Xbox Controller with Play and Charge Kit
This controller is a scam
I know it's along review but you should read it all. In the past I have gotten controller with rechargeable battery packs and never had any problems with them. And I broke the last one I had because of a bad drop. I got this controller seeing that it it had a rechargeable battery pack. That was a terrible decision. I got the controller a month ago and only used it with the battery pack it came with along with the cable. Since my friends kept bothering me because of the buzzing noise (only controller that game me this problem ever) I decided to buy rechargeable Duracell batteries. As soon as I charged them and put them into the controller it would blink twice and then turn off. I thought that there was something wrong with the batteries so I tried regular alkaline batteries. The same problem occurred. I tried everything. I tested everything. The rechargeable and regular batteries worked perfectly on another controller. After testing everything I found out that the controller only worked with the battery pack and the cable. This controller forces you to buy either another controller if you can't figure out the problem or to buy another rechargeable battery pack. Since the battery pack that it came with died(after 3 months) I got a new controller that wasn't rechargeable and used the batteries I bought. I'm very disappointed in Microsoft for making this product. Hopefully you read this review and won't spend your money.
A great upgrade from the original!
I got this controller last year,and it still works great,before I got a new shell for it,there were some some light cracks,near the buttons,and D-pad,but I finally repaired it.I have had no problems so far and I know this is the best controller I have ever got.The best thing about it,is the chrome transforming D-pad.My old original white controller,had the first D-pad that was on the first Xbox 360 controller.Another thing I like is the new thumbsticks,instead of four small circles around the old thumbsticks,the new ones have bigger circle covering them (Which I think it gives them a way better feel,and grip.).Overall the is the best controller you can buy!
I bought this controller for myself and everything seemed to be working great. I then realized the poor battery life of the battery pack that comes with the controller. It was pretty disappointing but nontheless it saves me a lot of money throughout the year so im not complaining. Definately pays for itself
this design was great the rotating d-pad is much better then the original d-pad i cant use the old one anymore the rotating is much more responsive
Awesome Controller! Although...
This controller package is absolutely amazing. I like the way the joysticks feel on my thumbs. I like the paint job, as well as the 'transforming' D-Pad. There is only one problem that I know of so far. That is when you are in a chat (Party, Private, Game), and you decide to charge your controller while you are chatting, there is an absolutely annoying buzzing noise that is created by the charger. This noise can be heard by you, as well as the other person(s) in the chat. This buzzing noise gets me kicked out of Xbox Live Parties a lot. That is the only bad thing about this Play & Charge Kit. But that shouldn't stop you from buying this product. It is absolutely amazing. This controller package is a must-buy if you want a stylish controller, and if you want to save money by not having to constantly purchase AA Batteries.
I loved it but now I regret wasting money for it
Ive heard good reviews about this controller and I dedided to pick one up for myself. Took a 3 hour bike ride to Best Buy to buy one and I thought it was awesome. I loved the interchangable D-Pad, the smooth thumbsticks, the silver and grey buttons, and the matte silver paintjob. But almost 2 weeks after buying one the paint started chipping and fading away. I was really dissapointed about this and now I regret buying one of these. I couldn't take it back to Best Buy because I got rid of the receipt, so I took the silver and grey buttons and the thumbsticks off of it and put them in my black xbox controller.
I was greatly pleased with this for the first few months I had it. Now, the vibration is slowly starting to stop working. I haven't damaged it thrown it, anything. Overall it's not worth the purchase. I'm greatly disappointed with this controller.
It did not matter which way you switched it, the D-Pad did not work very well at all. There was no difference from a regular controller. I do not recommend it at all. They need to test their products before they put them out on the market.
Love the colors and the chrome d-pad, nice feel on the analog sticks, when you buy it make sure the charge kit light is red which indicates it is charging
Pretty good controller but one problem....
I got his controller at my local gamestop. When I first tried it out i loved it. Then a few times later i noticed something. I can't play without it being charged. If I took the charger out it would turn itself off. I dunno how to fix it and I know some people that have that problem too. Otherwise, if you don't care about the charge and play and just want a controller this is a great choice! I love the color scheme (its really cool). The transforming d-pad is pretty cool but i don't really understand why you would really want to change it but its a cool feature.