When it comes to finding the perfect accessories for your gaming console, it can sometimes be a hassle. Being sure you get something that’s compatible, functional, and not junk without breaking the bank is never easy, but that’s where we come in!
This guide will give you 5 great things to buy for your PlayStation 4 in a few different categories, that way you know what’s good to get if you’re looking for a specific type of accessory. Read on for more details.
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SCUF Gaming Controller – from $130
The regular PlayStation 4 controller is great for many things, but it lacks in several areas. I prefer to have my joysticks a little taller than average to give me better control over aiming, and I like it when L2/R2 are shorter pulls for better accuracy when sniping. That’s where SCUF comes in. Where Microsoft offers an Elite Controller for those that want a better gaming experience, PlayStation 4 users should take a look at SCUF.
These controllers come in a variety of configurations, and can really be customized to your heart’s content. From color to grip, these things are made exactly to your liking. There are even options like longer L2/R2 buttons to let you grab the triggers easier. SCUF lets you buy spare and upgraded parts as time goes on, too, so don’t worry about wearing anything out.
PlayStation VR – from $215
This is one thing I don’t have, yet. My PlayStation 4 Pro is in a room that’s too small for me to properly use PSVR, so, until that changes, I’m going to hold off on picking it up. But, if you have the room for it, this is a must-have in my opinion. PSVR allows you to be fully immersed in titles such as DOOM and Skyrim, giving you a completely new perspective.
I know several people with PSVR and they absolutely love playing it. Not all games are compatible, so keep that in mind. And, sometimes you’ll actually have to buy a different version of a game that’s been upgraded to work with PSVR, but generally speaking, it’s worth it. Rated 4.5/5 stars.
SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Headset – $145
I love this headset. Initially, I bought it to be a wireless headset for PlayStation and Xbox, but it doesn’t work wirelessly with Xbox. Not a big deal, honestly, but it works flawlessly with PlayStation. I’ve never had an issue with it, and the battery lasts forever. It’s comfortable for long game sessions, and the mic is crystal clear so everyone can hear you perfect while calling out commands in a heated game of Fortnite.
The boom mic is nice since it can retract into the headset itself when not in use, and there’s a physical mute switch as well which means you know for sure when you’re muted or live. There’s even a red light that illuminates at the end of the mic to let you know it’s muted.
On the transmitter, there is a 3.5mm AUX line so you can plug your phone or any other device in to let that audio come through to the headset. This is great for listening to your own music or just making sure you can hear when a phone call comes in. Rated 3.8/5 stars.
PowerA Complete Charging Station for PS4 – $35
This station is designed with a twofold purpose: charge controllers and headsets. It can handle two controllers and charges through the port on the bottom of your controller. My controllers charge fairly fast, though I’ve never timed it going from dead to full as I normally just throw my controller on the dock when I’m done playing.
Included in the box is a headphone stand that clips to the back. This is great as I can hang my SteelSeries Arctis 7 here and use the built-in USB port on the charging station to make sure that it’s ready for my next gaming session. Rated 4/5 stars.
KontrolFreek – $17
This is for those who don’t want to drop the cash on a SCUF controller yet still want some upgrade to normal joysticks. Like I said above, I prefer my joystick to be slightly taller as that gives me more control when sniping and playing games like Call of Duty WWII. KontrolFreek has a handy buyer’s guide on their website that can help you decide which is best for you.
These are great ways to upgrade regular controllers or even upgrade a spare controller if you picked up a SCUF as your primary. With pricing that won’t break the bank, these are must-haves in my opinion. Rated 4.3/5 stars.