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      07.11.2011 10:21
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      Keeps your remote, protected and snug

      Official Nintendo Wii Remote Jacket


      The Wii Remote Jacket is a silicone case which fits securely into place on your Wii remote. The Jacket is designed to help protect not only your wii remote from any damage but also to protect your walls, furniture and pets amongst other things from accidental flying remotes.

      The Jacket is almost transparent in colour. The bottom of the jacket is thin and hardly makes a difference to the size of the remote, however as you reach the top of the remote the jacket is a lot wider and has like a large bubble effect towards the top. This is to provide more protection as the top of the remote is the area most likely to get hit or damaged. I personally think this looks rather ugly but at the same time it is the extra cushioning that is often needed when excitement takes over during games!

      The feel of the wii remote while using the jacket is weird. It is made from a silicone material and while I do agree with the theory that the jacket gives the user a much firmer grip on the remote, I find that it makes the remote uncomfortable to hold and it also tends to make my hands feel clammy and sweaty.


      ** Use of Jacket **
      While using the wii remote jacket I find that other than getting used to the strange texture of the remote jacket, game play is exactly the same as normal. The jacket doesn't affect the way the wii remote functions at all and the wrist strap can still be worn as there is a hole in the jacket to thread the strap through.

      We tend to only really use the jackets when either my little brother comes round to play as he likes to throw himself around the room for most games! We have also recently started using them more when playing games such as Just Dance as we find with a few people holding wii remotes and dancing around an average sized living room fingers and arms often get caught by the remotes and it does come quite hard and causes a few bruises so the jackets are handy for preventing this.


      ** Attachments **
      If you are using a Nunchuk then this can be used with the jacket in place, there is a small flap at the bottom which moves and you can plug the nunchuk into the port as usual. I've never had any problems with this. The jackets are designed well to ensure that everything can be fitted and used as normal.

      If you are using a motion plus attachment then you will need the larger Wii remote jacket which comes included with the motion plus attachment when it is purchased.

      Other accessories such as steering wheels and sporting attachments the jacket has to be removed for as the remote will not fit into the space with it on.


      ** Price and Availability **
      The wii remote jackets come included with the purchase of a wii remote or a motion plus sensor, however if you damage or loose it or you purchased your wii before they were released then you can get them for free from the Nintendo UK website.


      ** My Experience and Opinion **
      My personal opinion of the Wii Remote Jacket is that of mixed feelings, I see the advantage of using it when children are playing and the remote is more likely to get thrown around or accidentally dropped if they forget to put the wrist strap on. I can also see the advantages of walls and furniture being more protected if they are hit by the rubber rather than the hard shell of the wii remote. For me personally I choose not to use the remote jacket as I don't like the feel of it and how bulky it makes the remote seem in my hand. When it comes to would I recommend the wii remote jacket I would say yes, I recommend always having one handy just incase the inexperience wii player comes to visit and poses a risk of damage and also if you have children I would definitely recommend the use of one!

      Thanks for reading :)

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      19.03.2011 21:28
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      A good product depending what you want it for

      When I bought my Wii I received this silicone cover with it. I probably wouldn't have bought it separately if it hadn't been a part of the package but I wouldn't be without it now.


      What Is It
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      It is exactly what it says - a silicone cover that fits over the Wii remote to protect it from bumps and scratches. It's thicker around the very top then it is around the bottom, I assume this is because if you drop or throw the remote the top is most likely to land first and therefore the part that needs the most protection.

      My cover is a clear rubber type material with grips down the sides of the remote meaning that it doesn't slip in my hand. I still always use the wrist strap for obvious reasons but my hand has never slipped when using this cover no matter how hot and sweaty my hands are.

      There are well placed holes over the front of the cover and at the top on the back to allow easy access to the buttons. I have found that this cover doesn't get in the way of me using the remote at all. There's also a rubber part that fits into the hole for the nunchuck to protect this hole and stop dirt or anything else getting into the connection. However when the nunchuck is in use this folds neatly against the connection and doesn't get in the way of play at all.


