Xbox One controllers are powered by AA batteries, but if swapping out alkaline cells isn't your thing, some awesome rechargeable battery options exist.

There is a wide array of charging solutions available on the market for Xbox One controllers, ranging from cheap and cheerful to premium. Here are some of the best.

Updated May 30, 2017: We added Amazon's rechargeable battery solution to the mix.

Xbox Play and Charge Kit

Microsoft offers rechargeable batteries for Xbox One controllers, and they tend to have the longest lifespan. These rechargeable batteries come with a USB cable complete with a LED light that indicates the charge status of the battery. Draping dedicated USB cables across your playspace isn't the most elegant solution, but the Xbox Play and Charge Kit is tried and tested, and it won't let you down. It costs around $25.

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Panasonic Eneloop Pro

If you don't mind swapping batteries out, the Panasonic Eneloop rechargeable AA batteries just may be the best solution on this list. Panasonic Eneloop batteries use advanced technology to retain a charge more reliably than typical rechargeable batteries.

These AA batteries rank at 2,550mAh and can be fully recharged in around seven hours. The charging dock has a retractable cable, and while it's more fiddly than the dock solutions above, it can prove the most cost-effective over time, retaining up to 85 percent of the batteries' charge when not in use. For around $20 you'll get a charger and a pack of AA batteries.

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Amazon Basics

We previously covered the Panasonic Eneloop charge dock, which allows you to charge four Xbox controller-compatible AA batteries simultaneously, but Amazon itself provides a similar solution that also comes with a USB socket to charge a separate device.

A colleague here at Mobile Nations mentioned that the Amazon Basics solution is just as good as Panasonic's Eneloop dock, and shouldn't be overlooked due to the branding.

The Amazon dock has a faster estimated recharge time than the Eneloop solution, but you might find Amazon's batteries don't last as long over time, particularly after several recharges. The Eneloop option might be a better long-term solution, but if you want to leave a phone charging on the same outlet overnight, this might be more convenient. Additionally (and annoyingly), the Amazon Basics pack will only allow you to charge batteries in pairs, whereas Eneloop's can charge any combination of batteries. $14 will net you just the charger, it appears. Batteries are sold separately.

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Smatree Rechargeable batteries

This is a double NI-MH battery charging solution for Xbox One that lets you charge a replacement battery while using the other one.

Smatree claims that its batteries provide longer lasting life than Microsoft's batteries, and that sentiment seems to be reflected in the product's Amazon reviews. The batteries have over-charging protection, which means they might appear as though they don't have a full charge when in use. However, they still last around 30 hours on a single charge, according to the reviews.

When the batteries have hit their overcharge limit of six to seven hours, a green light indicates that they're ready to use. Having a new battery ready at all times should eliminate the need to ever plug your controller in. This costs around $24.

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TNTi Arc Charger

If you already have Microsoft's rechargeable batteries, consider picking up the TNTi Arc Charger to go with them.

The Arc Charger is a docking solution that only works with the official Xbox batteries sold in the Play and Charge Kit above. It allows you to dock and charge two separate controllers on a single USB port, which is not only useful if you play a lot of co-op games but allows you to cycle two controllers for those long sessions.

The Arc Charger also has LED charge status lights, AC adapter support, and additional USB ports if you want to attach even more controllers (or keep your phone charged up). The Arc Charger costs around $30.

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Nyko Charge Block

The Nyko Charge Block batteries aren't as potent as the official Xbox ones, but they offer the ability to keep multiple controllers charged on a single USB socket.

Nyko Charge Blocks can be purchased as single items, and they can also be daisy-chained together to easily charge several controllers (even from different consoles). The batteries clock in at 1,200mAh, which is a little smaller than the official Microsoft batteries, but they will be adequate for most sessions — and when you're done all you have to do is drop the charger on the dock to charge them. $30 will net you a Nyko Charge Block.

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Fosmon Charge Dock

The Fosmon Charge Dock has very high consumer review scores on Amazon, making it another worthy option. The dock is suitable for charging two Xbox One controllers, and it also supports the Xbox One S controller (although, not the Battlefield 1 storm gray controller).

The dock uses 800mAh NiMH rechargeable batteries, and it reportedly offers 25 to 28 hours of continuous play with a lifespan of over 1,000 charges. Judging by the comments, these NiMH batteries are comparable to modern Eneloop-style rechargeable packs, which hold a charge better when not in use versus some older NiMH battery types.

The dock also has a green LED charge indicator and a 3.5-foot USB power cable with barriers that replace the standard housing found on the Xbox controllers. The Fosmon Charge Dock costs around $23.

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Over to you!

Do you use wireless rechargeable batteries in your Xbox One controller or do you stay wired? Let us know in the comments.