"Slow but Steady"4.5 stars
Pros: Charges your Wireless Controller
Cons: Makes your Wireless a NON Wireless
Summary: For the price, between $15 to $20, it's a GREAT deal. You get a rechargable pack for your 360 controller and the USB cable to plug into the XBox itself. The battery pack is good for about 12 hours of play time before it needs to be plugged in, at whicih point it takes about 2 hours or so to charge, but WHILE it is charging, you can still play with it. The length of the cable provided is plenty long enough to sit comfortably on your couch or easy-chair and continue to play your games as the controller charges.
Even after you power down the XBox 360, the controller will continue to charge while plugged in. When you are done charging, simply unplug the cord. The cord can be plugged in / unplugged mid-game, so you don't have to worry about stopping.
It has a no-nonsense LED in it that shows RED while charging and GREEN when it's fully charged.
An interesting side note. Another accessory that you can purchase for your 360 is the Nyko Intercooler. It is a 3 fan cooling addition that connectes directly onto the back of your XBox and appears as if it was part of the initial structure. It requires no extra power cables, as it plugs directly into the 360 power port, and the power cable then plugs in directly to the Nyko Intercooler. It powers on with the 360 and shuts DOWN with the 360. THIS is where the Play & Charge system gets interesting, if you shut your XBox down but leave your controller plugged in to charge, the Intercooler will remain on, so the fans continue to blow until the charger is done, and then it shuts down.
All in all, the Play & Charge kit is a MUST.