Best Buy’s consumer electronics brand, Insignia, has released a charging station for the Oculus Touch controllers.
Out of the box the Oculus Touch controllers use AA batteries (disposable or rechargeable) for power. The new product from Insignia includes two rechargeable batteries (1200 mAh, up to 10 hours of use), a charging dock, AC power adapter, and two special battery compartment covers which expose charging contacts to the charging dock without removing the covers.
The dock holds both controllers allowing for simultaneous charging, purportedly takes about three hours to charge both controllers fully, and shuts off automatically once the controllers are fully charged. Since it doesn’t continue charging the dock functions as a safe display to keep the Touch controllers in until you’re ready to play. The controllers are placed in handle first (at the base of controller is where the charging contacts are) and sit upright in the stand.
The charging dock costs $30 and is available in stores and online at Best Buy. Besides buying a set of rechargeable batteries (and needing to change them externally), this is the accessory of its type that we’ve seen for the Oculus Touch controllers.