      Set Up
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      This fits around the Wii remote very tightly and so it is rather hard to get on in the first place but then once it's on it can stay on and there is no need to remove it.

      To put this on the remote slide the top of the remote into the top of the plastic cover through the larger of the two holes on the front of the cover. This is fairly easy to do and shouldn't present any problems. The tricky part comes next!

      To fit it over the end you pull down the cover and slide it over the end, as I said this is a very tight fit and so does need a fair bit of force to get it completely over. When I did this I found that some of the sides had tucked themselves back inside the cover but it this happens it is easy to pull them out.

      I've had mine on for almost a year now and besides changing batteries haven't had any need to remove the cover from the remote and so once it's on it can stay on; therefore you only need to go through this ordeal once!


      Use
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      I have found that the remote firs much better in my hand with this cover on them without it. That extra bit of chunkiness seems to make the world of difference. The grip provided by this is excellent and even after playing for hours and finding my hands getting very sweaty the remote has not slipped at all.

      As for protection I can't really comment. Since I haven't dropped it or lost my grip I haven't had a chance to test how well it protects and I'm certainly not going to throw it across the room for this review! That said it is kept in a drawer with a lot of things in it and the cover hasn't scratched or marked at all.

      To clean I simply wipe over with a damp cloth, being very careful that it is damp and not wet to avoid damaging the remote itself. I've found this is all it needs though as it doesn't really collect dirt or dust at all.


      Price, Availability and Recommendation
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      Since this came with my Wii I'm not sure how much they cost in general but unofficial ones are available on Amazon for around £4 and Wii remotes are available with the cover for around £22.

      I would recommend these if you can get them for a reasonable price. If I ever have a need to replace mine then I will be buying another because the cover allows the remote to fit much better in my hand and I like the added grip provided but other then this it doesn't really provide many extra benefits so despite the face that I love mine I'm giving it three out of five. I guess whether you want one or not really depends on what you're looking for it to do.

      To add extra thickness or extra grip then I would highly recommend it, for extra protection I don't really see the point as you could just use the wrist strap.

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        19.11.2010 11:46
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        use it, it's there to be used!

        An essential piece of kit for the wii has to be the silicone covers that were made for the wii remote. An extremely simple item but makes playing the wii more comfortable and helps in preventing accidents that have so often occurred with using the remote.

        I seem to remember when we bought our wii package a silicone cover was included for our wii remote. I did think they were a little pointless and I couldn't imagine we would get that excited over a game we would smash it in to something but never the less we gave it a go. It seemed ok but as I have never hit anything with the remote I didn't see its purpose. I could see the pain of it though. Having to remove the stupid thing to change the batteries was a pain to me especially while I was in the middle of a game!

        The remote cover is a clear silicone cover. The fit on the remote is quite tight and on the first time I put it on I did find it a little awkward but it is found easier the more time you put it on. It has all the holes in the relevant places and the only time you do need to remove it is to change the batteries.

        The feel of the remote with the cover on is fine but maybe a little bulkier. It just doesn't seem to fit in your hand as well. That said it does feel pretty soft I have no problems playing with it on. But as I said I couldn't see the point. So after taking it off to change the batteries I decided to not put it back on.

        I was playing on wii Mario and sonic Winter Olympic Games when we had family round I was really getting into the competitive side of it. We had been playing on it for a good length of time. It was winter time we had the coal fire roaring and a house full and I was feeling a little on the warm side. My hands were a little sweaty and I noticed the remote was becoming very slippery and a little difficult to hold. It was then I realized the main purpose of the cover.

        Since that day all my wii remotes have their silicone cover on and only come off to have the batteries replaced and then are put straight on. They stop the remote from becoming slippery and difficult to hold. I guess the main purpose of them is to protect the wii remote from damage and damaging other people and items but I find its main purpose for me is to give me a better game.

