought it when it was 5.99 it works great.http://www.play.com/Games/Wii/4-/10713198/Madcatz-Wii-Wireless-SenseBar/Product.html?ptsl=1&ob=Price&fb=0



thanks rep given :thumbsup:

cicobuff;8966017

Unless you have your Wii in some strange place far away from your TV I do … Unless you have your Wii in some strange place far away from your TV I do not at all see the point in a wireless sensor bar that just eats batteries, the wire itself from a wired one is easily hidden behind the tv, and with the possibilities of dropouts from a wireless receiver is it worth the extra hassle?



As far as I know, there wouldn't be any dropouts. There is no signal whatsoever sent from or to the sensor bar. It is just 2 (infrared?) lights, sensed by the wii mote, to give it a....sense of direction. just a starting point.

"The inductor is designed for receiving the infrared signal from the Wii console."

Rubbish - neither the Wii console nor the Wii remote, for that matter, produce an infrared signal!

"Just turn on the inductor on and it will pair with your Wii console."

More rubbish - it doesn't pair with anything. Jeez - who wrote this baloney?

Daaker33;8966231

As far as I know, there wouldn't be any dropouts. There is no signal … As far as I know, there wouldn't be any dropouts. There is no signal whatsoever sent from or to the sensor bar. It is just 2 (infrared?) lights, sensed by the wii mote, to give it a....sense of direction. just a starting point.


You are right - the "sensor bar" is a complete misnomer. It doesn't sense anything. Having two LEDs, it allows the remote to get a sense of distance (how far apart the LEDs look) as well as direction, for those "pull to focus" moments in games.

And for those who are unfortunate enough to have bought a battery-operated one, buy some rechargeables for it and the remotes, FFS!

What I want is solution to my distance problem. At about 10 feet the onscreen hand is pretty steady, at fifteen feet, the onscreen hand is very jittery and randomly jumps about the screen using the standard Wii wired bar.

tc80tc80;8966328

What I want is solution to my distance problem. At about 10 feet the … What I want is solution to my distance problem. At about 10 feet the onscreen hand is pretty steady, at fifteen feet, the onscreen hand is very jittery and randomly jumps about the screen using the standard Wii wired bar.



What your problem is some where in your house your picking up additional infrared areas, most likely from a window or light, a different wii transmitter bar wouldn't help, go on to the wii sensitivity setting and put it down low that might help

andagain;8966437

What your problem is some where in your house your picking up additional … What your problem is some where in your house your picking up additional infrared areas, most likely from a window or light, a different wii transmitter bar wouldn't help, go on to the wii sensitivity setting and put it down low that might help



Actually the opposite, I have to go high. a setting of 2 of 5 causes jitters from 5 feet away. There is a large patio window directly opposite the Wii bar. I will try it again tonight after the sun goes down to see if it improves the distance.

PS. Just tried the Candle trick. WOW. I disconnected the Wii wired bar. Mounted two birthday candles in shot glasses on top of the TV on either end of the wired bar. At 15 feet the hand is rock solid and if I increase the distance between the candles to 40 inches for increased triangulation , I can move the Wii Mote back to 25 feet and still steady.

PPS. Got rid of the candles. Stuck the wired Wii bar on the right side of the 42" TV and on the left side put a Nyko Wireless Bar that wasn't powerful enough by itself. I got the same results as the Candles. Problem solved.

More likely the LED's aren't powerful enough or aren't the correct wavelength. Could be other things like picking up candles or other heat etc too.




Glad there are some people out there who actually know how this tech works, it's a shame there are loads who don't, even the makers of this device don't even know how it works judging by their description!

Benjimoron;8967197

More likely the LED's aren't powerful enough or aren't the correct … More likely the LED's aren't powerful enough or aren't the correct wavelength. Could be other things like picking up candles or other heat etc too.

The most likely explanation I think is that the LEDs are too close together so it can't resolve them at greater distances. Hence two tea-lights placed further apart will work at a greater distance.

pibpob;8968963

The most likely explanation I think is that the LEDs are too close … The most likely explanation I think is that the LEDs are too close together so it can't resolve them at greater distances. Hence two tea-lights placed further apart will work at a greater distance.



Not so sure, probably not bright enough or the correct wavelength. The wiimote camera has a pretty high res, 1024x768 I think, so it should be able to make out two seperate dots from quite a long distance.

No, it's apparently only ]128x96.

pibpob;8970864

No, it's apparently only ]128x96.



I've read that before but I think Johnny Lee said it's 1024x768 and I'm inclined to believe him. Who knows?!?!

Out of Stock from what I can see

dcx_badass;8970991

The description in the OP is a load of rubbish, the sensor bar doesn't … The description in the OP is a load of rubbish, the sensor bar doesn't 'connect' with the wii at all. And it does not recieve any infrared signal from the wii at all.

I already said that. The OP is blindly repeating marketing rubbish from the product description. I wish posters would help users of this forum rather than peddlers of tat by filtering this information.

Benjimoron;8970969

I've read that before but I think Johnny Lee said it's 1024x768 and I'm … I've read that before but I think Johnny Lee said it's 1024x768 and I'm inclined to believe him. Who knows?!?!

Well I know consumer electronics is cheap, but 1024x768 sensors are likely to be more expensive than lower resolution ones, require more bandwidth to transmit their data, and be more prone to noise. For those reasons I'd be reluctant to believe that such an over-specified sensor is used, but you're right - who knows?

I seem to remember that the "blobs" you see on the set-up display are pretty low resolution.

pibpob;8971956

Well I know consumer electronics is cheap, but 1024x768 sensors are … Well I know consumer electronics is cheap, but 1024x768 sensors are likely to be more expensive than lower resolution ones, require more bandwidth to transmit their data, and be more prone to noise. For those reasons I'd be reluctant to believe that such an over-specified sensor is used, but you're right - who knows?I seem to remember that the "blobs" you see on the set-up display are pretty low resolution.



Check out Johnny Lee's Whiteboard, you can make one yourself using a wiimote! If you watch the video you'll notice that the wiimote is only using about 50% of it's screen size to see the board, which would make the resulting drawing on the board absolutely awful wouldn't it? It looks pretty crisp to me which would suggest a high resolution?


youtube.com/wat…7eQ


EDIT - In the video you can't see that the wiimote only uses about half the sensor to see the screen but if you set up one yourself you'd see what I mean. If you can imagine the angle and see that you can't fit the wiimote sensor neatly over the screen so there's a fair bit of wastage around the edge.

Received one in post today. Switched on Wii & it picked it up automatically. It works very well even in bright sunny room. Takes 2 AAA batteries.

dcx_badass

The description in the OP is a load of rubbish, the sensor bar doesn't … The description in the OP is a load of rubbish, the sensor bar doesn't 'connect' with the wii at all. And it does not recieve any infrared signal from the wii at all.



It worked for me, perhaps it shouldn't, but I just put the batteries in and away it went.
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