do u need the plug and play charge kit?

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User Info: shads3055

shads3055
3 years ago#1
im getting xbox one. I know it comes with a controller. but why do I need plug and play charge kit for 30 dollars more does that work better then just the controller and charging it? im not understanding what the plug and play charge kit does or how its used.

is the controller like ps3 where u charge it ever few days. with its usb cable. please explain. thanks

User Info: saiyankakaroto

saiyankakaroto
3 years ago#2
because the controller that comes with the x1 is not rechargable it uses normal batteries,or at least thats what i think

User Info: ChrisZombieX

ChrisZombieX
3 years ago#3
No it also uses standard AA battery just like the Xbox 360 controller.
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User Info: blue_man

blue_man
3 years ago#4
It baffles me why this is the case though. Nintendo and Sony both have rechargeable batteries as standard. Using AA batteries for a controller can be expensive, so I'd have though rechargeable battery packs would have come standard.

User Info: 2ndAtomisk

2ndAtomisk
3 years ago#5
Didn't they say you can use a micro USB cable to plug it in? I remember reading that somewhere.
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User Info: JourdanM

JourdanM
3 years ago#6
Unfortunately, yeah you need it. The 60$ wireless controller doesn't come with a rechargeable battery. Not sure what MS was thinking aside from a quick cash grab.

I will be scooping this as it comes with two rechargeable batteries and the charger for basically the price of one play and charge kit.

http://m.ign.com/articles/2013/06/12/e3-2013-more-details-prices-on-nykos-xbox-one-and-ps4-peripherals

User Info: _Elite_Bushido_

_Elite_Bushido_
3 years ago#7
you can use a USB cord, it shuts off the wireless and it turns into a full wired controller.
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User Info: Fustmonkey

Fustmonkey
3 years ago#8
blue_man posted...
It baffles me why this is the case though. Nintendo and Sony both have rechargeable batteries as standard. Using AA batteries for a controller can be expensive, so I'd have though rechargeable battery packs would have come standard.

Perhaps you would like that, but when I play wireless, I want to play wireless. When my controller dies, I want to swap out the battery, not be tethered down.
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User Info: SunDevil77

SunDevil77
3 years ago#9
Buy a rechargeable set
http://www.amazon.com/Sanyo-Eneloop-Pre-Charged-Rechargeable-Batteries/dp/B000IV2WAW?SubscriptionId=0K76CZ6RCX2Y05HSNPR2&tag=spp-top-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B000IV2WAW&ascsubtag=batteries

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User Info: blue_man

blue_man
3 years ago#10
Fustmonkey posted...
blue_man posted...
It baffles me why this is the case though. Nintendo and Sony both have rechargeable batteries as standard. Using AA batteries for a controller can be expensive, so I'd have though rechargeable battery packs would have come standard.

Perhaps you would like that, but when I play wireless, I want to play wireless. When my controller dies, I want to swap out the battery, not be tethered down.


I normally try to possess at least 2 controllers so in theory I could swap the controller if necessary (this would probably take just as long as replacing the batteries so this isn't an issue for me. I can see where you are coming from though, I just find AA batteries too expensive to replace.
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