It comes a time in life after you buy an Xbox One you need that super-all important controller charger right? After all, no-one likes having to replace batteries all the time. Over the past few months the market has been flooded with a variety of charging options – some good, some less so.
We thought we would put the Venom Rechargeable Battery Twin Pack to the ultimate test.
Chargers come in different styles – play n’ charge, docking station for your controller, or traditional battery charger. The Venom Rechargeable Battery Twin Pack are play n’ charge style – you charge them via micro USB cable when they are still attached to the controller. The Venom Rechargeable Battery Twin Pack comes in two colors Black for £9.99 and White £12.99 – but we will be reviewing the white mainly because it matches our new Xbox and Controller.
The battery features an integrated battery hatch, so it replaces both batteries and the rear of your controller. It sports the venom logo, an green USB to indicate charging status, and a micro USB port – the Venom’s don’t charge through the normal connector port, but the integrated port instead. It’s nice to have the two colour options, but if you have a special edition controller, chances are the Venom’s going to look a little weird. We’re also not terrifically amused that the white version is 30% more expensive than the black.
The Venom comes with a neat dual USB cable, with two micro USB plugs on one end, meaning you can charge two Venoms at the same time – so you never have an excuse for having a flat battery. The two powerful rechargeable 700mAh battery packs provide maximum power for game-play of up to 18 hours, which is very impressive for the price.
Not only is the price impressive for all them features this charger is Fully compatible with both the Official Standard Controller AND Elite Controller.
Made that Decision yet? Hopefully you have.
It does what it says on the tin, but it may not be an aesthetic match for your controller.
The Venom Rechargeable Battery Twin Pack offers two rechargeable batteries for less than the price of the official play n’ charge kit, so there’s no arguing with the value on offer here. The charging LED is a nice touch, as is the dual USB cable. If you have a controller that’s not black or white, though, the chances are the Venom will make it look a little patchwork.