Nintendo Announces Wii Remote Jacket

In a continued effort to provide Wii owners the ultimate protection from Wiimote-related electronics disasters and injuries, Nintendo is now releasing a new accessory called the Wii Remote Jacket (pictured below), a silicone sleeve that slips over the controller adding extra grip and an additional layer of defense against possible bangs, drops or throws. Don’t worry about having to pay to get one either, as they are going to be available completely free of charge.

Beginning tomorrow, all future Wii consoles and individually sold Wii Remotes (and those bundled with Wii Play) that ship out will be equipped with the new jacket right in the box, with the first product expected to hit retail shelves during the week of October 15th. If you already own a Wii, Nintendo has you covered too. Simply visit this accessory offer page or call 1-866-431-8367 starting tomorrow and place your free order — orders will ship out the week of October 15th as well.

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“We’re always looking for ways to improve our products and make sure everyone has a safe and fun experience,” says George Harrison, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. “Many electronics manufacturers provide similar protective covers for products like cell phones, PDAs and MP3 players.”

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