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Microsoft - Xbox One Play & Charge Kit - Black

Keep the action going with the Xbox One Play & Charge Kit. Recharge while you play or afterwards, even when your Xbox is in standby. The long-lasting rechargeable battery fully charges in under 4 hours. Say goodbye to disposable batteries and having to swap them out in the middle of a game.
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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack
    • 9' USB-to-micro USB cable

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4200 out of 4310)

    Features


    Always ready

    Charges while you play and when the console is in standby mode. Fully charges in under 4 hours. Up to 30 hours of battery life on a single charge. Say goodbye to AA disposable batteries.

    Additional features

    Contents: Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery Pack and Charging Cable (9 foot USB to Micro-USB). LED charging indicator on the cable itself.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 4310 reviews

    97%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The only must-have accessory for the Xbox One

      Posted
      Xyjar
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Though your Xbox One controller runs on AA batteries and includes one pair of them, it's so much nicer to have the Play and Charge Kit rather than burning through costly AA batteries. Even rechargeable AA batteries aren't as good, they don't last quite as long per discharge, and you have to remove them to recharge them. It's much easier to just plug in the charging cable when your juice is low. These rechargeable batteries seem a little smaller than the Xbox 360 ones, but worked great all through my Xbox One's launch night. The only very minor downside is it takes a few seconds longer to swap these batteries out than it did to swap out an Xbox 360 battery, but I like the tradeoff of having the Xbox One controller be slimmer and sleeker since there isn't a big battery jutting out the back. The swap time doesn't really matter anyway since you use the cable to recharge it, where on the 360 I usually swapped one out of my Quick Charge kit (Microsoft hasn't yet released a similar product for the Xbox One yet). The charging cable is sufficiently long to play from my couch (8 feet away from my TV). Took an hour or so for the initial charging to finish from whatever capacity percentage these come from the factory. Don't bother with the third-party junk batteries. While the cable is just a basic micro USB and interchangeable, off-brand rechargeable batteries are rarely worth bothering with for the small difference in price. The cable itself seems pretty high quality too though, it snaps in and has a very solid connection, which I like. My only complaint isn't about this product, but about the Xbox One design. The single USB port is on the console's left side instead of how the Xbox 360 has two ports on the front. This makes it not reach quite as far, and is also more risky in the event of someone tripping over the cable. Instead of it just yanking out, it might tug the cord in a bad way and damage the cable or the USB port. I recommend buying the bundle with the controller for a $10 discount though ($75 instead of $60+$25=$85), unless you only ever plan on having one controller I suppose. Amazon is sold out of those at the time of this review, but my local Best Buy and Walmart still had stacks of them, so you may want to try a local store. Update 2013.11.24: I've gotten at least about 20 hours of on-time without the battery dying since I got my Xbox One. I didn't go until it died before plugging in the cable, but it seems to have about as much life in it as the old Xbox 360 rechargeables. Maybe even a little bit more since all my 360 ones are aging and gradually losing their charge, though this one will probably do the same over time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Lasts me almost 2 weeks per charge!

      Posted
      Rookie4sho
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I consider myself a moderate user, I usually play about 2.5 hours a day before bed, sort of a bed time ritual after a long day at work. On my days off I may play for about 6 hours straight. This is my typical routine on a weekly basis, if I don't go out. I never have to charge until about a week and a half. Lately I haven't had to charge for almost 2 weeks with a constant 2.5 hour a day gaming. My additional 6 hours on my 2 days off seem to bring it down to about 1 week and a half. I'd recommend this official charge kit over the cheaper alternatives because after some research, it uses Lition-ion as opposed to NiMH and lasts much longer than the cheaper Energizer and Nyko versions. While I'd like to have a dock just like the Energizer and Nyko versions, the battery pack itself is more priority to me. I also don't like that the Nyko and Energizer versions have to add metal contacts on the back door, thus you cannot use stock back cover and have to use theirs. Another downside to the Nyko and Energizer versions, the battery indicator on the dashboard is not accurate, the official will give you the proper reading. The charge cable it comes with is very good quality, long enough to play and charge at long distance (9ft). It does have a light on the end that's orange and turns white when fully charged. The Xbox does still charge your controller when turned off, and I mean fully off and not in standby mode. You can also plug into the wall using the end of a phone charger like Android or the end of an iPhone charger, which I liked since my outlet is closer than my console, and still play while plugged into the wall. Its micro usb, so you can also use any Android phone cable instead of the official, which could come in handy when in desperate need to charge. I personally like to keep it official and use the proper cable to see the charge indicator light. A proper full uninterrupted charge and full discharge every time will have you gaming for almost 2 weeks before having to recharge again. Unless you're a much heavier user, then I'd say you're good for a minimum of 5 days straight.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best rechargable solution for Xbox One

      Posted
      DrakeC
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      When I first purchased my Xbox One I purchased a third party battery with charge cable solution for $20, hoping to save the five dollars and avoid a rotating stock of AA batteries. Unfortunately after a few months of use the micro-USB cable that came with the other product frayed to the point that it no longer would charge the battery. The third party battery solution also required the use of a custom battery cover, provided with the package, which allowed the charge cable to plug directly into the battery. This solution prevented the Xbox system from being able to identify when the battery was charging. As that solution fell through I ponied up the extra few dollars and purchased the official Microsoft solution. I couldn't be happier. Every complaint I had about the third party charging solution was resolved. The cable is incredibly long and has yet to fray under the same use conditions as the previously purchased third-party cable. I have learned my lesson about third party peripherals. This is a must-have for any Xbox One owner.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Own three and no complaints!

