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My review: Chill Station by Psyclone Essentials

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by Xanthan, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. Xanthan

    Xanthan Hardcore Gamer

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    Well for Christmas my lil Sis got me a stand for my Wii. I wasn't too excited about it at first since I already had a stand I bought from Nintendo that came with 2 gloves.

    But I was wrong, this thing is pretty cool. First off, it's powered by USB. Plugs into the back of the Wii and the connector has a USB extension on its back so you don't lose a USB slot. Secondly, it has a cool blue light that goes all the way around the clear base (blue light matches the slot light). There is a switch to turn the light on/off on the back, its also powered by the same USB connection. The light is only on when the Wii is on, but it stays on unless you flip the switch in the back. The stand holds 1 wiimote and 1 nunchuk per side.

    All in all it's a pretty nice stand, and gives a little extra cooling. Plus it has a nice blue light around it. I would say this is a stand worth buying!

    EDIT: Worth mentioning the blue light around the base of the stand does stay on in standby mode. I wasn't sure about this because when I first plugged it in I was over a friends house and it didn't light up in off position. (But off is different from standby) aparently in standby it can still draw power from the USB connector on the back. So if you want a blue light on all the time this is a bonus, if not there is a switch to turn off the light on the back of the base.
     
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  2. A RAND0M TAC0

    A RAND0M TAC0 Like A Stone

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    i have it for the 360, i love em
     
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    I cant find those were did you get yours?
     
  4. dedpoet777

    dedpoet777 \/\/ii'd Out For Life

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    ive been trying to find one. as far as i can tell only circuit city has them. i just ordered mine from them online. theyre 20 bucks.
     
  5. Xanthan

    Xanthan Hardcore Gamer

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    Not sure, I'll ask my sis... like I said she bought it as a gift
     
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    Link_of_Hyrule Unofficial WiiChat Helper

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    in my opinion wii does not get hot enough to over heat its not a very fast proccessor thus heat is minimal and can be kept low easily any over heating problems are because of a manufacturing defect i have left my wii on for almost a week strait with no side effects there is no need for a cooling device the ones for 360 have actualy been known for causing heating issues.
     
  8. 805wiiplayer

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    I was going to buy one at circuct city tommorow and When i went yesterday I think it was 50$ but i didn't have my wallet or i would of bought it yesterday.
     
  9. dedpoet777

    dedpoet777 \/\/ii'd Out For Life

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    nah theyre 20 bucks. i saw the tag for it at cc but they were out and i bought one from cc online. 19.99
     
  10. 805wiiplayer

    805wiiplayer 805wiiplayer

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    Must of seen the wrong tag but that is even better I will have money left over to buy anoter game.:D
     
  11. Xanthan

    Xanthan Hardcore Gamer

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    I'm not saying the Wii gets so hot that it needs a fan, but if you are going to get a stand.. why not get a fan and some blue light in the deal. Anyhow the cooler you can keep any electronic device the longer it will work without problems. Just a device heating up then cooling off can cause warping and cracking, so why not keep your Wii as cool as possible, and look cool in the process. :p

    New Info: Worth mentioning the blue light around the base of the stand does stay on in standby mode. I wasn't sure about this because when I first plugged it in I was over a friends house and it didn't light up in off position. (But off is different from standby) aparently in standby it can still draw power from the USB connector on the back. So if you want a blue light on all the time this is a bonus, if not there is a switch to turn off the light on the back of the base.

    Also edited original post to show this
     
  12. dedpoet777

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    yep this is true. i got one myself and im digging it. the blue light makes my wii look sexy. i swear to god you can put a light in anything and it will sell. but i like the fan too. and the fact it holds remotes and chuks.
     
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  13. Wiiconnaissance

    Wiiconnaissance Truth Wiivealed

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    My review: Chill Station by Psyclone Essentials...

    I too have this and just posted my own review on another message board I've been on for years, the original post can be found at http://p205.ezboard.com/fthirteenthgate37591frm16.showMessage?topicID=188.topic.

    I'm not sure that link will work, so here it is in quote (this is in not to steal Xanthan's thunder, just my review of the same product):

     
  14. yesk-

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    sorry for the bump, but i just bought this at curcutcity, and the light was defective and did not operate. And yes i did see the switch on the back , and it is in the on position
     
  15. gh05t

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    20 bucks?? wowo thats a good price man i think ill pick one up when i get the xtra money......
     
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    So how does the fan help keep it cool?.. it is not internal.. so how would it help?
    I am sure it does.. just wondering
    and how many wii motes and chuks does it hold total
     
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    yeah ive been looking at this stand, but i cant find any good pictures of it, and dont have a cc near me so if anyone has some pictures of their wii in the stand with it like holding the controlers i would realy appreciate that. but 20 bucks is a real deal i ll probably pick one up.
     
  18. Intoxikation

    Intoxikation dongs

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    That's freakin' awesome!

    I definately gotta get me one of these... Blue... Light... So... Sexy... *dies*
     
  19. Wiiconnaissance

    Wiiconnaissance Truth Wiivealed

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    Now I'm No Professional Photographer...

    Here's a few pictures I took of mine, but the sunlight through the curtains made it difficult; I did what I could:

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    If anyone needs me to wait until darkness falls I'll see what I can do, but this should give a pretty good show of what it looks like. I also had my friend shoot me a message so the light bar would flash... I really like this stand.

    It only holds Wiimotes x2 and Nunchucks x2. As you see, my Wavebird and Classic Controller are laid to the left most of the time and my games stacked to the rear. *EDIT* Finally got the picture of the base; notice how the USB port powers the LED and also has an extender on it so it keeps the USB port open for you.
     
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  20. Master Foot

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    It looks cool in the dark, but what is the point of it? The Wii runs relatively cool. The USB power supply is s definite plus.
     

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