Energizer 2X Induction Charge Station for Wii review: Energizer 2X Induction Charge Station for Wii

Energizer 2X Induction Charge Station for Wii

(Part #: PL7526) Released: Jun 15, 2009
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3.5 stars

CNET Editors' Rating

The Good Induction charging system; works with Wii MotionPlus; works with rubber jackets.

The Bad No grips on included batteries; a bit expensive; only charges two remotes at a time.

The Bottom Line The Energizer Induction Charging System isn't the cheapest charging solution we've seen for the Wii, but it's certainly among the most carefree and easy to use.

7.0 Overall
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 7.0

Now that Wii MotionPlus is already on store shelves, many existing Wii remote chargers are quickly becoming obsolete. Sure, removing the tiny attachment so that your Wii remote can properly charge sounds simple enough, but if you're a big proponent of the rubber jackets, removing that and MotionPlus can become quite a chore.

With the Energizer Induction Charging System, manufacturer PDP has come up with a way that allows you to charge controllers not only with MotionPlus attached, but also those sporting the rubber jacket as well.

The Energizer Induction Charger works with Wii MotionPlus and lets you charge remotes without removing their rubber jackets.

There's something refreshing about being able to simply place a Wii remote on a charger without having to worry about charging contacts touching. While we really liked the Pysclone TouchCharge Kit, the included batteries changed the overall shape of the Wii remote. With the Energizer Induction System, the included rechargeables keep the remote's shape intact, but they don't offer any sort of grip.

The charging station itself is covered in a shiny white plastic that matches the Wii console's exterior. The optional stand can be used to conserve real estate; the system can work vertically or horizontally. Between the two charging chambers is what looks like a Wii remote speaker, but we never heard any sound coming from it during our testing.

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