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Nyko Charge Base IC for Wii (Black)

by Nyko
Nintendo Wii
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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  • 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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Product Details

  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0038KQWHY
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 6 x 4 inches ; 1.4 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: July 27, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,387 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

The successor to the worlds best-selling charging solution for Wii has arrived with Nyko’s Charge Base IC. The Charge Base IC uses high end induction technology that allows for contact-less recharging meaning that silicone sleeves, Wii Motion Plus and other attachments do not need to be removed before placing in the Wii Remote or Wand in the dock. The Charge Base IC dual port rapid recharging dock features 2 unique cradles that magnetically hold each controller, suspending and displaying it inside in the dock. Each cradle also glows indicating the charge status of the NiMH rechargeable batteries which can both supply up to 10 hours of playtime on a full charge. The Charge Base IC conveniently plugs into any wall outlet allowing for the fastest recharging time possible. The powered USB port in back also allows you to easily recharge USB compatible devices. The Charge Base IC’s stunning and unique Black design with red trim perfectly matches the Black Nyko Wand and easily compliments other electronics in your home entertainment center.

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
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I just bought a Wii and wanted to avoid the cost of non-rechargeable batteries. I also wanted to avoid the hassle of having to remove the Wiimote from its sleeve (kind of a pain with the MotionPlus in place) every time I needed to change or recharge batteries. My friend has the white version of this charger and highly recommended it to me.

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.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nyko Does It Again. A Must Have. December 8, 2010
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
As always, Nyko designs a winner. The base will charge two Wii remotes (also Wiimote Plus) at the same time, with or without the the rubber jackets. Some people here have complaint about the rubber jackets getting in the way or increasing the amount of time the remotes take to re-charge, but I didn't notice any difference in charging times at all, and if there is, it must bet minimal, because my remotes charged in no time and the jacket did not get in the way. The charging station uses magnetism to charge the batteries. You simply install the included batteries on your Wii remote, plug the charging station to an available AC plug, turn it on and place the remotes on it, no plug-ins on the back of the remotes to match with the charge base, no listening for clicking sounds, nothing, simply lay down the Wii remotes on the docks and the rest is history. The remotes do not fall or tip over, because the charge station comes with extra strong sticky-like pads/feet that get a good grip of anything you put then on. These sticky feet/pads however, are good and bad at the same time; good because they are strong and will hold the weight, but also bad, because they are too strong and will rip off if you're not careful when you move the charge station to a diff. location. I ripped one of them in half the other day.

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.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wii Charge base IC Black August 24, 2010
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This has worked great for charging, but we have found that our remotes actually don't stay in the charger with the silicon covers on. They repeatedly slide out. We don't really care about having the covers on though, so we just took them off and it charges well and easily. Very handy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - Best Wii Remote Charger I Have Found December 14, 2010
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After using this charger for about a month, I can give it a very high recommendation. As advertised, it can be used with or without the Wii Remote Skins on, with or without the Wii Motion Plus attached, and with or without the nunchuks remaining attached. This makes it extremely convenient. The battery packs have lasted me through 2 or 3 hour play sessions - I have yet to run out of juice in the middle of playing. The unit also looks very nice - solid black with red and white lighting - and is very simple to use.

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.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 8 days ago by Marco Mendoza
1.0 out of 5 stars the seller refunded my money but at the time I was excited about these...
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 more
Published 4 months ago by Brad Barber
5.0 out of 5 stars Still working well
I purchased this item in August of 2011, and I would like to report that it is still working well!
Published 10 months ago by P Ewe
5.0 out of 5 stars Batteries are always charged!
Item works as described. I have owned this for a few years now and it still works great. Keeps the batteries fully charged.
Published 15 months ago by M1Jeep
3.0 out of 5 stars Way less expensive than replacing the batteries every day
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 more
Published 15 months ago by Brandy
5.0 out of 5 stars does the job
battery life may not be the best, but it gets the job done. wiimotion plus remotes tend to die much quicker.
Published 17 months ago by rob fluter
5.0 out of 5 stars not a game its a nyko charging unit
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 more
Published 23 months ago by Cathleen Hendrickson Spitson
4.0 out of 5 stars Meets my needs.
Bought this as I was tired of going through batteries on my controllers. As others may have mentioned, it can be annoying keeping the controllers on the unit so they fully charge. Read more
Published 24 months ago by G. A. Case
5.0 out of 5 stars Good product
Keeps my wii-motes charged and ready for use. It's pretty neat the light is red while charging and when charging is complete it turns to normal light.
Published on February 23, 2013 by Rick Jordan
5.0 out of 5 stars Still going strong after one year
I LOVE THESE - - I have purchased several varieties of chargers for my Wii - - from the Energizer charge station, to simply using rechargeable batteries - and so far this has been... Read more
Published on November 16, 2012 by ericwp5
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