        The silicone cover is free with all wii consoles and remotes but you can buy them from other retailers and they come in many colours and styles. From the look of them and reviews I have read they don't seem as well made I would personally stick to the Nintendo made ones.

        So after time I have got used to this little accessory and highly recommend you do too. It fits the wii remote perfectly and is made for you to use so use it!

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          23.09.2010 12:39
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          Protects your Wii remote.

          This jacket is a soft, rubbery cover that fits over the Wii remote. It protects it if it´s dropped and makes it easier to play the games, and you won´t lose your grip, so it´s probably safer as well.

          There are jackets that can fit both the normal controller and the one with the motion plus accessory, which is bigger than the normal one. It´s quite a tight fit, but it isn´t too hard to pull over the control, and stays put very well when you´re playing.

          The only negative to this jacket is that you have to remove it partially to replace the Wii´s batteries, which you have to do quite often. This is quite difficult, and can become annoying. There aren´t any other problems, though, and I think it´s a necessary thing to buy if you use the console a lot, as it´s pretty cheap. You can buy them from all game shops and many other places, and the unoffical ones are cheaper. It shouldn´t cost more than a couple of pounds.

          Overall, I would reccommend this product, and it makes playing games on the Wii easier and safer, and protects equipment that could be expensive to replace it it got damaged.

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          02.09.2010 21:01
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          Ultimately doesn't add much to using the wii remote

          The wii jacket is a good quality accessory for the wii remote. It definitely improves your grip on the wii remote. This allows two things - it improves your gameplay, for one, and it also massively decreases the risk of the wii remote slipping out of your hand, as the wii remote without the jacket is very slippery. You won't notice the difference in your hand with the wii jacket on the remote either, which is a bonus. It's also very easy to take the jacket on and off should you choose to do so.

          There are all these advantages, so why the average score? Well, it was my impression that the wii jackets were intended primarily to prevent damage - they do not. I personally witnessed someone throw their wii remote at an LCD TV by accident and the TV was destroyed. An old-school TV might have survived this but LCD/plasma TVs, with their soft screens, can't; a shame, since LCD/Plasma TVs are increasingly the norm, and one day they'll be all people will own. As this is the case, all I can say is a wii owner should just use the hand-strap as is recommended and prevent any damage that way - apart from extra grip, the wii jacket doesn't really add all that much. I don't think the wii jacket looks too nice on the remote either, aesthetically, and it makes your wii remote much uglier overall.

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            23.08.2010 20:38
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            definitely recommend getting one

            After all the stories of expensive TVs being broken over excited wii owners having their remote flying into there television screens. While there is already a strap attached to the Wii which should have prevented this problem, people still seemed to manage it, after reports that the strap would break. This shouldn't happen if you're playing relatively sensibly, but sometimes we all get a little bit excited. Nintendo released a new strap with had a lock clip, instead of a slide clip which was stronger and hopefully would stop the reports of broken electrical equipment.

            Another solution to this problem was the Nintendo Wii Remote Jacket. The jacket is a removable silicon sleeve that is designed to provide extra grip and cushioning for the remote.

            As for the extra grip, I think it is very good. The wii remote on its own feels very light and quite fragile, and without any soft edges could be uncomfortable to hold.
            When the Jacket is attached you immediately notice the difference. The remote fits in the hand much better, and it thicker in certain areas to suit to shape of the hand better and is much more comfortable for it. The silicon material isn't slippery and as the silicon isn't flat, with markings in it that help reduce the likelihood of losing any grip.

            It is also more comfortable the Jacket provides a soft layer of silicon with is more kinder to the hand to hold, and makes the corners of the edges of the control less sharp, with the thick material making it more curvy.
            The top and bottom of the case are thicker than the middle which fits the shape of the hand better and a larger area on the remote can actually be felt in you hand, making it feel more stable.
            The cushioning effect is softer than without the jacket but is still strong and feels sturdy in the hand, this is partly due to the added weight, which I don't think is a bad thing, as it makes it feel stronger and less easy to break.

