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PowerA - DualShock 4 Charging Station for PlayStation 4 - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 4984 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Pick a different one

    Posted
    Joseph

    The charger looks alright but it takes up to much space as you are required to keep it sideways; if you turn it to face you then it becomes very difficult to impossible to grab the controller in the back without having to pick up the whole thing. Another problem is how 'sticky' it is, most of th time you have to use two hands to pick up a controller; one to grab the controller, and one to hold down the charging station. It's not really a problem but it does get really annoying. And finally the angles are horrible; you're not putting it in vertically, horizontally, or snapping it into place, you just have to either have a light shinning on it to line up the holes with the plug or just get lucky. When I used my PS3 controller charger it only took a week to get a hang of how to plug them in, with this it's been almost three weeks and I still have to guess. And it definitely doesn't help that you have to put it in sideways, while the thing scoots around on you. And to top it off it's already broken. I was just watching netflix when one of the controllers jumped off the charger. After closer inspection I found that the locking mechanism had broken on one side, this made it possible to only charge 1 controller at a time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Substandard Product

    Posted
    Smljhndnsmr
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    It's a not a very user-friendly device. The cradles' connection points at which each controller is plugged in takes much more finagling than the Energizer™'s product. If this product does have a lighting scheme for indicating if a controller is being charged and/or how much it has been charged, it's not apparent with the sort of clarity (red glow vs. green glow) offered by "PDP Energizer 2X Charging Station for PS4." Without this lighting scheme, there isn't a very clear means for determining when a controller is fully charged. Also, it's spring-loaded cradle feature is more of a nuisance than a clever design feature. This product claims to have LED indicators for charge levels. If it does, they don't functional. Upon properly mounting a PS4 controller, the controller's light bar glows a shade of yellow for a brief moment, but never again shows any lighting indicator thereafter. It's only pro is that it takes up very little space.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this charging station

    Posted
    happy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    was initially very pleased with this purchase however as time progressed I realized the damage it was doing to the headphone port on my controllers. When you place the controllers down on the station, there is a plastic tip that goes into the headphone port. Seeing as I used all 4 of my controllers with the charging station, all of them have damaged ports. This was a very disappointing revelation as I had recommended this product to many of my friends and have 2 myself.. If they can fix this on the next iteration of this station, I would potentially recommend it again, however at the moment I am left with 4 partially broken controllers which is extremely frustrating.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I need a whole bookshelf or table to use this!

    Posted
    TheFullFXGaming
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Seriously, a two sided charging station!? In order to use both sides it requires a large storage area with at least 6" of room on all sides and a foot above it! Personally, I want my charging station and controllers to take up as little of my living room as possible and not be the centerpiece of a bookcase or end-table. More, the controller-seating design makes it a constant struggle to get the controllers to sit exactly right to charge. There's nothing worse than trying to hot swap controllers during a fire fight only to learn that the controller on the charging station wasn't quite placed right and is just as dead as the one in your hand. Save your money and use the cord that came with the PS4.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Faulty Charger

    Posted
    AUNTYGRANDPA

    The problem I am having with my charging dock is it will only put a charge into a fully charged remote if that makes sense. I noticed that I could have two fully 100% charged remotes and lets say I used the one remote for an hour or two of game play when I would return the used remote to the charging dock the dock starts charging the fully charged remote that hasn't even been used! over the one that has some battery drained. The only way to get the charger to stop charging the fully charged remote was to unplug it plug it back in again than it would stop. I can't say that all of these chargers are bad but the one I got definitely was which is a shame.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Didn’t work.

    Posted
    DreamFlying
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    It was difficult to get the controllers on it. I bought this because I thought it would look nice and a little more organized. Only one side would charge. The other side would charge if I wiggled the controller. I thought this was a Sony product, which it wasn’t. Just some knock off. I made sure the controllers were pushed down all the way. Felt like I was going to break them when I put them on.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Cheap quality

    Posted
    NotSoGreat
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    Bought it 17 days ago, it worked fine that day, left the next day for a 15 day trip came back and it doesn’t work anymore, mystery. Funny because I can’t return it anymore. Well I’ll try to send it for manufacturers warranty. Another thing dualshocks are being held only by this small pins on the bottom wich is hard to target when you’re trying to stick it in.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible!!

