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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 4992 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Device, Quality Varies Though

    Posted
    Caleb
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    I purchased one for my Playstation 4 when i first got it, and it has been an excellent device. It is very easy to use and is very convenient. You just put the controller on top and push it into place, where it will lock into position and start charging. When it is down, you push it back down to retrieve it. It is very smooth and fits the controller perfectly. When a friend got a Playstation 4, I bought this as a present for them, but there was a mechanical error in it, so that when you pushed down to retrieve the controller, it would delay and roughly snap up. In contrast mine was very smooth and nice. I had it returned to get a new one. It was much better, as it no longer snapped up. However, it still has rougher action than my first charger. In addition, the cable doesn't perfectly fit into the spot under the device holding it, so it just falls out. If all of them were as good as my first charger, I'd rate it a full 5, but 2 out of 3 devices were inconsistent with minor issues. They all still charged well and were still very convenient, giving me a spot to store the controllers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Keeps the controllers ready to go!

    Posted
    Anonymous

    I'm giving this product four stars even though we had a problem with it. I see a few other people had a similar problem but ranked it only one star. The manufacturer stood behind the product for me so I don't feel the need to rank them too low. I took off the one star because I don't think I should have had a problem with it in the first place. I bought the first one at my local Best Buy on Dec 26, 2015. It worked great for about six weeks before we noticed that one side was not charging. I contacted the manufacturer, gave them the info they requested and they sent us out a replacement at no charge. That said, the charger works great and keeps the controllers topped off and ready for the next adventure. Some of the chargers I looked at required a dongle that stays attached to the controller, I like this one because it doesn't require a dongle. I highly recommend keeping either your original receipt or a clear .jpeg image of the receipt with the item's serial number in the pic also, just in case, for the length of the warranty. (2 years on this one)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Seems to work really well

    Posted
    Jdog75
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    I've had this for 3-4 weeks now. Charges 2 controllers well and quickly. It's different than a charger I had for my PS3 and IT's controllers. This one doesn't have a snug fit when the controllers are docked. It doesn't affect the chargeability at all, it just takes some getting used to. You line up the curve of the PS button, push down, it has a spring-loaded "give", and it starts to charge. Also, the light on the controllers will light up yellow when you dock it at first, and will blink yellow while charging, but there is no light or indicator telling you the controllers are officially charged. I had one weird thing the first week where all of a sudden it wasn't charging. However in troubleshooting I unplugged it and plugged it into another outlet and it charged just fine. I took it back to the original outlet and have had no problems ever since. Maybe the wire just had a loose connection. I wish there were USB inputs on this so that we could plug/charge our two additional controllers, but we just rotate them and it's worked out fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple and Effective

    Posted
    Ryan
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    This charger works well to ensure that two PS4 controllers are always topped up on battery. The controllers plug into the charger using one of the ports on the bottom of them and a spring loading mechanism on the charger makes it relatively easy to get them into the correct position without looking. I've got a very old PS4 controller and a current revision (with the light bar showing through the touchpad) and they both work fine. My only complaint is that this device wouldn't work well if you had more than two controllers that needed to be plugged in - it's not set up in a fashion that would lend itself to keeping multiple chargers adjacent to each other.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    ps4 charging station

    Posted
    crash1430
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    We purchased this because we have a ps3 charging station and love being able to charge more than one controller at a time. I was a little hesitant because our ps3 charger for some reason will always tell me my black controller is fully charged when I know its not but it will charge my other two just fine. I love that I can charge two controllers at the same time I get tired of having to leave the ps on at night just to charge the controllers and then have to switch controllers out in the morning to charge the other one..if you want to charge the controller you put it on the charger and push it down until it clicks. I love that when it is charged I can push it down again until it clicks and it can just sit on the charger until we are ready to use them. There was one time I tried to charge the controller and it wouldn't light up as if it was fully charged but hasn't happened since

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy storage & charging PS4 controllers

