When you get tired of looking at the plain black controllers that come with your PlayStation 4, it might be time to start looking at custom controller designs. They can add a brand new taste or flavor to your gaming experience. Best of all, when it comes to PS4 DualShock and other third-party controllers, there are so many options to choose from.
AR-OWL C1 PS4 Controller
Not only are users raving about the durability of this controller, but the comfort as well. This analog sticks on this controller are highly sensitive, allowing even the slightest movements to be registered in your game. If you're a fan of games like first-person shooters, this is the perfect controller for you.
Modded and ready
SADES PS4 Controller Gamepad
While this controller isn't compatible with a headset. it does come with trigger clamps and two different types of buttons for your D-Pad. This controller was crafted with long gaming sessions in mind and will help keep your hands a little more comfortable in the longrun.
"Blue Fire" by ModdedZone
We all love a good design, and that's just what ModdedZone has brought us. The design of this controller brings back a concept we have all known and loved for quite some time. The company has even included LEDs inside of the controller to help illuminate the thumbsticks, which give off a retro appearance.
Rock & roll
"Illuminating Skulls Blue" by ModdedZone
Who doesn't love a good design with some great LEDs put in? You can even find it without the LED switch for $22 cheaper. These are modded PlayStation 4 controllers, so you won't have to worry about your comfort changing — just the looks!
Matte Red & Gold "Soft Touch" by Custom Controllerzz
If you're not looking for any fancy lights, you can always go for standard updates that improve the visuals. This controller is painted with matte red and highlighted with gold buttons. It's rather sleek, and will look great when added to your set up!
"Money Talks w/ShotGun Thumbsticks" by ModdedZone
ModdedZone strikes again with another stellar design. This one features my favorite Benjamins and "Real Gold 9mm Bullet Buttons." If you're looking to save a bit of money, but you like the button style, you can actually find just the button expansions on Amazon. Overall, this is a pretty baller way to upgrade your controllers.
"Chrome Gold" Playstation 4 DualShock 4 by Pirahna Performance
This Chrome Gold custom controller is elegant with a sleek, metallic gold exterior. Best of all, it's very affordable compared to other custom controllers, not even hitting triple digits in U.S. dollars.
More control over your controllers
In regards to functionality, the AR-OWL C1 controller (opens in new tab) steals the show. Not only was a lot of thought concerning the comfort of your hands put into the design, but the company also made sure the sensitivity of the buttons, triggers, and analogs were more sensitive than your average DualShock. This makes playing games like Fallout 4 and Call of Duty that much easier to play because it registered even the slightest movements for the best sneak abilities. Plus it's much cheaper than the competition.
For those looking for something a bit cooler, pick up the Illuminating Skulls Blue controller (opens in new tab) from ModdedZone. The form factor is identical to that of a normal DualShock controller so you'll feel right at home, plus it looks pretty badass with glowing blue skulls. How can you say no?
Essa Kidwell is an expert in all things VR and mobile devices who can always be found with an Oculus Go, a Pixel 2, and an iPhone 7+. They've been taking things apart just to put them back together for quite some time. If you've got a troubleshooting issue with any of your tech, they're the one you want to go to! Find them on Twitter @OriginalSluggo or Instagram @CosmeticChronus.
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