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If you have little kids this maybe the answer!! (Time will tell!)
on October 1, 2015
If you have kids this maybe the answer! Time will tell!! I just got this hooked up last night So far seems fine. I recently purchased some new PS4 controllers to use with my PS3. I have a 5yr old and an 8yr old. In 2 weeks I went through 2 USB mini charging cables from the younger one not taking his time plugging it in to charge or getting the end of the cables bent over. Sometimes they keep the cables plugged in then sit on the cables stressing the USB ports out on the controllers and the console....not good... This seems like a great solution to my problem..
Functionality seems like if the controllers are charged the icons on the base unit showing each controller turn off after a few seconds. If the controller is low the icon stays on.
MANUFACTURER: A better way to do this, People like to see a visual indication for things all the time... Is it on the base, is it not on the base, is it charged and that's why the icon doesn't come on??? My idea, when you put the controller on the base, if it needs charging the icon flashes steady. If the controller is charged the icon is on all the time indicating ready to use.. That way the user knows if the controller is seated in the base unit properly. When I put the controller in the base unit and the light went out a few seconds later I have no idea if it is charged or not making contact anymore right???? Just my opinion, It does work like they have it though.
NOTE: The little USB adapters come in a very very small box attached to the underside of the packaging with the base unit. I had to tare the box apart to find it. The adapters plug in nice and firm to the controllers, and you plug in the base unit via a regular cord. (No big ugly wall module) You simply place the controllers down in the base unit to begin charging. No cords to worry about and no USB connectors to keep unplugging in and out every time!! So many times I have gone to use my controllers and the kids had not charged them, because they had not plugged them back in with the cable. This makes it a no brainer for them!! So far I love it.. I will update in the future if I have any problems.. It would be nice if it came with one spare adapter as well.....