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    jotto4
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    With the recent upgrade to PS4, I've found the controllers battery life to be less than the PS3 controllers. So, I've had to keep a controller plugged into USB input on front of PS4. Not a HUGE deal, but the cable hangs down in my entertainment shelving. This charging dock uses AC plug to charge and keep your PS4 controllers charged, thus eliminating the need to take up one of the 2 USB slots on front of the PS4. Definitely not a need to have, but I now have both controllers ready at any time I'm ready to play, which is a nice to have. $30 is half the price of a game, and could be considered a little high for a molded piece of plastic and power cord, but the convenience is decent. If it lasts for the 6-8 years I expect to get out of the console and helps preserve the batteries in my controllers, it's "price per usage" is pretty solid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great PS4 Wireless Controller

    Posted
    JasonC
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    My daughter and I constantly play video games on our PS4. Inevitably, she would forget to charge the controllers using the supplied USB cables. Since the cables are no where near long enough to play from the couch, I often found myself leaving the PS4 on for a while so they could charge. Purchasing this charging station is a great alternative. While not playing, we put them in the charger so they're fully charged when we're ready. Base comes with power supply, and they seem to stop charging when full (nice feature). Only thing that keeps me from giving this item (5) stars is you have to remember to push the controllers down to start the charging process. Also, getting them seated can be a challenge. They have to be in there just right to trigger the charge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Duo Charge

    Posted
    Geo78
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    We had 2 controller and one cord to charge. I find it amazing that PS will sell an extra controller at about $60 and not include a cable to charge the additional controller. Hence, I was forced to buy this in order to charge both controllers since both my partner and I use it to play co-op games. Needless to say, this equipment is really convenient and organize. I did not give it a 5 star since the actual process in putting the controller in the dock may be challenging since you can hardly see where to plug. I do however, like the press and push option to release the controller. Definitely, a good charger when you want to charge 2 controllers at the same time without the need of using the PS cord or console.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mostly good, but not quite perfect

    Posted
    MichaelTheSkeptic
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    I have three PS4 controllers that I rotate in and out of use. The average controller lasts about 6-7 hours with constant play, so if you're really dedicated, you probably switch your controller when the "low battery" comment shows up on screen. You don't want your controller to go dead right when the Destiny boss is ready to die or kill you. I don't like plugging in the USB cord into my controller while playing. It's just a thing with me. So I got this charger. It chargers two at a time. And it works well. But it's a bit flimsy in design. It takes a bit of time to get how to charge your controller, since, oddly, it powers it through another port, not the USB one. But I'm used to it. It works. Just strange design.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for freeing up a USB port on your PS4

    Posted
    Beth
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    Really handy charging dock for PS4 controllers. So far I haven't had any issues with charging, it's easy to set up and use. Gave it 4 stars because there are some minor inconveniences. Sometimes when you're trying to put in a controller to charge the other one will pop out so you end up kind of having to juggle them a bit to get both charging. The stand is really light weight, too, so it can be easy to knock around on accident. I bought it on sale and I'm happy with the quality for the amount I paid for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very convenient and reliable

    Posted
    ALDO
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    I bought this dual charging station as I have multiple DUALSHOCK 4 controllers and only 2 cables (one of which I use to charge my wireless gaming headphones). It works just as you'd expect. It's got a neat feature that requires you to push down on your controller (ever so slightly) to activate the charge, once it's completely charged it'll pop-up (again, ever so slightly) to stop the charge yet keep your controller on the station (nice and neat like you should want them to be). I wish it was offered in white for the same price. Other than that, nothing bad to say about it. I'd recommend it if you have at least 2 controllers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great controller holder

    Posted
    LyvGamer
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    I got this on price match for $15 . This thing is great it charges two controllers at a time . I've noticed the PlayStation 4 controllers batteries drain fast especially when you have a headset connected to it . I usually need to play with two controllers one is charging while I'm playing with the other. The only thing people may not like is that it needs its own power outlet. And this bothered me at first like why doesn't it take the power from the PlayStation. But once you figure out where to plug it in and it has its power that issue and no longer become an issue. I recommend us if you play online with the headset and have multiple controllers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good charger

