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What's your controller running on?

#1HaloODSTDPosted 1/31/2013 5:49:50 AM
What's your controller running on? - Results (74 votes)
I use AA batteries
21.62% (16 votes)
16
I use rechargable AA batteries
17.57% (13 votes)
13
I use an official Microsoft Play-n-Charge Kit
29.73% (22 votes)
22
I use a third party Play-n-Charge Kit
6.76% (5 votes)
5
I use a wired controller
20.27% (15 votes)
15
I only use Kinect/Dance Pad
4.05% (3 votes)
3
This poll is now closed.
Just got a xbox 360 S on Monday, debating weather or not I should get a play-n-charge kit or a wired controller.. Does the play-n-charge kit use a lot of power from the 360? Because I already have a USB hooked up to my 360, too many devices like that won't hurt my 360 will it?
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#2LapanuiPosted 1/31/2013 6:00:12 AM
Rechargeable AA batteries.

I have 2 pairs of them, if one is depleted, I put them in to charge and use the other pair.

I've used battery packs before and they I find they don't last as long as rechargeable batteries.
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#3HaloODSTD(Topic Creator)Posted 1/31/2013 6:01:27 AM
Lapanui posted...
Rechargeable AA batteries.

I have 2 pairs of them, if one is depleted, I put them in to charge and use the other pair.

I've used battery packs before and they I find they don't last as long as rechargeable batteries.


what brand/model? I tried energizer, but my controller didn't recognize them for some odd reason..
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#4rttnPosted 1/31/2013 6:02:50 AM
If you have the money for it I highly recommend the PowerA Fus1on Tournament controller. I have one and love it & now when I go back to the standard 360 controller the analogs make my thumbs wanna puke.

The standard wireless with play and charge cable is a great combo. I used it before getting the Fus1on and never had a problem. I connected thru a USB keyboard with its own USB slot when I was charging..if that makes sense
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#5pakathecatPosted 1/31/2013 6:12:12 AM
Although it is not as high quality as the official controller, I pretty much exclusively use my wired Afterglow now to save myself the bother. Of the 3rd party ones I've tried, the only one I'd really stay away from would be Rock Candy, unless you need a cheap throwaway controller for careless young child who breaks stuff to use.
#6noid00Posted 1/31/2013 7:21:42 AM
Lapanui posted...
Rechargeable AA batteries.

I have 2 pairs of them, if one is depleted, I put them in to charge and use the other pair.

I've used battery packs before and they I find they don't last as long as rechargeable batteries.


Yep, rechargeable batteries are definitely the way to go. Much more convenient and cheaper than a battery pack.
I'd highly recommend the Sanyo Eneloop batteries:

http://www.amazon.com/eneloop-Pre-Charged-Rechargeable-Batteries-Position/dp/B004RP2VNI/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1359644976&sr=1-2&keywords=sanyo+eneloop

I've used mine for a good 6 years now and they are still going strong.
#7Super CreaturesPosted 1/31/2013 10:14:02 AM
Even with the Play and Charge kits, you are still using standard rechargeable AA batteries.

They just have special casing and a built-in charger.
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#8MR_SorenPosted 1/31/2013 10:33:22 AM
All of my controllers and joysticks are wired.

Batteries are a much bigger hassle than cords.
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#9markc622Posted 1/31/2013 11:36:36 AM
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#10staticxtreme5Posted 1/31/2013 11:39:48 AM
MR_Soren posted...
All of my controllers and joysticks are wired.

Batteries are a much bigger hassle than cords.


LOL, yeah right.... wireless is a godsend for gaming controllers. All you need is a battery pack / charge dock and your set.