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this is one of my first posts so i hope its a good one.

just noticed amazon are doing this at a really cheap price and you can also select free super saver delivery.

I used my hotukdeals (I think it was the one where you collect so many matchsticks) £2.50 collected amazon voucher as well, so it was even cheaper :)
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http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31AX-uIk4xL._SS400_.jpghttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31MKQKTqi7L._SS400_.jpg
banned#2
which voucher for £2.50, do you have the link?
#3
its expired... it was a HUKD compertition...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/match-voucher-claim
#4
yep thats the one! - but i had mine still to use :) still a cheap buy at £8.97.
[mod]#5
damn it used my voucher the other day.... hmmm
#6
good price will get 1.cheers
banned#7
How come some of the reviews at the bottom of that item page say this charger could kill your wii remote, is that true?:? I've already got one charger and was thinking of getting another one but now i'm worried. I have noticed my wii remote charger doesn't charge my remotes properly lately, could be the actual batterys are dying ( bought from Argos, different brand from this one) Has anyone had any experience from this one from Amazon?
#8
from Amazon review: "Anyone who has a dead remote should call Nintendo Customer Support on 0870 6060247 Sent mine for repair and got it back within a week or so"
#9
There are lots here:http://www.dealextreme.com/search.dx/search.Wii%20charging%20stand cheaper with batteries included.
#10
I've ordered mine. Heat added!:thumbsup:
#11
not a fan of these rechargeable stands, friend has one and charge doesnt last very long. Find using a good set of rechargeable batteries much better e.g. Uniross
#12
There seems to be alot of complaints about nuked remotes when using these (various) charging stands, is that not a sign then that there is actually a general problem with the Wii remotes rather than the stands or do they share a common design fault?
#13
ur charging via USB.. its not gonna get much hotter than 5v 200-400mA lol. But if above is true, the batts must be a bit pants.. i have no idea btw..
#14
i got one of these and it is great and at £8.97 you can not lose:-D
#15
jonohanson
There are lots here:http://www.dealextreme.com/search.dx/search.Wii%20charging%20stand cheaper with batteries included.


I've followed your link but it takes me an American site!
Surely any charger would therefore have an American plug.

By the time you buy a UK plug for it it'll cost you more!
#16
I'm slightly confused, do you have to use AA or AAA batteries or does it give you a battery pack similar to the 360? I checked description on play and states:

Stores your Wii console securely in its vertical position
Built-in charging docks for 2 x Wii Remotes (remotes not included)
Auto cut-off when batteries are charged
USB connection from your console provides power
Stylish Cool Blue LED lights
Requires 2 x AAA Ni-Mh batteries for each remote (batteries not supplied)
#17
I think this says it all...

Requires 2 x AAA Ni-Mh batteries for each remote (batteries not supplied)
#18
Great price I think
#19
These are a godsend, the way wiimotes use batteries.
banned#20
keez_rules
I'm slightly confused, do you have to use AA or AAA batteries or does it give you a battery pack similar to the 360? I checked description on play and states:

Stores your Wii console securely in its vertical position
Built-in charging docks for 2 x Wii Remotes (remotes not included)
Auto cut-off when batteries are charged
USB connection from your console provides power
Stylish Cool Blue LED lights
Requires 2 x AAA Ni-Mh batteries for each remote (batteries not supplied)


Normally the wii remote takes AA size batteries, when using charging docks they take AAA because you use the special battery cover provided with the dock (and put the original cover away) which only lets you put AAA size in.
#21
madmax23
How come some of the reviews at the bottom of that item page say this charger could kill your wii remote, is that true?:? I've already got one charger and was thinking of getting another one but now i'm worried. I have noticed my wii remote charger doesn't charge my remotes properly lately, could be the actual batterys are dying ( bought from Argos, different brand from this one) Has anyone had any experience from this one from Amazon?


the one i got from argos is playing up too

one of the charger section does not charge properly / at all, every time you put the remote in place, after a few seconds the red led keeps flashing, i changed the batteries and still get the same thing, i use normal AA batteries now so might consider getting this station now
banned#22
Darthballs
the one i got from argos is playing up too

one of the charger section does not charge properly / at all, every time you put the remote in place, after a few seconds the red led keeps flashing, i changed the batteries and still get the same thing, i use normal AA batteries now so might consider getting this station now


That's exactly what seems to be happening with mine, i'm wondering if it's the actual batteries that need replacing or the dock? If you still have the receipt why don't you take it back, that's what i'm going to try to do (when i find the receipt!)
#23
I have one of these. I got four AAA batteries form the Maplin/HDUK thread. Bear in mind the Wii switches off its USB port when it is off, so you have to leave it on to charge the remotes when not in use. Luckily I have a nearby Media PC that is always on so I use that. Something to consider. Otherwise not had any problems. Although the AAA will have less mAH capacity than AAs will.
#24
I personally would not touch these. I have read horror stories about every version of the wii stands blowing chargers. Granted it will be a small proportion but I wouldnt risk it at £25 a remote. Rechargable batteries get very hot during charging.

