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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
So far so good, not without the "issue" though.
on June 7, 2013
Just received mine yesterday. I was home for lunch so I installed it real quick and threw it on the charger. Came home from work and it was still charging, finished around 3.5 hours.
Started playing some games and low and behold about 5-10 minutes in the gamepad red battery light came on.. As per a previous review, I had installed it by twisting the wires to the left. I removed it and twisted the wires in the opposite direction, immediately got 4 bars back. And played for about 5 hours and still had 2 bars of battery. So it seems to be working for now. It appears to be an issue with the spades within the connector aren't making a decent connection. If it gives me any more problems I'll try a dab of OxGard on the contacts and see if that helps. Otherwise I'll give Nyko a call. The battery itself seems solid, it's just a connection issue. I also took a close look at the connectors and with a sewing needle, I gently and very carefully nudged each individual connector together so that it may have a slightly tighter fit with the posts inside the gamepad.
You don't know how awesome it is to have the gamepad last more than a couple hours. Hopefully Nyko resolves these minor issues. I feel it just needs a better contact material within the connector.
I notice the price on these is bouncing around alot. Don't pay more than $25..