Best Xbox Controller Charging Station Windows Central 2019

Having to use standard AA batteries all the time for your Xbox One controllers can be costly and inconvenient due to the fact batteries aren't cheap. However, you have another option: charging stations. Charging stations can be used to recharge the controller batteries that come with them indefinitely, so all you need is a one-time purchase and you'll never need to worry about buying more AA batteries again. There's a lot of good competition on the market for charging stations, but the Fomson Dual Charging Station is the best one overall thanks to its massive maximum playtime per charge, solidly fast charging time, and sleek appearance.

Best Overall: Fomson Dual Charging Station

The best thing about the Fomson Dual Charging Station is that it blows all other stations out of the water in terms of how long you can play on a full battery before needing a charge. Its large 1000mAH batteries last an outstanding 20-22 hours on a full charge, which means that you will be able to go anywhere from two days to an entire week between charges, depending on how often and how long you play games. The time it takes to charge these gargantuan batteries back up to full power isn't too bad either at around 4-6 hours. This means that there's a 4:1 ratio between how much time you spend playing versus charging, which is a fantastic result.

The station itself is less exemplary than its charging capabilities, but it's not bad by any means. The chassis feels a little flimsy, but the design itself keeps controllers on the dock firmly in place, and the aesthetic of the station is sleek and neutral-colored, perfectly fitting in with the traditional Xbox style. Lastly, there are helpful LED indicators on the front of the station that let you know when a controller is done charging.

Pros:

  • 20-22 hours on a full charge.
  • Awesome design.
  • Looks great.
  • Helpful LEDs.

Cons:

  • Feels a bit flimsy.

Best Overall

Fomson Dual Charging Station

The best there is

The Fosmon Dual Charging Station is a fantastic controller charger with unrivaled charging power and secure controller slots. However, it feels a little flimsy.

Mid-Range Option: Snakebyte Twin Charge X

The Snakebyte Twin Charge X is a slightly cheaper, less effective alternative to the Fomson Dual Charging Station. You'll only get about 10-11 hours of playtime out of a controller charged with the Snakebyte Twin Charge X's 800mAH batteries as opposed to the 20+ hours you'll achieve with a Fomson Dual Charging Station, but the Snakebyte station is more durable and solid than the Fomson one, meaning you may want to opt for it if you have concerns about children or animals knocking your charging station to the ground. In addition, it also boasts a neutral-colored aesthetic and helpful LED lights.

Pros:

  • Better durability.
  • Same great look.
  • Less expensive.
  • Helpful LEDs.

Cons:

  • 10-11 hours on full charge.

Mid-Range Option

Snakebyte Twin Charge X

A strong alternative

While not as great as the Fomson Dual Charging Station, the Snakebyte Twin Charge X is still a really good charging station that you should choose if you want to save a few dollars.

Snazzy Appearance: CVIDA Dual Charging Station

The CVIDA Dual Charging Station boasts the exact same charging capabilities as the Snakebyte Twin Charge X, but trades in the neutral-style aesthetic for an aggressive angular one accented with a large LED stripe light that both looks cool and lets you know when the controller is finished charging. This station is also more durable than the Fomson Dual Charging Station, and it has a cool feature that allows you to charge the batteries even when they aren't in the back of a controller.

Pros:

  • Better durability.
  • Aggressive angular appearance.
  • Less expensive.
  • Helpful LED.

Cons:

  • 10-11 hours on full charge.

Snazzy Appearance

CVIDA Dual Charging Station

For style lovers

The CVIDA Dual Charging Station is equally as effective as the Snakebyte Twin Charge X, but trades its neutral look for a more aggressive and angular design that's best suited for gamers that like gear they can show off.

Budget Pick: ESYWEN Dual Charging Station

If you want a competent charging station that's also easier on your wallet than the rest of the list, the ESYWEN Dual Charging Station is for you. On a full charge, you'll get 7 hours of playtime, and it takes about 3-4 hours to charge a dead controller back up to full. These aren't great numbers, but they're good enough to be sufficient as long as you don't mind having to charge more frequently than the other options on this list. In addition, the stand itself is compact and durable, and it also comes with cool Xbox controller shaped LEDs to let you know when the controllers are fully charged.

Pros:

  • Better durability.
  • Least expensive.
  • Shorter charge time.
  • Compact.

Cons:

  • 7 hours on full charge.

Budget Pick

ESYWEN Dual Charging Station

Save yourself money

The ESYWEN Dual Charging Station is worse at charging than the other choices on this list but it's also the least expensive, making it an awesome budget pick.

Bottom line

When it comes to charging stations, you want something that can charge your controllers well and will allow you to play for a lot longer then you'll need to charge. In addition, you'll also want something that looks good and fits in with the rest of your gaming gear, and also keeps your controllers on the station firmly and securely.

At the end of the day, the Fomson Dual Charging Station is the best Xbox controller charging station due to its incredible charging power, awesome design, and sleek aesthetic. If you want the best charger, look no further.

Credits — The team that worked on this guide

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. He's relatively new to the writing scene, but he counters that lack of experience with a rock-solid work ethic and a desire to improve at every opportunity. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.

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