Ok i use this thing like a newborn baby, after having not touched it for around a week and a half i go to play some wiisports, and the wiimote speaker sounds sort of garbled, and is cutting out. The batteries are completely full, so i have no idea why it would just be dying on me like this, besides just being a faulty product in of itself. If it makes any difference i got this Wii remote with my wii last christmas 07, it has the 2nd gen wrist strap deally. (the one that clips not slides) Please take a listen to the sample i prepared. Dying wiimote speaker example.