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Nintendo Wii - Power Base Quad

by dreamGEAR
Nintendo Wii
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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  • Charges up to 4 Wii remotes wirelessly
  • Charging LED indicators to monitor charging
  • 110/240V AC adapter for a charge anywhere
  • Compact design can be placed on any flat surface
  • Includes 4 rechargeable battery packs

Product Details

  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B00302UY24
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.9 x 2.5 inches ; 1.3 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: January 5, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,847 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Product Description

The Wireless Charing Power Base sends a wireless charging signal directly to your Wii Remote every time you place it on the unit. You can charge up to 4 Wii Remotes simultaneously, even with silicone sleeves covering them. You can also charge the Rechargeable Battery Packs by themselves. The Power Base features LED charge indicators that tell you your Wii Remote's charging status. It is powered by an included 110/240V AC Adapter, so you're no longer limited to charging near your Wii console's USB port. With 4 Rechargeable Battery Packs included, the Wireless Charging Power Base Quad is the perfect charging solution for your Wii Remotes.

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56 of 61 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Works but beware of timer based charging April 19, 2010
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This product charges the included batteries when they are on the Wii remote even with the plastic protective sleeve and wii motion connected.

The main weakness of this product that I did not know until after purchasing it is that it charges based on a simple timer system.

If you place the battery on the base it will charge for 2 or 3 hours (I have not measured it) and the LED will turn from red to blue to indicate that it's fully charged. If you then take the battery off the base and immediately return it then the light will change to red and charge the battery for another 2 or 3 hours before the LED turns blue again. The battery gets very hot.

I'm very disappointed with this, I thought it would work like a regular battery charger and only top up the charge for the time required.

It means you cannot store the wii remotes on the base, returning them to the base each time you finish with them so that they are always fully charged. I think that doing this could damage the batteries and significantly reduce the life of the batteries.

I think I am going to use the batteries until they go flat and then recharge them. This is going to mean that we are going to at times find that the battery is flat when we want to use the wii and will need to either wait until they charge or change the batteries.

Very disappointed, for a dollar or so more in the manufacturing they could have fixed this problem and then it would have been an excellent choice.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Induction Charging Dock for Wii-motes February 19, 2010
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We were going through batteries like toilet paper for the Wii-motes. I was a little skeptical about how well this charging dock would work but I have been very pleasantly surprised!

First, you take the batteries and battery cover off the wii-motes and replace with the special rechargeable battery packs. Plug in the charging station and lay the controllers in the depressions- they'll be charged and ready to go in no time.

My husband and I tried to figure out how much playing time you get from a full charge. It is difficult to say because it seems to depend on what you are playing. We figure somewhere in the realm of 20-30 hours of playing time.

The dock is flat and there are lights at the base of each depression- when you place the controller on the dock, the light will flash. When it stops flashing, the controller is completely charged. This is saving us money already. We are so glad we opted to try this. I like that you can just set the controller on the dock- no monkeying around trying to get it plugged in, taking off the sleeve so it will fit in a dock, etc.. Easy enough my 7 year old has it figured out.

The dock is about the size of a sheet of paper(then a couple inches thick). We don't mind the size- it holds 4 controllers at once which is perfect for our family. We keep it in our entertainment center and hardly notice it. If you have tight space this may not be the most effective charging apparatus- there are others that are smaller that the controllers fit into vertically. Since the controllers just lie on top of this dock, it is only possible to use in the horizontal position. Still, entirely happy we went with this. Have had it for a couple months now and I have not noticed any deterioration of the batteries, taking longer to charge, retaining less charge, etc..

This is a great deal if you play your Wii extensively- or have kids who do. Save yourself some batteries!!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Power Base Quad ~ answers to some other's concerns August 26, 2011
By Cary
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Saw mixed reviews on this. Figured, "$30 bucks, it's worth a try". Here are my thoughts/comments, and trying to include my thoughts to others concerns.

Regarding the comment that charge is timed, not "monitored" for charge: One other person commented, and I can lift it off the cradle and place it back down, and if fully charged it'll quickly stop charging (light indicator turns from red to blue). This is not a concern.

