Posted By: bandit
It's finally happened. Nintendo realized that there are many wasted batteries in their wireless Wii remote controllers. To solve this problem they tied up with Sanyo Japan to create a custom battery pack based on Sanyo's eneloop concept. Now your gaming will no longer be interrupted by constantly switching out batteries.
Their idea is to replace the back of your current remote with this pack. You never have to take it out again. Instead when you're finished playing you place it in a charger stand, or cradle, that doesn't even touch the battery. It can even charge through the silicon Wii remote jackets that Wii released last year. Just put it in the stand and in 220 minutes the battery is ready to go. Stands can be daisy chained so that remotes can be charged sequentially (not simultaneously) from a single AC adaptor. Now you don't have to have four plugs to automatically charge all four remotes overnight.
We're very happy to see this development, but the sad part is that they'll only be available in Japan for now. You people around the world, be sure to voice your opinion that we all need this licensed battery back and charger!
Available now in Japan (and in Japan ONLY) and on GeekStuff4U.com
Source: Akihibaranews / Sanyo JP