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ALIVE!!! WaveBird Clone (Shockwave) $8.99 shipped! wireless + rumble Wii & Gamecube


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#1 h3llbring3r

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:02 PM


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Update 9/18 white version now available for $8.99 shipped:
http://www.buy.com/prod/wii-gamecube-2-4ghz-shockwave-wireless-controller-white/q/loc/108/211532777.html
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I have no idea about the quality (Amazon reviews are very positive, where it sells for $24.99):
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Sad that the Wavebird Wireless controller is a part of ancient history? Well rejoice with the new Shock-Wave Wii & Gamecube Wireless Controller! This Wii controller is modeled after the Nintendo Wavebird & supports all Gamecube games as well as Wii Games. So if you're into Smash Bros or just want to get a grip on a physical controller for the Wii then the 2.4GHz Shock-Wave is for you! This controller features 2.4 GHz technology for ultimate range, not to mention a rumble feature. The ergonomic design, and pressure sensitive trigger buttons only make it that much sweeter.

Features

  • Wireless controller and receiver combo
  • Extremely high quality wireless controller for Gamecube - will not break or lose connectivity.
  • Fully compatible with Nintendo Wii
  • Operation frequency: 2.44 GHZ. Batteries yield up to 100 hours of gameplay
  • Controller features shock vibration along with the standard analog & trigger buttons
  • Tight joystick for superior control
  • Works with 4 player compatible games: supports four channels at the same time
Manufacturer: PHANTIQ
Format:
Wii
Mfg Part#:
PQ-W-1194UPC: 00892044001194
Buy.com Sku: 211144692
Item#:
G276R6

Edited by h3llbring3r, 18 September 2009 - 06:12 PM.
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#2 RoundeRx54

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:17 PM

Loved the Wavebird for GC. Definitely getting one of these for $10.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:17 PM

Just a note: The controller is being shipped by GamezForLess and not Buy.com.

I've been looking for some more GC controllers. This one has positive reviews and for $10, I'll take a shot. Thanks OP!
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#4 h3llbring3r

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:18 PM

Just a note: The controller is being shipped by GamezForLess and not Buy.com.

I've been looking for some more GC controllers. This one has positive reviews and for $10, I'll take a shot. Thanks OP!


Yes, I need to add that to OP.

I am in for one myself, we'll see how it stacks up. I could probably resell it for this anyway.

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#5 DAWG26

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:28 PM

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:29 PM

Thanks. Looks decent at least.

#7 Ragnorok64

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:31 PM

I grabbed a couple. I've been needing an extra for Smash Bros.

#8 h3llbring3r

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:34 PM

LOL, I just jumped on a second. <$10 is my impulse price.
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#9 the_punisher

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:36 PM

Looks good, bought one, thx OP

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#10 h3llbring3r

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:48 PM

Images from WaveBird comparison pics:

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The above pic has me excited, looks like a better (slightly-wider) grip angle and less mid-frame bulk that the original WaveBird. :bouncy:

More below:

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Those pics show the original Phantiq badge, who buy.com lists as the manufacturer of the Kuma model.

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#11 adawg555

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 05:54 PM

Has anybody not gotten an order confirmation?
I payed with PayPal about 45 mins ago and have gotten no sort of confirmation as of yet.
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#12 h3llbring3r

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:06 PM

Has anybody not gotten an order confirmation?
I payed with PayPal about 45 mins ago and have gotten no sort of confirmation as of yet.


No, and I ordered about the same time also. Maybe it is up to the marketplace seller to send those? IDK, this is my first buy.com market place order. (The last one I tried was over a year ago, for a bunch of cheap blu-rays and it got canceled).

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#13 h8b1llg8ts

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:09 PM

Anyone have one of these and like it better then the Wavebird?

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:12 PM

my dog chewed up my wavebird sticks when she was a puppy. This makes me happy. thanks op.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:13 PM

Not a bad deal, but after the Smash Brawl fever died down, wavebirds have become fairly easy to find at gamestop. Yes, they're used, but at least they're first party quality.


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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:30 PM

Not a bad deal, but after the Smash Brawl fever died down, wavebirds have become fairly easy to find at gamestop. Yes, they're used, but at least they're first party quality.


Yes, but from what I understand these seem to be just as high quality as Wavebirds. Also Wavebirds don't support rumble. If the Sixaxis has taught me anything it's that I really miss rumble when it's not there.

#17 DrMoze

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:39 PM

I didn't even get past four posts when I just diverted and ordered 2. The second one may be a gift or it may be a keeper. Thx OP!!!

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:42 PM

Hmm may have to bite on this!
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#19 Yars

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:43 PM

Hopefully that d-pad works better than the 360 one does.

#20 Nohbdy

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 06:47 PM

That D-Pad is atrocious.

#21 h3llbring3r

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 07:05 PM

Finally received confirmation.

That D-Pad is atrocious.

Are you talking about the 360 D-Pad on the one on the shockwave?

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#22 thrasher086

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 07:06 PM

It is coming up 19.99 in my cart but says 9.99 on the website?

#23 adawg555

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 07:11 PM

Finally received confirmation.


Are you talking about the 360 D-Pad on the one on the shockwave?


I still haven't gotten mine. The transaction hasn't even showed up on PayPal yet.
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#24 Gennataos

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 07:16 PM

It is coming up 19.99 in my cart but says 9.99 on the website?

Same here. I was in for $10, but I'm out at $20.

#25 h3llbring3r

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 07:17 PM

It is coming up 19.99 in my cart but says 9.99 on the website?


Confirmed, It's doing the same for me now.

This maybe dead.

Price mistake maybe?
Sales went of this item went up 11,000%, LOL.

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#26 WonkyToad

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 07:22 PM

I just went to order this and they jumped to $19.99.
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#27 solsovly

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 07:24 PM

back up to 19.99

#28 h3llbring3r

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 07:26 PM

Dead.

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#29 TDAGARIM

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 07:32 PM

Damn, well awesome deal on those who got in on it right away.

#30 Ragnorok64

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 07:39 PM

Images from WaveBird comparison pics:

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The above pic has me excited, looks like a better (slightly-wider) grip angle and less mid-frame bulk that the original WaveBird. :bouncy:

More below:

Spoiler


Spoiler


Those pics show the original Phantiq badge, who buy.com lists as the manufacturer of the Kuma model.

Hmmm... No actual shipping confirmation yet. Wonder if it'll get canceled or something, So do you think multiples of those receivers will work with the Wii? Seems like the offset style would casue issues.