8 Best and Cheapest PS4 Accessories You Should Check Out
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The PS4 is the king of this console generation. With millions upon millions of units shifted, it’s reached the summit thanks to a broad array of PS4 exclusives and just how meek its opposition turned out to be. While the Xbox One is a fine machine, its controversial announcement and lack of exclusives has seriously hurt it.
If you’re like me and often spend candlelit baths with your PS4, caressing it and looking at it longingly, you’re going to want to get the most out of it. The PS4 is a fine bit of kit, offering games and entertainment in abundance, but there are some small improvements to be had. Luckily, with the help of the cheapest and best PS4 accessories, you can turn yourself into the next pro gamer. Probably.
PS4 accessories are in abundance and you can find them almost everywhere, but there are those that you can pick up for dirt cheap and still do a great job. Here are just a few of the best PS4 accessories around that won’t break the bank.
1. Amir stand
Admittedly, this leans on the slightly plasticky side of things and looks about as stable as a spaceship made out of old crisp packets. But it certainly does many jobs at once, including propping your PS4 up, offering docking stations for your controllers, and even somewhere to place your games. The cooling fan is a neat little addition, too, and for the price, you’re unlikely to find much better.
Ever accidentally shone your lightbar at a loved one and blinded them for life? That’s unfortunate, because you really should have checked out some decals. There are many suppliers of decals out there, but this pack from the guys at eXtremeRate is one of the most comprehensive – 60 different ones for under $10. Sure, there are some nasty ones in the mix, though you are bound to come across at least a couple that you like.
If you don’t want to spend over $50 for a pair of headphones, these are the ones for you. They’re not particularly good at anything, they just sort of do their job – I have had a pair as backup for three years and have never had complaints, even if they’re looking worse for wear. The mic is surprisingly clear (and even has a simple toggle) for such a cheap headset and they’re definitely durable, so give them a chance and you may be pleasantly surprised.
Perhaps it’s just me and my dirty hands eroding away the rubber, but the thumbsticks on the Dualshock 4 seem to give up the ghost pretty quickly. I think had my PS4 for six months and the controller was already looking worn. Not to worry: pick up some thumbgrips and attach them with little fuss to add extra grip and durability. Word of warning: these tend to fall off if you leave your controller lying around on the couch.
The factory cable that comes with your PS4 won’t be long and it won’t live a long life – Sony have definitely been taking some notes from Apple. While it might be a bit of a nuisance, picking up a replacement is fairly straightforward. I’ve gone for this one from DreamGear, which sticks firmly in (other cables have tended to be very loose) and is 10ft long, so you can recline and game in peace.
Just like thumbgrips, the triggers (particularly L2 and R2) don’t really hold up all that well on the Dualshock 4. It’s surely a comfortable and nice looking controller, but you get the impression that they weren’t built to last the distance. There’s an easy solution: pick up some replacement triggers. It’s admittedly a bit of a faff to get these attached and working smoothly, but it sure beats counting out your bills to buy a new controller.
If you couldn’t possibly imagine not playing Horizon: Zero Dawn while pushing one out, this is the accessory for you. If you can get the damn thing to work, the PS4’s Remote Play is going to be your best friend, allowing you to take your game with you around the house on your phone. Better yet, if you pick up this clip and attach it your phone, you make your life a whole bunch easier. Just try to get past the fact that it looks quite ridiculous if you can.
Okay, so this one is by far and away the most expensive PS4 accessory on this list, but if you have a vanilla PS4 with limited storage space, it’s an absolute must. Since picking one up, I have about 150 games ready to play compared to the meager selection from beforehand from having to constantly delete games to make space. My PS4 is now so overflowing with games that I have organised them into folders by personal rating; I am just that lame. It’s super easy to set up, so if you’re tired of dipping in and out of your library to shuffle stuff around, I highly recommend that you check it out. Here’s a super straightforward guide.
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