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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 527 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great accessory for a great price!

    Posted
    Navoria

    First, the price alone is fantastic! $20 for a battery saver is an awesome deal, rather than shelling out tons of money for batteries; especially if you play as much as I do (close to $20 a week in batteries). I bought 2 of these charge & play kits too use with both of my controllers so that when one goes down I can charge it while still playing with the other one, or if it happens in the middle of a game I can just attach it too the charger and keep kicking FPS n00b butt. I always keep the chargers hooked into my front USB ports, although I have noticed that wen attached too the rear USB ports they seem to charge faster for some reason. With Best Buy offering them now at $15 bucks, it's an even better deal than anywhere else, even a used specialty shop(you know who I'm talking about) or a bargain retailer. Contrary too some of the other reviews on here, it is extremely easy to use, they last quite a long time (i've used the same one for the past 3 years, and another one for a little over a year), I've never had to replace the batteries, never had a problem with them not charging, and never had problems with shorting. I also have 3 small children a dangerous situation for any gamer, and I keep all my gaming stuff put up and safe from dust, children's demented ideas with electronic devices, and from dogs trying too chew on them. I had also read review about people having a hard time understanding the instructions on how too properly charge the batteries and how too use it while the console is off, so I will briefly explain these "issues". First; in order too first use the charging kit, the battery comes already partially if not fully charged so go ahead and insert it into your controller and just play until the battery is fully depleted. Second; once the battery is FULLY DEAD, as in it won't even allow the controller to be turned on, connect the charging cable too your Xbox 360 FIRST then connect it too your controller. Third; wait until the indicator light turns RED indicating it is currently charging, then hold down the center "Xbox" button on the controller until a dialogue box pops up and asks you if you want too turn off your console, turn off only your connected controllers, or cancel and go back too the dashboard. Select the option too turn off your console (NOTE: DO NOT TURN OFF THE CONSOLE BY USING THE FRONT CONSOLE ON/OFF SENSOR BUTTON!) once your console is of set down your controller and wait for the rings to briefly light up and the chargers RED indicator light too come on indicating it is currently charging your controller WHILE the console is off. LEAVE THE CONTROLLER AND CONSOLE ALONE DURING THIS FIRST TIME CHARGE! With the console being off it allows the power supply to dedicate its power too one device instead of powering the entire console AND charging the controller which in my experience stimulates a quicker more complete charge. After the indicator light turns green to indicate it is through charging your controller first disconnect the controller from the device and leave the charging cable connected too your console at your discretion . It is better too use your controller until your battery is close too dying and then plug your controller into your charger and keep it plugged in until the indicator light turns green and then immediately unplug it from the charging cable. If you follow those simple steps, barring a defect in your charging kit, your batteries should last for a lot of game plays to come and make your purchase well worth it. However, like any rechargeable battery pack known too man, the batteries do degrade and hold less of a charge as time goes on but the speed at which it degrades is also determined by how well you treat your device and utilize it properly. I have no complaints about this fine Microsoft product, and cheers too Best Buy for making such an awesome inexpensive gaming accessory even less expensive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Alternative

    Posted
    Throwdown918

    I have both a charging station and a play and charge kit. If you're batteries are dying and you don't have a spare the charging station is a great idea. However you will likely have to stop gaming with the charging station because you have to wait for the batteries to recharge. With the play and charge you can just plug the kit into the top of your controller and then into the USB ports on the Xbox 360. It works really well and the wire is pretty long so you can sit fairly far away still, even though you are now wired to the Xbox. If you're a gamer that doesn't want to be held back by dying batteries in your wireless controllers this is a great alternative and definitely worth the money. The only negative and this is a really small one, is that the controller becomes a little top heavy with the play and charge plugged into the top.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does what it should

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

    This is a basic USB recharge connection for your Xbox 360 controllers. It does what it should, it recharges the controller battery at a descent speed, and it doesn't fall out easily like some others I've used. Some people will try to pick this item up thinking it will connect their controllers to their computers and allow control of their game play, but this product is not that type of connector, it CAN ONLY BE USED FOR RECHARGING. If you need to use a controller for games on your PC I would suggest the USB wireless connector for XBox 360 controllers to cut down on wire clutter and allow some sitting distance from your monitor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A must have!

    Posted
    Gatorade0509

    The plug and play charger is great for anyone who enjoys playing games and not spending a fortune on batteries. While it takes a while to achieve a full charge, after the first charge there is really no problem using the controller. Once the controller starts to die, simply plug it up and keep on playing. One of my favorite features is that you can charge the controller while the console is off. Plug up the controller while the unit is on, turn off the controller, and then turn off the console using the power button on the front. The controller should remain charging and automatically shut off when full. It's amazing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great product wears out over time

    Posted
    sports3631

    when i first bought this i love it, saved alot of money on Batteries. only better thing would be recarchage batteries, so very good product. as it get older as expected batter life gets less, but its not bad, gets to a point where you must charge it ever other use, but early it worked great. Def buy if you will use it alot. I will have to replace the charger unit, it just broke. I had it for about a year or 2 and i used it alot, not a premature death at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good quality for good price