      Posted
      Ace758
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I’ve only ever used Microsoft battery packs, but I haven’t had a reason NOT to. I purchased the first with the console, second shortly after, and third with the Elite controller around four years later. I’m still using them all as of today! That should speak for itself on reliability and charge/use time! I recommend this product and no other! See below as to why... My nephew received a different brand that comes with two battery packs and a stand that allows charging, as well as standard USB charging. He has had them around a year and a half and has already had one fail to charge via the stand and the other fail via the USB. One of the controller’s headset port doesn’t function while using the off brand pack, as well. This particular off brand doesn’t allow the factory battery cover to be used so it will likely lead to internal controller component damage due to the battery pack not being secured.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Not a quality product

      Posted
      IanO
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      I bought this charging pack to try and stop using so many batteries when I'm playing my Xbox One S. Unfortunately, I've been forced to go back to batteries due to the extremely poor performance of this product. For starters, to get the battery pack into my Xbox One S controller, I felt like I was pushing hard enough to break either the pack or my controller before finally getting it to fit inside the designated slot (same goes for trying to remove the pack). Secondly, the pack never fully charges and I've gotten a maximum of 6-8 hours of straight gameplay usage before the controller dies (claims that it can last up to 20 hours of gameplay). Finally, overtime I plug in the charger while I am in a party with my friends, everyone complains of a loud buzzing sound coming from my mic due to the charger. My controller doesn't stay connected while charging and playing either, extremely finicky, if I hit the charger on my desk or something the controller turns off and asks me to reconnect. Would highly NOT recommend this product.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not Quite What I Thought

      Posted
      kcdragon
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      First things first, this shouldn't even be an option on today's controllers. Why the XBox One doesn't come with charging controllers I will never understand, but it is what it is and I knew that going in. Instead of shucking out a lot of money on AA batteries, I thought I'd get these packs and all would be well. My son has a PS4 and his controllers have them built in, we bought him a charging stand, and it's nice and sleek. However, I bought these and then I bought a charging stand and the two don't go together. I don't know if Microsoft offers a charging stand, but it wasn't in the store and I didn't feel like looking online. The charging stand was $30 (I think) and came with rechargeable battery packs so I have these little packs for travel and the rechargeable ones for home use. Definitely not my choice if given one. The packs swap out with the built in ones easily enough, they charge with a USB micro plug (universal so that's good), and they last quite a while. My only complaint is they cost significantly more than the charging station with rechargeable batteries that I bought a month later.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Batteries BEGONE!

      Posted
      osubluejacket
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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      Has this ever happened to you? You're playing the hottest, new Xbox One game and you're in the middle of a tense section of the game. You're about to slay the dragon/save the princess/pwn the dude/save the day. You're literally *THIS CLOSE*... and your controller dies. You spend the next frantic fifteen minutes tearing apart your home/game cave/hovel/basement/room/prison cell looking for the precious AA batteries you need to jam into your controller so that you can unlock that achievement and brag to your digital friends/enemies/frenemies, but the glorious chemical creators of electrical power are nowhere to be found. Those days can be GONE by picking up the Microsoft - Play & Charge Kit for Xbox One. The battery pack easily clicks into the XB1 controller and the micro-USB cable is long enough to allow charging while playing (at a reasonable distance). The rechargeable pack also has a good (better than disposable batteries) charge life, so gamers can typically go about a week's worth of *reasonable* gaming session without having to recharge. Also, it saves the planet... literally... disposable batteries end up in landfills where they end up killing unicorns.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Got Me Away From The Batteries!

      Posted
      TadB
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Great option for players! I bought a few rechargeable AA's because I thought it would work fine to charge and swap. That was until I was in the middle of a battle and the batteries went dead leaving me standing there helpless until I could get them swapped out. With this, all I have to do when I get the message "Low Batteries" is plug in the long USB cable attached to the console and keep playing while it recharges the pack in the controller. One downside I noticed, was that I couldn't plug it into my computer that was right near me to avoid a cord running across the floor because with the new programmable controllers that are much smarter than the old 360 ones, the computer sees the controller and tries to connect to it rather than just charge it. There may be settings I haven't tried to stop this, but that's what it did out of the box for me. Otherwise, great purchase.

      I would recommend this to a friend





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