Charging your controllers is an important part of owning a PlayStation 4. The right charging station can make it so that you always have a controller ready, whenever you want to play. It can be hard to know what charging stations are the best, because there are so many different models available.
The most important aspect of any charging station is its ability to charge. Most gamers have a few different chargers, so having the ability to charge multiple game controllers at the same time is a great benefit. You no longer have to be limited by wires, which make moving around difficult when gaming. Charging stations also remove the need for USB cables to charge each controller.
There are a selection of nicely made charging stations, but here are our favorites.
The PowerA - DUALSHOCK 4 Charging Station is durable and well-made. You can charge up to two controllers at the same time. The controllers easily lock into the station while they are charging, and the durable standing station perfectly holds the charger up without being wobbly or off-balance. This charging station is easy to use, is simple to set up, it charges controllers quickly, and though it can be a little expensive if you buy it through Power A (retailing at $29.99), gamers can purchase it at Walmart, and other similar retailers, for under $14.
The Nyko - Modular Charge Station blends perfectly with any home décor. This charger system’s sleek design is ergonomic, and it makes a great space saver. Like the Power A, gamers can charge up to two PlayStation 4 dualshock controllers at one time. The Nyko uses the USB port at the front of the PS4 to charge controllers. This is one of the most well-made chargers we’ve ever seen. Most people assume that it was made by Sony, and not by an off brand. The greatest part of this charging station is that it is incredibly easy to use and set up. It also looks good in any setting. This one is worth the purchase.
The Kootek charging station offers two dual charger ports and an excellent USB hub. This is considered an all in one charging station, as it not only offers the ability to charge up to two PlayStation 4 game controllers at one time, it also offers a cooler fan, vertical stand, and USB hub altogether. It also is not very expensive, with a cost of under $20 depending on the retailer. The fans work to cool down the PS4, but luckily they are very quiet. The entire system is made well, and is very sturdy. This is a nice-looking system, and it’s worth checking out.
The SmaAcc Charging Station is also a vertical stand. It features two cooling fans to keep the PS4 from overheating. All of the charging stations, thus far, have features in place to charge two controllers at once, and this is no different. It is recommended as a time and space saver, due to its vertical design, which blends in with its surroundings. The best part of it is that it is durable, well put together, and easy to set up. The SmaAcc Charging Station is one of the most affordable charging stations on the market, so it should be near the top of any gamer accessories list.
Not to be outdone, but the Okca® Dual Charger is perhaps the most attractive PS4 charger station. The multicolor LED lights run the spectrum from Blue to Purple, making it one of the highest rated charging stations for the PlayStation 4. Two controllers can be charged at one time, the system charges quite quickly, and it’s durable. Of course, it is the design that is attracting the most attention. When the charger is on, the LEDs light up, providing a stunning experience for gamers everywhere. The fact the controllers are easily accessible is another bonus.
Finding the right charging station is not always easy. Many of the features on them are similar, so you have to rely on reviews, to spread the word about their purchase. Hopefully reading this, you will have a better idea of what accessories, including a charging station, you need to purchase for your PlayStation 4. Once you get done charging, there’s no stopping you from enjoying your games and your PS4 console, to the fullest.