I think that $40 is too much for a Wii remote. There, I said it. So it’s been with great interest that I’ve kept an eye out for a replacement remote for the one I lost, hoping against hope that we’d all soon see some third party remotes start to pop up.
Well, there appear to be some coming from Germany. A company called Hama has some poorly-translated information about “Reemotes” which will sell for 35 Euro each. Standard Wii remotes cost about 40 Euro each, so the savings is negligible unless you really, really want a black one.
I’d really like to see something more around the $25 to $30 range some day. Is that too much to ask? Maybe with a rechargeable battery, too. No word on when these German ones will be released or if they’re ever coming here to the US. Maybe we’ll see remotes from other companies, though.