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For a charge station it works and definitely much better than my previous Wii Dual Charger,
This review is from: AmazonBasics Dual Charge Station for Nintendo Wii - White (Video Game)
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In the past, I used to use a Nyko Wii Dual Station Charger that would run via plugging it into your outlet. And since getting it back in 2007, one battery refuses to charge and one works. Even though you put it in, it says its charging but it doesn't work. So, I have to admit...I have become bitter towards dual station chargers and decided to go with rechargeable Eneloops.
But here were are in 2011, nearly five years later and reviewing another dual charger. I was surprised to find out that Amazon has its own line of products for the Wii via AmazonBasics.
For the AmazonBasics Dual Charge Station, you get the station, two rechargeable batteries and a USB plug-in. This is my first time using a rechargeable station via USB and definitely prefer that over a wall wart (AC plug-in).
My Nyko chargers were a bit heavier, this one is lighter and I don't want to know what would happen if it was dropped on a hard surface as it seems quite light.
After a full day of the kids playing and effectively powering down the battery, it was time to recharge. Put them in and blue docking lights mean that it's charging, green means they are fully charged.
One thing that caught my attention was that "Charging the batteries for more than 8 hours is not recommended as it could damage the batteries. For me, this is a first. It made me wonder if that is what killed my XBOX360 or original Wii batteries but I am the type of person who have left batteries in a dock while I slept overnight and at times, just forgot I had something recharging.
So, I know that this may be problematic for some (or a lot of) people.
The AmazonBasics Dual Charge Station for the most part works. It does what it needs to do, but for some who can forget that they are recharging these batteries and accidentally left it on more than 8 hours...this can be bad. Granted, I did not test to see how bad these batteries would be after 8 or even 24 hours of recharging but the fact that Amazon added that note made me quite curious.
Also, these are lighter than my previous Wii batteries, so if you are operating a Wii on a hardwood or tile surface, this is one you don't want to drop.
Other than that, these batteries do work and for anyone who owns a Nintendo Wii, while priced at $19.99, you can find others online that are cheaper.
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Initial post: Dec 19, 2011 8:50:20 PM PST
Richard Walston says:
I order them based on your review :). Thanks for the review. I am looking forward for adding comments to your review about my own great experience. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
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