Joined: 9-May 07
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Rechargeable AA's here. Had a play and charge kit but the batteries don't last nearly as long as regular or rechargeable AA's and plus you always have that annoying wire hanging from the console so I gave it to a friend. I hear some people leave theirs hooked up to the controller all the time so why not just get a wired controller if that's the case?
Joined: 9-June 03
Member No.: 43035
I never understood the point of the play and charge kit when rechargeable AAs are so much cheaper and more versatile. Though I usually use a wired controller, I have a wireless one too, and I use the same rechargeable AAs for that as I do for my wiimotes. Why would you limit yourself to batteries that only work in one device?
Joined: 29-December 08
Member No.: 400840
Xbox Version: v1.6d
360 version: v5.0 (360S - trinity)
You can pick up the ni-mh battery-packs pretty cheap now (usually in the twin packs). If your running a decent rapidfire mod u need to have the charge cable in while u play for voltage prescision aqnd consistency. I also use recharge-able AA's (Hi Current output 'alkalines') They sometimes out-last the older packs. :-)
The only thing that sucks with having the cable is that they don't have good strain-relief and as a result the inner wires work-harden resulting in undesirable effects such as not-charging all the way to stuffing the controller/battery (alltho dead controllers don't seem to occur as much as they used to with the newer design M$ are putting-out)
This post has been edited by danthaman673: Feb 22 2010, 01:58 PM
Joined: 23-May 09
Member No.: 412298
Xbox Version: v1.4
360 version: v1 (xenon)
Voted for rechargeable AAs.
A relatively minor question, can the play and charge kit be used without any sort of batteries/battery pack installed? MS says you can't but I'd like to hear from gamers who use it on a da-to-day basis
Joined: 16-November 09
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wired controller is the way to go, it's lighter the cable is long enough and u won't ever need a power supply of any kind the cost is around 25euros, cheaper than a wireless so is the way to go if u spend too much hours in front of ur xbox