For so many players video games are about kicking back, relaxing, and having a good time. When it comes to getting the most out of our games and consoles, it isn’t just about what we play—but also how we play. Take a look at this lineup of Insignia gaming accessories that can assist in helping to create the best gaming experiences.
Charge it up
In the age of wireless controllers and devices, one of the biggest issues following gamers around is battery life. It used to be that we could simply plug our controllers into our consoles and go. There were no worries about keeping our gamepads and peripherals juiced up and ready to perform.
Today we’ve largely lost the tether, entering the age of wireless gamepad freedom. That amenity comes at a cost however, and we must always be conscious of having batteries on hand or plugging in our controllers after use. Luckily there are a number of Insignia gaming accessories that are making this process much easier.
Nintendo Switch Power Cords and Chargers
First up we have my personal favourite among Insignia gaming accessories with the Insignia Charge Station for Nintendo Switch Joy-Con, which I use on a daily basis. This charge station holds and charges up to four Joy-Con controllers simultaneously. It’s an absolutely indispensable solution for someone like myself who owns multiple pairs of Joy-Cons.
Not only does it ensure you always have a pair to play with, it becomes extremely useful for multiplayer situations as well. If you have a group of family or friends eager to play a party or racing title, having multiple Joy-Cons at the ready without having to scramble is fantastic. Not to mention its appealing and space-saving design.
If charging Joy-Cons isn’t enough however, this device has another trick up its sleeve. It also has an additional USB port for charging your Nintendo Switch Pro Controller as well—complete with a very handy USB-C cable!
Also available is the Insignia Power Pack for Switch. This accessory boasts a lengthy 6.5′ USB A to USB C cable, making it easy to play and charge. It also comes with a wall charge adapter as well as a car charge adapter. The latter is perfect for keeping your Nintendo Switch going on those long road trips.
Nintendo 3DS XL chargers
Keeping within the realm of Nintendo, we also have a handy solution for your handheld-only device among the family of Insignia gaming accessories. The Insignia Charging Station for 3DS XL has your favourite Nintendo handheld in mind. It’s compatible with both the original Nintendo 3DS XL and the New Nintendo 3DS XL.
This charger features a wall plug adapter along with a handy charging cradle. Rather than fuss with plugging the charger into the console, players simply rest the 3DS XL on the cradle in an upright position. It’s not only a quick and easy way to charge, it also puts your Nintendo 3DS on display. This is particularly great if you have a fancy or limited model that you want to show off.
Xbox One Chargers
There are also multiple options when it comes to Insignia gaming accessories for charging with Xbox One. Firstly the Insignia Battery Charging Station for Xbox One S offers an integrated charging solution specifically for that model. It features a perfectly-shaped USB hub that connects to the left side of the console.
Once connected, it opens up a USB port (accounting for the one it takes up in connecting) along with a dock containing two rechargable battery packs. These packs fit any standard Xbox One Wireless controller. So no more burning through AA batteries—this handy charging station will keep its battery packs ready when you aren’t playing.
Of course if you need a solution for any model of Xbox One, try the Insignia Charge & Play Kit for Xbox One. This option forgoes the dock and simply provides a rechargable battery pack along with USB charging cable. It provides the same AA-shedding benefits with the additional option of being able to play while charging, since the battery pack charges while in the controller.