            Not only does the cushioning make the Wii Remote more comfortable but it also protects the remote itself and other people. The added thinkness at the 2 ends of the remote mean that if its dropped on a flat surface the centre of the remote won't make contact, as the thicker areas will hit the ground first. And since the jacket in thicker in these areas it is protected from any damage and less likely to break. The softness of the jacket means that when it hits something the initial impact is on the cushion and not the remote and the pressure is slowly reduced before the remote feels the impact, meaning it can take more of a beating without suffering any damage.
            The cushion also protects individuals. With a lot of games on the Wii requiring swing the remote all around, there is an increased chance of eventually hitting someone on the head during your more erratic gaming periods. As the cushion makes a softer landing for the dropped remote, it is also softer for the person that may be at the end of the remote. Although it still isn't recommended that you stop taking care around other people as the jacket is designed to protect the remote not people heads, and it can still hurt someone it hit hard enough.

            There are 3 holes in the jacket, one for the directional, trigger and A button, one for the the other buttons and one for the slot where the nunchuk is inserted. It is necessary to have to different holes for the buttons as some material needs to go across the remote to stop the remote from falling out. The Jacket is inserted through the larger hole and slid to the top until it is firmly inserted, and the bottom of the jacket is pushed under and over the bottom of the remote so that is it completely covered. It is very easy to set up and once done, can be left like that and doesn't need to be done again. However if you have other accessory's (such as the wii wheel), then the jacket has to be removed as the remote won't fit in otherwise, and will need to be put back on again after, but it is so easy it isn't a problem.

            The best thing about the jacket is that is is completely free. The jacket is included with all consoles and remotes sold after the jacket was introduced. If however like me you brought the Wii and remote before the jacket was available, then you can ordered your free jackets from the Nintendo website, and free shipping as well. So you can't really go wrong with the price.

            Other jackets have been released from third parties and is available in different colours, however from the ones I've seen they don't look as good, not having the extra thickness in certain areas, the the material looking pretty flat. If you want to customise your remote then by all means by one, but I would recommend the official Nintendo one.

            Overall this is a great component for the wii remote, and gives extra comfort, grip and protection. Best of all it's completely free from the Nintendo website, so you might as well get one, even if you don't think you would use it as you might change you're mind (and I think you will) once you try it.

            The website where you can get your free Nintendo Wii Remote Jacket:
            http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/jacket/jacketrequest.jsp

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            23.08.2010 01:04
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            Don't bother.

            We've all heard the stories of people randomly throwing their Wiimotes at the TV when in the grip of a particularly exciting game.
            Personally, when I heard this I thought, 'idiots! You've gotta be pretty daft to do that!' However, I have been in the presence of many people who have done just that, I would have done it once as well, had I not have been using the wrist strap.

            So, some genius came up with an product that would protect your Wiimotes from any damage that could be caused by this random throwing ... a silicone jacket.

            If you can't already tell, I'm not completely convinced by this idea.

            This is a product that will protect your Wiimote from damage, damage that is mainly caused by throwing or dropping the Wiimote; yet there is already a product that comes supplied with every Wiimote that prevents these situation occurring in the first place - the wrist strap!

            Surely if people used this then there would be no need to cover the Wiimote?

            So, for the sake of this review, let's pretend that the wrist strap doesn't exist.

            The silicone Wii covers come in various styles and colours. Some plain and 'figure hugging', some more detailed and shapely.
            I have a few of these in various shapes and colours (they tend to come free when you buy other accessories), they are all pretty similar in that they are basically a silicone Wii case with holes in all the right places, i.e where the buttons and connectors are.

            The other thing they have in common is that they are all notoriously difficult to get on.
            It is around three minutes of huffing, puffing, wiggling and jiggling, inching it up bit by bit; the end result is a skin tight covering that will not roll up or slide off.

