Remember the days where you had to constantly replace your batteries in your game controller? With the Wireless Controller Play and Charge kit for the Xbox One (and Windows 10 PC), you can now play your games and charge your battery at the same time.
First, let’s go over the technical stuff regarding the controller. It features vibrating motors in the triggers, providing precise fingertip feedback, making your gaming experience super sweet. The controller also features a D-pad design that is responsive to sweeping and directional movements. There’s a nice grip on the thumbsticks and triggers/bumpers have been designed for quick access.
The controller also features a new built-in stereo headset jack, which lets you connect the Xbox One Chat Headset or Stereo Headset.
The package comes with a battery pack that inserts into the body of the controller, giving you ample room to grip the controller. Best of all, it charges under four hours offering thirty hours of battery life on a single charge.
All you have to do is plug the nine-foot USB to Micro-USB cable and the indicator light remains at orange while it charges — at the same time, you can use the controller on your Xbox One or Windows 10 PC via the cable. Once the light turns white, disconnect the cable and connect to your Xbox One wirelessly. You can also connect to your Windows 10 PC, but you need to purchase a separate $25 Wireless Adapter.
As you can see in the video above, the controller works flawlessly via the USB cable on my Surface Book running Windows 10. You can check out this controller at the Microsoft Store for $75.Further reading: Gaming, Microsoft, Surface Book, Xbox One