I can't imagine many of you seeing this product as extremely useful, although I have found a use for them after my wrist straps for my Wii removes became frayed and tatty. These leather Wii wrist straps by Hama are a direct replacement for the wrist straps provided with the Wii remote. As they are leather, I am more than happy to have them as a replacement, and I can imagine them to prove to be much more hard wearing long term.
Unfortunately it soon becomes evident of the oversight Hama have given this offering - the colours. The pack comes with 3 straps, black, brown and white, and as they are all different it means your Wii remotes will no longer match. For me this isn't an issue, but for some it may be a minor annoyance. I see the positive to this, as I can now tell which remote is player 1 and which is player 2.
There are a number of alternatives to the Hama straps, most of which are made similarly to the official Wii ones, but I much prefer these leather straps to the original wrist straps. The other difference between the sets is that originally you had sliding plastic fixers to secure the strap to your wrist, but these Hama ones have a rubber sliding hoop that offers to resistance to being moved about. Overall, however, I am tilting towards the Hama wrist straps and at just a few pounds they are worthwhile if you are in need of replacements.
This is a set of 3 leather straps for the Wii remote. They are black, brown and white, meaning that only a maximum of one will actually match your remote and\or accessories. They are durable and well made, easy to attach and very secure when positioned, but no more so than any of the canvas straps that come free with the Wii or the Wiimotes themselves. Since the straps themselves are designed specifically not to snap and send you controller flying across the room, its not at all necessary to keep spares or backups. Nonetheless, if you have knackered your Wii strap somehow, in terms of quality and price, Hama are probably the ones you should go with, but not necessarily this multi coloured range. If you're lucky though, you might be able to get a set in the pound shop, which would likely be just as decent.
Hama also offer all black and all white versions of this product, so unless you have one black Wiimote and ones white Wiimote, and are particularly bothered about matching sets, you're better off going with one of those. They're long-lasting and aesthetically and sensually appealing. They definitely softer and smoother, and perhaps a little easier on the wrist, although skin irritation never actually was a problem for the canvas straps, as extended play would show you. Perhaps this product would be best suited to those with extremely sensitive skin. At a couple of quid for a specialist item like this I suppose its quite reasonably priced. Recommended, but only if you've already damaged your first straps, not for hoarding a backup supply, which would just be unneccessary.