Nyko announced today that the editors at CNET (www.cnet.com) have selected its Wireless Nunchuck as a finalist in this year's "Best of CES" awards in the gaming category. The device, which attaches to the Wii Remote via a small wireless dongle for complete cordless freedom, will be available in the first quarter of 2008 for a suggested price of $29.99.
The Best of CES Awards, which are produced and judged by CNET, will recognize the hottest products at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show in ten categories, plus a "Best in Show" and "People's Voice" award selected by the CNET online audience. CNET editors received and reviewed thousands of entries. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, January 9 at 2:00 p.m. live on the CNET Stage in the South Hall upper lobby, second floor.
Using a dongle that attaches to the bottom of the Wii Remote, the Wireless Nunchuck features full accelerometer support for motion-based gameplay, and is compatible with all games that require the Nunchuck controller attachment. The Nunchuck's ergonomic design is perfect for both left and right-handed players. Two AAA Batteries (included) provide up to 30 hours of gameplay.
"We are extremely excited to see a product as innovative as Nyko's Wireless Nunchuck for Wii amongst the finalists in CNET's Best of CES Awards," said Chris Arbogast, Director of Marketing at Nyko Technologies. "The nomination of a product that we believe will create the ultimate in wireless gaming for Wii players is a testament to how hard we strive to continuously improve the playing experience."
As a finalist for a Best of CES Award, the Wireless Nunchuck for Wii is also eligible to win a People's Voice Award. Readers at home actively following CNET's in-depth CES 2008 coverage — from videos to editorial reports from the show floor — can participate by voting for their favorite product at www.cnet.com/best-of-ces. Voting is open to the public from Tuesday, January 8th and closes at noon Pacific Time on Wednesday, January 9th.
The ten categories include digital photo and video; car tech and GPS; cell phones and smart phones; computers and hardware; emerging technologies; gaming; home audio; home video; MP3 and portable video players; and televisions. A video of the winners and finalists showcasing their technologies can be found at www.cnet.com/ces.