The front of the Nyko Modular Charge Station features two light-up charging indicators on the front (along with the Nyko logo). Whereas the Energize had a cool green glow, the Nyko is much more passive looking. In fact, the charging light indicator almost looks like an e-Ink system making it quite unique. Although the green ambient light of the Energize is neat the Nyko method is much more subtle, and I prefer it. It's a cool effect. The charging indicators also turn off when the controllers are re-charged.
For folks who don't spend more than 5 to 8 hours of straight gaming but who do pick up their controllers often, I think the Nyko Modular Charge Station is a great choice. It's affordable and makes your Xbox One setup look sharp. I prefer the USB charging setup as there are just fewer wires to run, and it was super simple to setup.
Interestingly, the Nyko Modular Charge Station does not use an AC wall adapter for power. Instead, it uses one of your Xbox One's USB ports on the back. The USB cord is rather short, which is good since it can connect to that USB port without much slack. However, this also limited the Nyko Modular Charge Station's placement.
The Nyko Modular Charge Station ships with the charging base and two 1000 mAh batteries and covers for your Xbox One controllers. Nyko claims the batteries can last up to 25 hours, which is likely on the high side. I'd peg usability at 15 hours for casual users and less for hardcore gamers.