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Yet another Wii docking system that doesn't work
on 3 May 2014
I've now bought and thrown away several of this type of charger. They're great in principle and, if they work, save a fortune in batteries. The problem is they don't work properly - or if they do, it's only for a relatively short period of time.
I thought I'd cracked it with this one. When it arrived, I unpacked it, swapped out the existing battery packs on the Wiimotes and plugged in the dock. Everything worked beautifully. A month later, the metal contacts at the back of the battery packs were starting to lose connection with the contacts on the docking station. You could still use it, but you had to jiggle the Wiimotes in the dock to find the right connection.
Two weeks after that, only one docking slot worked. A week later, that failed, too. So, within two months, the whole system had failed completely.
It's not a particularly expensive product, so the lost cost isn't a huge problem. But I'm just sick of Wii accessories that just don't do what they say they'll do. The lesson? I'll only by official Nintendo Wii products from now on.