Nintendo giving away free non-slip jackets for Wii remotes

By Paul Michael on 1 October 2007 (Updated 16 November 2011) 4 comments
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Recently a very good friend of mine told me about a mishap that involved his 8 year old son, a Wii remote and a large, expensive flat-screen LCD TV. Needless to say he wasn't happy. And it turns out he's not alone. Several people have reported problems with the Wii remotes, and as my wife recently got one I've also been a little concerned. Fortunately Nintendo is a great company. They have invented a rubber non-slip jacket for Wii remotes, and they're giving them away free to current owners of Wii systems.

This comes direct from the Nintendo website :

Wii Remote Jacket Accessory Offer

Nintendo is now including the Wii Remote Jacket for the Wii Remotes in all new hardware being shipped. For Wii owners who purchased their systems prior to this addition, we are offering to send free Wii Remote Jackets for their existing Wii Remotes. If you would like to request a Wii Remote Jacket, please start by completing the information form below.

If you have already submitted a request and want to check on the status of your order, please click here.

Latin American users - Please click here for information for your region.
Usuarios de América Latina - Por favor haz clic aquí para obtener información para tu región.

Please note, we will begin shipping Wii Remote Jackets on October 15th, 2007. Once your Wii Remote Jacket has shipped, you will receive a confirmation email from Nintendo. After that point, it may still take another 5 to 10 days for delivery depending on your location. Please do not contact Nintendo regarding your Wii Remote Jacket order until after that time period has passed.

You can also call Nintendo customer service at 1- 866-431-8367. I'm putting my call in first thing in the morning. I just can't get the picture of a smashed widescreen TV out of my head!

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Amy B. Scher's picture

That decision on the company's part was way overdue. I've heard of a few plasma TV tragedies myself. Thanks for spreading the word!

Lynn Truong's picture

thanks paul! it sure took them long enough to come out with them. they were pretty responsive when they got complaints about the straps breaking, so they quickly offered to send out a set of new and improved straps to all owners. but these sleeves have been a long time coming.

i had purchased a bunch of sleeves on eBay but it's always nice to have extras since two of them have already ripped, from having to pull them off and on for batteries and resetting the remote to the console (i share the controllers with a neighbor).

Paul Michael's picture

you must be one of those diehard Wii players. Hope there are no injuries.

Lynn Truong's picture

i definitely enjoy my video games, but i wouldn't say i'm diehard. no accidents yet!!