Nintendo is offering Wii consumers free silicone sleeves for their Wii-Motes!
The Wii Remote Jacket is a "durable, silicone cover for the Wii Remote that provides a variety of benefits for the player."
We love being provided with a variety of benefits! According to Nintendo, the 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."
Nintendo will include the Wii Remote Jacket with all Wii hardware systems and with all Wii Remotes sold separately or packaged with game. It's expected to be on retail shelves the week of Oct. 15.