Gaming is a power-intensive hobby that requires hours of focus and determination. How unfortunate, then, when your wireless gaming mouse, keyboard, or Xbox controller run out of battery mid-game. In this blog you’ll discover tips on the best batteries for gaming controllers and wireless peripherals to make sure you enjoy a long, uninterrupted gaming experience.

Low capacity, single-use batteries do not provide a robust enough experience to truly make the most of your highest drain wireless gaming peripherals. Batteries are often thought of as a burden on gamers, causing disruptions when running out of juice mid-game. Wired peripherals used to be the only reliable way to play games, but not anymore; with an abundance of great wireless options out there now, all you need is the best way to power them up: rechargeable batteries.

Not only can rechargeable batteries meet players’ expectations, they will exceed them. Here are six ways in which rechargeable batteries will enhance your gaming experience.

More intense power

Your wireless gaming consoles, such as Xbox and Wii controllers, need a lot of power for the optimal gaming experience. GP ReCyko NiMH rechargeable AA and AAA batteries deliver a reliable gaming experience with a constant stream of power. These rechargeable batteries may also be used in your wireless gaming keyboard and wireless gaming mouse.

Rechargeable AA batteries fit almost all wireless gaming keyboards and mice – as well as Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox Series S | X controllers – while some devices may require AAA batteries instead.

Longer-lasting power

Rechargeable batteries provide longer-lasting power than single-use batteries. A pack of four ReCyko AA batteries is equivalent to over 6,000 single-use batteries, with each battery featuring a cycle life of up to 1500 recharges.

Have you swapped controllers or upgraded your gaming set-up, but kept your old Xbox controllers or wireless gaming keyboard and mouse? GP ReCyko rechargeable batteries also retain up to 80% of their charge when left idle for 12 months and ReCyko Pro batteries 70% in 5 years, so if you ever need to use older accessories or play with friends, you can pick up where you left off.


No more forfeiting or losing games due to a dead controller, keyboard, or mouse – rechargeable batteries provide the convenience you need without the clutter. When you make the switch to rechargeable batteries, you’ll be glad to get rid of the hordes of single-use batteries kept in drawers and cabinets all over the house. As 4 rechargeable AA batteries replace thousands of single-use batteries, you save on the time and effort it takes to constantly replenish your stock of batteries.

10 minutes is all you need* to recharge with the Recyko Charge 10 Ultra-Fast Charger with AA batteries included. In just 10 minutes you can take a quick break, grab a snack, then get right back to gaming with your fully recharged batteries.

Ease of Use

Rechargeable batteries offer an easier to use experience than single-use batteries. Our rechargeable batteries come pre-charged out of the box for immediate use, so all you have to do is insert the batteries and start playing.

You’ll no longer need to keep track of several batteries strewn around with different charge levels and capacities. Simply relying on GP ReCyko rechargeable batteries is more than enough to keep your devices powered at all times.

Operate in extremes

Gaming set-ups can make their surroundings warmer than usual. GP ReCyko rechargeable batteries safely and effectively operate in temperatures ranging from -20°C to 50°C, ensuring you’ll have access to your gaming set-up no matter what.

Live more sustainably

Living more sustainably, and operating sustainably as a business, is important to us here at GP. Using rechargeable batteries saves thousands of single-use batteries from entering landfills and polluting the environment.

Our ReCyko rechargeable batteries are also ECV certified** and made of more than 10% recycled materials, reducing energy usage, consumption of fresh raw materials, and pollution. Furthermore, 94%+ of the entire battery packaging, including the box, can also be recycled.

*Based on internal test by GP of the average percentage of battery capacity charged after a 10-minute charge as of May 2021. Calculated from 5 simultaneous charges of 4pcs of new Charge 10 1700mAh AA batteries to 90%+ of capacity at 20°C, followed by battery discharge according to IEC 61951-2..

**For Recyko AAA 650/800/850/950 mAh and Recyko AA 1300/2000/2100/2600 mAh batteries.

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