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Thanko carries USB charger for Wiimotes

updated 02:20 pm EST, Tue February 6, 2007

Thanko USB Wiimote charger

Online retailer Thanko today revealed the USB Remote Charger for Wii. The adapter fills the gap left open by Nintendo's use of disposable batteries for the console's affectionately nicknamed "Wiimote" controller. A combination cradle and battery replacement, the charger swaps out Nintendo's official battery pack with a rechargeable unit and a USB-based charging cradle. This system is especially useful for the Wii, Thanko says: because the Wii has two USB ports of its own, two controllers can charge directly from the console while freeing up wall outlets. A single charge lasts for 25 hours of play and can be refilled in 3.5 hours from the console or in 2 hours from a computer or the optional AC adapter.

Shipping in late February, the charger should be available from Thanko for $29 by itself, or $54 in a pair. The AC adapter should be ready at the same time for $11. [via New Launches]



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