A Gift Guide for the Ultimate PlayStation 4 Fan

MakeUseOf | 12/6/2018 | Ben Stegner
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Owning a PlayStation 4 is one of the best ways to enjoy video games. Whether you have an original model or the more powerful PS4 Pro, you can enhance your experience by buying great games and some extra accessories.

Do you have someone in your life who loves their PS4, but don’t know much about gaming? If so, here’s a handy list of gifts they’re sure to love, at every price point.

Hobby - Purchase - Upgrades - PS4 - Owner

Gaming can be an expensive hobby, but that doesn’t mean every purchase is major. Here are a few small but worthwhile upgrades for any PS4 owner.

The DualShock 4 is a great controller, but your thumbs can start slipping if they sweat during longer play sessions. You can improve this with analog stick covers, which serve two purposes: they help protect the original rubber, and offer improved grip.

Grips - Try - Skills - Solution - Pandaren

Otherwise, these grips are worth a try just for improving your skills. For a cheap solution, we recommend these Pandaren grips. They’re inexpensive, work on any controller, and come in a pack of 16.

If you’re buying for a more serious player, consider one of KontrolFreek’s offerings like the FPS Freek Vortex. These are slightly more expensive, but offer raised sticks for increased control.

DualShock - Controller - Battery - Occurrence - Cable

Although the DualShock 4 controller has a rechargeable battery, charging it is still a common occurrence. Make it easier by picking up an extra-long cable. That way, you can charge and play indefinitely without having to sit closer to the system.

This 15-foot micro-USB to USB-A cable from MATEIN does the job for just a few dollars.

Money - Gifts

If you’ve got a little more money to spend, these gifts are a bit more substantial.

Console players don’t typically use a mouse and keyboard to control games, but a cheap wireless keyboard can still be helpful for some PS4 owners. If you send a lot of messages,...
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