The PS3 Charging Cradle charges up to two SIXAXIS or DualShock 3 controllers. The stylish casing glows in a blue light when operating and signalises fully charged controllers with a green light. On the one hand you save energy because the Charging Cradle is powered by its own power supply and doesn’t need the PS3 turned on. On the other, the Charging Cradle can be placed anywhere and doesn’t need to be anywhere near the PS3.
“The current supply takes place via USB cable of the PS3 over an own 230V power supply.”
“This charging station is not a wobbly stand as the one by Thurstmaster which appeared in the last issue.”
“Conclusion: Charging station with integrated floodlight. Hyper, Hyper!”
PlayBlu, 01/2010, Pg. 92
"Charge up to two SIXAXIS or Dual Shock 3 controller in the charging station by simply plugging your universal power supply in the wall socket."
"Stylish LEDs indicate the charge level of the controller and glow green when one or both are fully charged."
"The great design and the additional USB cable convince immediately."
"For not even 30 euros no PS3 owner should pass this hardware up. An absolute must-have."
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"In presenting the Charging Cradle for PS3, the manufacturers Snakebyte not
only offer a handy gadget, but they also help protecting the environment by
"The Charging Cradle allows for charging the controllers independently of
the console and thus saving a lot of energy. In addition, the gadget is also
Play ³ says:
"The Power Dock can be connected either via USB (from the PS3 or the PC) or via the supplied 220V power supply with electricity. So the PS3 have not to be switched on for loading you controller "
"Special features of the Snakebyte Cradle: It is lit in blue and has moveable USB pugs, which makes the connecting of controllers much easier"
"Conclusion: A practical and good-looking utensil"
Play ³, 03/2009, p. 81
Planet Playstation says:
"The trick: The Charging Cradle is not bound to the PS3, it also can be charged in a standard outlet. This does not only saves plenty of power, it also allows you to place the cradle wherever you like."
"Many competing products are only chargeable via USB and this deprive their right to existence."