Nyko Charge Base IC for Wii (Black)
- Unique magnetic cradle securely holds, displays & charges controllers
- Induction technology charges controllers with dual charge indicator lights without removing silicone sleeves, Wii MotionPlus or other attachments
- Compatible with both Wii Remote, Wand & Wii MotionPlus
- Includes 2 high-quality 2.4V NiMH rechargeable battery packs with rubberized grip covers
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However, one review for the white induction charger cautioned against using the white charger for the black Wiimote sleeves because the charger doesn't work with the black sleeves. There is a solution in the comments that requires cutting the sleeves but I would rather not have to cut a hole in the sleeves. Plus, the white charger didn't match my black Wiimotes :) I saw this newly released charger and took a chance... thankfully, they DO fit my black Wiimotes (+ MotionPlus) with the sleeve on! I love the convenience of not having to remove anything at all when charging. All I have to do is drop the Wiimote in the slot and magnets keep the Wiimote in place.
The charge station is powered by a small AC adapter and sports a power button so you can turn the entire charger off when the Wiimotes are fully charged (and save electricity), which is indicated by a white light. The light is red when the Wiimotes are charging. I keep the charger in the living room so the lights aren't a problem, but I can imagine the lights being an annoyance if the station were in a bedroom.
I can't comment too much on battery pack life or charge time since I only play for an hour or two at a time and then charge the Wiimotes immediately, but they seem to charge up pretty quickly.Read more ›
The charging station docks will light up red as the remotes charge, once they're fully charged, it lights up white. Both can be very bright, the white more than the red, but thanks to Nykos clever design, the charging station has a power button between the charging docks, so after your remotes are full, turn the station off, that way the light won't bug you and you won't waste electricity with LED lights.Read more ›
I have read review that say the magnets are not strong enough to hold it in place. I can safely say this is not normally the case. Only once or twice have I had any trouble with the magnets at all, and once I figured out exactly where in the cradle the remotes sit, they have worked beautifully (with and without the skin on)
The only other complaint I have is the high-pitched noise. Like most induction chargers, as I have found in online reading since I received this product, whenever the charger is on but not charging anything it emits a quiet, very high-pitched noise. For me, who is 18, this noise is irritating enough to want to turn off when it is not charging, and then just turn back when I put the remote/remotes back in after a play session. The noise is too high-pitched for most people older than their mid-20s to hear however. However, because of the ease of turning the unit on and off, this has not kept me from loving the product.
Overall, I highly recommend this product. It is the best Wii Remote Charger I have found.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this charger years ago and am currently still using it to charge my remotes. Works really good.Published 5 days ago by Lisha J
It was a delicate balance getting them to stay on the charger. Any slightest jolt or vibration, and off the charger and onto to the table or floor. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Some Random Programmer
Mine came in used and it lasted about a week and it just stopped working completely, the seller refunded my money but at the time I was excited about these and seemed like a good... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Brad Barber
I purchased this item in August of 2011, and I would like to report that it is still working well!Published 22 months ago by P Ewe
Item works as described. I have owned this for a few years now and it still works great. Keeps the batteries fully charged.Published on November 18, 2013 by M1Jeep
These are clearly better than replacing the wiimote batteries every day, less expensive, for sure. However, the wiimote's do not stay in the cradle well, such as in the picture. Read morePublished on November 9, 2013 by Brandy
battery life may not be the best, but it gets the job done. wiimotion plus remotes tend to die much quicker.Published on September 12, 2013 by rob fluter
Works awesome its a great buy for use with your wii system I recommend this nyko charging unit it can charge you wii batteries with the wii silicone still on it when its done... Read morePublished on March 23, 2013 by Cathleen Hendrickson Spitson