The GoodFairly compact, vertical design; charges up to two Xbox 360 controllers at once.
The BadCould be a few bucks cheaper; weighted stand would make it easier to dock and undock controllers; doesn't present a significant advantage over Microsoft's similarly priced Xbox 360 Quick Charge Kit.
The Bottom LineIf you're looking for a convenient way to charge a couple of Xbox 360 wireless controls at the same time, the Xbox 360 Energizer Power & Play Charging System is a reasonable option--though it's not the only one.
Performance Design Products, which is simply known as PDP, recently licensed the Energizer brand to slap on its line of Power & Play Charging Systems for the Sony PS3, Microsoft Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii.
The model reviewed here, the Energizer Power & Play Charging System for Xbox 360, looks very similar to the PlayStation 3 version, but it's missing the extra USB ports for charging additional electronics devices and game controllers. That means the Xbox 360 system will only charge two Xbox 360 wireless controllers at a time.
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