Energizer Power & Play Charging System
love my PS3, not in a romantic nature but more so of what a powerful
gaming console it is. From the games to Blu-ray and online play, this is
the definitive high-end console.
However, my biggest gripe with the PS3 is that
it is not very eco-friendly and in order to charge my PS3 controller,
the console needs to be on and if I want to play the console while
charging, I need to sit almost a metre away from my plasma TV because of
the ridiculously short power cable.
course, longer cables are available but that's not really the point, not
is it very green friendly or gamer friendly in my books. So what's a
gamer to do?
Coming to the rescue is
Energizer, one of the world’s most renowned battery companies with the Power and Play Charging System for the PS3
to become the new hero for gamers around the globe. It should also be
noted that this device is available for the XBox 360 and the Nintendo Wii.
So what exactly is
the Power and Play
Charging System? To cut a long story short, it's basically a standalone charging device that does not
require my PS3 to be turned on to charge. And as another bonus, the Power and
Play Charging System allows you to charge two PS3 controllers
In terms of charging, the unit charged both my DualShock
PS3 controllers is just over 2-hours which is very impressive and
considering the good power consumption of these controllers, it’s a very
small price to pay to be without a controller. Just charge it in your
Although not the sexiest looking piece of technology, The Energizer
Power & Play Charging system boasts a jet black stand which has two PS3 USB
connections on it and is relatively quite light. In order to charge your
controllers, all you need to do is plug the Power & Play Charging System
into your power socket, gently push the controller onto one of the USB
connections and presto, your device begins to charge. There is a red LED
on the unit as well which indicates that your device is charging and
once charged, this light changes to green. It's that simple!
In conclusion, it’s great that Energizer has catered for the gaming market and if
you’re a 360 or Wii gamer, a compatible Power & Play Charging System
is also a must have for you. Considering that certain PS3 units are quite
power hungry, this is the perfect charging device for all gamers and
even though it may not look like much, this is probably the one
accessory that all gamers should have access too.