This is besides the fact that your wii must remain switched on whilst charging. Seems a very inefficient way to charge batteries to me !!!. Get a good old fashioned battery charger. That way there is no risk to the handsets overheating, no cost of having the wii switched on and if you buy more batteries you can play and charge at the same time !!!.

Avoid gimmicks !!
#25
The reviews of this product are poor.
#26
The fact that you have to remove the jacket and wrist strap before placing the remote on the charge puts me off.

Better of with a standard charger and an extra set of rechargable AA batteries. When the first ones are running low just charge up the replacements and swap them over.
#27
I've had one of these for months now and can recommend them.

A couple of pointers:

1. It doesn't come with battery packs or batteries (as already mentioned), which means you can purchase whatever brand of AAA rechargables you can afford. I went for a high spec battery as cheapo's never last anyway.
2. To charge the batteries, the unit either needs to be 'on' or 'standby' (that is, turn it on and then off so the power light is orange). The batteries will happily charge.
3. The design of the WiiMote holders are excellent - you just keep the strap behind the WiiMote and slot it in place. Job done.
4. Unless you're a spotty teenager or really like cheap tacky phone LEDs, switch off the neon-blue light!

I paid £15 for mine from GameStation which was still a bargain for how useful it is, so to get it for less than a tenner is a steal.
#28
Thomsk
The fact that you have to remove the jacket and wrist strap before placing the remote on the charge puts me off.


You can just unpeel the bottom part of the jacket and slot it in - no need to remove it completely :)
#29
Yeah I bought one of these chargers of play.com last year and it completely killed two of my remotes BIG TIME! Batteries only last like a day and then they go completely dead. Its as if its using power from them when the remote is turned off. In saying that it might be that I had a faulty one but i paid £15 for it as well as having to replace the two remotes. I definitely would not recommend it. :x

Anybody had good results from it?:?
#30
I brought one of these back in June and i think they are great, never caught with a dead wiimote yet, and i brought some Uniross 700mah's and they havent dies even after playing for a good 4-5hours.

So im more then happy with mine.
#31
Thomsk
The fact that you have to remove the jacket and wrist strap before placing the remote on the charge puts me off.

Better of with a standard charger and an extra set of rechargable AA batteries. When the first ones are running low just charge up the replacements and swap them over.


It's not necessary at all to remove the wrist straps. They stay on without any problem.

The jacket thing was answered but it's not too tidy.
#32
tracyanne1
I've followed your link but it takes me an American site!
Surely any charger would therefore have an American plug.

By the time you buy a UK plug for it it'll cost you more!


Its not an American site, its just in dollers, I have used them many times as they offer free shipping, although it takes around 10 days to arrive.

As for the plug, its USB
#33
Wouldn't the following be a better deal?

http://www.blueunplugged.com/p.aspx?p=122463

Comes with 2800 rated batteries...
#34
I'm on my second one of these, and they've both broken! :x The charging dock for the second remote has broken on both of mine after just a few weeks of use! Looks nice, but quality is pants and you may just end up with a stand with lights that doesn't charge.

From checking some of the reviews on play, it appears that I'm not the only one to have had this problem:
http://www.play.com/Games/Wii/4-/3385903/Wii-Remote-Charging-Stand/Product.html
#35
Better off spending a tenner and getting this:
£9.99
http://www.mymemory.co.uk/Battery-Chargers/Uniross/Uniross-Sprint-1-Hour-Battery-Charger-%2B-4--x-AA-2700-mAh (using code mmdisc)

or
£6.49
http://www.mymemory.co.uk/Battery-Chargers/Uniross/Uniross-SPRINT-15-Minute-Charger-%2B-2-AA-2100mAh (using mmdisc code)

Decent charger only takes an hour and will last for months. Much better than this piece of junk.
#36
ive had one of these since i got my wii on valentines day ,, ive never used it to charge my batteries its just a handy stand for me to keep my remotes where they can be found shame it doesnt hold the nunchuks too ! i bought a uniross charger with 4 batteries from wilkinsons for £5.99 thats what i use
#37
I'm going for it!

Was going to order 1 from Amazon last weekend at £15 but saw they were on play at £10 but no stock, so was waiting for them to come back in but ordered this from Amazon now.
#38
Great Deal, Many thanks. :)
#39
I've had one of these for about 2 years and no problems so far!
#40
ordered one and recharge batt set too
yipee

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