The Nyko "Wand" is a 3rd-party replacement for the Wii Remote. It was announced at CES 2009. The Wand features Trans-Port technology, which allows specially designed attachments to pass through key buttons to the attachment, allowing for more responsive attachments. It was chosen for CNET’s “Best of CES” award in the gaming category. Older models are not compatible with WiiMotionPlus but can be sent to Nyko for a firmware update free of charge.