'Slightly' Sweat-Absorbing Hemp-Wrapped Wii-Mote

'Slightly' Sweat-Absorbing Hemp-Wrapped Wii-Mote

Taryn Williford
Dec 15, 2008

Admittedly, we here at Unplggd always go for a clean, sleek form factor. We love the look of a nice aluminum Apple iMac, an elegant Bang & Olufsen television or the white, shiny Nintendo Wii. But if your style is less sleek and more like its comfortable and lived-in (maybe more shabby than chic, we should say), then you might like the look of this modification. In stark contrast with the original Wii-mote set, what was once sleek, cold, white and hard plastic has now become a slightly fuzzy, natural, warm and textured concoction—wrapped in hemp...

The Hemp Wii-mote is wrapped with 3 kinds of 100% natural hemp string on the outside and still remains 100% functional on the inside (including all buttons, accelerometers and the infrared camera).

No more bland and boring, your Wii-mote is now rough and "a tad sweat absorbing," as per DHRECK, who is responsible for this hack.

But major modifications had to be made to keep it from getting too bulky. They first whittled down most of the shell using saws and files, then re formed it with modeling putty. After sanding that nice and smooth and applying a nice black paint job, he started the painstaking process of wrapping it in hemp.

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