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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
good for the price – 4800mAh Rechargeable Battery with USB Charging Cable for Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Reviews

posted by sneak78 on 06/16/2009 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
-cheap
-working
-enough capacity (few hours, perhaps 5, I haven't counted but clearly more than other cheap batteries, you won't find it ridiculous)
-play and charge cable looks genuine
Cons:
-doesn't perfectly fit, the battery is a little spaced from the gamepad but it won't get out even if you shake it.
-not exactly the same color as the pad
-text written on it (I'd prefer it without but it may be useful if you have multiple batteries)
-really little capacity compared to official battery or 2400mAh AAA batteries.
Other:
it isn't 4800mAh, it may be made of two 1,2V false 2400mAh batteries but that doesn't make it 4800, it makes it 2.4V (false) 2400mAh. But hey someone started lying so they had to if they wanted to sell their product, I can understand. Compared to real 2400mAh AAA batteries, it is very light and it lasts very very little but it is sufficient to play a full evening or a full afternoon.
Mine doesn't appears fully charged in the menu (one bar missing) but it still works well.
Bottomline:
If you plan on playing longer, buy a second battery (the same but without the play and charge cable). Or just plug the cable in.
For me it has the better quality/price rate out there so I recommand it, if you want a better one, buy an official one or two AAA batteries and a charger (last really really long but you'll have to get them out and put them in a charger, I prefer the play and charge cable).

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