A Japanese electronics manufacturer, Thanko began allowing pre-orders for the new Wiimote charger today and should be at your door step by the end of February. The cradles draw power via the Wiis USB ports and charge a set of lithium-ion batteries in three-and-a-half hours resulting in an estimated 25 hours of Wiimote power.
A single cradle is priced at $29 and a set of two at $54. Like all the other Wii accessories, these are a bit pricey but hopefully well worth it. This puts the price of a Wiimote, nunchuck and a charger at around $80 per set.
I didn’t see any word on when these will be on sale in American or European retail locations but hopefully it won’t be long!