PS4 Gets Qi Compatible Inductive Wireless Charger to Help With Your DualShock 4’s Battery

on October 19, 2014 9:25 AM

The DualShock 4’s battery has always been under fire for its arguably short battery life, and a lot of implements have been created to mitigate the problem.

The Japanese manufacturer SPEC Computer is taking its turn with its removable battery receiver for PS4, which is basically a device weighing 21 grams and measuring 77 mm × 50 mm × 20 mm that attaches snugly to the bottom of your DualShock 4.

The peculiarity of this little product is that it’s compatible with the increasingly populr Qi standard charging pads (not included), which are normally used to recharge smartphones. You put your DualShock 4 on the pad and it’ll charge up without any need for a cable or to use one of your PS4’s USB ports.

Considering the ease of just slapping your controller on a pad, it might help for those that are often interrupted while they play, and that can’t be bothered with plugging their controller in while they take care of business.

Of course it also comes with the usual drawback of inductive charging, as you can’t really use your controller to play when it’s placed on the pad.

Below you can check out a gallery of pictures of the device, which has just been released in Japan. A western release hasn’t been announced for the moment. The local price is 2,200 yen (about 22 bucks).

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.