Thankfully accessory manufacturers see the problem too and are releasing various rechargeable Wii remote batteries and chargers. The most practical ones are dual remote charging stations like Nykoâ€™s Wii Charge Station and Joytechâ€™s Wii Power Station that let you recharge without taking out the batteries. They come with two batteries that form the bottom half of the controller and the battery itself. These replace the original Wii battery cover and fit into the battery slot. Like a wireless phone, the remotes are charged simply by being placed into the charging station. Nyko and Joytechâ€™s stations come with two slots so two remotes can be charged at a time. Also if you prefer the single player experience, Brando is producing a single nunchuck-remote holder and charging station.
If you donâ€™t mind the inconvenience of taking the batteries out to charge, conventional rechargeable batteries work with the Wii also and thankfully thereâ€™s new innovations going on there. Sanyoâ€™s eneloop and Rayovacâ€™s Hybridrechargeable batteries have been out for a few months and getting positive reviews. Both use advanced NiMH technology to last longer than regular rechargeables and they work right out of the box. Lastly, the USBCELL USB rechargeable batteries that weâ€™ve heard so much about work great for the Wii since it has a USB port on it. It will only let you charge one at a time though since two wonâ€™t fit in the Wii, but itâ€™s still a convenient (and space saving) alternative.
For more on batteries, check out our battery guide from the holidays.
written by apparel closeout, October 14, 2007
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