Top critical review
7 people found this helpful
Good, not great
on December 10, 2013
Good: This charges two PS4 controllers. So, the product works as advertised. And the charging color notification system works well (orange for charging, blue for fully charged)
Awkward: It can be difficult to get the charger onto the USB plug, and once it is on, it does not feel very stable. If you have one controller already on, it is very easy to unplug it while putting the second charger on. So, the unit is a bit awkward to use, which adds some hassle to what should be a simple plug-and-walk-away experience.
Bright: The blue light it emits is VERY bright. It seems about as bright as the light on the back of the PS4 controller itself. And it is always on. The only time it "dims" is when you are charging and it turns orange. This makes the device something you likely won't want to put near your television. In my case, the layout of my apartment makes it very difficult not to have the light shine into my bedroom, which is distracting at night. Placement of this device is a major key to enjoyment.
Overall, it works as advertised, but has some annoyances that keep it from being a device that just works.
This is a basic chat headset. I like it better than the buds that came with the PS4, but this is largely due to buds being uncomfortable or somewhat painful for me to wear generally, and so I always prefer bud alternatives. I wouldn't say sound quality is significantly better than the buds, but if you prefer a headset style this is an inexpensive way to achieve that.
They work exactly as described, with an on-board mute and volume which is very handy. Quality is fine for basic voice chat during games.
There is also a 10 foot micro-USB cable included that you can use to plug in your controller and play from across the room, should you run out of charge mid game. You can also use it as a long distance charger should you not want to use the actual charging station included with this bundle.
Overall, none of the individual items are incredible. However, they all work as advertised, making this a great intro bundle for basic functionality. There are higher-end components available from other manufacturers, but you'll also pay more for those than you will for this package.