Ok, let us set the (improbable) scene: After a night out with friends, someone suggests y'all cap the night off with a few rounds of Mario Kart at your place. Great! You love entertaining... but you also start to wonder if you need to grab batteries for your Wiimotes. Good thing you tried this easy battery-level-checking tip before you sprayed on your cologne and headed out.
Of course you'll want to check your Wiimotes battery level before your next Wii party. But did you realize you don't have to go through the motions of turning on the console and navigating to the Wiimote menu to do it?
Yep! If you press down any button on the Wiimote (besides the "power" button, of course) while the Wii is turned off, the blue player lights near the bottom will light up from one to four lights depending on how much battery power is left.
This might seem like a "duh!" moment for you extra-observant gamers. But we were pleasantly surprised to find there was a super quick (like, 2 seconds) way to see if our Wiimotes need a rest in the Nyko charging cradle.
(Images: Taryn Fiol.)