Accessory Review: AC2 AMMOCLIP Charging Dock (PS5 and Xbox Series X|S)
A decent controller charging dock is a very handy accessory for just about any gaming console, especially if you have more than one controller. You’re always provided with two AA batteries to power your Xbox One controller, but they don’t last very long. Even with a built-in battery on a PlayStation controller, they don’t last very long either, so it’s always wise to have one docked ready to go when your current controller runs out of power.
Ever since owning a PS3, a charging dock has always been an early purchase of mine. Because other than being able to power your controller, it’s also an ideal way to store your reluctant controller. However, one issue that I’ve had with most controller charging docks is how easy they can be knocked off their perch. Even if it’s not my clumsy handy that will knock the controller off its charge, you can bet that one of my two cats will when they’re running around the house on a mad one.
The AC2 AMMOCLIP charging dock is shaped similar to that of a Hexagon and your controller will be clipped into it at the upper and lower end of the charger. Granted the controllers might not feel stable if you pick up the AC2 with both connected, though I doubt you’ll have any real reason to do that in the first place. The AC2 charging dock will lie flat on the surface and will fully charge your controller within a couple of hours. Oh, and because they’re flat, they less likely to be knocked out of place.
In terms of what you get in the box, you of course get the AC2 AMMOCLIP charging dock with a LED indicator and a fast-charge 2 metre USB-C cable. With the Xbox One version, you’ll also get two rechargeable batteries included. Obviously, you won’t get batteries in the PS5 version of the AC2 because the DualSense controllers have built-in lithium batteries. From what I can tell at most retailers, the Xbox One version is a couple of quid more than the PS5 version, but you get the two rechargeable batteries that make up for that cost.
It’s also worth mentioning that while the PlayStation version of the AC2 AMMOCLIP charging dock is only compatible with the PS5s DualSense controller, the Xbox version of the AC2 AMMOCLIP is compatible with both Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Depending on the retailer, you can pick up the Xbox version for around £20 and the PS5 version for around £18, both represent good value for money in my opinion.
All in all, after years of using the more traditional charging docks for both my PlayStation and Xbox consoles, it only ever seemed natural that I would continue to buy them in the same format over the years. However, now that I’ve tried the Ammo Clip Charging Dock from Gioteck there’s no going back.
Both Ammo Clip Charging Docks for PS5 and Xbox were provided for review.