One of the downsides to the Wii console is that the remotes need to be battery powered and are not able to be used while connected to a power source. So if you have a limited number of remotes, then you can end up having the batteries in your remote die right in the middle of a game. But this dual charging station can help solve the problems. You can recharge two remotes at once, and they are able to recharge very quickly. We often play with just two of us, so if we are playing and the remotes die, then we can quickly recharge them while we stop for a brief snack and break. This charger allows us to recharge both remotes without waiting too long before being able to resume the game. The batteries that come with this charger hold a charge for quite a long time, and they also can be recharged a lot of times before they wear down. We use the Wii a few times a week, and we have used them for several months without signs of them dying faster than when we first got them.