As a person who has owned a Wii for six years and now a Wii U for nearly a year I have gone through my fair share of Wii controllers and nunchuks. Let me tell you they are not all made equal especially when you are talking about off brands.
We have tried many off brand Wii controllers because let's face it – they are cheaper. I don't always have or want to shell out the bucks for the name brand controller just because my kid threw the old one at the wall. Off brand controllers tend to have a down side at times especially when it comes to quality.
One of the biggest problems I have noticed with off brand controllers is that they do not always stay synced. Every time you turn off your system/controller it's always a guessing game whether or not the controllers will be synced next time your not so patient child eagerly wants to play. It can be quite a pain when you have someone pestering you “Is it ready, mom? Can I play now? Now?”.
Another issue is the sound quality coming out of the Wii controllers. With off brand controllers the sound is just plain awful at times. You can be playing an amazing game with awesome graphics and to hear such terrible sound coming from the controllers is just wrong. You want the music to take you away and transport you into the world that you are playing but instead all you get is a headache.
I did not have such issues with the TMart White Wireless Controller & Nunchuk for Nintendo Wii/Wii U. It plays and almost exactly looks like a brand name Wii controller. The only difference in the looks is the Wii label on the actual Will controllers and the Wii controller is more of a true white than off white.
The TMart controllers stayed synced even when turning them off and worked like a charm playing Wii Mario Party and Just Dance Kids 2014. They are by far the best non brand name Wii/Wii U controllers we have used.
For $14.42 (with free shipping), TMart sells a white wireless Wii/Wii U controller with a clear silicone sleeve and wrist strap plus a white nunchuk. Now that's a bargain!
The brand name can cost you over $40 just for the controller alone. Now which do you think is a better deal when you consider destructive children are the main ones using them?