Xbox One Energizer Charger
If you are looking for a rechargeable battery for your xbox one controller(s) this is the number item out on the market. There are other charging docks and batteries available as well. But this one beats all the competitors. Nyko has a charging dock that i think is so 7th generation. It really is. Nyko made a dock for the 360 and PS3. I own the 360 version and never used it. The nyko has a fat cord connected and can not be removed. Enough talk on the other chargers and back to explaining why the Energizer is the best. the design its absolutely next gen. The controllers look like they are floating in the air. The charge light indicators are so cool, bright and colorful. They are bright red when not fully charged and bright green when fully charged. The PS4 version is bright blue when fully charged. they are both the same and awesome. It is very easy to hookup and easier to place you chargers on to get a stylish charge. The power cord is detachable which makes it very easy to hide if you don't care about the light being lit. But the cord is just as easy to hide when plugged in and on. The cord is a very very thin american 2 prong. If you like to game in the dark it makes your experience feel futuristic. As the lights brighten your gaming setup. Hurry and buy this now. I waited months to buy them because i had no idea they were different from the other version when it comes to the style of the cord. i hate cords. but this cord is so thin and easy to hide when on or off.
Energizer charger over all others
I decided to purchase the Nyko charge base over this to begin with about a month ago. Huge mistake. The reason I purchased Nyko was because it was cheaper than this, the Energizer charger. I purchased the Energizer charge last week after being unhappy with the Nyko charger for the entire month, and the Energizer charger was on sale for $20 on a pre Black Friday sale. I wish I had bought the Energizer charger to begin with. Spent more money and get the right charger the first time. They both charge in about the same amount of time. That's the only plus for Nyko. Energizer base/ dock make way more sense. Takes up a ton less space and your controller actually stays in the docks without having to balance it perfectly. Nyko you had to work too hard just to get it to start charging. 100% full charge every time. With Nyko they'd only get about 80% charged every time. Charged LED lights on the base/ dock make way more sense with the Energizer base. Energizer shows red while it's charging, green when it's ready. And stays green. Nyko will give you 3 red LEDs and then would just go out after an uncertain amount of time. I assumed when it was fully charged, but I was wrong. Please spend the extra money and get the Energizer. It is well worth it. Or do like I did and wait for a sale.
I just picked this up from my local GameStop, and it works like a charm. The charging is fast, the kit also includes covers that'll fit over the rechargeable batteries. The Charging base even has cool LEDs to let you know when charging is done..
I did find a cheaper deal on Amazon, but I love me my Gamestop points.. :)
All in all, the perfect companion for the XBOX One Controller (or two)..
Get it already!!
Other than the cool light that it displays when charging, this station is terrible! The plug in on the back is VERY loose, i have to play with it to get a connection and prop something against the wire so it can charge! The performance is good, once i can get the thing to even start charging at all. Design gets two marks, ONLY for the fact that i like the colors that light up when charging and when complete.
battery doesnt charge fully, it destroyed one of my controllers just started throwing smoke i hate it
good but could be better
the play and charge kit is better battery wise because its a lithium ion battery, the ones sold with this here are nimh which aren't as good. but its up to you just thought id let everyone know
Great Item, except.....
Bought this as soon as I saw this when I recently switched from the PS4 to the XBOX One. Love everything about this charge port because it does what I need it to do and quickly and it doesn't take up much space since the controllers are held vertically. My only issue with the item has to be how bright the lights are whether it's charging or fully charged the green and red light it emits is SUPER bright but other than that definitely a great buy!
Good but single controller drawbacks
Agree with a lot of the reviewers. Great looks, charging station is a little flimsy. Great for two controllers and charges quickly. If you have one controller, like I do, I have found I loose charge after about 5-6 hours of playing, when I get home from work. So time is up and if I forget to put on station before bed then back to regular batteries. Mines going back because it doesn't fit my style, no interest in buying a 2nd controller just for charger to be a more efficient purchase.
Perfect, just what I was looking for
I bought this yesterday and I set it up, its a small design works perfectly with the Xbox One controller. I like the fact that they give you covers for the controller so all you have to do is plug in the batteries and close the custom cover and slide it on the charger. The price is "ok", i think 35$ which is 10$ more then the NYKO; is most likely b/c its ENERGIZER. All in all great product I hope it lasts me a long time.
It does feel slightly cheap, but holds controllers just fine and the charging light is a nice feature.