OtterBox Power Swap Controller Batteries Announced at E3

06/10/2021 - 11:00 | By: Patrick Perrault
Now you're playing with power!

OtterBox Power Swap Controller Batteries have been announced at this year's E3 and "feature quick-release technology for one-handed install during gameplay." They are compatible with standard Xbox Wireless Controllers, and includes a reserve energy cell to "power your game" while you swap batteries to keep you fragging screaming 12-year-olds on Xbox Live.

"The Power Swap Controller Batteries feature the industry's first on-the-fly hot-swap design, said OtterBox CEO Jim Parke. "Providing uninterrupted power is the natural evolution of our gaming portfolio that allows seamless, ongoing gameplay for console and cloud gamers alike."

As for what all this fancy advertisement-speak means, essentially there's a reserve cell that maintains power while a new battery is put into the controller. There will be a low-battery alert that lights up your hands, so you'll know when to make the change. 

This isn't the only product you can grab either, as beyond their newest product Otterbox has a line up of gaming accessories. There's a Mobile Gaming Clip to secure a smartphone to an Xbox Wireless Controller, which could be good for streaming on your phone if you're a heathen. There's also a Easy Grip Controller Shell which features "sweat-reducing antimicrobial grips." There's also a Gaming Carry Case which is exactly what it sounds like, an Easy Grip Gaming case that apparently dissipates heat for Samsung Galaxy and Apple iPhone devices, and a Gaming Glass Privacy Guard, which protects a smartphone screen while also somehow "putting an end to visual hacking with landscape mode privacy technology." This sounds really fancy, but essentially it's so that people looking over your shoulder can't see what you're... ahem... playing.

As for the OtterBox Power Swap Batteries, they'll be available to purchase here starting June 15 at $59.99. Included with the purchase are two battery units, a charging dock, and mounting cages for the Xbox Wireless Controllers.

 
 

What do you think of this announcement? Are you interested in getting the Power Swap Batteries? Let us know in the comments!


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