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Metal-Willis
12-31-2014, 01:51 AM
I find myself in need of some new batteries for my 360 controllers. Now in your opinion, which is the best route that lasts the longest?

Has anyone tried these cheap ass ones?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3600-mAh-Wireless-Rechargeable-Remote-Controller-Battery-Pack-for-Xbox-360-White-/361169043655?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item54175a40c7

Would an official Microsoft branded one be better, or just go the route of this?

http://www.energizer.com/batteries/rechargeable-battery-chargers/Pages/rapid-charger.aspx

TeamShake
12-31-2014, 03:08 AM
I bought a bunch of eneloops and just use those in mine. Since they hold their change for a long time, I always have some ready to go.

GutsDozer
12-31-2014, 03:08 AM
Both of the rechargeable ones generic or Microsoft are crap.They wear out way to quickly. I actually had given up on 360 wireless controllers all together. Take my advice and scoop an official wired controller. You will be a lot happier believe me.

Reigami
01-03-2015, 07:48 AM
I've had several Microsoft batteries. They are pretty bad, none of them hold their charge anymore. Duracell AA's have worked out well for me.

Evilpoptart
01-07-2015, 01:45 PM
Eneloops are really the way to go if you like your 360 wireless controllers. They are pretty much the Cadillacs of rechargeable battery's. I have huge pack of them because I got sick of buying Energizer rechargeable only to have them die couple of months in because of how many cycles I would put on them. Once I started using Eneloops I really noticed a difference with them and won't go back to plain rechargeable.

Dozer does have a good point too. Eventually you get sick dicken around with any type of battery and just get the wired controllers, thankfully they have a decent length cord on them and will serve you well on your 360 and your PC too. I alternate between my wireless and wired controllers depending on what I am doing especially with my Media PC in the living room. The Microsoft battery's suck for sure and are a complete waste, I wouldn't bother with them much better alternatives.

Grab a pack of Eneloops from amazon for cheap, or get amazons version of Eneloops too.

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-Eneloop-generation-Pre-Charged-Rechargeable/dp/B00KQ2L9NY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420655787&sr=8-1&keywords=eneloops+aa


Amazons Version:
http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-High-Capacity-Rechargeable-Batteries-Pre-charged/dp/B00HZV9WTM/ref=pd_sim_e_8?ie=UTF8&refRID=0HMTK3R58JYKH798H9X1