Gadget of the Day: Wii Shaft

The punometer nearly exploded when we saw this gadget, but we’ll get it all out of our system at the start and just say it’s time to put s

The punometer nearly exploded when we saw this gadget, but we’ll get it all out of our system at the start and just say it’s time to put some Wii in your Shaft.The Wii Shaft is a retro-style joystick for Virtual Console games downloaded from the Wii Shop Channel. Sit it on your lap and play Virtua Fighter 2 or Super Mario Bros 3 the way they were meant to be played: by frantically pushing as many buttons as fast as possible.The kidney-shaped controller comes in three colours: Arctic White, Midnight Black and Shaft, sorry, Coral Pink.Buttons are programmable for Turbo and the stick has eight locking points for all your special moves.It’s only on pre-order from the US at the moment, shipping in mid-December, meaning you probably won’t be able to get it for Christmas. In the meantime, here’s some footage of some lovely girls playing with a couple of Shafts on YouTube. Sorry, we couldn’t resist.Essentials Wii Shaft Price: US$40 + shipping On sale: Now Contact: Wii Shaft Related stories: Wii Sports hits home run at games BAFTAs Wii gets its download on Wii Lightsaber coming to the UK