AmazonBasics Dual Charge Station for Nintendo Wii - Black
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AmazonBasics Nintendo Wii Dual Charge Station
Running low on power on both of your Wii remote controls? No problem—charge both of the them at the same time with this Dual Charge Station. The LEDs will tell you when it’s time to get back in the game.
Fully charge your Wii remotes in less than 5 hours and get up to 15 hours of play with each charge.
Just put your Wii remote controls into the charge station. The LED lights blue while charging and turns green when it's done.
Charge two Wii remotes at the same time.
- Charge two Wii remotes at the same time
- Fully charge in less than 5 hours
- LEDs let you know when they are charged
- 15 hours of play on a single charge
- Dimensions: 5.2x2.8 inches
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This Dual Charge Station was built just for your Nintendo Wii remotes. It doesn’t get any better than that.
Top Customer Reviews
It does what it says it will do, keeps the rechargeable batteries charged. But, I would suggest purchasing a few good sets of rechargeable batteries (like Eneloop) and a charger over buying this product. The reasons I think rechargeable batteries would be a better solution are:
It is finicky about getting the connection made, the wrist strap often gets in the way.
You are supposed to take them out after they are charged. This is a pain. A real pain.
You cannot link the remote with the Wii (for example, my son used his remote at a friends house) because you cannot have the battery pack in and also push the button that links them. He had to get some regular batteries and put them in in order to reset the link.
You cannot charge them with silicone covers on the remotes.
Only charges when the Wii is on.
The glowing light is distracting when watching TV, and usually the Wii is near the TV.
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.Read more ›
The other thing that drove us a bit crazy was the fact that it was a USB attachment into the Wii station instead of using its own power cord. So, it was always glowing right in front of the TV. If your Wii is turned off, then it will not charge the remotes. It has to be at least turned on (green light showing on Wii) or in the standby (yellow light showing on the Wii) position.
We have always just used batteries, so we were hopeful this charging station would work well. However, I think we will go back to using our regular batteries. Maybe if we were true gamers and played all the time, I would think twice, but right now we only replace the batteries in the four chargers ever couple of months and maybe only play the Wii a couple times during the week.
(ORIGINAL: This is an excellent and well-made product! I brought one in black and it worked so well, I had to buy this other for the white Wii. )
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This product worked for about a week and no longer charged the remotes.Published 18 months ago by Mia
One of the charging sides broke and I cannot use that side to charge my remote but the other side works just finePublished on July 22, 2014 by Rylie Lang
This product would not hold a charge. I charged them for twelve hours, then put them in Mario cart steering wheels and all they did was blink like they were dead.Published on January 28, 2014 by Kindle Customer
Works just like it said it would... like the colors to say when charging and finished! looks nice with rest of my electronics... not a bad purchase at all!Published on November 23, 2013 by Arenda Phillips
unfortunately my purchase was in March and as I am in Venezuela I could bring to my country this month and I can no longer return. Read morePublished on September 5, 2013 by Marley
This works very well, but works best without the wrist strap attached to the remote. Easy to see when a unit is charged. Read morePublished on August 12, 2013 by Lance Kates
Works exactly as it is listed, we have had no problems with it. We would recommend it to others and would buy it again if we needed to!Published on August 8, 2013 by JettaGuy97