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#31 Brian M.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:11

I'm glad they're using AAs rather than rechargeable batteries tbh. That way, I can use my decent Duracell rechargeables. The play and charge kit was one of the worst accessories I've ever experienced - the battery wouldn't last more than a year without dying. Which is fine for a £10 battery (which I luckily always managed to get exchanged under warranty), but not for a £50 controller. I went through 4 of them before giving up and just using rechargeable AAs.

 

My original (Phat) PS3 controller still seems to hold a charge fairly decently. Not sure why MS can't manage the same with their batteries.




#32 red.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 09:37

Maybe I was lucky with the PS3, the rechargeable packs for 360 I bought barely lasted a year or two before starting to loose its charge.

 

Same with me. My 3 PS3 controllers are still going steady and really good at holding charge while my play and charge kit battery pack is dead and won't even charge anymore.

 

I'd much prefer the rechargeable controller compared to using batteries. I'm playing GTA V without rumble on at the moment just to make the batteries last longer.