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#1 BoDEAN

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 15:05

Any suggestions from owners on rechargable batteries for the controller?  The only solution I've seen is the Xbox One Play & Charge.     http://www.xbox.com/...-and-charge-kit

 

Is this any good or is there better out there?




#2 Skiver

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 15:11

I've been wondering this recently but I figured out I can get something like the below much cheaper, and since there are 4 batteries I can always have two charging whilst using so I'll never need to rely on the cable.

 

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#3 Jarrichvdv

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 15:12

Any suggestions from owners on rechargable batteries for the controller?  The only solution I've seen is the Xbox One Play & Charge.     http://www.xbox.com/...-and-charge-kit

 

Is this any good or is there better out there?

When I plug in the charging cable, nothing happens. It just powers the controller but it does not charge the batteries inside. So I bought the Play & Charge kit.

Also had it on my 360 (but one of them died fairly quickly) but the others are working fine in my 360 and the One controller. It's convenient, never having to switch batteries :) I recommend



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 15:13

I have been using the Play N Charge kit since December 21st, and so far so good. In fact I just had to recharge my controller again over this past weekend. I recommend it myself.



#5 OP BoDEAN

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 15:15

Thanks



#6 xendrome

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 15:18

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B00FLLFJE0 works great, and comes with 2 batteries at a fraction of the cost.



#7 magik

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 15:40

I have the official one myself, but I'll admit, it's overpriced. it's just a micro-USB cable and a Lithium Ion battery. You're probably better off with one of those charging docks like the one xendrome linked to, or the Microsoft officially licensed Energizer 2X Charging Station.

 

Both would work great.



#8 dipsylalapo

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 15:51

I would do what a few people here have said. Pick up a charger and rechargeable batteries from Amazon (Energizer or Duracell) and you should be set. 



#9 Ironman273

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 16:16

I wish they came out with something like this for the One.

http://www.amazon.co...it for Xbox 360



#10 Andrew G.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 19:15

With all the RRoD consoles I bought over the years, I have an abundance of Duracell batteries that came with the included controllers. I never used one set and opted for my P&C kit each time. I'm now making my way through them all seeing as they're about to hit their expiry date :laugh:

 

The official pack is expensive now but it'll drop in price eventually. I'd recommend holding off til then and using AAs in the mean time.



#11 xendrome

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 19:25

I wish they came out with something like this for the One.

http://www.amazon.co...it for Xbox 360

 

Why, you have to take the battery off of the unit to charge it, which is harder to do with Xbox one since it has a cover. What I posted earlier works great, it's a dock, set the controller in it and done - http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B00FLLFJE0



#12 Ironman273

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 19:51

Why, you have to take the battery off of the unit to charge it, which is harder to do with Xbox one since it has a cover. What I posted earlier works great, it's a dock, set the controller in it and done - http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B00FLLFJE0

I don't have room for a dock but I used to have the 360 battery thing with 2 batteries always charging under the side table (near the plug).  Battery got low I swapped it out in a couple seconds.  Yes, there's the cover, but it's not like I have to change it every day.  Once every month or two...  at least until more games come out ;)



#13 SMELTN

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 20:04

I have always used the Nyko ones. I had one for the xbox 360 and it honestly lasted 7 years with 0 issues. I purchased one for the xbox one the day it came out and have been using it ever since. I swear by them just for their ease of use and ability to just put them down to charge and walk away. Controller is always ready to go when you come back 

 

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#14 SnoopZ

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 20:10

I've been wondering this recently but I figured out I can get something like the below much cheaper, and since there are 4 batteries I can always have two charging whilst using so I'll never need to rely on the cable.

 

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This is what i always do.



#15 +techbeck

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 20:13

I have about 15 energizer batteries I have been using for years.  Few XBOX controllers and remote controllers.  Some are going bad so I need to replace them but I have not bought a normal AA battery in a looong time.  Pay more up front, less in the long run.

I have an older charger that can take several hours to charge 2 batteries.  No big  deal since 4 are on the charger at all times.  I find the quick chargers dont do as good a job.





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