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Buy rechargeable batteries, and stop complaining my friends,
This review is from: Xbox One Wireless Controller (Without 3.5 millimeter headset jack) (Video Game)
I won't get into the details, because I think enough people have covered that. But I will tell you that this controller is nice improvement from last gen.
Now I want to touch on what a lot of people seem to complain about: AA batteries.
Now at first this seems stupid, but if you think about it, it is actually nice to have this option. If you buy a good set of rechargeable batteries, you don't need to drop $25 extra for each controller. Also the Kinect recognizes when you are not using the controller and shuts it off. So your battery power goes a lot further. Swapping out batteries and not being tied down by a cord is a much better option. Especially if you are swapping out rechargeable batteries and don't have to worry about running to the store. So in the end... people stop complaining about the batteries, and the plug and play kits. You don't need to buy the kit for each controller, or buy the kits at all.
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Initial post: Dec 20, 2013 5:34:31 AM PST
Jennifer B. Merriman says:
Rechargeable AA batteries usually come in packs of 4 and they need to be at least 1900 mAh so that'll be about $20, ENELOOP brand is the way to go. Chargers run anywhere from $15 to $50.
Posted on Jan 16, 2014 7:33:59 AM PST
This is what I have been doing since the 360 first came out it is the way to go.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2014 12:45:23 PM PST
Where the hell are you shopping? 4 AA rechargeables, 2400mAh, charger included doesn't even cost $20 at a grocery store.
Posted on Jun 10, 2014 2:24:54 PM PDT
My Eneloop XX AA battery last longer than the " Play and charge kit ".
Now, there is a newer model from Eneloop, or should I say Panasonic " Since they bought Eneloop "
Panasonic AA rechargeable batteries are the way to go. It will last you longer, and it will be around many years.
I highly recommend them over the " Play and charge kit ". The best part is that they are cheaper than the " Play and charge kit " :)
Posted on Aug 17, 2014 4:40:05 PM PDT
Or you could've bought a PS4 and not pay extra for batteries or w/e for each controller lmao.......
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2014 7:12:57 PM PDT
Bad idea for your battery solution!
PS4 controller has 800mAh battery, which is less than what we are speaking about...
Using 2 XX AA batteries from Panasonic will give you a total of 5100mAh which is more than 6 times of PS4 battery!
I love how Xbox One still make us choose between AA or " Play and Charge kit ".
In your battle, Xbox One win!
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2014 7:21:38 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 17, 2014 7:22:15 PM PDT
So you swap to your other controller when the other one needs charging..... you completely missed my point genius. Paying more $ for inferior crap is a win? Ok then......
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2014 8:25:54 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 17, 2014 8:27:47 PM PDT
There is no Eneloop battery that comes in a 2 Pack, it's only a 4 Pack.
Which is 4 AA batteries.
You use 2 AA batteries, when they are empty " Which only happens about once a month " you swap them with the other 2 AA batteries.
You will not be hanging with cables at all.
If you want comfort, this is the best solution. Or go with PS4 controller, and you will be charging every week, or maybe every 2-3 days if you play a lot!
Also, 4 AA batteries will cost you less than the " Play & Charge kit " that Microsoft sells, but if you add a charger it will cost extra $$
Eneloop batteries will last longer than your Xbox One or PS4, they are the perfect investment in this scenario.
Also, you are paying 400$ for a Console, can't you pay 20$ more for comfort?
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2014 8:33:47 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2014 8:38:48 PM PDT
But PS4 comes with only one controller, isn't?