titleBeing both a console and PC gamer, sometimes I find myself neglecting one or the other due to a lack of time to do both. Recently it has been console gaming. When I do have time to play, I always have to fight with finding a controller that is charged and ready to go; I just don’t have time to wait around for it to charge or to mess with awkward play and charge setups. I was sorting through some of our PR and came across a product that fit the bill perfectly for me: Konnet’s Power Pyramid. Let’s take a closer look.

Product Name: Konnet Power Pyramid

Review Sample Provided by: Konnet

Review by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

Specifications

Product Name

:

Power Pyramid

Description

:

Charging Station for your Game Controllers

Features

:

Charging and Storage Dock for your Game Controllers
Charge 4 x Controllers simultaneously (4 x PS3 or 4 x Xbox 360 or 2+2 PS3/Xbox 360)
Powered by AC Adaptor (Included) without connection with Game Console
LED Indication for Charging Status (Charging – Red; Full Charge – Blue)
Stylish Docking to store your controller while not in use

Included Inside

:

Power Pyramid x 1
Power Adaptor x 1
User Manual x 1

Compatibility

:

PlayStation 3
Xbox 360

Model No.

For

Unit Price (US$)

KN-9901

PS3 & Xbox360

49.99

KN-9902

PS3 & Xbox360 (Supreme Version)

54.99

KN-9604

PS3

49.99

KN-9704

Xbox360

49.99

Packaging

Konnet packed the Power Pyramid into a colorful box with a large photo of the charger right in the middle. Outside of the photo, the packaging was uninspiring and didn’t really catch my eye. I think they are hoping that the Power Pyramid will speak for itself. Inside the charger itself was packed in a plastic clamshell, nothing amazing.

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Installation/Setup

Installing and setting up the Power Pyramid was extremely simple. You have to plug in the included power cable into both the device and wall. With power to it, you are free to attach your controllers. In our case they sent a Power Pyramid that charges two Xbox controllers and two PS3 controllers at the same time. Docking your controllers is easy and you will know when you’re plugged in because the dock itself will glow blue once connected.

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One thing that stood out about this setup is the lack of battery packs for your Xbox controllers. In my case it was fine because I have always used Microsoft’s Play and Charge and Quick Charge kits. If you don’t have either, you will be stuck hunting for the rechargeable batteries to take advantage of this charger. With the PS3 controllers, their rechargeables are already built in, you will have no worries there. With everything setup, I found this particular model to be very helpful in my living room. Although I do have more than two controllers each, I was able to keep two of each controllers charged and ready to go at all times, while only taking up one plug. It also helps to keep your controllers in one location when you aren’t playing. You don’t want to leave them sitting around and let them die.Image_3

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Overall

Konnet has come out with a very creative charging design that not only shows off your controllers, but also keeps them topped off all the times. Because of this, I am able to jump into a game any time I find a little time, without worrying about having dead controllers. The “Supreme Version” is ideal for anyone who, like me, has both systems, but a limited amount of outlets near my television. My main complaint about the Power Pyramid is their MSRP prices of 49.99 and 54.99, without including batteries for the Xbox controllers. This price is outrageous. You can find them for 10 bucks cheaper online, but it’s still a tough sell.

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Author Bio
garfi3ld
Author: garfi3ldWebsite: http://lanoc.org
Editor-in-chief
You might call him obsessed or just a hardcore geek. Wes's obsession with gaming hardware and gadgets isn't anything new, he could be found taking things apart even as a child. When not poking around in PC's he can be found playing League of Legions, Awesomenauts, or Civilization 5 or watching a wide variety of TV shows and Movies. A car guy at heart, the same things that draw him into tweaking cars apply when building good looking fast computers. If you are interested in writing for Wes here at LanOC you can reach out to him directly using our contact form.

 

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