chris-littlechild - January 1, 2016
When it comes to powering console controllers, I'm a real cheap-ass. It's always bulk bought supermarket-brand batteries, the kind that last about seven seconds. Or with rechargeable controllers, I'll go for a dodgy made-in-Hong-Kong knockoff rechargeable system. I'm set in my ways now, and that's just how it has to be.
But this thing? This thing, I'm impressed by.
You know the sort of PRtastic lies companies tell to sell their stuff. You'll see commercials where a spangly new vacuum cleaner removes all the mud from a hippo, or a manly deodorant that makes every lustable lady you pass slingshot her panties across the street at you. Neither thing's ever happening, natch, but that's the power of advertising.
But a product that claims to fully charge an Xbox One controller in under sixty seconds? What kind of rubes do you take us for? The hippo thing's more credible. Apparently, though, this is a thing that's possible, thanks to the fancy new Super Charger.
This charging dock is brought to us by Performance Designed Products. Chief Tech Officer Tom Roberts sure talks the talk (‘The Super Charger's unique ability to recharge the Xbox One controller in just seconds reduces interruption in game play sessions – a full recharge during a quick break provides convenience to all gamers'), promising 10-12 hours of gameplay from that minute's worth of charge, but we need more of the nitty gritty details.
There's no pricing or date for the Super Charger yet, but it's being shown off at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show. Let's see them put their money where their mouth is.