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PowerA - Joy-Con Charging Dock for Nintendo Switch - Black

  • Model: 1501406-01
  • SKU: 5729904
  • Release Date: 04/23/2017
Keep controllers ready for action with this Power A charging deck for the Nintendo Switch. It holds up to four Joy-Con units at once so multiple players can enjoy gaming, and its LED indicators show when the controllers are fully charged. This Power A charging deck has an easy slide-in design and a weighted base for stability.
$24.99

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    What's Included


    • Power A Joy-Con Charging Dock for Nintendo Switch

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (706 out of 718)

    Features


    Designed for use with Nintendo Joy-Con controllers

    Easiest solution for charging your Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers.

    Charge up to 4 controllers simultaneously

    For multiple players, or keep an extra pair charged for single players to switch out.

    Easy slide-in design

    Simply slide the Joy-Con Controllers down and wait until each charge LED turns green.

    Weighted base

    For stability.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 718 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Does the job

      Posted
      jopark23
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This is my early review of the Joy Con Charging Dock by PowerA. This product is almost perfect for five stars but noticed one flaw with it. First with the good... it's great to charge four joy cons if you have them. With it, you now can charge up to 3 sets of joy cons (4 on the dock, 2 on the Switch). I didn't track of how long it actually takes to charge the joy cons, but when you plug them in before going to bed, they'll all be charged by the time you wake up. Additionally, they make it easy to identify which direction the controllers are to face and since they don't lock in place, you don't have to worry about pushing the small release button. The base has a nice weight to it, so it doesn't feel like a cheap plastic charger that will get pushed around by the cord if controllers are on it to weigh it down. The cord is not removable, however, they made it so you can wrap it around on the bottom for easy transport/storage. Now, my one and only gripe that I have faced with it is the charging portion. When your controllers are setup in the dock and you place the Switch into its own dock, the lights on the joy con charging dock turn off, flicker and then turn back on. Now, I'm sure it's during the time when the Switch is drawing most of the power and it causes the joy con charging dock to flicker, but when your joy cons are fully charged and it happens, the lights turn red! Does that mean, my joy cons aren't charged and the green light is just a misleading representation of its actually charge? Whatever the case may be, I'm not sure if this is a design flaw or just a mere coincidence with mine, but I do hope it's not a $30 table top decoration that flickers red/green Christmas lights.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Works great with the Switch dock

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

      We have more than one set of joy con controllers, and I found charging the controllers on the Switch (while docked) to be a bit of a pain. The Switch dock has two USB ports, so we bought two of these so we can charge 4 sets of controllers at a time. Beware that charing 4 devices off one USB port may take some time (depending on the amount of charge in the controllers). USB is typically 5v at about 2 amps (10 watts), so charging 4 controllers can take some time. It took about 7 hours to initially charge our brand new joy con controllers. Also, moving the Switch in/out of the dock will disrupt the power to the USB ports, so the charging lights on this device will turn red while it synchronizes the charging cycle. No this device does not come with a power supply. It would have been nice, but not a deal breaker for us since we just plug it into the Switch. Yes the USB cord is permanently attached to the charging block, but we never move our Switch dock or charging blocks (so again not a deal breaker for us). Overall we're very pleased. The controllers slide in/out of the charger easily, and it does what it needs to do.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Pleasant Surprise

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

      I had actually purchased a similar product from a company called PowerA, a brand which makes very solid accessories for video game products. I placed the order for pickup later that day at my local store, but when I arrived I was informed that it wasn't in stock. I was offered this item as an alternative at the same price. I have to say, I think this is an upgrade across the board. The only downside is that this item requires an outlet as opposed to running on USB power. But the trade off is that this unit includes a USB input slot, and also swivels for easy access to all 4 of the attached joy-cons. It's a sturdy and well-built accessory that's a necessity for any Switch owner with multiple sets of joy-cons.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good Buy

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

      I bought this after I purchased my second set of Joy-Con. It’s an official Nintendo product, and built quite well. It holds two + side Joy-Con and two - side Joy-Con. I plug this directly into the USB port inside my Switch Dock, behind the flap near the HDMI port. My Joy-Con charge fast on this device, and the light changes to indicate when they’re fully charged. The Joy-Con use the same + and - matching system to dock the Joy-Con to this as the other Switch devices. It has a cord management system under the base of this charger. You wrap the USB card around and under some tabs. It works well. Overall, I feel like this is a very good investment for my Switch and I’m very happy I bought It!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Functional

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

      This is actually my 4th one. I bought the switch for my 5 nieces/nephew. While the youngest child is not the most delicate handler of the controllers, she does not intentionally abuse it. She's just a little rougher due to less coordination skills. With the 4 sets of controllers i've already had to replace both of the charging stations already. One slot (not the same slot on both) seems to not "hold and charge" the controller as well and you end up with an uncharged half controller. Yeah, as long as you rotate them it doesn't really matter. I've had it for 3 months so it's possible my expectations are too high. But it does look and feel nice so i still use them.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Nice Charger

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

      These chargers are good. They plug directly into switch with a usb. The track system (how switch controllers connect to everything) is somewhat of a learning curve. You really have to watch the + and - side. The only other thing that kept them from 5 stars is that it is hard to just store them in the charger without being charged. Gravity takes over and they end up slipping down into charge mode. Other than that they are nice chargers. PS we did have an issue with one of the chargers front docking pairs not working, but Power A was fantastic at sending us a replacement ASAP. Thankfully we had 2 charging docks anyway.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Absolute MUST!!

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

      Unless you have the time and attention span to remember to switch which Joy-Cons are charged and which are not, this dock is an absolute MUST!! My wife and I primarily use the Switch for multiplayer modes with family and friends, and I can't imagine how difficult it would be trying to keep up with which ones can be used (and also how annoying it would be if controllers died on us mid-game). What's really cool about this dock is that there are charging indicator lights to let you know which controllers are fully-charged and which are still charging. I always know which controllers to use at a glance. Great buy. 5/5.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Yet another item to buy

      Posted
      Kiel695
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member
      • Top 250 ContributorTop 250 Contributor

      For those people like myself who bought extra joy-con for couch co-op fun, this is a great way to charge all your joy-cons without buying two charging grips which are $30 a piece (which while they make the joy-con more like a controller I am not sure who actually needs the charge grip as the joy-con have a 20 hour battery life). My only complaint is that I wish this had a standard plug rather than a USB that plugs into the Switch dock but that is definitely a preference rather than a negative. It is a great addition to Switch owners - even if it is something else to buy in addition to the system.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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