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33 minutes ago, Quexex said:

Ah balls...

 

Ha, yeah. It's a Series X thread so I assumed people would know I was talking about the Series X controller. Good thing TehStu was on hand to clarify!

 

(Also, Series X controller is way better than the previous iteration imo - it's a small change, but the shape's just so much more comfortable)

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41 minutes ago, Quexex said:

I know I'm sorry ;) thought I could solve it with the official play and charge kit but it seems to be duff...

What makes you think that? I've had a few over the years for myself and my boys and they've all been great. Other than that, get some eneloops or IKEA rechargeables.

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1 hour ago, Quexex said:

For the love of god, why am I still fishing around in draws for AA batteries - one week in and the batteries need replacing. I still don't know why MS haven't moved away from this 80s tech... I know I'm in a minority here, but I HATE AA batteries, I remember getting my first walkman with a proper rechargeable battery and saying farewell to rechargeable batteries, a walkman over 25 years ago. Now my options are a shit and expensive official play and charge kit that seems to not work after a while which is a disgrace for an official product, eneloops or generating lots of waste by buying cheapo batteries from poundland...

 

Just buy this 

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1 hour ago, JPL said:

What makes you think that? I've had a few over the years for myself and my boys and they've all been great. Other than that, get some eneloops or IKEA rechargeables.

Bunch of reviews on amazon, one recent post here complaining about them. 

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Just now, Quexex said:

Bunch of reviews on amazon, one recent post here complaining about them. 

Maybe I’ve been lucky with the bunch that I’ve had then. I just assumed they were pretty solid, seeing as it’s only a rechargeable battery.

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1 hour ago, Chooch said:

That just an extremely limited use rechargeable battery.  

What is it you think is inside a PS5 controller?

 

If you want the PS5 experience just put one of those in there, refuse to replace it when age means the controller has a battery life of 90 minutes and throw the whole thing in the trash.

 

Or you know, replace it at that point and have an as new Xbox pad to use while you're waiting for your 4th new PS5 pad to arrive from Amazon/Sony Repairs.

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13 minutes ago, Dudley said:

What is it you think is inside a PS5 controller?

An extremely limited use rechargeable battery.  I was trying to imply it was stupid to go with this option when a less limited one is available i.e. rechargeable double As. 

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I’m currently testing put my latest plug and charge battery from MS. I’ve had three. The first one was dead on arrival (wouldn’t take a charge at all), second one seemed fine, and this third one is taking it’s damn time to charge up. Either that or it’s another one that might be fucked. We’ll see.

 

What honks me off enormously with it though is that they took out the little green charge light from the cable…the only fucking way you could tell whether the thing was charging and when it is full. It’s a silly, cheap-arse thing to do and annoys me intensely.

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3 minutes ago, JoeK said:

I’m currently testing put my latest plug and charge battery from MS. I’ve had three. The first one was dead on arrival (wouldn’t take a charge at all), second one seemed fine, and this third one is taking it’s damn time to charge up. Either that or it’s another one that might be fucked. We’ll see.

 

What honks me off enormously with it though is that they took out the little green charge light from the cable…the only fucking way you could tell whether the thing was charging and when it is full. It’s a silly, cheap-arse thing to do and annoys me intensely.

That is cheap :( One thing I liked about the official play and charge kit was the little orange light that displays when it's charging and then turns white when fully charged. Had my play and charge kit for ages.... Use it on the PC now and it works the same way. Sounds like the quality has dipped a bit on the new ones.

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No, I’m sorry I really don’t get it.

 

How are any of these half arsed proprietary solutions or heaven forbid a sealed battery container that when it’s dead you can’t play until it’s charged an improvement on having a battery charger and half a dozen decent rechargeable AAs?

 

We have between me and the kids (counts them) 4 Xbox One/Series controllers and maybe 16 AA batteries and a 4 bar charger.
 

I always have a spare set or two ready and I charge a pair when they run out so always have a fresh set whenever they run dry, and in the unlikely event I have nothing in spare I can throw any old AA batteries in and keep playing whilst they charge.

 

I fail to see how any other solution to the charger problem could improve on this. I literally can always keep playing if I want to. Really can’t say the same about my Dual Shocks if I forget to leave them plugged into the console.

 

I mean I know we’ve done this a hundred times before but seriously just get some rechargeable batteries people, it’s not as if they are expensive…

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I bought 3 sets of Eneloops when the Xbox One launched however many years ago it was now. I still have the same 3 sets on rotation, always charged and ready to go and they still last for around 15 hours (I would get around 25 hours when they were new). I don't see how anything betters that really. 

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I don't mind using AA batteries but I wish the battery indicator on the Xbox itself was more reliable. It seems to have three settings: "Full" (you put the batteries in less than 20 minutes ago), "Halfway" (any point in the next 15 hours) and "Nearly empty" (you've got literally seconds left to live).

 

Basically as soon as you get the Low Battery indicator pop up you've got about 10 minutes in which to change the batteries before they die completely. Not ideal if you're in the middle of a long multiplayer session of something, for instance. The PS4 gives you a respectable amount of warning in comparison and its three bars of battery are a much more reliable indicator.

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