GamingTwo Minute Review: Venom Vertical Charging Stand

Two Minute Review: Venom Vertical Charging Stand


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It’s time for our Two Minute Review of the Vertical Charging Stand from Venom.

Dock and rapidly recharge up two XBOX ONE wireless controllers. Powerful rechargeable battery packs provide up to 18 hours of supercharged gameplay. Features an additional two USB ports for additional gaming gear.


  • Vertical stand compatible with Xbox One X and S
  • Supplied with two rechargeable battery packs
  • Charges while on standby
  • Compatible with Xbox Wireless and Elite Controllers
  • Powered via USB (cable included)
  • Two additional USB charging ports
  • Storage for six games

Who are Venom?

From their website:

“Since 1999, UK based Venom has designed and manufactured gaming accessories. We pride ourselves on producing quality products at an affordable price. All our products are designed in the UK by our dedicated design team to create desirable accessories to enhance the gaming experience.”

What’s in the box?

The box contains the charging stand only – all user guides are now available online only.

A Closer Look

Swap out the batteries on your Xbox controllers with the battery packs included in the box.

Place your Xbox One on the charging stand and connect it all up.

Then all you need to do is place the Xbox controllers on the charging stand and away you go.

Final Thoughts

The vertical charging stand is designed to work with either the Xbox One S or the Xbox One X – both of which have been designed so that you can stand them up, unlike previous Xbox iterations.

Setting up the charging stand was simple – fit the Xbox into it, plug in the attached USB cable, and that’s it. Swap the batteries on the controllers and just leave them resting in place when you are not using them. The front LED lights even tell you when they are charging and when they are fully charged, and the battery life is very good – you can get a good gaming session in without worrying.

One nice additional feature of the charging stand is the ability to store 6 games in it. Whilst that isn’t likely to be your entire gaming collection, you can store either your favourite 6 games or the current 6 games you are playing making them easily accessible.

Access to the ports, power button and drive on the Xbox isn’t hampered at all by having it in the stand. The Xbox felt very secure in the stand too.

There are even two USB ports on the front of the stand you can use for other connections.

If you do like having your Xbox standing up, then you might want to take a closer look at the Venom Vertical Charging Stand – it has you covered!

Available now priced around £29.99.

You can learn more from the Venom website. 

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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