By now you’ve probably heard of Nintendo’s Wiimote motion-sensing controller, which lets you control your home entertainment via your mobile device via a small, wireless connection.
Now, in a move that could be a turning point in wireless technology, Nintendo has made it even easier to make use of this device.
As part of its new Wii Wireless Jam mode, you can now connect a Wii Remote, a GamePad, or even a GameCube controller to the Wii Wireless Connection, which acts like a WiFi adapter for the device.
Just point your Wii Remote at a Wiimode and the Wii Remote will turn on and start playing.
The GamePad will play games you might be playing on your GameCube, or you can even turn on your TV.
If you’re using a Gamecube controller, it’ll show your Wii Controller as a Wi-Fi connection, which is where you can access the GameCube Controller app.
Once connected, you’ll be able to launch any game you want, but you can also pause and play on a Wii U gamepad or even play a WiiWare game on a TV.
The Wiimodes are currently only available to select Nintendo retailers, but there’s no word yet on how the system will be marketed or how long the Wiimotes will last.
In addition to the Wiis motion-detection technology, the Wii Wiis Wireless Jam will be able use NFC, which means it’ll be compatible with many NFC-enabled devices, including Apple’s NFC technology.
It’ll also support Wi-Gig, the technology that enables WiFi to work with your smartphone and tablets, as well as Wi-Di, which allows Wi-FI devices to send data over Wi-Calls.
The Wii Wireless Club, the new feature that will allow you to connect up to six Wii Wiimods to your Wii U system, is already in the works, but is still a ways off.