Review: Hori Dual Charge Station

If you are as tired of buying new batteries for your controller as I am, then here is a solution to your problems.

Hori Dual Charge Station is a charging station for Xbox One and Xbox Series, with two included battery packs. A really good alternative to both unit batteries and rechargeable batteries.

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The first thing I notice is that the packaging is quite simple, not too much text or the like, but despite this (or thanks to) it is very elegant. On the back there are simple descriptions of the different options that you can use the charger.

What you get in the package is:

A Dual Charge station with 60 cm USB charging cable, two battery packs and four battery covers – two adapted for Xbox Series and two for Xbox One’s controls.

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The charging station has an elegant design with an LED indicator on the sides to show the charge status of the battery: solid, orange light when charging and solid, green when fully charged.

The battery doors that come with have holes removed so that you can easily put the control on charge when you are done with it, the battery pack also has an LED indicator that lights up red when the battery has less than 10% left.

Now you’re thinking for sure ”but Cenny, if you only have one control then?“- then my answer will be”there are no problems at all, you can still charge the battery without plugging it into a controller“. Because do you remember the battery covers I mentioned above? They also act as battery holders if you only have one control and are easily placed on the station to charge the package externally, without control.

Hori dual charge station battery pack xbox one controller
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If I have to jump into the negative with this product, it’s a bit tricky to get the included battery cover over the battery on the control, while you have to keep track of which cover you use – as the Series X control is slightly different from Xbox One . However, this is easy to see when the doors are marked. If you only charge the battery, there is something too loose on top of the station, so you have to make sure that it ends up exactly right, otherwise the battery will not charge. If this should happen, however, the charging station will talk about it by the LED indicator starting to flash red, so that you can correct it immediately. The last thing I noticed is that it takes around three hours to charge an almost empty battery pack.

Hori dual charge station xbox
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In summary, this product is really good, elegant and affordable for what you get out of it. You easily connect the USB cable to the console and just insert the battery and you are done. Of course it takes around three hours to charge the battery, but since it comes with two units in the package – and a fully charged battery lasts almost two days, active playing time before you have to change the battery – then the other is ready to be put in then mode.

All in all, this is an absolutely superb alternative to piece batteries and in fact also rechargeable ones. My personal experience is that rechargeable batteries lose power quite quickly, while these battery packs are something really special.

Definitely an accessory all Xbox owners should consider.