Microsoft Xbox One Play and Charge Kit
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- Charges while you play and when the console is in standby mode
- Save money by not having to buy AA batteries for your Wireless Controller
- LED charging indicator on the cable
- Fully recharges in under 4hrs
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- Platform: Xbox One
- PEGI Rating: Unknown
- Media: Accessory
- Item Quantity: 1
Keep the action going with the Xbox One Play & Charge Kit. Recharge while you play or afterwards, even when your Xbox is in standby. The long-lasting rechargeable battery fully charges in under 4 hours.* Say goodbye to disposable batteries and having to swap them out in the middle of a game.
- Charges while you play and when the console is in standby mode.
- Fully charges in under 4 hours*.
- Up to 30 hours of battery life on a single charge.
- Say goodbye to AA disposable batteries.
Contents: Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Pack and Charging Cable (9 foot USB to Micro-USB).
LED charging indicator on the cable itself.
*when charging from the Xbox One console
Battery life (max): 30 h
Battery recharge time: 4 h
Battery technology: Lithium-Ion
Colour of product: Black
Package type: Box
Purpose: Gaming control
From the Manufacturer
Keep the action going with the Xbox One Play and Charge Kit. Recharge while
you play or afterwards, even when your Xbox is in standby. The long-lasting
rechargeable battery fully charges in under 4 hours. Say goodbye to disposable
batteries and having to swap them out in the middle of a game.
Charges while you play and when the console is in standby mode. Save money by not having to buy AA batteries for your Wireless Controller. LED charging indicator on the cable. Fully recharges in under 4hrs
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Top Customer Reviews
Firstly this is the Official Battery Pack and cable for the Xbox One Wireless Controller. On the back of the controller is the plastic door, which when you slide it off you will find the battery compartment. You can either use 2x AA Batteries or you can place this battery pack into the compartment (the pack neatly fits into the battery compartment and doesn't rattle).
Essentially, when you've installed the battery pack you have a built in battery (with the advantage that it can be replaced later down the road as lets be honest, batteries don't last forever). The micro USB cable that comes with the battery pack is a decent length at 2.8m and feels sturdy, both end connectors are of a high quality and fit into the controller and console well. There is an LED charging light which is yellow while charging and then turns white when fully charged, sadly as of yet you can't check the battery charge level through the dashboard as you use to be able to do on the 360.
Now onto some great news, when the controller is plugged into the console using the charging cable it disables the wireless functionality of the controller and it instantly becomes a fully wired controller, sending both data and taking power from the cable, while at the same time disabling the battery while it charges which takes a total of 4 hours. Even better news is when the console is in standby mode the battery pack can still be charged meaning you don't need to leave the console switched on.Read more ›
To use the battery pack, slide the plastic door off the rear of the controller and insert, much like you would with 2x AA batteries. Close the door, and you're done.
When the battery is getting low, the Xbox One will inform you. Just plug in the play and charge wire into the mini-USB port on the controller, and the light on the wire will show orange/yellow. When the battery is fully charged, this light will show white.
On the home screen of the Xbox One, you can now see how much battery is remaining in your controller.
This bit of kit will enable you to play non-stop; who wouldn't love that!
Would I recommend this product to a friend? Yes
If lost/damaged would I repurchase product? Yes
+ Enable you to play all night long...
+ Cable is plenty long enough, even for the largest living rooms
+ Battery pack remains flush with the rear of the controller
Xbox controllers devour AA batteries at a slightly annoying rate, so you will want to get a Play & Charge Kit to avoid keeping having to buy batteries, particularly if they run out and you have no new batteries left in the house. This is a one-piece rechargeable battery and a standardish USB cable. I say "ish" because it's got a little light on it, presumably to indicate when it's charging. You can of course use the controller while it's plugged in - that's where the "play" of "play and charge" comes from - but you might also just leave a second controller charging while you play with another, depending how far away your TV is. The cable length is reasonable.
Obviously as a PS4 user, he had the luxury of wireless controllers with rechargeable batteries that you simply plugged in to the front of the PS4 to top up every now and then. It was therefore a bit of a shock when we got the Xbox One and this was no longer the case and battery eating became a household pastime.
It may seem like a fairly trivial thing but constantly having to replace (and make sure you have in the house) batteries is a bit of a pain in the backside and after one sulky Sunday afternoon, I thought I'd look to see if there was a better way. There is, and this is it.
OK this isn't dirt cheap, but it's well worth it in my opinion for the convenience and useability. I dare say that over the next year or two, the cost of the unit will also be covered by the savings on batteries. Even buying batteries cheaply at Aldi meant that we were burning through at least £2 worth a week - so £100 over a year. It adds up quite quickly!
This gives you exactly the same functionality as we had with the PS4 controller. You get a rechargable battery module which fits snugly into your Xbox one controller, and then you connect this to the Xbox via a cable. You can play as it charges and when it's full you can simply disconnect.
Why didn't Microsoft include this as standard? No idea. I think they must have worked out that they'd get away with it.
I looked at a variety of non branded alternatives, and settled on this official Microsoft unit.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this beginning of July, pack has already lost its charge. Needs the cable to be plugged in... Next question, why use the pack at all!Published 7 days ago by LittlestHobo62
Saved a lot of battery lives. For that I'm thankful in the name of our god, Duracell.Published 10 days ago by Ivan Hegedus
Keeps my controller working for a long time and when its low I can plug the wire in and continue playing while it charges.Published 11 days ago by #G'c
Before this product I spent an incredible amount of money on batteries but now with this I will not have to any more which saves lots of money. Read more