By Jared Newman | Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 2:49 pm
Who needs motion control when you’ve got inflatable game peripherals? CTA Digital has built a reputation for wacky Wii accessories, but none look more fun than the Wii Inflatable Racing Kart, ideal for Mario Kart but suitable for any Wii racing game. It holds up to 300 pounds and includes a spinning wheel to hold a Wii Remote. Any external air pump will do.
I talked to CTA spokesman Osama Hashmi, who said the inflatable kart shipped this week to Best Buy and the Web sites of Target, Amazon and Walmart. Then, I hopped on board for a quick ride and felt like a kid, sitting there on the floor of E3. Then again, I suppose that’s sort of the point. Best part about the inflatable racing kart? The little bit of bounciness you get after leaning into a turn. Potentially worth the $40 asking price.