Wave Bird joins new band

Flies in greater frequencies

Nintendo's Wave Bird controller will soon use Mitsubishi Materials' AHD Series 2.4GHz wireless ceramic chip antenna, IGN reports, in a move which stands to increase the controller's effective range beyond the 34 feet promised on the box. Good news indeed, but the chances of being able to tell the difference without opening the whole thing up are slim, and Nintendo are hardly going to advertise the fact that the new peripherals work over greater distances to existing owners - indeed, it was Mitsubishi Materials that publicised the fact, whereas Nintendo remains quiet.

Platinum loving

Meanwhile, Nintendo last week unveiled the new Platinum Wave Bird, which appears alongside the stylish Platinum Cube. Both are limited edition, and if you're wondering what to watch out for, look right.

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