Fire Bird's rechargeable grip combines the functions of a Wii remote charging dock and a controller frame accessory. The product seemed silly to us at first, but we suppose that something like this could be useful when we're playing Virtual Console
releases or games that require us to hold the remote sideways like Excite Truck
. Having a convenient way to recharge the battery via USB will also come in handy for future marathon sessions with Fire Emblem: Goddess of Dawn
when Nintendo brings the time-consuming SRPG stateside.
SuccessHK no longer has the rechargeable controller grip in stock, but there are still a few listed on eBay
for about $9.99 ($8.00 shipping). One strange thing to note about the packaging is its Wii Sports
branding. Having your remote locked into the plastic frame would make playing any of the Wii Sports' games awkward. Check out that Wii logo too! The last two letters look more like a u-umlaut than lowercase i's. Head past the post break for a larger shot of the grip!