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Nyko Charge Base IC for Wii now shipping

Laura June

Nyko's just unleashed its latest charging base for Wii controllers. This newest unit makes use of induction charging, so you can dispense with the sleeves, and just throw your contollers or Wands straight onto the dock for charging. The controllers are attached to the dock via magnets, and it also boasts a USB port for charging up other devices. The Nyko Charge base comes with two battery covers that are compatible with both Wiimotes and Nyko's own Wands, as well as two rechargeable battery packs. It's available now at Sam's Club and Amazon, and retails for $39.99. Full press release is after the break. Also, be on the lookout -- we'll be giving away five of these puppies on Black Friday (among many, many other things).

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November 24, 2009
Nyko Technologies, the leading videogame peripherals manufacturer, today announced that their new Charge Base IC for the Nintendo Wii™ has shipped to stores. Based on the popular, worldwide best-selling original Wii Charge Station, the Charge Base IC is Nyko's newest controller charging dock for the Wii.

The Charge Base IC is Nyko's first induction charging dock for the Wii. Instead of using metal contact points to recharge the Wii Remote or Wand's batteries, the Charge Base IC utilizes induction technology to charge your controllers. The design of the Charge Base IC allows Wii Remotes or Wands to be charged without having to remove any silicone jackets or attachments such as Wii Motion Plus. The Charge Base IC utilizes powerful magnets to suspend each controller in the charging cradle, holding your controllers artfully in your entertainment center. The Charge Base IC also features a powered USB port which can be used for charging other devices. "Since the Wii launched our charging docks for Wii controllers have been our most popular items among consumers," said Chris Arbogast, director of marketing at Nyko Technologies. "With the Charge Base IC's induction technology and magnetic cradle we have improved upon our original model in order to offer the most convenient and stylish charging solution for the Wii."

The Charge Base IC includes two magnetic battery covers that are compatible with the Wii Remote and Nyko Wand™, as well as two rechargeable battery packs. Available now at and Costco, the Charge Base IC will soon be available at all major retailers.

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About Nyko Technologies, Inc. Nyko Technologies ® develops, manufactures and markets innovative peripherals to enhance the digital lifestyle. The company's mission is to deliver products that solve problems and improve user experience for work and play. Nyko specializes in interactive entertainment, computing, consumer electronics, portable audio, as well as online and wireless technologies. The company has distribution through major U.S. and Canadian retailers, along with distributors worldwide. Founded in 1995, Nyko is headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Please go to or call 1-888-444-6956 for more information. Media Contact: • There is at least one media contact attached to this release. Members of the media can view media contacts. Sign up for an account to view them.

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