Thanko Japan’s USB Wiimote Charger is something many gamers have been waiting for. Having to go out to the store to buy new batteries twice a week just isn’t cutting it for us Wii players.
The USB Charger comes with a cradle, a special Nickel battery, and a battery cover compatible with the charger. The charger works on any USB port and tells you when the charge is complete with a little blue LED.
The nickel battery provided gives the Wiimote 25 hours of juice, with a recharging time of 3.5 hours. If you feel like you can rip yourself away from your Wii for a few hours once every other day, Thanko’s USB Wiimote Charger seems like a cool little tool.
Thanko will release them for sale by the end of the month. A pair for $55 or a single for $30. Thank you, Thanko! — Andrew Dobrow