USB Wii Remote Charger

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Wii ChargerI took delivery of my Nintendo Wii a couple of weeks ago and it is an awesome piece of kit, this next gadget should of come with the Wii or at least of been an official extra but no another company had to come up with the common sense to make a USB Charger for the Wii Remote.

The idea is so simple, the remote control docking station connects to the USB port at the back of the Wii and when the remote is not in use (in our house that is when we are asleep) dock the remote and let it charge. On the downside it does mean you need to leave the Wii turned on all the time, either that of connect it to a USB socket on your always on PC (or is that just me that never seems to turn the PC off).

You can get the Wii remote USB charger from Rare Mono Shop for $29.


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Wii Remote USB Charger » Gadget Venue dot com Says: April 4, 2007 at 9:54 am

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some person… Says: April 4, 2007 at 10:01 am

The Wii’s USB ports are still powered when the console’s off, just as long as you’ve got the WiiConnect24 turned on. So, those chargers would work even with the wii’s off; no need to have that 200 Watt computer on 24/7 ;-)

Al Says: April 4, 2007 at 10:38 am

Thanks some person, I never realised that, cheers.

EEJ Says: April 4, 2007 at 12:16 pm

So the Wiimote has a rechargable battery, but no charger included?

Or is this a USB version as opposed to a wall-plug charger they normally provide with the console?

wii owner Says: April 4, 2007 at 2:14 pm

Actually the Wiimote comes with standard double A’s, but with most of the chargers they give you a rechargeable batery pack that fits into the back like the normal battery cover would. Look closely at the picture and you can see it.

Little Image Summary » Coolest Gadgets Says: April 5, 2007 at 6:47 am

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Sash Ristov Says: October 25, 2007 at 1:39 am

Does the charger plug into where the nunchuck goes?, if not this will be very inconvenient if you have skins on your wiimotes.

Jason Says: November 18, 2007 at 9:58 am

Is this such a good idea? USB ports aren’t designed to source a large amount of power, charging one device like a wii-mote or an ipod is one thing..charging four wii-motes at once is another.

I wonder if you can destroy the USB bridge by drawing too much current.

WII! Says: January 10, 2008 at 7:37 pm

I got a wii last week
And my batteries just ran out
Does anyone know where they sell chargers in Canberra?
And how much
(But ill have to get it anyway,
otherwise a waste of $400)

Ruben Says: December 22, 2009 at 10:55 pm

I got mine yesterday, but what I’m doing is I’m using my iphone outlet usb connector, I connect the usb cord from the charger to that outlet connected to the 120V outlet and works perfect, dont need to use the usb ports from my Wii. If you leave wiiconnect24 on so the usb ports of your wii can be on all the time, it can burn your video chip on your wii.

Edwin Says: December 23, 2009 at 4:15 pm

Thanks for the input, Ruben – we appreciate it.

Debbie Says: February 6, 2010 at 5:04 pm

I use a recharger for the batteries that plugs into the wall and do the switcheroo all the time. Even so, my rechargable batteries are dying on me now. How long do rechargable batteries last? Are all the Wii remotes compatable with these chargers? It seems like to me all that I would be doing by buying one of these is eleminating the step of removing and replacing the recharged batteries. Right?

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