What do you do when your DualShock controllers lose their charge? Do you wait for both the controllers to charge up fully before going back to your game? Sure, everyone likes a break or two in between their games. However, charging both the controllers one-by-one is time taking and tends to steal the games's excitement element. If you agree with me, it's time you invested in quality charging stations or charging docks for your PS4 DualShock Controllers.
As you may have expected, these charging stations let you juice up two controllers parallelly. Moreover, they are small and compact and fits well into small spaces. At the same time, they let you avoid the messy wire situation as you have to deal with just one cable at a time.
So, if you are in the market looking for quality charging docks for your PS4 DualShock4 controllers, here are our recommendations. Let's get started.
The PS4 charging dock from Dobe is an affordable option and a good pick if you do not want to spend a lot. It's small and compact, and doesn't take up much space. As noted earlier, this dock can fit two controllers, and the dock can be charged via a USB cable hooked either to a PC or console or directly to an electrical outlet. They are quick to charge and show the charging status via the lights at the front.
The Dobe charging dock doesn't use the Micro USB ports at the top. Instead, it uses the extension (or EXT) port at the bottom. So, all you need to do is align the ports and place your controller at the top and the rest will be taken care of. At the same time, the USB ports on your PS4 will remain free.
Moreover, a singular power source means you will only use a single wall outlet instead of two.
It's durable and quite a few users have praised this charging dock for the same. Out of the fifteen hundred reviews on Amazon, it has managed to amass an average rating of 4.5-stars out of 5.
Another charging dock for the PS4 Dual charging station is the one by Yccsky. If you were to ask me, I like its design better since the controllers are aligned backward. This station doesn't take up much space. It uses the extension port at the bottom. The good news is that the controllers sit firmly and don't dislodge.
It charges quickly, and if we were to go by the company's claims, they could fully charge the plugged-in devices in around 2.5 hours.
The design is mostly the same. You get a vertical dock that plugs into a USB power source. The Yccsky charging dock doesn't come with a USB-power cable and you will have to get your own.
However, it doesn't perform well on the durability scale and tends to break in the long run.
The Beboncool is one of the popular charging docks for the DualShock 4 controllers. The looks are much refined in this case, and if you are looking for a product that beautifully balances both features and price, this is the one should check out. It has all the usual features like LED indicators at the top, an electrical power source, and a compact stand. The best part is that the LED indicators display the status when the charging is complete.
As mentioned above, the Beboncool charging dock is quite popular on Amazon and raked up around twenty-one thousand user reviews at the time of writing. Out of these reviews, it has an average rating of 4.7-stars. As per Fakespot's reviews, around 80% of the reviews are trustworthy and can be relied upon.
People love this charging dock for its easy to use nature and its durability. Above all, it's priced just under $15 and is affordable as well.
The company claims that the Beboncool charging dock also bundles a chip to prevent overcharging.
The highlight of the PowerA DualShock 4 Controller Charging Station is that it's ultra-compact in terms of design and looks. It comes with a base and two holders (with the charging pins), and that's about it. All you need to do is connect it to a power source and place the controllers in the stand, push them down to click in place, and that's about it. It also uses the extension ports at the bottom of the controller for charging.
It's worth noting that the PowerA charging station is one of the few PS-certified charging stations. It's in the same price bracket as the one above and similar to it, it promises a good charging speed. And provided you take good care of it, it will last you a long time. In fact, quite a few users have vouched for its durability and sturdy build.
Again, it comes with an auto cut-off mechanism. It will shut off automatically when the charging is complete.
One of the features that help the AmazonBasics charging dock stand apart from the rest of the docking stations is that it utilizes the micro-USB ports for charging. Yes, you read that right. That means you will have to place the controllers in the reverse position, and they tend to look a bit unusual. Other than that, the charging speed is quite decent and promises to get the process wrapped up in about 2.5 - 3 hours.
Another thing worth mentioning about this controller is that it ships with an AC adapter, thereby freeing up the USB port on your PS4 console.
In terms of looks, it doesn't pack much. However, it gets the job done. Though it has received favorable reviews from users, some have complained that it can be difficult to clip the controllers to the Micro-USB port.
Last but not least, we have the ChargePlay Duo from HyperX. This one is a tad expensive than the products above, and naturally, you get a few extras. For one, it packs a sleek and premium look, and the odds are that it will fit well on your gaming desk. And the weighted base adds to it. Secondly, it can display three charging status. So, instead of just Full and Empty like the other docking stations, you can see how far the controllers have come in their charging duration. The best part is that the charging indicator is pretty much accurate.
Like most controllers in this list, this PS4 charging station also uses the EXT port for charging. All you need to do is clip it down before you retire for the night, and you will wake up to fully charged controllers in the morning.
It charges two controllers at once.
The only issue is that the AC power adapter that ships with this one have a bigger form factor and will likely block the adjacent outlets. If that's not a concern for you, you can check it out.
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When it comes to PS4 controllers, a lot of things can go wrong. For one, the USB ports at the top may fry over time. In such cases, it's best to rely on charging stations like the ones above.
Besides that, you will have two fully charged controllers simultaneously, and that's enough reason to pick the multiplayer game right from where you left it.
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