Rated 10 out of 10 by Maximzahr397 Actually, perfect.
Well I used to own a white 360, 2 controllers with 2 play & charge kits. They worked for me fine. No problems at all. Yet growing up and having played the N64 as my first gaming system ever, I kinda...tended to leave the thing plugged into my old white 360 and I probably will do the same with my new black 360 I got for X-mas(since the old white one was a victim of the Three Red Rings of Death). But I did and will unplug it from the console when it's fully charged, use it, then when the pack is low on power I'll just plug it back in and game on. It's a really easy product and actually nostalgic in a way, since we current generation gamers probably all grew up with old-school wired controllers no? I think it's great and I do make it a solid recommendation for any hardcore, casual, kid, party, old/new-school, pro, veteran, & newbie gamers who own and game on an Xbox 360 of any version/color.
Rated 2 out of 10 by oh no you don't This thing is such a piece of crap that its almost not worth buying!
So far I've owned 4 of these things and while some have lasted longer than others they all seem to break within a year of me buying them. And no, by "break" I don't mean that they couldnt stand up to the pressure of me throwing them around or stretching them around objects, so the cords stretched and the wires broke, I'm talking through general use they just die out and stop charging. In fact, I've had at least 2 that not only shorted out themselves, but shorted out the batteries they were meant to charge, making them unchargable. So far I've had 2 that lasted 1 month (each), 1 that lasted slightly longer than a year, and one that lasted just under a year, so please unless you absolutely need a freaking charger RIGHT FREAKING NOW, don't bother, otherwise theyre just bilking us for money for extremely crappy products.
Rated 9 out of 10 by adon not for slim!
don't make my mistake! This product and the other colors of the product do not work for the new xbox 'slim' controller. The new xbox controller has springs on the bottom and it's a slightly different shape. The slim is the only version of the xbox being made now, so be aware. You can use the cord to have a wired controller but the battery pack does not fit on the controller. You keep the original battery pack (for actual batteries) in it and the cord will keep it powered, I believe. Not that big of a deal but I was disappointed. The product is good and I have used one since they came out on an old xbox. As mentioned, like many rechargable things, eventually the battery loses its charge. When that happens, you can just keep it plugged in as previously mentioned
Rated 10 out of 10 by BioChemTerp Bought one and haven't had single problem, love it
I got this after going through tons of batteries. I got it and since then I leave the one end plugged into the USB front port and when the control gets low I just plug it in. I do wish they sold just a battery pack since my cord is fine. I know Gamestop for a tie recently had an HDMI cable, a wireless mic and a battery pack for $20 but the store I go to doesn't have them. That would be great even though I don't need the cable, I use the old headset so the wireless would be good and I would get the battery pack without wasting a charging cable. I can always find a use for another HDMI cable easier than an XBOX control cable. I love this thing and despite what other wrote, it does charge while the system is off.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Ansler A good product with a minor issue
First off, a previous reviewer said that this doesn't work for the Xbox controllers included with the new "slim" Xbox 360s. This is incorrect as I've tested this with the Play & Charge Kit (Black) I got about a year ago and it works fine with the new controller. In fact the only difference I've noticed in the old black controller and the new one is a slightly different color scheme (Old is black with gray, New is black with black and a mirror shine Dashboard button as opposed to the brushed finish of the old ones)
Now on to the kit itself: The rechargeable battery is great and in the long run pays for itself in that you don't have to buy batteries for your controller. There is however one issue I've had with both my Play & Charge kits. An extended period of non use not only makes the battery lose its charge but somehow makes it think its charged when its not (Green light when you plug it in, but dies when you disconnect), preventing you from recharging it. The only way I've found to fix this is to quickly disconnect then reconnect the charger until the light stays red. After that it should charge as normal.
Also good advice for any rechargeable device is to let the battery run low before plugging it back in instead of constantly charging it. It will extend the life of your battery.
Rated 9 out of 10 by pandas98 Works Great!
I bought this play and charge kit about a year ago (after my dog ate my other one) and it is very helpful. Yes, the cord is somewhat short, so you may need to be somewhat close to the Xbox, but it works very well. I had 2 controllers, and i lost 1 of the backs and this one is great! No need to buy batteries, because this has a long lifespan and the charger charges quickly, so people who don't like to buy batteries every time they run out, put in the rechargeable back and try it out! (it does also work with battery packs, but once the batteries die and they disconnect, the controller shuts off).
Rated 10 out of 10 by OGPooh Don't let the negative reviews fool you...
I am an extremely avid gamer, and have had two Play & Charge kits since I purchased my first 360 shortly after it released. On my days off, it is not uncommon for me to play 10-12 hours straight, and I have never had to replace one of these recgargable cells. If you don't want to leave your 360 turned on to charge your battery, the Play & Charge cable can be plugged into any USB port that has power (mine is usually plugged into my DVR's front USB port). For me, the Play & Charge kit is an absolute must have... I don't have to continuously buy batteries and I don't have to stop playing to charge up.
Rated 1 out of 10 by Vixen DON'T buy this kit
Since I got my XBox 360 about 7 months ago, I've gone through two of these kits. Both of them have broken and just completely stopped working out of nowhere. I'm not rough with my things and they're well kept. However, they've also broken on quite a few of my friends. If you look online, there's a lot of reports of people having the same problems with them.. just randomly breaking. It's convenient to be able to play while your controller is charging, and to not buy batteries, but I wouldn't recommend this AT ALL. Buy rechargeable batteries instead and charge them while you're not playing. This kit is a waste of $20.
Rated 10 out of 10 by mrawesomeguy Best Battery Charger Ever.
I've lately been realizing that I have an unused usb port on my Xbox 360 E and my disposable batteries die fast and I have to buy more.This battery pack changed my gaming life.I can charge it while I'm gaming or when my Xbox is off.While I'm playing games the batteries die midst level.With this, I'm saving nearly $480 a year.One thing that sucks though is that the cord is shorter than I imagined but it's okay.It's cheap and efficient.BUY THIS.
Rated 10 out of 10 by ironman448332001 the plug an play is a great adition
my wife bought me the new xbox 360 slim for christmas and what a power plant! i got tired of BURNING threw batteries so naturally i bought the xbox 360 plug and play kit...what a great piece of equipment! and as far as the other reviews on the gamestop site im confused!...it fits the new controllers...dont make my xbox hot???, lol..and on a full charge it lasts me for hours, i even heard that the cord dont fit the usb port.......hands down people, from a true HARDCORE gamer, this is worth ever cent!..NOW GO GET ONE : )