            That may sound fine, you can put it on then just forget about it; not really, the covers aren't compatible with any other accessories, so if you fancy a game of Mario Kart or something you have to peel the cover back off as the Wiimote won't fit inside the wheel when the cover is on.

            I find the whole thing a little pointless to be honest; yes it may protect the wiimote from wear and tear, (saying this, we have had our Wiimotes for 2 years now and they still look as good as new) but it is really annoying and time consuming having to take it off every time you wish to play a different game, so much so that I'd rather not bother with them in the first place.

            My advice? If you are worried about throwing your wiimote at the TV when playing...

            PUT THE BLOOMIN' WRIST STRAP ON!

            That's what it's there for!

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              12.07.2010 21:40
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              A perfect accessory for dangerous players

              The Nintendo Wii Remote Jacket is one of many accessories that are now available for the Nintendo Wii Console.

              The basic idea of the Wii Remote Jacket is to provide the player of the Wii extra grip and comfort when using the Wii remote. Trust me, I need all the help I can get to hold onto the remote, sometimes that wrist strap is just not enough to hold it on during a vicious game of bowling or boxing!

              The Wii Remote Jacket is made from silicon and is a slim and light casing that you just slip the Wii Remote into and there is a hole at the bottom for you to thread the wrist strap through. The sides of the Wii Remote Jacket are textured so that you can get a proper non slip grip on it, and the way the jacket has been designed means that none of the buttons are covered up by the jacket, so you can still play all your games with ease.

              I actually got two Wii Remote Jackets with my Wii Console, but didn't use them to start with as I honestly didn't think they would make a difference, but after the remote nearly ending up in the TV a few times, I decided to use it in the hope of keeping my TV in one piece. I was actually suprised that it did make a big difference, and I have managed to keep hold of the remote now I use the jacket, I am sure my TV and my partner are thankful for that!

              You can buy these Wii Remote Jackets seperatley from any game and console bundles, but I am unsure as to the price of them. I know you can buy them in places like Argos and Game, and also online at places like Amazon and Ebay. They come in a variety of colors, including Clear, Pink, Black and Blue.

              I totally recommend these as they really do make a difference to the way you hold your Wii remote, but without hindering the game play! A must have in my opinion.

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                29.06.2010 12:45

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                not essential unless you're really accident prone

                Yes, I can see it's a good idea, it does increase the grip although it's a bit 'belt and braces' since there's already a wrist strap to stop the Wii controller flying through the glass of the tv screen at the end of a long tennis rally.

                It's well designed and doesn't obstruct any of the controller buttons except the power switch (though the location of that is marked and can be pressed through the rubber), and doesn't seem to affect the efficiency of communication between the remote and console. It does make it a business having to stretch and pull it on and off when the batteries need changing through.

                I call it rubber, mine is black and resembles tyre rubber - in fact it's made of silicon so should be durable and resistant to perishing - so far no signs of wear at all.

                If only putting this sure-grip sleeve on the remote stopped the Wii software from popping up al those annoying nag messages to hold the controller securely then it would be a real boon, unfortunately, clever though it is, the controller can't detect if it does have a sleeve on or not - so I keep being told to do what I've already done. Very Annoying.

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                22.04.2010 17:38
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                Wiimotes get the protection we need!

                Are you fed up with bashing yourself and or others in their extremities whilst cavorting around your living room whilst playing your wii?

                if you get sweaty hands whilst playing games you will know its hard to hold a controller, especially one that is smooth and rectangular with no real way to grip it. Worried about it slipping out of your hand, swinging on the starp into yourself or other objects.

                Well Nintendo saved the day with their wiimote jackets.

                A white/clear silicon jacket that is stretchy and gives the end of the wiimote a large rubbery cushion. They have also released this in black to match the new black wii and wiimotes, so it looks lovely together.
                So belting others or objects hurts less if at all! It means the remote fits in your hand more substantially. Providing better grip, and a better protection for all your beloved items/persons nd animals in you care or building! The jackets were given out for free if you registered on the Ninetendo website. But not only this any wiimote you purchase now comes with the jacket as standard.

