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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 4988 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not so bad but not great

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    Buyer
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    Not so bad but not great, it could be easier to put the controller back on charging station, you need to position controller on dead center to snap it in but it seems to be too light and moves on the surface too easy. I guess it is ok if it stands somewhere right in front of your eyes but as soon as you try to position it anywhere where it will not jump right on you it gets difficult to put controllers back because you need to be very precise. Also, it does not have the option to plug it in into a USB port, it has its own charger which needs to be plugged into a wall outlet so there is one more cable to make a mess and occupy one more outlet.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great controller stand, good charger.

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    BHenson7
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    As a controller stand, this product is great. The base is contoured to the controller so that when you place one on, it slides right into the groves and does not move around any. As a charger however, it charges great, but I do not like the amount of force required to put them into charging mode. You have to push down on the top (L1, L2, R1, R2) until it locks into place engaging the charge connector into the bottom of the controller. Considering that there is not a really good place to press on the controller, I worry about damaging the buttons. Overall, I am happy with this base and have encourage anyone reading to try it out, as your results may vary.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I got 2

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    gtrain
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    I purchased one for myself and rotate my controllers thru so that I'm always powered up. I have 4 controllers total. I recently purchased one for my son who had received his own system. He was always playing is games connected to the power charger as systems wont charge controllers when off. Now that he has a charger he can sit back and actually enjoy the wireless function. This is a generic brand so I know the life expectancy of it is short but for the price it is worth it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Its ok

    Posted
    gplayers
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    I love the idea of having a dedicated charger for my PS controllers but having a charger that doesn't hit the mark for basic charging is tough. Upon first use you'll notice that its spring loaded and you'll need to all keep the controller centered to charge and at times it tilts away which stops the charging process. Most 3rd party controllers doesn't work and that's also something else to keep in mind. It's a ok charger but not the greatest.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just alright...

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    HeavensSul
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    When I bought my PS4 on Black Friday, I needed a charging station as I wasn't going to have a 6' cable holding me in one spot. I decided to pick this up. I got home, unboxed it, and finally figured out how to dock the controller. You have to push down and lock it in place. This is alright, as I have not tried any others. I notice the controller doesn't hold a good charge. Not sure if it's the controller or charge station. It only holds about a 6-7 hours of battery. I give it 3 stars, only cause it's a sturdy charging station.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I liked it at first...

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    bf4reviewnickname
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    This product is great in the fact that I can have my controllers charging next to me on the end table, and I don't have to keep the console on just to charge them. The problem with this is the connection. One of the ports does not stay clicked down all the way, so the controller doesn't secure itself on the stand, and it can fall off with the slightest bump. I dont' know if this is a design flaw or not, but the other port seems to not have a problem. The loose port still charges the controller, but I even took the thing apart to try and fix it, but to no avail...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Looks great, tricky to use

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    Dylan
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    I bought this charger a few weeks ago, it does work however seems like the controller isn’t really sitting properly to charge, even when you think it is. The charging light on the controllers doesn’t always light up when connected. After a few days of no play I went to grab one of my controllers off of the charger and it was completely dead, the other however was fully charged, if only the connecting mechanism wasn’t so flimsy it would be easier to connect and know it’s charging

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It does what I expected it to do...

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    Chaz
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    This is Sony's version of a double controller charger and costs the same as most after-market chargers. It is simple and keeps the controllers organized and out of the way while charging. However, I didn't care for the spring 'n click docking mechanism. It didn't seem to add anything to the device, and getting the controller lined up right took a little of adjusting to. But it is fairly priced and does what it is supposed to do - charge two controllers simultaneously.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It does the job

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    360gamerBA
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    Yes, it will charge 2 controllers at one time....but, I find it difficult to set the controllers in correctly without hitting the PS button which turns the PS back on. Trying to get the controllers to plug in, in the dark can be challenging as well. If you play late into the night and don't want to wake people up by turning on lights just to charge your controller, I would look for a different charger. At the end of the day, it does what it says.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It’s ok

    Posted
    JJK84
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    I like the size because it doesn’t take up much room, but it’s such a delicate design. The controllers charge via the bottom input and they just kind of straddle the charger. It’s fine when left untouched, but if you bump it slightly, it will fall off the charger. Also wish it had USB ports to charge other devices but that’s not the end of the world.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Charges, but its not perfect

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    mlsrar
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    New to the PS4 gaming platform, and not having the options for an external rechargeable pack, this seemed like a logical option. It is simple to set up, plug in the cable to a power source, and the controllers "mount" in the USB docking ports. Unfortunately, there is never an easy-in/easy-out for the controllers and you must make sure they make full contact and visually see the lights charging to ensure you don't place them in the cradle for nothing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works Good but with Limitations

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    genxx
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    The charging part works great, charges pretty quick. It is how you plug the controllers in that I do not like. You have to place them exactly in the correct position and then push down to start charging. When you remove them you push down and they spring up a little. The base is so light that I have to hold it to get them in and out. Design overall could be better and not sure how long this charger is going to last with the kids.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It does the job. Requires some maneuvering.

    Posted
    Jhunoify
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    Overall the charging stand does a good job as a stand to store my 2 controllers when they aren't in use. It is compact, and has basic cable management so that its power cord stays mostly out of the way. It does charge both simultaneously without issue. However, it does require a bit of maneuvering to get the controllers seated just right in order to start the charging. Other than that, there aren't any real issues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    They do the job but could be better

    Posted
    Neo22
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    Charging controllers is a nuisance on consoles. This is a time saver to have your controllers charged regularly. However, the spring loading process for this stand is clumsy. I think it is supposed to "eject" the controller once charged, but it doesn't do that. The controller lights don't seem to indicate the charge level or when they are fully charged. There are no lights on the base either. It gets the job done. No frills.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does what it’s supposed to do.

    Posted
    ZipheREOD
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    It works, especially if your micro USB ports are messed up to charge your controllers giving you more time till you have to replace them. The only thing I don’t like is when they are seated you have to triple check that’s they’re charging bc it’s not very engaging when pushed down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but underbuilt

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    Cabrew
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    I bought this charger to keep a fully charged controller on standby and found it to be less sturdy than I had hoped. After 7-8 months of use the the left-side cradle locking mechanism ceased to do so rendering one of the cradles inoperable. Almost two (2) years now and the other cradle, while it still locks in the charge position, it won’t charge the controller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Charges Great. Sometimes

    Posted
    hybridrecoil
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    Works good overall. However, I had to return product because one side stopped charging. Light would blink for a second and shut off. The push down mechanical part is also not well manufactured. I can see why the power problem happens when not pushed down correctly. I ended up purchasing the energizer brand charger. Overall, I give it 5 out of 10 stars. I would not recommend over the other options.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the best seat for the controller.

    Posted
    smadamit
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    I do not recall the charging unit I have for the PS3 remotes but the controllers sit much easier in it than they do in this one. Getting the controller lined up is difficult. Then the click and release action seems excessive. I just want to seat my controller and walk away. Beyond that, it charges as you would expect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Uneven performance

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    RVAwriter
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    I'm not sure if I'm not connecting the move controllers correctly but it seems difficult to connect and I'm never certain if I'm actually charging them or not. That said, it's a good solution to charge these instead of hooking them to the PS4 itself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    does the trick

    Posted
    Macd
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    decent but not great. it charges the controllers just fine, but feels a little cheap and doesnt hold the controllers very securely. i havent seen anything better tho, and i guess you cant ask for more at 25 bucks. still better than a cable to the front of the ps4, but i wish they would make something better...

    I would recommend this to a friend