Archive for December, 2009


The Best Games and Genres For the Wii Sword

Back when the Nintendo Wii debuted in 2005, the most talked about feature was its groundbreaking Wiimote controller and nunchuck. While its Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 competitors offered traditional controller designs, the Wiimote completely revolutionized the way people play video games.

Little did we know that Nintendo would continue to innovate and build upon the ingenuity of the Wiimote. Now, there is a wide range of different attachments and accessories that interface with the Wiimote in order to transform it into whatever it is that you’re brandishing in any particular game.

The Wii sword is by far the most well adapted accessory for the Wiimote controller, especially considering how many games out on the market today utilize the sword accessory in gameplay. We’ve put together a top 5 list of the best Wii Sword games across a few of the most popular sword-wielding genres.

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Product Warning: Disposable Alkaline Batteries Destroy The Environment! Read About A Safe Alternative.

Are you one of the millions of people throughout the world who take the environment seriously? Do you recycle? Do you purchase sustainable products? Do you try to limit your personal carbon emissions? To be sure, all of these steps are critical to preserving what is left of our planet’s health and cleaning up the mess that industrialism has created over the past century.

But what about your battery consumption and disposal? Chances are, you and your family use a lot of batteries in a year, given the dearth of gadgets, kids’ toys, and small appliances that all call for AA and AAA batteries. If you’re using Duracells, Energizers, and any other brand of disposable alkaline batteries, I’m sorry to say that you’re still part of the environmental problem and not the solution.

The facts are clear: disposable alkaline batteries are incredibly hazardous to the environment. Although improvements in the purity and consistency of materials used to make alkaline batteries have allowed manufacturers to reduce the mercury content, their mercury levels are still quite harmful and pollutant. And while some countries have prohibited disposing of alkaline batteries in regular domestic trash, the vast majority of people throw their disposable batteries away with the rest of the garbage.

Are you one of these people?

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Was NiCad Just a Fad? Why NiMH Is The New Standard In Rechargeable Batteries

Remember back in the day when NiCD rechargeable batteries first came onto the scene? Known euphemistically as “nicads,” this first generation of rechargeable batteries was all the rage for a while. It seemed like the end for the golden age of disposable batteries: Duracell was on its way down, and the Energizer bunny had beat his last drum. After all, why would anyone ever waste their money on disposable batteries again?

However, if you walk into any supermarket, hardware store, or electronics superstore, you’ll find that the big disposable battery brands still dominate the market. Conversely, rechargeable batteries occupy only a minority share of shelf space.

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The High Score Heartbreak: How the Wii Battery Pack On Your Controller Dies at the Worst Times!

Back in 2005, when the Wii, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3 were poised to hit the entertainment market, who would have believed that the Wii would dominate the other two game platforms in worldwide sales? With its lower resolution and quirky game controller, all of the gaming elite doomed Nintendo for the bronze medal in the competition for market supremacy.

Now, the Wii and its innovative game controller has become a cultural phenomenon. The famed “Wiimote,” together with the nunchuck controller, makes for an amazing gaming experience, giving you wireless, interactive play with your favorite Wii games.

But what do you do when the charging dock battery pack in your Wiimote goes flat on you, right in the middle of a great game? Since few people have charged replacement battery packs ready to go, chances are you’ll have to dock the Wiimote for four or five hours while you wait for it to recharge, thus losing your shot at a new high score.

How do you avoid this gaming catastrophe?

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Vapextech Rechargeable Batteries – Brand-Name Quality At Half The Price!

Years ago in college, a physics professor spilled the beans on batteries: “You know, folks,” he said in near whisper, “If they wanted to, Duracell and Energizer could make their batteries last forever. They run out so that you’ll have to buy more of them.”

Now, in my present-day life, with a 4-year old boy, 1-year old girl, and a gaggle of battery-operated toys, I’ve quickly learned that you can easily spend half of your retirement savings trying to keep all of the electronics in your household up and running with fresh, new batteries. Add to this your digital camera, Flip video camera, electronic scale, etc., and before you know it, you’re buying a dozen batteries every time you go to the grocery store.

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A New Australian Electronics Blog For A New World.

Electronics Warehouse

Welcome to the official  Electronics blog! I know what you’re thinking — “yet another WordPress blog for yet another online store.” While it may be true that spammers and “get rich quick” online marketers abuse the blog format to jack up their search ranking in Google, we at EW are really committed to creating a blog that not only promotes our business, but also brings you insight into the electronics accessories that you need to keep your mobile gadgets and lifestyle working at the highest level possible.

At our blog, you can expect a wide range of weekly articles written by our staff on the kinds of new electronics accessories that we carry at EW. We’ll be writing product reviews, human interest stories about mobile electronics, trends in the tech world, and EW news, such as new products, promotions, and enhancements to our website.

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