Charge Base IC: Induction Charger for Wii

Induction chargers are getting popular and why not? who wants to mess around with having to strategically place your wii want or controller into a cradle? with the third major supplier Nyko releasing induction chargers for Wii into the market I think its official to say that people are willing to pay extra money to be lazy 🙂 .   With these chargers selling for about 30-50$ in the USA depending on model its a pricey but very popular add on for the Wii.  Other Induction chargers we have talked about on gamersyndrome are Vidis and Energizer

LOS ANGELES – November 24, 2009

Nyko Technologies, the leading videogame peripherals manufacturer, today announced that their new Charge Base IC for the Nintendo Wii™ has shipped to stores. Based on the popular, worldwide best-selling original Wii Charge Station, the Charge Base IC is Nyko’s newest controller charging dock for the Wii.

The Charge Base IC is Nyko’s first induction charging dock for the Wii. Instead of using metal contact points to recharge the Wii Remote or Wand’s batteries, the Charge Base IC utilizes induction technology to charge your controllers. The design of the Charge Base IC allows Wii Remotes or Wands to be charged without having to remove any silicone jackets or attachments such as Wii Motion Plus. The Charge Base IC utilizes powerful magnets to suspend each controller in the charging cradle, holding your controllers artfully in your entertainment center. The Charge Base IC also features a powered USB port which can be used for charging other devices.

“Since the Wii launched our charging docks for Wii controllers have been our most popular items among consumers,” said Chris Arbogast, director of marketing at Nyko Technologies. “With the Charge Base IC’s induction technology and magnetic cradle we have improved upon our original model in order to offer the most convenient and stylish charging solution for the Wii.”

The Charge Base IC includes two magnetic battery covers that are compatible with the Wii Remote and Nyko Wand™, as well as two rechargeable battery packs.

Available now at and Costco, the Charge Base IC will soon be available at all major retailers. For more information please visit


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  1. Induction chargers are the way to go. Having to place the remote into a cradle is a royal pain especially when you have to remove the silicone jacket. If you don’t pay attention to make sure it’s in properly you end up with a surprise the next time you play a game. With the induction chargers, just place the remotes in the charger and away you go. Now if someone would do this with wireless phones.

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