                Nintendo also releaseda black silicon jacket which came with the black wiimotes and wii. There is no difference between the two just the colour.

                So overall a great free upgrade give to wii owners to protect the valuables!

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                25.01.2010 17:01
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                Worth saving your furniture.

                The Nintendo Wii is a whole new, revolutionary gaming experience. The wii involves normal games, which you would expect from a console, as well as more active, and interactive games. This is enabled by a sensor which sits on top of your TV and the ultra sensitive remotes, which you can move around, spin and throw, swing and twirl. All this involves significantly higher risks when it comes to damaging the hard ware when playing.

                When the wii first went on sale, the tabloids were full of horror stories about how people had smashed up either their equipment, or part of their household. There were all sorts of photos sent in of wiimotes hanging out of smashed holes in the walls or lights. The wii remote jacket has been designed to prevent this.

                The wii remote jacket consists of almost clear plastic, made in the perfect snug fitting to slide (quite easily for such a close fit) over the wiimote. The rubber has a nice soft feel to it, and doesn't smell bad or leave a horrible smell on your hands after use. The wii remote jacket has two special features. One is that it is super grippy which is designed so that when you use it it is much harder to accidently let go of it whilst you are playing.

                The other feature is that it protects the remote itself from damage, scratches, and makes its slightly more bounch friendly if you accidently drop it on the floor.

                There are no downsides to the wii remote jacket, unless you pay an inflated price for it. It doesn't make the wii remotes any harder to use or control, like you make expect if they were described to you or you saw them. All they do is add extra protection, to the expensive remotes themselves or the rest of your house!

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                20.01.2010 09:49
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                Worth owning, but not worth keeping spares.

                The Nintendo Wii Remote Jacket it a silicone covering for your Wii remote. It definitely keeps the remote safe and sound, nestled in a plastic\rubber compound. This means that if you accidentally let go of the hand-strap and send your remote hurling across the room, it'll definitely do a lot less damage.

                You get these things free when you buy a remote or console, and they tend to last an awful long time, so its not at all necessary to keep a spare, but if you have somehow managed to snap or cut your original jacket, its definitely worth investing in this official cover, which comes in both black and white, although the latter is somewhat translucent, which is pretty stylish. It should run you in the market of about three pounds. It can also stretch over the Wii Motion Plus peripheral without voiding its warranty or causing it any harm, which is definitely a good thing. The rubber is highly durable and long-lasting and won't perish, it also never comes loose.

                It makes the remote appear larger, and makes for more tactile gameplay. The bottom of it is also ergonomic, so extended play actually becomes less strenuous on the wrist. Naturally, it does get a little sweaty from time to time, but no moreso than the Wii Remote.

                Attaching it is very simple, but naturally you'd need to remove it to use the remote in conjunction with other peripherals, especially Light Guns. Its definitely a good thing to have with the Wii, perhaps even a stark neccessity, and certainly the best model of holders to go with.

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                04.01.2010 18:13
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                A cover for your Wii remote.

                The Wii has been very popular since its release a few years ago, due to it being a family friendly console as well as having some good titles for more hardcore gamers. Its technology was a first, with lots of the games being played by waving around the Wii remote instead of just pressing buttons like on other consoles. While this was all a lot of fun, a lot of people complained that the controllers kept flying out of their hands while they were playing and hitting people or breaking objects, so Nintendo introduced the Wii Remote Jacket to stop such accidents.

                I got my Wii after the release of the jackets, and so my console came with jackets already included and I never had to play without one, but I can definitely see that it would be much better playing with one than without, and have tried playing without it just to see what the difference is. Although there is a wrist strap attached to the remote, which stops the remote from going flying even if you do lose grip on it, the remote itself doesn't have much grip and it slips out of your hand much more easily, which is annoying and potentially dangerous even if it doesn't end up at the other side of the room.

