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bandit
August 4th, 2007, 08:57
CHUCKii Wiimote Replacement Shell
Manufacturer: Xtreme Enterprise
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Price: $29.95


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Overview : CHUCKii is a full replacement case set for both the Wii-mote and the Nunchuk of the Wii console (sold as a complete set) and available in several colors and transparency. Made from the highest quality materials and durable ABS plastic carbonates, as well as patented Japanese acrylic paint, CHUCKii suits your lifestyle and colors up your gaming console.

Made from High Quality Durable Materials
Patented Japanese Acrylic Paint
Beautiful Finishing and Stylish
Currently Available in 2 Colors
Full Online Installation Instructions

Plastic Materials Used:
High quality ABS and polycarbonate composite plastic materials combined for greater durability and toughness.

Paint Materials Used:
Industrial grade Modified Acrylic paint branded RECRACK from Fujikura Kasei Co. Ltd, Japan. Paint provides excellent chemical, abrasion and weather resistance for long-lasting usage.

Package Contents:
Wii-mote

Top/Bottom Case
Buttons and Trigger
Battery Cover

Nunchuk

Top/Bottom Case
Buttons

Quality/Usability : With the new look that I did to my Nintendo Wii by adding a Team Xtender I-Case Black Knight (http://reviews.dcemu.co.uk/review-team-xtender-i-case-black-knight-65190.html) case mod, I thought it was only right to have a matching Wiimote and Nunchuk to go along with it. With that said, Xtreme Enterprise is the first to release Wiimote and Nunchuk replacement shell cases.

To open up the Wiimote and Nunchuk, I had to use the triwing from Zoozen Action PRO Toolkit v2 (http://reviews.dcemu.co.uk/review-zoozen-action-pro-toolkit-v2-68348.html). First I removed the battery cover and batteries, and unscrewed four (4) screws. Next, I split open the housing of the Wiimote. Be careful when doing so as you may break off a tab that holds the casing together (I snapped it off). Once the casing has been pried off, all you do is place all the innards from the original Wiimote into the replacement shell. Everything fits perfectly. You'll also have to remove the metal contacts that is inside where the batteries connect to. Once all components have been transfered to the new shell, everything fits perfectly. If you do not like the buttons that came with the replacement shell casing or just want to mix and match, the original buttons will also fit.

The Nunchuk itself has two (2) triwing screws on the bottom. Once both screws have been removed, same process of taking the casing apart on the Wiimote applies with the Nunchuk. With the Nunchuk, everything is connected except for the buttons. You'll have to wiggle the wire so that it comes off of the bottom housing of the Nunchuk. Once its off, just place it into the replacement shell along with buttons and screw the triwing screwdrivers back on and you're done!

Conclusion : Overall, the CHUCKii Wiimote Replacement Shell is identical to that of the original casing of the Wiimote and Nunchuk. The buttons though dont feel as fluid and smooth when pressing them. The ability to mix and match the buttons is great. I used the original power button, A and home button on the Cool Black housing and those buttons stand out more as they are colored and white as opposed to all black. Separating the casings will need to take some patience because if you just pull them apart without being careful, you'll snap off the tabs that keeps the cases closed. Once the tab breaks off, the controllers will stay closed but not completely.

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