    Posted
    Mallorie
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    Had issues with this right out of the box, it wouldn’t recognize the paddles to charge them. I figured this was perfect to be able to hide and charge with a 10 month old crawling around but I was terribly wrong. When you put the paddle on it it’ll charge for a hot two seconds then automatically pop off. Had three people try it also didn’t work for them either. Terrible product

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    This thing is awful

    Posted
    viewerofmovies
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    What could happen been a standard stand for your controllers that also charged them, this has a unique push down to engage the controller to charge that often ends up in misalignment our your controllers being knocked off. You’ll find yourself pushing it down and then balancing your controller on top. Using the bottom input just ends in missed hits.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Have bought 2 so far, both broke within 15 days.

    Posted
    DejaVu1983
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    I'ave bought 2 of these and both broke almost immediately. The first one broke where the charging line plugs into the charger. I went to plug it in and the receiving end broke and fell inside the charger. I bought a replacement and one side of the charger never even worked and now Best buy won't take it back because it was past 15 days from cate of purchased. Now we are just using our phone chargers to charge the controllers. Not happy at all.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    A paperweight.......

    Posted
    John
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    I have tried quite a bit of troubleshooting to get this to work - no luck. I will probably return it. Besides the technical issue of it not charging the controller(s), the charging station is poorly designed. The controllers don't fit easily into the charging cradle. Not worth the money!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Used Product, Missing Parts

    Posted
    bwalter
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    Opened this up a few days before Christmas to get it ready and it is a used product and there is no power supply included. That's pretty awful Best Buy. If Best Buy remedies the situation, I will write another review, but for now, this is terrible.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Didn’t charge anything

    Posted
    RayGBoyd
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    The only thing it was made for and it wouldn’t even connect to any of my controllers. My controllers work fine with changing from the system or from a 3rd party charger so I’m jut using those to charge my ps4 controllers instead...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Flimsy

    Posted
    Omar
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    Do not buy this product. Not sure how this was even approved by Sony. It’s super flimsy. I thought it would have been easy since it connects from the bottom of the controller but it was just a mess to connect the controller to the charger.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    its somewhat ok for controller.

    Posted
    sjtq
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    I think play station should taken a second look at this product cause it should not have broken within 15 days. I was 2 days late from best buy to get an exchange for a brand new charger. So I lost out on money. Best buy should have a 30 day return policies like most stores.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a good product -- I returned mine

    Posted
    surfacefan
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    The #1 problem I had with this product is that it was extremely difficult to actually mount the PS4 controllers on the charging unit. When I did finally get the controllers on the unit, it never seemed to charge them. I opted for the charger from Nyko instead and I'm much happier.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Okay

    Posted
    truegamer84

    It charges controllers descent. Only problem have with it is how charging dock is designed. At times when I put my controller in the dock it sensitive and ps button is pushed, which in turn turns back on the system. You have get your controller back out turn off your system.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    Posted
    Tomtom
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    It works......kind of, sometimes. It only charges the controllers if they are on this perfectly which is about impossible to do. I've never gotten a full charge from this because if the controller moves a fraction of a millimeter it stops charging

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    Posted
    Superman76
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    My controllers stopped charging after a month. I could charge them with the wire that comes with thw ps4 but not the dock. And i dont even think i can return it. Best buy receipt says 14 days. I really hope they let me return it or ill go elsewhere from now on.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    hard to use

    Posted
    Zonker
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Its tough to get the controllers docked. I frequently end up turning the dualshocks on while I'm docking them, then I have to convince the PS4 that I'm not using that controller. It also doesn't have a USB port, so I can't charge my headphones or another dualshock

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend