The best charging stations for your PS5 DualSense controllers

The best charging stations for your PS5 DualSense controllers



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Do you charge your DualSense with a cable? Then a charging station could be a real alternative. No more dangling cables in front of your PS5, smartly stowed controllers, longer battery life thanks to overcharge protection and charging even when the console is switched off are among the potential advantages of a charging station.

At the same time as the PlayStation 5, an official charging station from Sony was released in 2020. Numerous third-party manufacturers are now selling their own solutions of varying quality and for different needs. When choosing a charging station, you should consider various aspects:

Would you rather charge with a USB-C cable or with a mains plug? Should the controllers be arranged horizontally or vertically? Is it important to you that the station shines to match the DualSense color? Would you like to be able to turn the charging light on and off? Do you prefer a mount on the wall? Do you use a protective case or a modified controller?

Below we present a selection of what are probably currently the best DualSense charging stations for every taste and budget. In general, we would like to note that it is not yet known whether the upcoming DualSense Edge will also be compatible with the charging stations.



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The qualitative original: the DualSense charging station from Sony

Sony's original DualSense charging station is simple and of high quality.






Sony’s original DualSense charging station is simple and of high quality.

Per

  • high quality
  • good seat of the controller
  • small and handy

cons

  • only available in white
  • no USB-C port
  • a bit too expensive

Price: about 30 euros

Buy Sony’s DualSense charging station at Saturn

Sony’s charging station is the best choice if you want to be on the safe side. For around 30 euros you get a rock-solid peripheral that charges two controllers simultaneously in about three hours. The quality is high, the controllers click into place quickly and the small device, which looks like a mini PS5 from the front, hardly takes up any space.

The biggest downside of the Sony original is that it can only charge the controllers with an included power plug. So you need another place in your power strip and there is no way to connect the charging station with a USB-C cable as well. That’s a shame, because for around 30 euros it’s a bit too expensive for us compared to cheaper and more flexible solutions.

Buy Sony’s DualSense charging station at Saturn

Good value for money: the NexiGo charging station

Although NexiGo requires connection to two USB sockets, the white model is comparatively cheap.






Although NexiGo requires connection to two USB sockets, the white model is comparatively cheap.

Per

  • white version already for 15 euros
  • orange charging light matching the DualSense
  • Can be charged with either a power adapter or USB-C

cons

  • Controllers sit loosely on the station
  • two USB ports required
  • Power plug not included
  • red and black version significantly more expensive

Price: 15 to 25 euros (depending on the color)

Order the NexiGo charging station from Amazon

A popular alternative is the NexiGo charging station. It looks similar to the Sony original, but here the controllers sit more loosely on the mount, making them more prone to falling and making them a bit fiddlier to dock. So this station should not be on the edge of a moveable TV table.

NexiGo’s charging cradle can be charged with both a USB-C cable and a mains plug. However, there is a drawback here: The scope of delivery does not include a power cable and charging via USB cable requires connection to two USB-A ports in order to be able to charge two controllers simultaneously in about three hours.

Nevertheless, the white variant for around 15 euros is an inexpensive way to charge your DualSense controllers. However, we find the red and black versions for around 22 and 25 euros to be a bit too expensive compared to other charging stations.

By the way, NexiGo is also available for 18 euros a chic vertical alternative with blue light (which unfortunately cannot be switched off). It only requires a USB connection, but it also takes about four hours to fully charge.

Order the NexiGo charging station from Amazon

The expensive miracle of color: Razer’s fast charging station

Razer's fast charging station is the only one that also covers the new DualSense colors.






Razer’s fast charging station is the only one that also covers the new DualSense colors.

Per

  • high quality
  • Available in all matching DualSense colors

cons

  • Clearly overpriced if not on sale
  • Space for only one DualSense

Price: about 60 euros

Buy the Razer fast charging station at Media Markt

Do you have a DualSense in one of the new colors and do you want your charging station to match the color? Then Razer’s fast charging station is your only option. It offers the usual high Razer quality and fully charges a controller in up to three hours via a USB-C connection.

However, that is also the problem compared to other charging mounts: Only one controller fits on the charging cradle. This fact weighs all the more heavily since Razer’s solution costs a whopping 60 euros and is therefore twice as expensive as the original from Sony. We therefore only recommend you Razer’s charging station if the colored look is really worth the extra charge – and even then we advise you to wait for an offer price.

Buy the Razer fast charging station at Media Markt

The cheapest option for charging: the Lioncast charging cradle

Lioncast's charging station is the cheapest, but by no means the worst.  It is also suitable for modified controllers and those from third-party manufacturers.






Lioncast’s charging station is the cheapest, but by no means the worst. It is also suitable for modified controllers and those from third-party manufacturers.

Per

  • currently the cheapest charging station on the market
  • flat and handy
  • detachable USB-C charging adapters against wear and tear
  • also suitable for converted and encased controllers

cons

  • no visual eye-catcher
  • sometimes a bit fiddly
  • takes about 4 hours to charge

Price: about 7 euros

Order the Lioncast DualSense charging cradle from Amazon

A small surprise is the Lioncast flat charging station, which costs just over 7 euros, making it one of the cheapest charging options. The controllers are mounted upside down here, unlike most other stations, which is why the charging cradle is also compatible with modified or case-protected DualSenses as well as third-party controllers.

To prevent wear and tear, the station includes two detachable USB-C adapters that you can leave plugged into your controllers. This solution might bother some aesthetes, but its practicality cannot be denied.

However, docking can be a bit fiddly and Lioncast doesn’t offer the most stable solution. The station takes about four hours to charge two controllers. It does without any lights and will appear rather inconspicuous on the shelf due to its flat size.

We can’t say much about the lifespan, but there are some reviews on Amazon that don’t promise a particularly long lifespan.

If you prefer a slightly less simple alternative, you could the much-bought station by OIVO for around 12 euros.

Order the Lioncast DualSense charging cradle from Amazon

Solid as a rock: The DualSense charger from NEWDERY

NEWDERY offers the best stable charging station and is for you if you are concerned about the well-being of your DualSense controllers.






NEWDERY offers the best stable charging station and is for you if you are concerned about the well-being of your DualSense controllers.

Per

  • stable and unbreakable
  • easy docking of the controllers

cons

  • Charging station correspondingly more space-consuming
  • White does not match that of the DualSense

Price: 29 euros

Buy the NEWDERY DualSense charging station on Amazon

Anyone who prefers a stable solution is well advised to use the charging station from NEWDERY. The controllers are firmly anchored in the station thanks to additional savings for the handles and anti-slip mats and can therefore neither tip over nor fall out. However, this stability also means that the charging station appears more massive and takes up more space than others.

Unfortunately, the white of the NEWDERY station does not match that of the DualSense controllers, which some of you may have problems with. It should also be noted that, contrary to the product description, a power plug is not included in the packaging, only a USB-C to USB-A cable.

Nevertheless, you can’t go wrong with NEWDERY’s rather rustic solution. The controllers are fully charged in up to three hours.

Buy the NEWDERY DualSense charging station on Amazon

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