Monday, December 21, 2020

Unwrap of the Controller Gear Xbox Pro Charging Stand

Yesterday while I was at the store I picked up a Controller Gear Xbox Pro Charging Stand for my Shock Blue Xbox Series X controller. I was able to buy it for $29.99 but I see it range anywhere from $30-$40 USD on the internet depending on the retailer and the color.

I'm impressed with the style and they way the controller rests in the stand. It fits like a glove. Had I not known it was manufactured by a third party I would have assumed this was a genuine Microsoft peripheral. 

The color match is impeccable and while a lot of chargers are going overboard with the LED indications on the charger the Charging Stand has one subtle LED on it to indicate that the controller is charging.

My only three complaints (and two of them are very minor) with this controller are, the battery life is only 12 hours and that is exceeded by some of it's competitors. However, most of us will charge our controller before then so the point is pretty moot. Secondly at this price you can buy a bunch of different charging systems for a lower price that handle two controllers at the same time for example the PowerA Dual Charging Station or the Nyko Charge Base.  

Finally this charging station does not use a USB cable to plug in so you can't connect it directly to your console to power it,  you'll have to plug it into the wall directly. For some people this is a good thing though. So your mileage may very. 

You can watch the full video on YouTube here:

If you like the Controller Gear Xbox Pro Charging Stand you can pick one up on Amazon

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Unwrapping and First Impression Videos

It's been a while since I've made a post over here. A few weeks ago I started doing a series of unboxing videos mostly as a joke. Turns out the joke was me though because they were fun and I actually enjoyed it. They are up on my YouTube channel here

I'm really enjoying it because I'm taking the time to learn more about the inner workings of YouTube and flexing some brain muscles I haven't used in a while with the video editing. The videos have started off pretty rough but I think they are getting better as time goes on. Something I'm really focusing on at the moment is making better thumbnails so I get a better click-through rate when people see my videos in their recommended feed. 

Here is the first video I did and it's very rough (but also has the most views, frankly it's because it's of the 3070 which is insanely hard to get): 

Here is the video I've made that has garnered the most traction (other than the 3070 that is): 

Finally here is the video I've most recently made. I'm happy with the growth it's shown since the first video but I know I have a lot left to learn: 

By the way, people seem to love that Xbox Series X and Series S Power Station. You can find them here.

You can purchase the Power A Charger Station here in Black:
You can purchase the Power A Charger Station here in White: