Replacement Wiimote and Numchuk Shells
Ok I love buying stuff but I hate it when I buy something and it's not really what I thought it was. So I am gonna try to write reviews on some of the things I have bought and some of the things I wish I never had.
Replacement Blue and Pink Shells, with orginal white wiimote in the center
Today the product I wanna review is an Ebay Special Wiimote and Numchuk Replacement shells.
Here is the link to the MSMMall Store
eBay Store - MSMmall: Nintendo Wii: Tools Screwdriver Repair Part for Nintendo Wii,DS Lite
Price is $8.49 for just a Wiimote shell alone with Buy it now
and $13.49 for a Wiimote and Numchuk Shell with Buy it now
I think the prices are a killer deal compared to Chuckii brand Wiimote Shell's that sell for no less then $35.00 shipped to the US. I will review that product at a later date.
Ok on to the review. I received my product about 2 weeks after ordering them off of ebay, the wiimotes came from Hong Kong. The package came in what looked like a brown paper bag though inside the bag there where little white boxes with the wiimotes secure and unharmed.
The Wiimote shells came with all buttons for replacement including the A button, the A button was the only one of poor quality but you can use your original A button. The kit also included a few internal pieces which you don't need to replace unless you want them colored also, Also has a new Black plate for the inferred led reader, (use the original IR Plate). I found out the hard way that the replacement Black plate cannot pickup the inferred led's very well, so it is best to stick with the original IR plate. Lastly to my surprise, each wiimote shell came with a free Triwing Screwdriver ($5.00 Value)
So now to disassembling the wiimote, 4 screws and then you have to carefully pry the front open. Becareful very careful, I have heard of people breaking the tabs off. I then grab the new shell insert all the guts and snap it back together. Then I proceed onto the Numchuk, two screws, slide a few parts into the new case. Very simple. Doing one set took me no more then 20 minutes to complete and even the dumbest people could do this.
Build quality of the replacement wiimote shells are awesome. The took perfect replica's of the originals, They have the Wii logo on front, Nintendo on the battery door, heck they even stamped the sides with the FCC label. All buttons feel great and like the original. You can mix buttons also because they are that good of replica's.
9.5 out of 10
The only reasons this product did not receive a 10 is that the Black IR Plate does not pick up (use original plate) and the A button is hazy (use original).
Thankyou EBAY: MSMMall for a great product and great price.
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