Why AA batteries...

#1Valkyriareaper1Posted 1/27/2014 11:07:37 PM
The controller is wonderful imo... But the aa batteries thing kills it for me... There's no reason it should use it. Please... No one mention the play and charge kit, that's extra money for something that should be included... Anyone think Microsoft will come out with a new version of the controller that replace the battery compartment with a built in rechargable? I'd love it if it did.
#2jumbocatPosted 1/27/2014 11:11:56 PM
Well the battery fans will tell you the "freedom" of battery choice trumps the convenience of in-built batteries.
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#3aszsithPosted 1/27/2014 11:15:38 PM
So you don't like batteries, but don't want mention of the play and charge kit? There's no solution in existence to your problem then.
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#4stretch126Posted 1/27/2014 11:22:23 PM
WHAT?? Theyre still using batteries? I didnt look into the next gen consoles too much because no games I want are out. But I honestly thought with the X1 they were going straight wired or wireless chargeable by default.
#5GuitaristMattPosted 1/27/2014 11:29:18 PM
Just pay the extra $25 for the rechargeable battery, or buy your own rechargeable batteries.

Many people will say that your built in battery will eventually die, but whatever at this point.
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#6Superman070776Posted 1/27/2014 11:34:48 PM
Yawn...I haven't used the AA batteries that came with the console because I bought the Energizer charger with 2 battery packs. Even if you use batteries, it is cheaper to replace batteries than it is to buy a new controller when it stops being able to charge. Stupid thing to complain about at this stage.
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#7krystylaPosted 1/27/2014 11:45:24 PM
I got 4 rechargable 2100mAh rechargeable batteries + charger. That's more than double the DS4s capacity and I always have another pair of batteries on backup.

On PS3 I always forgot to charge the DS3 and hated it everytime I had to go wired.
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#8CKnightPosted 1/27/2014 11:49:07 PM
MS making us use batteries is just dumb. Sony for a second gen has rechargible controllers.

I also like the addition of the touch pad and built in speaker of the PS4 controller.
#9Superman070776Posted 1/27/2014 11:54:07 PM
CKnight posted...
MS making us use batteries is just dumb. Sony for a second gen has rechargible controllers.

I also like the addition of the touch pad and built in speaker of the PS4 controller.


Wrong it isn't dumb.

Every laptop since the 90's has had a touch pad...hardly innovative.
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#10Bryant187Posted 1/28/2014 12:00:45 AM
Just get the charge and play. I charged it one time and it lasted I'd say at least 15 hours while playing dr3 and maybe 1-2 doing misc stuff on the main screen.
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