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  • Almost does its job

    posted by rcanka on 03/02/2010
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    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:

    It is a battery and it is rechargeable
    Saves you the hassle of having to keep a warehouse full of AAs
    Fits relatively well
    Nice to be able to charge in USB-port
    Spares me the shame of sponsoring Microsoft yet again

    Cons:

    Doesn't hold charge well
    Never goes over 3/4 bars according to the 360 (atleast for me)
    Does not match the color of my controller
    The USB charging bit feels a bit too risky to leave unattended
    Hard to see when the battery is fully charged
    Playing with the charger attached is not an option, since it sticks out awkwardly
    It CAN'T be 3600mAh, there is NO way
    Discharges way too fast, the controller starts notifying me that the battery is running low in the next couple of hours of gameplay

    OtherThoughts:

    A better way of notifying the level of charge would've been nice
    The color matching can't be that hard to obtain
    An angled connector and longer cable would ease the charge-and-play bit

    Bottomline:

    It's affordable and feels cheap.
    As with a lot of SKU-stuff, it just doesn't feel right.
    But in the end, I'm not paying Microsoft a gazillion dollars for a simple rechargable battery.

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