At the Consumer Electronics Show this week, Polygon spoke with PDP (Performance Designed Products) about the new Xbox One Super Charger, learning that a PlayStation 4 model is in the works.
Unveiled at CES 2016, the PDP Super Charger for Xbox One “quickly charges a controller in less than 60 seconds and provides hours of charge,” with the company calling it “a first in the video game industry” that “revolutionizes just how fast gamers can get back into their game.”
Tom Roberts, Chief Technology Officer at PDP, said, “The Super Charger’s unique ability to recharge a controller in just seconds reduces interruption in game play sessions – a full recharge during a quick break provides convenience to all gamers.”
Calling it a “physical reaction rather than a chemical reaction,” Christopher Dingle, Director of Product Development at PDP, explained to Polygon how this new pack is different:
We’ve developed a technology to charge your controller in a new way, it’s not using a battery pack. In the past it has been about either your dry cell battery chemistries or your lithium ion or lithium polymers, but we’ve developed a new type of power pack.
We’ll learn more about the PDP Super Charger closer to launch, with PDP expecting pre-orders to be available at the end of 2016, and a single battery with the charging base will be priced at about $99.99.