I now have a PS4 with a wireless controller. Is there a compelling reason to use a charging station, other than aesthetics?

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    Convenience. You don't have to mess around with the cable, you just plop the controller onto the dock and you're good to go.
    – Elise
    Dec 31, 2018 at 16:07
  • Are the aesthetics of a charging station not compelling?
    – JAB
    Jan 1, 2019 at 6:12
  • @JAB "It looks nice/pretty" is not a compelling reason to buy something that is not necessary
    – Underverse
    Jan 1, 2019 at 7:13

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Some charging docks uses the EXT port rather than the micro USB. This saves wear and tear on the USB port and, according to several reviews, is faster.

You also have the advantage of not needing a USB cable, as well as saving energy by not needing to leave the PS4 on.

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    Some dock stations still use micro USB port - for example, this one amazon.com/UGREEN-Compatible-Controller-Controllers-PlayStation/…
    – arghtype
    Dec 31, 2018 at 17:57
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    I would think that the charge speed heavily depends on which dock you use, so I would be hesitant to declare that as a benefit. Could easily be a con (I had a junk one that I swore either changes one at a time - it held 2, or took hours to fully charge both). Needless to say I bought a new (different) one within the week.. Dec 31, 2018 at 21:46
  • Good point, @BrootsWaymb - definitely something to look in to
    – Underverse
    Jan 1, 2019 at 2:58

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