Accessories enhance every good console, and the PS4 is no different. These accessories are not just items that add to the experience of a console, but once you start using them, you will never know how you survived without them.
Controllers and Accessories
Out of all the controllers that are available, the official DualShock 4 is the way to go. Where the off-brand controllers will work, although not as well, they tend to break more often and have a much shorter lifespan.
These little thumb grips may not seem important, but they are a substantial preventive measure to keep your controllers working right. Without these, if you wear down the built-in grips, you will have to take the controller apart to replace them. With these, all you do is slip on a new pair.
If you are like me and don’t like to or cant use a headset, this chat pad is perfect for getting your message across.
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This headset may not be the cheapest that you can find, but it is the most reasonable for the quality that you are receiving. The more inexpensive headsets all have mics that are prone to wear and tear more easily. With this headset, you pay a bit more for something that will last.
These headsets have exceptional and balanced audio performance. The mic is of above average quality even in its sleek design. This headset also comes with 3D audio support that creates 100 virtual speakers for a surround sound effect.
This charging stand/dock is a great addition to your gaming rig. It has three cooling fans, two controller chargers, and even holds your game cases.
This charging station/dock is fantastic. It not only charges your controllers and adds 3 USB ports, but it also cools and helps keep your PS4 clean.
This charging station is perfect for charging two game controllers at once. It is lightweight and compact taking up barely more room than the two controllers themselves. With it is separate LED indicators, you will know which controller is ready to use immediately. A bonus to this charging station is that it comes with eight thumb grips for your controllers.
This charging station is much like the first listed, except that it charges through the bottom instead of charing through the standard micro USB port on top. Also, the LEDs on this charging station are much more attractive to look at and shaped like the controllers that they charge.
This charging station is fantastic for anyone that has PS Move controllers. As many of us know, without a separate charging station, the two USB ports on the PS4 Slim and three USB ports on the PS4 Pro are not enough sometimes.
If you have any interest in VR, Sony’s PlayStation VR should be at the top of your list. PlayStation VR is currently the only virtual reality headset that will work on a console correctly, and it does a great job doing it too. It fits comfortably, immerses you into the environment, and looks terrific. The only downside is the occasional motion sickness which makes it not suitable for everyone.
The PS4 Camera gives you the medium required to stream yourself as you play. It also adds the ability for hands-free commanding via facial recognition and voice commands.
This Move controller pairs with the PS4 Camera to give a realistic tracking motion for certain games.
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This external hard drive is not like most others that you will find. It sits on the top of the PS4 and plugs directly into it. Sounds like any other external hard drive so far, but here is what makes it unique, this hard drive can hold any 3.5 in standard hard drive of your choice.
If you are comfortable with changing out the internal hard drive of your PS4, then this 2 TB hard drive should be plenty for you. All you have to do is pop out the current hard drive install this one.
It might seem weird to recommend another gaming system as an accessory to another, and it is, but this is a strong compliment. The reason for this is something called Remote Play. Remote Play lets you play any of your PS4 games while you are out and about by streaming them over an internet connection. That means, if you want to play while sitting in bed, traveling, or sitting half the country away, you can through a simple WiFi connection.
If you're someone who moves around regularly, then you might wish to consider investing in a PS4 travel bag. The beauty of such a product is that you can take your favourite console, games and accessories on the move with ease. Thus, if you going to visit a friend for a few days, or go on vacation, there is no excuse not to take your PS4 with you.
Love fighting games? Look no further. Whilst the DualShock 4 controller is amazing, such games require a different accessory. We're talking about titles such as these.
The PS4 is home to two brilliant racing-game exclusives; GT Sport and Driveclub. One element missing from the experience is a racing wheel - yes, the DS4 controller is amazing, but it doesn't pull you into the racing environment like a wheel can. Thus, ensure you consider a steering wheel if you love the racing genre.
With a growing number of flight-sim themes games arriving on the PS4, owning a Joystick is a great idea for those who enjoy such games. Controlling a plane requires precision and it cannot be beaten by a PS4 joystick.
It's easy to neglect comfort, but without it, gaming isn't going to be as enjoyable. Thus, a gaming chair is the perfect companion for someone who considers themselves as a serious gamer. With many options available, a gaming chair won't just make your room look more impressive, but you'll relax into gameplay for easier, too.
This article should give many ideas on some of the best accessories to partner with your PS4 console. Not only will your gaming experience accelerate, but gameplay will be better than ever. Which are your favourite PS4 accessories? Be sure to leave your suggestions in the comment section below.