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DreamGear's Quad Dock Plus - Accessory Review

DreamGear Releases Another Good Looking Product You Shouldn't Buy

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DreamGear's Quad Dock Plus

The Quad Dock Plus design is clearly inspired by the Wii.

DreamGear’s Quad Dock Plus, which can make up to 4 Wii remotes rechargeable, worked great for five days. Then it died. Normally my response would be to contact the manufacturer and ask for a second review unit, but based on my past experiences with DreamGear, I’m not even going to bother.

The Basics

The Quad Dock Plus, like most DreamGear products, looks quite nice. Its design is based on the Wii itself; white, slender and sloping gently upward. A thin, unnecessary band of light is the same color as the glow of the Wii’s disc drive.

The device holds up to four rechargeable Wiis. They are made rechargeable by a battery back you insert into the battery compartment. Like Nyko’s Charge Station for the Wii, the Quad Dock Plus has a ridged back to make the remote slightly easier to grip.

There is also a rechargeable battery compartment that lets you charge up to four AA batteries.

The Good News: It Will Die Before Your Warrantee Runs Out.

All of which would be fine if the Quad Dock Plus hadn’t died this morning. I put a remote in and noticed nothing lit up. I wiggled the cord around and it lit up, then went out again. I got it working for a while, and then it wouldn’t stay on at all, although I could briefly get it to light up by wiggling the power connector around.

What’s the problem? I don’t know, and I don’t care. After reviewing DreamGear’s Rumble Blaster and Twin Star Sabers, I have simply given up hope that they are going to release anything well made. I can’t guarantee that if you buy the Quad Dock Plus that it will die on you, but I wouldn’t recommend chancing it.

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NEVER worked, Member amcole82

I bought this charger because I thought it would be cheaper than buying AA batteries all the time, but I was most certainly wrong. From the minute I took it out of the package it never worked. I tried plugging it into different electrical outlets, and nothing worked. The lights would flash on for a brief second and turn back off. I thought maybe it was just the lights so left the controllers on the charger thinking that they might charge anyway, but they didn't. Waste of money. DO NOT BUY THIS ITEM!!!!!

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