Regarding batteries not charging: All 4 batteries work fine from the start (1 caveat, "downside" comment below). I fully charged all 4 batteries before taking them off the charger. I use them down before recharging. It's too early to tell long term, but so far so good. We play all evening without needing a charge (sometimes 2 nights...maybe 6-8 hours). I looked everywhere for the power, battery pack itself says 600 mAmp

Downside (and maybe what some folks are referring). I have 4 Wiimotes; 2 without Motion+ attachment, 2 with (so they are longer). The 2 without (so standard size) fit on the cradles just fine, and charge in full in less than 2 hours from depletion. HOWEVER, the two with the Motion+ attachment are longer; there is a lip on the edge of this charge which elevates the middle of the Wiimote from the charging area. With the skins on, the light has not shown fully charged (it stays red). I noticed when full, the red light will blink on and off occasionally. I took the skins off (which I don't want to do, that's the point of induction charging), and the light immediately turned blue (indicating fully charged,and I'm assuming charging stopped) the lip is creating a gap, and messing with the charge monitoring functionality (I'm no scientist, but it's clear to see what's going on).
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25 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING! January 8, 2010
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After researching for hours we fell into this newly released charger for our Wii remotes. We have 3 remotes and have been having a ball playing the Sports Resort Frisbee Golf and Bowling. Since Christmas, we have had to replace batteries three times but that is to be expected when you play from early afternoon until 3 or 4 AM LOL.

We learned there is a new technology that allows you to recharge your remotes without removing skins or the Motion sensor.

Dreamgear just released this model of Induction charging dock. We learned Nyko will be releasing a 4 station dock in early March after a phone call to them.. they will also release the induction charging dock in black for 2 and 4 remotes. We almost decided to wait but further reading and calls to Dreamgear lead us to buy this one.

There are some advantages to this Dreamgear charger station. 1. Just lay the remote down when you are done.
2. Battery packs can be charged by themselves. When they release a battery pack for sale this will be great! Spare batteries charged and ready to insert in case your dies while playing. 3. uses a wall AC adapter, 4. Appears to be charging the black model but we have to check.. the lights still blink but I suspect it is charging fine. I plan to update this as soon as we can verify that the black remote charges with skin on but that the blue light does not come one indicating the charge is complete.

The cons are that when you hook it all up and place a controller on the dock, the lights blink red then turn to solid blue when done. The little instruction booklet never mentions red blinking lights. It states that the lights will blink blue and then turn solid when done.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for about 12 months till batteries started failing
Great for about 12 months till batteries started failing. However, this was an easy charger for my son to use while he was too little to change AA batteries.
Published 15 days ago by David S.
3.0 out of 5 stars Three of the four batteries still work. One went ...
Three of the four batteries still work. One went out a few months after purchasing. No matter which of the four positions it rests on, it won't charge. Average stuff, really.
Published 3 months ago by Nathaniel U.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
my children love this product
Published 4 months ago by andrew garlisi
5.0 out of 5 stars Great accessory for the Wii game system
Worked as expected, no problems at all. Convenient that it worked with the silicon case around remote.
Published 4 months ago by BoyMom
3.0 out of 5 stars Worked for a while. Not the most durable equipment ...
Worked for a while. Not the most durable equipment, but in today's throw away environment, what can we expect?
Published 8 months ago by Thomas P. Grotenhuis
2.0 out of 5 stars One of the batteries stop working after a month.
One of the batteries stop working after a month.
Published 8 months ago by Chris Blackburn
2.0 out of 5 stars What you see is NOT what you get
All the pictures show the white one, but instead I got the black one in the mail. So now I have four white Wii remotes with black backs. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Josh
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money
This product was a total waste of money! I think it maybe actually worked only the first time we used it. After that, it never would charge more than two remotes at once. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Lora L.
5.0 out of 5 stars great
No need to change batteries. I like that you can charge long and short controllers. This is great for the grand kids.
Published 16 months ago by Dannie L. Hickman
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed. Batteries lost their ability to take a charge after...
We are disappointed in this product. The batteries quit charging after about a year or so. I contacted the company to try and get replacement batteries and was told that was not... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Long in the pocket, short in the arm
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