Slippery-handed gamers will be delighted to know that Nintendo will offer the Wii Remote Jacket, a durable, silicone cover for the controller, freely for current customers and will pack it in new units starting October 15.
The Wii Remote Jacket provides cushioning for the Wii Remote for people who might accidentally throw or drop their Wii Remotes while playing games. Use of the Wii Remote Jacket is meant to supplement, not replace, the basic game-play instructions: keep a firm grip, don’t let go of the controller, use the wrist strap and make sure your play area is free of people or objects. The Wii Remote Jacket also serves as a cover for the Wii Remote. Nintendo recommends players use the new Wii Remote Jacket as a cushiony shield, though the current Wii Remote is a safe product when used properly.
Current Wii owners who want it will have to go to the company’s website, or call 1-866-431-8367 to place an order.