Olin has branched out into electronic charging solutions with the Wireless Nintendo DS Lite charger.
At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be much point to a wireless charger for the DS Lite; you still have to plug in the dock, after all. But it does have an ace up its sleeve. The charger uses electromagnetic induction via a charging box which also doubles as a protective case. It fits snugly around the console — so much so that getting the DS Lite out of the sleeve is tricky and requires fingernails. But the case does a good job of protecting the game unit from bumps and scratches, with the added bonus of hassle-free changing.
It takes about the same time to charge as regular cables and has short circuit and voltage protection. The indicator lights on the DS Lite work as they would if the unit was charging normally. The Olin charging pad is available in black and white and retail for $129.
- Protective sleeve
- Easy to use
- Hard to remove console from charging sleeve