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Whats with all the hype about Wii Silicone Skins

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by challengeme, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. challengeme

    challengeme WiiChat Member

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    Theres soooo many people who are buying silicone skins for the controller, and I even saw some for the actual game console.

    Is it for ergonomical use or just for style. I'm just wondering.
     
  2. RivalDestiny

    RivalDestiny WiiChat Member
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    its just for a the style, makes the wii look cool even more sexier ;) .

    ~Rival
     
  3. baldyman66

    baldyman66 WiiChat Member

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    I bought some a long time ago cuz I have sweaty palms. It actually helps me in keeping my controllers clean. Plus its kinda stylish too. All 4 controllers with different colors. It kinda looks cool.
     
  4. yes i too suffer from clammy hand syndrome so i bought the skins and i love them!

    however, becareful when removing them to change the batteries especially the girls. i accidently ripped one because i have long nails WHOOPS! luckily, they are relatively inexpensive enough to buy more :)
     
  5. wiisports

    wiisports WiiChat Member

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    Actually theres been a lot of cool things to get for the wii...I found this deal on a deal site of wii accessories for 60% off.

    Link

    use the coupon: wii60off

    to get 60% off your items, plus free shipping.
     
  6. ottoman

    ottoman Banned

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    nah i never drop or let the wii remote slip. my hands dont get sweaty.
     
  7. Sunset333s

    Sunset333s sunset333s

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    I use mine so when you lay your controll down you don't pick up 1 or 2 before you pick up yours. I bought 3 different colors
     
  8. wiiisawesome

    wiiisawesome Brawl, Galaxy, ftw!

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    My hands don't get sweaty, but I would buy them just cause they look cool!
     
  9. ronin89

    ronin89 Wiiman

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    I was thinkin about pickin one up, but I havent yet.
     
  10. My god the Wii owns...

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    I don't like them. My friend got one, so I'm not just guessing this. It completely hides the + and - buttons, along with the home button, and the 1 and 2 button are pretty deep down, too. If you're playing a game that requires quick access to those buttons...it sucks.
     
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    I'm sorry but they look like condoms....really rubbery thick condoms....sick I know but thats what I see when I look at em and I can't imagine myself putting it on and taking it off everytime my Wiimote needs a battery change. Its just TOO strange...lol.
     
  12. AZ_Wii_Tard

    AZ_Wii_Tard WiiChat Member

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    If they are like the rubberized Ipod Skins I would stay away from them. The Ipod ones trapped hair and dust between the skin and Ipod causing the Ipod to not work properly. They also scratched many Ipods. There are some nice battery covers that have a rubberized back that work well for sweaty palms I picked up a pack of 2 for like $5 at circuit city. I think Nyco (spelling) makes them
     
  13. tonyeng4ine

    tonyeng4ine Hyrulian Firefighter

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    Thanks alot im gonna get a console skin to see how it looks
    :thumbsup:
     
  14. Deedee

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    I love my remote skins. At first I wasn't that impressed and didn't really feel a difference, but the next time I had to take one off to replace batteries I tried it without it and I really noticed it then. Plus I was bowling one time and slammed the remote into a glass of coke and it went flying but the glass didn't get broke and everything was fine. I am not so sure the glass wouldn't have broke if the cover hadn't have been on there, so I'm glad it was.

    The different colors also make it easy to pick up the remote that you want, as someone already pointed out.

    Love 'em! Want more too. After a while some GOOD recharge batteries will come out and then it won't be so much on and off with the cover anyway.
     
  15. Jorge

    Jorge Television Consultant

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    After holding the Wiimote for an hour or 2 my palms would get sweaty. Also, even though the LEDs tell you, it is somewhat easier to distinguish player 1-4.
     
  16. ins0

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    Would using a recharge station for the Remotes be affected by the silicone skins?
     
  17. Jorge

    Jorge Television Consultant

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    Maybe. In the same sense that the buttons aren't AS easy to press with the skins.
     
  18. Skorp

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    I'm pretty sure you can't use a charge station with skins unless they have a hole where the battery cover is. There needs to be contact between the charger and the battery for it to charge. I know there are skins like the one that IGN was showing recently that don't completely cover the remote. They also don't look as good in my opinion. Im gonna end up getting rechargable batteries though cause then you can use them in other devices if you want. The recharge station is cool and all but rechargable batteries or more practical methinks.
     
  19. Trevor87

    Trevor87 I Wii-ly wike it

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    Are they worth the money? Also, if they come with a colored wrist strap, is it a quality wrist strap or a cheap one that will break.
    Are they difficult to put on the controllers? Do they tear?
     
  20. sorcer

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    Wow, thanks for the coupon, $3.5 for the skins and free shipping, I bet the shipping would cost more than the skins :lol:
     

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