Wii Mote vs Wii Controller

Every year around the holidays we become a family of gamers. Catch us in June or July and the Wii will be covered in dust being used as a bed for the cat. But like I said, around the holidays we’re into video games, big time. I think it has to do with both the weather keeping us all in the house and the fact that at least one of us almost always receives a new game from Santa. There’s always seems to be a new video game out that someone wants. This year it’s my daughter and she’s been asking for the new Nickelodeon Dance and the Disney Princess: Enchanted Journey games. Both are ordered and already packed away in Old Saint Nicks sleigh.

Ironically I received an email last week asking if I’d be interested in checking out a new Disney holiday item for kids from Performance Designed Products (PDP). My options were the Cars 2 Kids Kit ($49.99) for use with the iPad or My First Wii Mote ($29.99). Since we don’t own an iPad (maybe that’s in Santa’s sleigh as well), I opted for the Wii Mote.

Wii Mote Princess Changeable Faceplates

After looking on the PDP web site, I found out that the My First Wii Mote came with two options, in either a Disney Princess theme for girls or a Cars 2 theme for boys. Each remote is designed to be much smaller than the standard controllers that come with the Wii, to assure a good fit in your child;s hand . In addition to the handy kid-sized feature, the My First Wii Mote’s also come with four interchangeable design plates, all of which contain different artwork from the popular Disney cartoons.

The Disney Princess remote for Wii functions just like the original Wii controller with all the added design features for kids mentioned above as well as a coordinating wrist strap and “princess” theme buttons such as, an image of a tiara in place of the standard “A” button on the standard remotes . The My First Wii Mote requires two AAA batteries which are NOT included with your purchase.

If your child is a gamer, I highly recommend the My First Wii Mote. Not only will they love having their very own customizable gear, parents will love not having to share your controller with someone who may or may not have just stolen yet another sticky candy cane from the tree.


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