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Great unit, Great Price,
This review is from: Xbox 360 Black Play and Charge Kit (Video Game)
This is a must have with your 360 and a controller. And in black to match your Elite controllers.
You can plug it in via USB to your Xbox 360 and charge the included battery pack while you play your game.
You can also remove your battery pack, and plug the cable directly to your 360 for wired gaming (so your controller won't shut off while you are in the middle of that hired driver Forza race.
This charges via any USB port on your 360, your computer, your cable box, or your dog (if he has included USB hub).
I recommend buying one of these, then buying the Quick Charge Kit. Then you'll have 2 battery packs, the quick charge dock, and a USB charge cable.
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Initial post: Apr 20, 2008 11:37:54 PM PDT
Monica Harris says:
Great review! Really gives me yet another good idea for a birthday present for my son.
Posted on Jul 25, 2008 11:39:30 AM PDT
José Colina says:
Too bad my dog doesn't include an USB hub :(.. nice review :) I'm planning on getting this soon :D
Posted on Dec 8, 2008 9:20:17 AM PST
Michael L. StHilaire says:
I tested this last night, and you CAN charge your battery pack via the USB port on your PC.
So, if you have a PC you have the option to buy two play and charge units and keep one plugged into your PC as a backup instead of one play and charge and a quick charge kit. Saves you $10 if you want to go that route.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 2, 2010 11:29:14 PM PST
assuming you have 2 controllers. otherwise, you can't charge the battery without one.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2010 11:01:34 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 19, 2010 11:02:18 AM PST
I would like to use a USB hub plugged into my Xbox 360's rear USB port to: A) charge/use a wireless controller with Microsoft's "Play & Charge" kit, and; B) charge my Microsoft Wireless Headset.
Does anyone know if I will need a powered USB hub or if a simple passive/pass-through USB hub will be sufficient to meet my requirements???
Posted on Nov 16, 2010 2:42:36 AM PST
J. M. Diaz says:
thanks the xbox controller losing connection is frustrating the crap outta me!..
I will get both this week.
Posted on Jul 2, 2011 3:07:45 PM PDT
James Silcharde says:
Since you mentioned this kit would let you play wired while the battery its out of juice, do you know if this will work with a pc ? I mean to use it as a wired controller on the pc. Thank you
Posted on Jul 7, 2011 9:29:03 AM PDT
Raiyn Storm says:
The instructions specifically tell you NOT to use the the charging cable without a battery pack.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2012 1:16:06 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 4, 2012 1:16:38 PM PST
J. Seyfert says:
@ James. No, it will not. The cable is just for power, the controller still connects over wireless while plugged it. You need to get the wireless adapter to use a wireless controller with a PC: Generic Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver Black
Posted on Jan 4, 2015 2:13:39 PM PST
Kindle Customer says:
Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving me this review. There were so many different brands and Microsoft brand rechargeable packs got slammed but the non-brand ones made me nervous. I have the Quick Charge kit but we have two controllers. I just needed ONE MORE RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PACK!! So at the end of your review when you said, Get this and the quick charge kit then you'll have a charger for two batteries plus a cable in case everything is dead (I'm paraphrasing of course) made me sigh with relief that I could finally just put this in my cart and be DONE with it!
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