Wii induction charging stand unveiled
An induction-based charging dock for Wii Remotes has been designed so you’ll no longer have to strip your controller bare each time you need to replenish its juice.
The Energizer Induction Charging System
The Energizer Induction Charging System allows you to simultaneously recharge two Wii Remotes without having to remove sleeves, lanyards or even the MotionPlus add-on. All you have to do is put them onto the docking station.
Unfortunately, details about how long each Remote will take to recharge aren’t yet available, but the picture shows that lights on either side of the dock indicate when a Remote’s charging or fully charged.
Gamers will be able to get their hands on the Energizer Induction Charging System in North America from May, priced at $50 (£33/€38). A UK launch date or price hasn’t been announced. ®
Don't look like the WiiMotes would sit very comfortably with the MotionPlus lump (not sure if anyone's going to bother anyway, utter waste of time for the average gamer), but otherwise this looks top stuff, and long overdue. Quite happy using high-capacity NiMH AA's and a separate charger for the moment, but if anything happened to them, would buy one of these in a heartbeat. Just hope they've not done the stupid USB power thing, which means having to leave the Wii powered (or at the very least in the Connect24 mode) to charge because in proper standby (or turned off altogether, obviously) no juice is supplied to the USB ports.