- Contactless charging allows Wii Motion Plus, silicone sleeves and other accessories to be attached to controller while charging
- Unique magnetic design glides controller into place and holds them there
- Powered USB port allows other USB devices to be recharged through the dock
- Unique pass through power plug frees additional outlet for other devices
- Works with both Wii Remote and Nyko WAND
I highly recommend this charger to any Wii owner
I love my Wii and I play it often, and I like to use the protective sleeves to provide cushioning, enhance grip, and minimize accumulation of dirt on my controllers. If you're like me, your biggest Wii-related nuisance is changing the batteries in your controllers.
Batteries are expensive, and even if you have rechargeables it's a pain to remove the sleeve in order to replace them. Even if you have a regular charger, you still most likely have to remove the Nunchuk and the Motionplus, if not the sleeve as well.
That's where induction charging comes in. The same technology that powers your electric toothbrush allows you to charge your remotes without any contact with the metal components. Just pop your remotes in place: Motionplus, Nunchuk and all if you like. A magnet holds them in position on the stand (stylishly, in my opinion) and a blue light lets you know that they're charging. A green light indicates a full charge, which is easily enough for your average play session. An on/off switch allows you to avoid wasting power while your remotes are already charged or off the base.
I HIGHLY recommend this charger; it's the type of charging system that Nintendo should have included with the Wii, in my opinion.
One word of caution: the charger uses battery packs which are attached to their own battery compartment cover. This means that if you carry these to a friend's house and try to sync them with another Wii, you might have a hard time, as you have to remove the battery pack to access the sync button. I recommend carrying a spare set of batteries if you travel with your remotes.
Wii Charge Base Induction Charger
This is the best Wii Remote charger that I've seen. It looks great, and works even better. The lights make the stand pop, and not having to modify the Wii Remotes to place them into the charge station is very convenient. The only slight negatives I can see are that the power cord is a bit short, and it's a tad expensive. I highly recommend this charger.