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).