NPN_Transistor writes: "Wii Have a Problem reports that Nintendo is making thicker and stronger wrist straps for the Wii remote after reports of the straps breaking and obliterating television screens. From the article:
The decision by Nintendo looks like it could save consumers thousands of dollars in TV repairs and spare countless pets and other fragile household items from destruction. Take a look at the article for the photographic evidence!"After having my Wii Remote fly through the air and hit the ceiling while my brother-in-law played Wii Sports Bowling, I promptly called Nintendo and complained about this catastrophe. The customer service was very nice and professional, and quickly sent me a new Wii Remote, shipping paid for it to come to me, and for me to send the old one back. Little did I know that the Wii Remote I would soon get would have a stronger string connecting the wrist strap to the Wii Remote. Indeed, as I opened the UPS package, I discovered that it was much thicker and looked stronger than before.