Nyko Charge Block Review: Best PS4 & Xbox One Controller Charger

The Nyko Charge Block is a easy way to make sure that your Xbox One and PS4 controllers are always charged. The Charge Block Solo and Charge Block Duo keep your gaming area looking clean by streamlining wires and showcasing your controllers.

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Gamers can choose the Nyko Charge Block for their console in a single or double charging back and can choose to connect the chargers or separate them to fit the space available and gaming habits.

We love that this controller charging dock lets us charge the Xbox One Elite Controller and a PS4 controller at the same time by combining a PS4 and a Xbox One Nyko Charge Block.

The Nyko Charge Block at home charging a Xbox One and a PS4 controller.

The Nyko Charge Block at home charging a Xbox One and a PS4 controller.

Gamers can buy the Nyko Charge Block for $14.99 to $29.99 depending on the console and number of charging blocks desired. The small front angled cover pops off if you want to connect two Charge Block Solo units for different consoles.

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Each charger comes with a small charging adapter that allows you to simply set the controller on the Nyko Charge Block to charge. Forget fumbling for the right way to connect a Micro USB cable — or remembering what port to connect this to on the PS4 controller. Just set your controller down and it’s charged and ready the next time you want to play.

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The PS4 controller connects with a small plug that connects to the Micro USB charger. The Xbox One controller includes a new back plate and 1,200 mAh battery. This works with the regular and the Elite Xbox One controllers. It works with standard PS4 controllers. SCUF PS4 controllers will not fit in the charging block due to the paddle placement on those controllers.

Small adapters or covers allow drop and charge technology.

Small adapters or covers allow drop and charge technology.

After using the Nyko Charge Block for weeks during a hectic gaming season that has us jumping between Call of Duty: Black Ops 3Madden 17 and FIFA 17 as we prepare for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare RemasteredCall of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1 this is a must have accessory.

There’s no need to look for a cord at the end of a late night gaming session, just sit the controller on the Nyko Charge Block and it charges up.

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We’ve connected a PS4 and an Xbox Charger together so that our main controllers are in reach and at the same spot when we need to quickly check different game updates and compare games. You can power two chargers with the included adapter or four chargers with a USB 3.0 connection.

Use the Nyko Charge Block together or separately.

Use the Nyko Charge Block together or separately.

You can power the Nyko Charge Block with the included plug or by connecting to your console

The Nyko Charge Block is available at GameStop in black and will arrive at Target and Walmart this month. A white Nyko Charge Block is planned in for October as well.

  • PS4 Nyko Charge Block Solo – $14.99
  • PS4 Nyko Charge Block Duo – $24.99
  • Xbox One Nyko Charge Block Solo – $19.99
  • Xbox One Nyko Charge Block Duo – $29.99

The Xbox One Charge Block is slightly more expensive thanks to the battery that comes with it. The PS4 Nyko Charge Block uses the built-in rechargeable battery with a small dongle.

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We love the Nyko Charge Block and it is an excellent gaming accessory for players who want the convenience of dropping a controller into a holder and picking it up later with a full charge. The price is just right for what you get with the Nyko Charge Block.