X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Wii Wrist Strap Gets Silently Beefed Up by Nintendo

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

After a number of concerns about easily broken wrist straps on the Nintendo Wii’s “Wii-mote” controller (and Nintendo’s denial that anything was wrong other than aggressive game play), it appears that Nintendo has started to include improved straps with recently shipped consoles.

Nintendo Wii Improved Wrist Straps

From this comparison image posted on GoNintendo, it’s clear that there are much thicker cords on these controllers than were in the initial shipments. While there’s no absolute confirmation that the new cords are actually more durable, in most cases a thicker cord should mean a stronger cord. Nintendo continues to tow the line that there was nothing wrong with the design of the straps to begin with, but I’m glad to see they worked on a solution anyhow. There’s no word from Nintendo if these upgraded straps will be available for purchase to improve the original Wii-mote.

[UPDATE: You can now order a replacement strap from Nintendo for just $1.00 here. From what we’ve heard, the one’s they’re shipping are the new version.]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Uncharted (Fan Film)

Uncharted (Fan Film)

How Airports Make Money

How Airports Make Money

Bridge-building LEGO Robot

Bridge-building LEGO Robot

Advertisement
Ford GT Application Process to Open Again Soon

Ford GT Application Process to Open Again Soon

2019 Honda Pilot SUV Prices Announced

2019 Honda Pilot SUV Prices Announced

LEGO Aston Martin DB5 Revealed: Block, James Block

LEGO Aston Martin DB5 Revealed: Block, James Block