I have a few days off, and I have been heavy into Zelda. The batteries died in remote #1, so I felt lazy and grabbed the set out of remote #2 (which has only seen about 1-1.5 hours of gameplay compared to #1 which was well over 30+) Within an hour, the set from the 2nd remote was dead. Granted there are a million explanations for this, but I have a feeling the remotes are "on" even when not being used. It would be interesting to see if this was a random occurance or repeatable? Thoughts? PS. Look at the Wii Remotes carefully; they were MEANT to be rechargeable. They have a groove in the side for guide rails, and in the molds for the plastic they have places where the metal contacts were to go. I guess when you have a DVD drive, bluetooth, wifi, and all that othe Wii goodness for 250, something has to give.