Nintendo Wii Straps Recalled.

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  1. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    BBC Technology News


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6182013.stm

     
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    Is this just me, or is this a non-story?

    Don't _throw_ your Wiimote. Hold onto it as you're supposed to.

    Reminds me of the iPod Nano scratching alerts, to which the obvious answer was to buy a case.

    The media just loves to tell you any bold new product is flawed. I'll be ignoring this and will carry on enjoying my Wii.
     
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    I saw some folks properly throwing around the controller in a game of tennis. If the system can survive what I saw then I'll be perfectly content if my Wii comes with the old straps.
     
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    The only way the straps gna break is if u let go of the remote and your blatantly not using it properly if you go doing that are you! why dont people get some common sense?:rolleyes:
     
  8. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    As Quick as the breaking news is in, MRU's back with Nintendo's retort..

     
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    Translation: "We can't control the stupidity of other people"

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    Yeah, I heard about this on the Nintendo forums. I haven't had any trouble with mine, but I think I will go ahead and get some new ones since they are free and they look like they'll hold up better.
     

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    why should the public HAVE to buy a case because their new mp3 player scratches easily?

    A case shouldn't have to be a necessary item for every nano.
     
  12. Xenesis macrumors regular

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    If something's going to be kept in a bag or pocket it's going to get scratched. Unless it's made out of pure diamond or something. Then everything else will get scratched.

    And Nintendo is nipping this early. This is a good thing. That being said, people are still morons. I can understand dropping a controller, but launching it into the TV is another thing altogether.
     
  13. Gizmotoy macrumors 65816

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    My strap broke on me. It didn't have enough force to break anything, though. It just sort of fell onto the nearby fireplace. Took surprisingly little force, too. I talked about it in another thread somewhere.

    A Nintendo rep told me they suspected one of their strap manufacturers wasn't following their spec. He said you could tell who made the strap you have by looking at the weave of the fabric part. He asked that I get the strap back to them ASAP so they could "research the issue." That's probably the reason, rather than some design flaw. I did order the thicker replacements, though, just in case.
     
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    I'm gonna be ordering my two strap replacements just to be safe, my friends can be a bit rough at times and i don't want to take ANY chances :)
     
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    Funny, I've never lost my grip on the controller, but I did give a bit of a tug to the strap just to see and it didn't break. Maybe peoples idea of "surprisingly little force" is more than mine. Ordered a free replacement anyway, just in case.
     
  16. afornander macrumors 6502

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    im just using my PSP wrist strap. i swear their made out of nillon or somthin.:cool:
     
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    Nillon?
     
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    One hopes that's only a horrid misspelling of nylon, and not some new radioactive fabric ;).
     
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    nylon maybe was what he was goin for
     
  20. MRU thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    We had our first Wii related accident today.

    Playing Wii sports and one of us swung the controller too hard and knocked it against a cup sitting on the coffee table. The cup exploded, hot tea everywhere, cat startled, floor soaked and me in a mood :eek: :D
     
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    My high swing with a Wiimote hit the low ceiling once. Did nothing more than put a scratch on the corner of the remote.
     
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    i have hit my ceiling a couple times, hit the wall a couple of times, hit my hand on a desk a couple times, bruised my knee. Etc. Etc. no broken wrist straps here
     
  23. Gizmotoy macrumors 65816

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    Mine broke the day after that original broken strap hit the internet. I, like most people I'm sure, assumed he was playing like an idiot. For example, stupid Wii tennis serve guy on YouTube. I was playing pretty normally. As a point of reference, it was nothing beyond what you see in the Wii tennis commercial. So "remote slipping during normal play" is about what I'd consider "surprisingly little force." I don't blame Nintendo. I dropped the damn thing, but I was surprised the strap didn't hold under what will be pretty normal operating conditions.

    Probably telling is that of the people who have let their controllers slip, few have had the strap NOT break. Not that that's indicative of poor construction, or that it matters now that Nintendo's fixed the problem for everyone who wants it.
     
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    I've never had an accident with my Wii, and I've had one since launch. None of the people playing it at my dorm/house have injured themselves or broken anything, either. This is a case of stupid people being, well, stupid. It's the same reason they put warnings on chainsaws not to stop the blade with your finger, and irons not to iron your clothes while you're wearing them, or blow-dry your hair while you're asleep.

    Darwinism. I hope there are some eventual fatal Wii accidents. That would be entertainment.

    (I also requested 4 replacements, since they're free :D)
     

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