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First Look: Psyclone TouchCharge Wireless Battery Charging Kit for Nintendo Wii

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First Look: Psyclone TouchCharge Wireless Battery Charging Kit for Nintendo Wii

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The Psyclone TouchCharge Kit is a unique, wireless, hassle-free way to charge your remotes for the Nintendo Wii.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:04 << Jeff: Hey, what's going on everyone, I'm Jeff Backler [assumed spelling] for CNET.com. Today we've go something really cool it's the Cyclone Touch Charge Kit for the Nintendo Wii. Now, when it comes to charging your controllers we've seen tons of different rigs and setups, there's the docs, the cradles and the plugs, but with the Charge Kit from Cyclone all you need to do is place the controller or just the battery on this magnetic charging pad. The charge kit is available for all the consoles but we tested ours out with the Nintendo Wii remotes. You simply replace the existing Wii remote batteries with the ones supplied in the kit and then you just rest them on the pad when you need to charge. The batteries come with magnetic metal contacts that allow the pad to supply the batteries with the charge. Now, there's little blue LED lights on the actual batteries themselves and they let you know when the charging's all done. You just leave the pad plugged in at all times and then pop on a remote when it's running low on juice. Overall we really like this approach to charging controllers, what's even better is that you don't necessarily need to place the entire controller on the pad you can just remove the batteries and pop them on to save real estate because Cyclone actually makes products for the PS3 and the 360. Now, it's priced around $50.00, it's a little more expensive than we would have liked and maybe we would have liked to see a bigger charge pad the one that comes with this is only about the size of a mouse pad. However, it's definitely a very unique and hassle-free way to charge your controllers and we definitely recommend it to anyone who's sick of plugging in stuff or replacing batteries. I'm Jeff Backler and this has been the Cyclone Touch Charge Kit for the Nintendo Wii. ^E00:01:41

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