    Posted
    BruceLee
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    I purchased this charger wanting to get rid of the wires hanging from the PS4. I also wanted to be able to turn off my PS4 instead of having it "on" while the remotes charged. This product satisfied both my wishes above. Gave it 4 instead of 5 because lining up the remote to the charger isn't a one shot deal. I sometimes have to move it over back and forth until it catches. When doing this, I've hit the PS button on the remote which boots up the PS4 and then I need to turn off the machine again and put the remote back in the charger. Overall it does the job...for me at least

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid dual charger with minor flaws

    Posted
    demonchylde
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    Of the dual controller chargers I've seen on the market, this one is by far the most solid. It stays balanced when placing your controllers on and taking them off. The fact that the controllers rest on a spring loaded seat that has to be clicked down to engage the charging prongs, means that you don't lose the connection midway through a charge when somebody bumps the cabinet. The construction materials feel a little on the cheap side and if your kids are impatient, they won't get how to click the controller down to make contact and actual start charging.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    Posted
    jzskiz
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    First impression was that is was a cheap piece of plastic, doesn't feel particularly durable, and might not be. Not problems to date. . I takes up a relatively small amount of space next to my console. When you place the controller on, it locks down well and charges quickly Not sure it is faster than others, I didn't time it and I only own one base charger. We will see if it lasts. I got it on sale. If something else was cheaper I'd probably have gone with that brand. But, if there are any issues maybe Sony will feel more obligated to help you out, so you continue to buy the games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Charger

    Posted
    Roscoe
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    This charger does exactly what it says it does, and for a very acceptable price. If I had to offer any criticism, I would say that getting used to the way the controllers click into place is a little wonky at first. It uses the ports on the bottom of the controller, so you have to be pretty precise rather than just slapping it on the charger. After. Bit you get used to it. Overall, I'd say this is still a good purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Shockingly Fun

    Posted
    BeachyGamer
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    If you own a PS4, you will notice a few things. 1) There is only 1 total game that has split screen so far, so plan on playing with friends online instead of in the same room. 2) The PS4 controllers have an incredibly short battery life. I'd say about 2-3 hours. 3) Cords to controllers are ugly. The charging station allows you to eliminate the short battery life of the controllers and organizes them neatly. Click it in and grab the other one, simple enough. Just be sure you don't grab them around the USB port or you will get a massive zap! Not recommended for those with heart problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple but Effective

    Posted
    Shevanel
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    This charger really only serves one purpose, but it does exactly what it's supposed to do - charge controllers independent of the PS4. It's nice to be able to turn my PS4 off or tuck it away under my TV without having to connect a USB cable to it to charge my controller. My single gripe with the charger is that in the past, the controller light was off, indicating that the charge was complete, but when I removed the controller the on-screen indicator showed it at only 2/3 full. It's only happened once, so it may have been an isolated incident. Otherwise, it's great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Strange design, but works well.

    Posted
    AshLynn
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    Charges the controls relatively quickly and is marked at a very reasonable price. Only negative is the way it charges due to the overall design of the charger. Has to be pushed down into the port with a bit of force until you hear a click. Sometimes I feel like I might damage the charging port if I push down too hard. Also, it can be difficult at times to place the port into the controller. Overall, I personally think it is a good buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Product

    Posted
    Ehans
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    There hasn't been any issues with the product. Once you get the hang of how the controllers fit into the slots, it is not that bad, just right away it sometimes take a little bit to get them situated correctly. Is the extra 30 seconds a problem? No... But I miss the old PS3 ones where you just set them in place. Seemed a little quicker, but maybe just a learning curve as well. I think these will be better down the road though just because of the way the connection fits. Still would definitely recommend as it makes it so much easier to charge.

    I would recommend this to a friend