Xbox One Play and Charge Kit

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Compatible with the original Xbox one wireless controller and the new white Xbox wireless controller; Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery pack. Compatible with Xbox One X, Xbox One S, Xbox One, Windows 10; Charging cable. Fully charges in under 4 hours; Battery chargers: Automatic Shut-Off, Mini-USB...

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Worked briefly. However battery would not hold a charge well. Constantly would say "your controller batteries are low" despite being charged. Then the controller would just shut off in the middle of a game. You could power it back on, and then 10 minutes later would die again. I had to play with the controller plugged in to keep this from happening.I switched to a different brand of battery and that other brand worked flawlessly.
After reading some horror reviews that almost made me consider not ordering this kit from Amazon, I decided I should leave a review myself. The play and charge kit works as advertised. It works fine with my Elite controller. It came in the same packaging that it would be in at Walmart, GameStop, or wherever. As far as the durability of the cord, I've had no Issues. Just don't use it as rope or let your pet chew on it and it should be fine... The battery life is good although I haven't tested it against standard AA's. Cord length is good and the controller charges while playing just fine. I hope this review helps anybody that might have been scared off by bad reviews like I almost was. I'll attach a picture of my kit and it's packaging.
This review will be focusing more on the pricing of this kit rather than the quality. In terms of quality, I'd say it's a 5 star product-- both the included cable and battery are well made, and on a full charge the battery provides many hours of gameplay. If you want a rechargeable battery for an Xbox One controller, this does exactly what it says on the tin, and does it well.My real issue is that the Xbox One controller should have included a rechargeable battery out of the box. A rechargeable battery and USB cable should not cost $25, even if they have the official Xbox branding on them. A Dualshock 4 for the PS4 only costs $50 and has a rechargeable battery built right in, whereas if you buy an Xbox One controller and a play & charge kit you will be spending about $85 since the base controller itself is $10 more, even without a battery.I bought this because I got a good deal on my Xbone controller and decided to go hog wild, but I can't help but feel a little dirty for enabling Microsoft to continue nickle-and-diming their customers for such a basic feature that should be included with a controller that costs $50-60. If you want the official Xbox quality and are willing to pay for it then by all means, get this kit. I am simply writing this review to voice my dissatisfaction with Microsoft's prices for something that the controller should have included without an additional cost attached. Whether or not a battery is worth $25 is up for you to decide, but I think Microsoft should have given their customers a better deal.


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