    Posted
    Vy123
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This is great! if I see my batteries running low, I can just plug this into the top of the controller for minimal time loss. Also, one who plays a lot may use many batteries. As for myself, I never used many batteries, but this is easier than making sure you have batteries and what not. You know you're covered, battery life wise. Only downside is that when plugged in to the charger, it interferes with the clearness in your microphone if you play online. Not a big deal, just sort of a nuisance for you and your friends to listen to whenever you speak.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must Have For Any Gamer

    Posted
    relidtm

    after having this for a long time sense the elite came out I have to say this is a must have item! The plug and charge kit is awsome because you can hook up your controller to it right before you shut down your xbox and while its shutting down it will actually put the xbox in a lower power mode to charge the controller, and when its done it turns off automatically, good job microsoft great product, it is better then throwing away batteries and that makes it good for the enivorment!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Item

    Posted
    MaddieBrown94
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The back battery container on one of my controllers had stopped working (interference with the connection) so I sought out the Play & Charge kit, as I've had one before and had used it frequently, and had good luck with it. Brought it home and it worked like a charm. I really like these also, because the controller will still work if I don't have a back cover on and no batteries in. Makes the controller more lightweight, also. Definitely 10/10 would recommend and buy again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Play On the GO

    Posted
    ApocLeader

    This is a great item I received just at the same time I got my Xbox 360. I have used ever since. Actually I use all the time whenever I am playing a game the controller is always plugged in. I like the feel of a plugged in Xbox 360 controller. The battery life of a charged battery is normally around 4 to 5 hours. The design is cool and flawless as it takes power directly from the Xbox 360. i would say this item is a must have for all the heavy gamers out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kit

    Posted
    N8thegr8
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    It's always handy to have a rechargeable battery, but the main reason I picked this up was, instead of purchasing a PC xbox 360 controller which would run about 3X this price, I plug one end of the supplied cable into my existing 360 controller and the USB cable end into my PC and done. I can now play PC games with a controller vs. mouse/keyboard. My PC found the necessary drives and I'm off to the races for a fraction of the cost of a separate controller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You can charge via USB from your computer!

    Posted
    sirisuperfan

    Battery life is really exceptional if you properly condition the battery during it's first three charges. My one year old battery lasts 36 hours and my new one much longer. The ability to charge your controller via USB is much better then connecting it to your console and turning it off mid-charge. Overall, I own two of these and one for over a year and they are the best accessory Microsoft has ever released for the 360 besides the 120GB hard drive!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New look

    Posted
    Jester808

    This is my second 'black' Play and Charge Kit. The first one i bought had a black battery with a gray cable and connector. This new one actually has a black connector so it looks like part of the controller and not some gray hunk of plastic on top. Adding an extra star for the look of this product. In either case the battery worked well for me. I haven't had any problems with them. Holds a charge for an all weekend gaming run, so i'm happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Gamers!!!

    Posted
    halophil

    This is a must if you play games a lot. You don't have to stop playing just plug in the cord. You save money from not buying batteries. The only problem is that when you turn off the controller there is a faint light where it lights up green. This uses up the electricity in the battery pack meaning you have to charge it more. This is solved by taking out the battery pack until the next time you play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    should've gotten this sooner!

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

    in june, my car was broken into and my rechargable batteries, among other things, were stolen. i saw this on sale and thought i'd give play and charge option a try, and it's convinced me to go the same route for when i upgrade to an xbox one. wish i had gotten this sooner! its great to be able to play wirelessly when charged, then switch to a wired remote to continue playing while the battery is charging.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great to save money on batteries.

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

    I got tired of replacing batteries in my old controller, so when I picked up a new console I decided to get one of these charge kits as well. Instead of going through a $20 package of batteries every month, this is a great alternative, and ends up paying for itself very quickly. I highly recommend that any gamer pick up a charge kit like this one instead of wasting money on batteries.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Charger for you controller

    Posted
    HenrywiththeC

    Better than the regular charge case with batteries. you can save your batteries and less money. you can actually charge it with you computer. Good of use. but if you have a rechargable batteris it would be the same but less annoying changing of the batteries. its good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Official product

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

    Item was on clearance, so about 50% off. Just so happened I needed a new battery pack, so I couldn't beat the price. I have had no issues witht he Microsoft products, but I have heard and read horror stories about the third party versions of the battery pack. Look for this on sale if you want to save money, otherwise spend a bit extra for piece of mind.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No more batteries

    Posted
    OmniChaos
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    It's pretty straightforward: With this you cut out the annoying costs of replacing batteries over and over again with a rechargeable battery. With the cable, which has plenty of length, you can plug in your wireless controller to the Xbox like a normal controller and not lose any charge. Really, I would say it's a must-have for anyone with a wireless controller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You know what your getting

    Posted
    Aralond
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This play and charge kit has been out for years and the design and function has not changed much at all. It works great for what it does and doesn't give you much of a way to screw it up. My non computer savvy father in law could figure it out. The man cant tell the difference between a phillips and flat head screw driver. So you know its not hard to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much better than AA's

    Posted
    DarthJam
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The charge lasts for hours and the light on top of the cord conveniently shows red for charging and green for full charge vs the confusing blink stuff for the PS3. Also the cord locks into place so you can use it as a wired controller as well. On top of this you can use it with the PC to play computer games to. Just plug it in and off you go!

    I would recommend this to a friend