                Apart from the safety benefits, the thing that I like the most about the Wii Remote Jacket is that it makes the remote slightly bigger, and thus it fits into your hand more nicely. I have fairly small hands yet even I don't like how small the remote feels without the jacket, so I imagine that it must feel really annoying if you have large manly hands. I haven't played Wii with any children, but I doubt that this extra padding would make the remote too big for them to hold, so the remote feeling better is definitely a plus in my view.

                Attaching the jacket and removing it is fairly simple, which is a good thing as you'll have to remove it if you want to put it into the Mario Kart wheel or other remote attachments. The jacket is a soft, bendy plastic so it's not difficult to peel it off or push it back on. To put it on, you just put the remote through the largest hole in the front and push it up so that the top of the remote reaches the top of the jacket. Then you just have to put the wrist strap through the hole at the bottom and voila, you're done. The jacket has holes in it so that the buttons are not covered over at all as to not impede use of the controller, yet increases the grip you can have on the remote by quite a lot.

                If you buy a console nowadays the remote will come with a jacket with it, but if you don't have any then I would recommend buying one for each remote as they're definitely worth it. You can order one for free from Nintendo by googling Wii Remote Jacket and asking for one from the Nintendo website.

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                  Great freebie to save any accidents from happening!

                  If you didn't know already i'm a huge fan of the Wii console and they end up taking quite a few hours from my day! There is however an issue with this console being so addictive and their design.....

                  An addictive games console leads to lots of playing...

                  lots of playing leads to sweaty palms...

                  sweaty palms lead to the player hurling their wii remote towards their television at pretty vast speeds....!

                  Well now the answer is here, perhaps a little bit too late to those who have already had to head out to currys to buy a new tv but none the less the problem has been addressed! The controllers of the wii console are made of very smooth plastic which, as mentioned before, means that they can slip out of your hands pretty easily!

                  But now nintendo have created the 'wii remote jacket' a relatively thick silicone casing which surrounds the device giving you more grip and also keeping it clean! The case does not restrict you from hitting any of the controls that you could before and is comfortable to hold, the only issues arise when you want to use accessories such as a docking charger or say the steering wheel, in these cases the jacket must be removed (which is easier said then done on most occasions!).

                  Despite having to occasionally take the jacket on and off, it has remained in almost new condition and hasn't shown any wear and tear such as stretching.

                  For those of you who are thinking that this has come a little late then never fear.....Nintendo are now giving these jackets away free with all new remotes that are purchased, if you have bought a remote in the past then you can simply head over to the Nintendo website and after filling out a simple form one will be in the post for you! You can't really argue with that even if it is a bit later then the console release!

                  Overall a simple little product which could save you a fortune if you were to have an accident! And whats more its free! Can't say any better then that!

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                    31.10.2009 15:20
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                    An excellent addition to the wii console package.

                    The wii remote jacket is a silicone sleeve which wraps around the wii remote making it more secure and easier to grip for users.

                    As of October 1st 2007, nintendo offered to provide wii remote jackets to all owners who bought the console before they became a standard part of the wii console package.

                    The jacket iteself is very flexible, as it is made of silicone, making it simple for the user to slip it on and off whenever necessary. It makes the wii remote more secure and holdable for the user as it slightly cushions the remote and it is easier to grip.

                    The wii remote jacket protects the remote by providing a thick silicone outer layer, this minimises any damage from knocks or falls whilst playing on the wii.

                    At the bottom of the grip there is a small flap which fits into the nunchuk socket, allowing users to use the grip whilst using other wii remote accessories. The top of the grip also has a small hole allowing the infra red signal to still reach the sensor bar.

                    Overall, the wii remote jacket is a good safety addition to the wii, allowing users to play safely without the worry of damaging the wii remote if any knock or fall should occur. The only downfall to this I find is that when using the wii remote docking station, the grip has to be removed to allow the batteries to recharge.

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                  A durable, silicone cover for the Wii Remote.