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2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap & tacky, slow to charge and limited play time, 11 July 2009
This review is from: WII REMOTE DUAL BATTERY CHARGER + 2 BATTERIES (Accessory)
I purchased this in January 2009 with a USB mains adapter.

Having unpacked it the first thing I noticed is that it looks cheap. The plastic looks brittle and is that thin it is almost translucent. The instructions are nominal but it's not difficult to figure out. Plug it in either into the mains via an adapter or directly into the Wii via USB. There is an OFF/ON switch on the back which turns the ridiculously bright blue neon light that rings the base of the unit off. It does not turn the charger off however you need to unplug it to achieve this.

There is a light at the front of each slot where the remotes sit. When the unit is on and no remotes are being charged this light is bright red on the left hand corner and fades gradually across the two light panels. The plastic is that thin the red light bleeds into the white in a most irregular pattern! When the remotes are dropped in this becomes worse as the light on the second remote lights up and the bleeding becomes worse. If you choose to keep the blue neon light turned on the effect is even worse as the red bleeds into the blue and gives off an eerie glow.

Once the remotes are charged the red lights turn to blue. The charge times are significant 5/6 hours to fully charge and I am now lucky to achieve 3 hours playing time. Occasionally I have even found that when discharged remotes are dropped in they do not start charging and the only way to get them to start is to unplug the charger and then plug it back in.

The only redeeming feature I have found is that there is a hole in the battery pack which allows you to sync the remote. This is useful if you take to a friend's house with a Wii because you can only sync when the remote has power so without this feature you would have to find some regular battery's to perform the sync.

All in all very poor if you are considering purchasing this I would look at an alternative.
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