Energizer Power & Play Station for Wii and Wii U
The BEST charger for the Wii
The last Wii we had, we purchased the NYKO dual charger for. After about a week, it stopped working properly. You had to set the remote in the charger JUST right for it to charge. So when we bought the new Wii, we decided it was time to try something else. Upon going to gamestop, we spotted the Energizer Charger. At first, I was a little leary, seeing as the design is very similar. But once I got it home and plugged it in, I could see immediately that it was MUCH better. First of all, it is made by a battery company. The batteries can last quite a while on a charge. There is a groove in it for the wrist strap, which constantly made the controllers tilt on the NYKO charge. This groove allows for the controllers to fit in the charger perfectly so that it does not require constant shifting of the controllers. My ONLY complaint about this charger is that it will only charge 2 controllers at a time, but seeing as I only have 2 controllers, this is not a problem at all.
Be Wary of Lemons
I bought this quite some time ago. This unit did not live to my expectation. I originally bought this at Gamestop (new) along with my Nintendo Wii. This product comes with the station, two batteries along with specialized lids for your Wii in order for them to charge in the station. The color of the lids are white which makes your controllers weird if you have any other colors. After a couple of hours of playing the Wii controller went dead and I tried charging it in the station, only ONE of the sides worked and charging it takes quite a long time compared to buying rechargeable batteries and unit and putting them into the Wii controllers. I told Gamestop about what happened and they were more than happy to give me a new one but it happened again. Maybe my luck is bad but I don't think I would purchase another one after these two incidents. Consider other products before buying this, they might cost a little more, but a little more goes a long way especially when this one has a very high tendency of being broken.
the bunny delivers
I bought the Energizer charging Station just over a month ago when I was in my local GS checking out the latest releases - actually bought it on a whim. I've got to tell you its one of the best investments I've made - I think I've saved enough in battery spend already to just about pay for it- pretty avid Wii gamer! Anyway, the product was easy to set up, just take out the batteries and put in the rechargeables. I just leave it on the stand whenever I am done using it - honestly it probably spends more time in my hand then in the charging station. I like the fact that I don't need to remove the lanyard to charge it - I've heard that complaint before. The lights tell you if it is fully charged or not but as in all devices of this type they can be a little sensitive - no big deal. For me the Bunny came through with a very simple and money saving solution for my Wii. I would recommend this to any gamer whether a fanatic like me or just a casual gamer.
I went into the ebgames store wanting to buy a charger. I saw this one and knew it was the right one. It was a good price and had good features. I like how the back of the Wii Wemote the only difference is that there are only the 3 metal bars that are used to charge the batteries. It still fits perfectly in your Wii Wheel. I also like how the actual charge station is well designed. you just drop the Wii Remote into the dock and it charges easily. you can have a wrist strap in the Wii Remote and it doesnt make a difference. It has bright lights that show when the Wii Remote is charged, or charging. The one thing that bugs me is that on the wall oulet you cant plug it in right beside something else becuse it has a large AC adaptor. Overall, this is a good product for people who dont like spending monney on batteries, or people who dont want to pay too much on a charger.
This is a must have for anyone that isn't willing to spend alot on a great charger. I had recently purchased a charger by Madcatz only problem was it only charged one controller. I went into gamestop about a week ago, and I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this product. An Energizer 2 controller charger for this price. It's worth the money definately. Only downfall is the bulky ac adaptor plug, that's the one thing I miss from the madcatz design one it charged using the USB on the Wii Console. Other than that, this is a must have for anyone who don't won't to waste money on batteries. If you are tired of buying pricey batteries this is a must have for any Wii owner. The upside it charges 2 wii-motes. The display glows orange when the batteries need charging and the light changes to green when fully charged.
I was so tired of buying batteries for my Wii remotes and I went to Game Stop to get a charge solution and put an end to this battery consumption once and for all. I was very surprised to see an Energizer branded product in the store. I didn't know Energizer made video game accessories. Regardless,it's a brand I trust. I always bough Energizer batteries before since they were the longest lasting ones so I didn't hesitate to purchase when I saw this Wii charger. It is what it is and does the job very good. My only complaint is about the design. I wish they made it a bit more stylish. It's not different from everything else out there and everything else out there is looking pretty blah. Other than the design factor; I recommend this product to everyone.
Keeps working well
I have had this particular charging station for about a year now. It works very well! It never gets hot, includes the batteries, and you don't have to remove the wrist band to put it on the charger like some of the others. The most important thing I could say about this is that even after steady use for a year the batteries still hold charge EXTREMELY well. I have friends with charging docks that are different brands and their remotes don't hold a charge for more than one night. Even though it may not be the cheapest model out there I feel that it is the best deal and will last you! I hope this has helped you in making your choice because after a year I would still make this purchase all over again!
Good If You Want A Charger Which Only Lasts2Months
I purchased the energizer version of the wii-mote charger after I previously owned one by Nyko. After the Nyko one died and I purchased the Energizer one, I was ecstatic at first with how well it was working.
After using it for about 2 months on and off (as I playing games isn't an often occurrence for me), the batteries which were supplied with the energizer charger are no longer holding a charge and the base station merely flashes red indefinitely.
I would not suggest this product to anyone unless you want to replace your charging station multiple times a year.
Bad value, fair design, while it worked for the short time, it performed as it should... although it was very VERY brief.
I bought this a few months ago, but never really got around to using it until it was too late to return (a huge mistake). Only one side charges the wii remotes now because the metal pieces are either broken or missing in the left station, and I have never taken this out of the box. I can put a remote in the other side, however, after all day, I still receive no charge and nothing works. It's basically a piece of junk, and I really wish I still had my $25 to spend on something that wasn't absolutely worthless.
Not what I was expecting
I should've been tipped off when I saw that on the bottom of the charging station it has an indicator light for when an error occurs. Why would you need a light for that unless it happens often? One battery charged up beautifully. The other one. Well it's still flashing me. I know I could probably send it in and get a replacement, but who's to say that one won't act up too? Since of course they have to put it on the charging system that it could happen. Seriously not that good.