I've dealt with Venom a few times in the past when it comes to reviewing their items. With me being lucky (depending on how you look at it) enough to getting my hands on some of their headsets and reviewing them elsewhere in the past. The one worry I had spending some money on a Venom product was what kind of quality would I get from it. While the venom products I've covered were somewhat unique at the time (vibration headset and their weird looking In-Ear Stereo Gaming Headset), the thing I got from both products at the time was they weren't really quality made products, feeling cheap, and certainly easily breakable when it comes to the in-ear headset at least. I always classed Venom as the budget brand of console accessories, But would this pack change that after not going near their products for so long? The main questions I had were things like, what battery life would these have on a full charge? Would the connection be as flimsy as the last charging device I had? Would they be easy to remove from the controller?
To fully charge back up I would leave them overnight for around six to eight hours, waking up to the green battery being a solid green to let me know it was fully charged up. Using that pad after this I would get anything between ten to twelve hours of game time out of it, obviously, this would be a little longer if doing nothing with it like watching a movie or flicking through Youtube. This was more than enough for me, with the previously more expensive set I had giving me less than half of that game time when being fully charged up. Thumbs up here Venom.
Next the design, and this is also something I can't fault Venom on at all. Offering the standard black for old-school Xbox One and X owners, or the choice of picking up the white set for Xbox One S owners, with both having the Venom logo for all to see on them. The batterydesign goes for the one section that clips into one of the sections on the battery compartment of your pad, so while secure it's also easily removed if you have a favourite controller and want to swap it over to the other fully charged one you have ready and waiting. The cable to charge both batteries is a huge two-metre long USB cable, which at the one-metre mark splits off into two separate smaller connectors which easily connects into both batteries..You can also charge up while you are using them, so this cable is just about long enough if your bed or settee isn't too far away from your console.
Overall: I can't fault Venom on anything this twin Rechargeable Battery Pack has given me in the few weeks I've had it. It's already saved me money in terms of not having to buy standard batteries, and if nothing less has made this Easter break a quieter time when it comes to the kids shouting "DADDDDD, MY BATTERIES ARE DEAD" like it had been for the last few weeks. If you're in the market for some cheap yet decent power for your controller, I would happily say I recommend these. And Venom, if you happen to see this. I would be more than happy to review the new vertical charging stand you just released. You know where to find me ;)
White Venom Twin Rechargeable Battery Pack (Black also available)
Black Venom Docking Station (white is also available)