Building a better mousetrap: OtterBox has resolved the old resynchronization issue after exchanging the Xbox controller’s dead batteries for a new game. Sure, resyncing only takes a second or two, but it’s pretty annoying when you’re right in the middle of a boss fight.
The problem is that when your juice runs out or you remove the Xbox controller batteries (Third-party rechargeable or AA power pack), the controller loses connection with the console. It’s inevitable, isn’t it?
OtterBox resolved the problem with the power swap controller batteries. It is essentially a battery pack within a battery pack. The way it works is a rechargeable power cell that is nested inside a case that OtterBox calls a “cage.” The cage, in turn, fits inside the battery compartment of the Xbox controller. The cage takes about 30 seconds to load, long enough to change the main power pack.
The $ 60 accessory comes with two battery packs, two cages (one for each Xbox Series X | S and Xbox One controller), and a charging dock. OtterBox says that each power pack has approximately 10 hours of run time. They also have LED indicators that show the remaining charge, so users can be ready to switch on the go or before starting a game.