Konnet probably realized that not everybody has four Wiimotes at home and that their chargers could perhaps help consumers with other products' battery refilling as well. This would be a good explanation to why they are releasing a new charger that can power up two Wiimotes and two USB devices at the same time, shortly after delivering to the masses the PowerV Quad
Entitled the PowerV Duo, Konnet's fresh solution
for keeping Wii accessories juiced up is also a wireless charger
, which comes with two packs of rechargeable batteries and USB cable. Similar to their Quad charger, this new model also uses Ni-MH 800 mAh batteries.
“The versatile functionality and stylish design of the PowerV Duo is what Konnet is all about,” says Christine Custodio, VP of Marketing for Konnet Technologies. “It is a necessary accessory for any multi-device modern household.”
With the added functionality of charging USB devices, this new Konnet charger for Wii accessories is probably going to be more popular than its predecessor. Just in case that one gadgeteer on the planet who doesn't have any USB-powered devices is reading this, let me convince you of this charger's future popularity by telling you that it will also be available in black, just like the recent Wii consoles and related accessories. So, the Wii gamers who'll own the black versions of Nintendo Wii will most likely want a charger with a similar design.
Some practical features of the PowerV Duo are the ability to charge Wiimotes without taking off the Motion Plus and silicone jackets and the fact that it doesn't continue consuming power after the accessories have been fully charged. There's also an On/Off switch in case you want to be sure there are no vampire power drains and, of course, if you really feel like saving the planet, you can always unplug it. The price for the DUO is $34.99.
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