I've been enjoying my Xbox One for about 2 weeks now, and I recently came up with a crazy idea. Although I'm very impressed with the battery life on these controllers (only had to change once after about 20-25 hours of gaming), I know I won't want to buy batteries much longer. I did the whole play and charge thing with the 360, but two of those kits pretty much burned out within a year, and I really don't want to shell out another $25 for a piece of junk.
SO, this got me thinking. I already have plenty of high quality rechargeable AAs, but you have to take them out to charge when they die, obviously. I also have plenty of micro-USB cables. My question is, would it be safe to charge said batteries in the controller while playing by means of the micro-USB port, or would it even be possible? I really don't want to fry a $60 controller out of stupidity, but if someone else has tried it without issues, I might as well save the $25 haha.