Summary: 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. After a bit of effort, I've been able to get them locked in properly with minimal problems. Once charged, the controllers last a pretty long time before being recharged. Of course, if you're having a longer than usual session, you may have to swap controllers.
Summary: This charger saves a lot of time when the battery dies during game play. I like the convenient magnetic holders for the remotes and that you do not have to remove the sleeves to mount and charge the remotes. It's compact and fits behind my TV screen nicely. But once charged - you cannot turn it off then expect the remotes to retain the charge for future use as they will begin to die down once the charger is turned off.
Very cool, but batteries aren't very good and ALWAYS have to reconnect...
11 January 2012
Summary: I really do like the product. It saves us a ton on batteries and it is very cool with it's presentation. However there are major annoyances. The batteries only last about 6-8 hours before they need to be recharged. This has not been a problem yet... but is a concern. The real annoyance is the the fact that every time you turn the Wii on, you have to reconnect it the two controllers that use the Nyko batteries. It is an annoyance...
Summary: At first i was about to return it because I couldnt get my controllers to work again. Once i was able to figure out re-syncing the contoller to the Wii, it was perfect. Easy to use, compact fits right nest to the wii and blends in with my other electronics.
Summary: Most things I think about this have already been said, so the only thing I think people are either ignoring or forgetting to include is that the magnets aren't great, so when I put the wiimotes in the cradle with the sleeves on, they slip a little and then aren't at the right contact points and quit charging. So you get to either keep pulling them back up, which is less convenient, or take off the sleeve - also less convenient.
Summary: This is a nice charger for both my wiimotes. Only thing is you need to make sure to charge it first without the sleeve on. Otherwise, it will not fully charge properly. After this initial charge, then you can charge it with the sleeve on. Please note that 3-5 charges will give you maximum battery life. This is my third charge now and I am at 15+ hours. First charge with sleeve on died at 2 hrs. Second charge with sleeve off died at 10 hrs.
Summary: I purchased this as a gift for my son after I bought one for myself. He had it a short time before he actually used it and then found out one battery pack doesn't work! You can't buy just one battery apparently...which is not cool! He said that it showed as if it was charging and then turned green to be ready and it wouldn't work the remote. Tested in another remote that he knew was working and still didn't work! Guess I need to get him something different!
Summary: We've had this charger for well over a year now. It stays in the kiddo's playroom and is handled roughly and it's lasted. We have no issues with the connection/charging. It works as it should. The only downside is that they do not sell extra battery packs for additional wii remotes. I inquired recently again, and was told this (on 1/21/2011): "Hello Erin, Thanks for contacting Nyko Technologies. We do not sale individual batteries at this time.
Most stylish induction charger for Wii, but batteries seem sketchy.
Daniel Ramon "Danny", Amazon
6 January 2011
Summary: I have had this for about 6 months. It works great, get hours and hours of game play on a single charge, but one of the batteries has stopped taking a charge. The only place to get replacement batteries (online) are directly from Nyko, and the shipping is as much as the battery itself. Other than that, I love it. It charges quickly, I can leave the silicon sleeve on the Wiimote, and the motion plus attachment, too.