I have had my Wii a few weeks and the time has come to replace the batteries in the remotes. I was looking at this forum and various websites which sell rechargeable packs and charging stands etc. However, the instructions for the remote are a bit confusing. On one hand it says: "1. For Wii Remote use only alkaline batteries. Do not use carbon-zinc or any other non-alkaline batteries." 9. Do not use rechargeable type batteries such as nickel cadmium." But then it says: "GENERAL NOTE: Rechargeable batteries are to be removed before charging. Rechargeable batteries are only to be recharged under adult supervision." The last point inferring that rechargeable batteries CAN be used. I called the service centre and they have said that only alkalines should be used, but only quoted reduced battery life as a consequence of using rechargeables. Confusing!!!