A Wii Remote Charger Comparison Chart

See Which Wii Remote Chargers Are Worth Buying in One Handy Chart

Energizer Flat Panel 4X Induction Charging System
The Energizer Flat Panel 4X Induction Charging System. Energizer

Nintendo's Wii remote was a clever and original controller, but it unfortunately eschewed the rechargeable concept its competitors embraced. After burning through batteries for a while, I began to check out and review the growing number of third party recharging systems even years after the Wii was launched, Nintendo finally launched their own. 

The components of any charge system are a rechargeable battery to put in the Wii remote and a base unit to charge it with.

Chargers are divided into conductive and inductive models. In a conductive model, the rechargeable battery will have exposed metal contacts that must physically touch metal contacts on the base, meaning if you have your remote wrapped in a silicon sleeve you have to remove it. Inductive models don't require physical contact, offering greater convenience. There are some very good conductive chargers, but for me the very best chargers are all inductive.

Below is a list of chargers I have reviewed (click on one to read my full thoughts). I indicate my rating of 1 to 5 stars, how many remotes you can charge at once, any notable features or flaws, and the original price. All of these charging systems have been discontinued, but you can still find them on Amazon or eBay.

Since I now mainly use my Wii U rather than my Wii, my current charger is Nyko's conductive Charge Station U, which charges two Wii remotes plus the Wii U gamepad.

It's not on this list, because it's not specific to the Wii, but it's a good choice if you have a Wii U. 

Wii Remote Charger Comparison Chart

Nameratingtype# remotesfeaturesflawsMSRP
Memorex Wii Dual Controller Charging Kit Review*****Inductive2Simple $29.99
Energizer Flat Panel 2X Induction Charging System*****Inductive2Space saver, can leave on attachments, elegant design $29.99
Energizer Flat Panel 4X Induction Charging System*****Inductive4  $49.99
Nyko Charge Base IC*****Inductive2Can leave on attachments, elegant design $34.99
Penguin United's ElectroFlow Charger****1/2Inductive2Can leave on attachmentsDoesn't work with Third Party Controllers, annoying blinking charge light$29.99
Energizer Power & Play Recharge Station****Conductive2 Overpriced$39.99
Nyko Charge Station****Conductive2textured battery cover for better grip $29.99
Nintendo Wii Remote Charging Cradle and Rechargeable Battery***1/2Conductive1 Overpriced$34.99
Tekno Creations InCharge Dual Charge Station***1/2Inductive2 Must unplug attachments, annoying blinking charge light$34.99
Energizer Induction Charging System***Inductive2Can leave on attachments, looks coolCharging Lights don't work correctly, battery packs get very hot, overpriced$39.99
DreamGear's Quad Dock Plus*Inductive4Includes battery chargerMine died in a day$49.99
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