If you have ever played virtual tennis on a Nintendo Wii, you know the feeling of flailing your arms around in mid-air while trying to lob an invisible ball through space. You also most likely know that there is one important component missing from the game: the feeling of a real tennis racket.
Electronic Arts hope to solve that problem, teaming with Sakar Internationalto offer a new set of sporting equipment that will mesh with your Wii gaming console. The accessories include golf clubs, tennis rackets and baseball bats, and can be used with a standard Wii Remote control.
To use the tennis racket, for example, you simply slip the Wii Remote into the handle of the racket, slide on a John McEnroe headband and it’s game time. But be warned, these accessories don’t play well with lampshades or vases filled with flowers; in tight quarters they can be a little difficult to use.