The wait for Sony’s next-gen console – the PlayStation 4 – finally came to an end in November 2013 holiday season, when the Japanese electronics maker released its latest gaming machine across North America and Europe, at what most gamers note a reasonable price tag.
Since then the $399 videogames console has been both a critical and commercial success with millions of units being sold worldwide, outpacing Microsoft’s Xbox One in this blazing hot next-gen race.
Sony should be praised for coming up with such a great piece of hardware that actually lives up to its promise. The console not only looks great, with a modern and sleek design, but also sports beefy processing horsepower under the hood.
If you’re one of those lucky PlayStation 4 owners, then check out our compilation of best PS4 accessories that you should definitely add to your shopping cart.
Sony’s new beast comes with all the mandatory accessories out of the box that power up the console, including HDMI cable, power cord, USB cable etc.
To our disappointment, however, the package only contains one Dualshock 4 controller leaving us sports and splitscreen game aficionados wanting more.
Fret not, because Dualshock 4 controller is also sold separately by Sony, so the next time you go shopping for titles like Fifa 14, NBA 2K14 or similar multiplayer games, don’t forget to put an extra controller in your cart. It’s sure is worth buying.
Speaking of the latest Dualshock, which now features a cleverly designed touchpad at its front, the controller sports cordless Bluetooth 2.1 enabled design and must be frequently recharged via the included USB cable.
But if you have more than one controller then this $29.99 Nyko Charge Base is awesome for recharging two Dualshock 4’s simultaneously.
It comes with 2 custom USB charge adaptors that attach to the Micro-USB port on the controller, allowing you to recharge the integrated battery without attaching any USB cord.
Sony’s new console is backed by a 500GB mechanical hard-disk drive, which enables you to store additional media such as videos, music and photos. It also saves mandatory installation files that are required to speed up load times.
Even though, its performance is fairly awesome, you can also replace the stock HDD with an SSD for even better performance. And for that you can’t go wrong with Crucial’s M500 480GB SSD that provides top notch speed as well as enough storage space to cram in any data you want.
Akin to its predecessor, the PlayStation 4 can be integrated into your living room both horizontally and vertically. If you want to rest your new console in later orientation, then the LETECK PS4 Console Vertical Stand is a must have to securely hold the PS4 among your setup. The stand provides an elegant way of standing your PS4 console vertically without fearing it falling off its place. The box carries two plastic pieces that snap together and go underneath the consoles vertical bottom side.
The PlayStation 4 roughly measures 11 inches wide by 2 inches tall and 12 inches deep, weighing just around 6 pounds. These dimensions and mass make the console fairly non-portable, especially when carrying it on long vacation trips.
Luckily, Rocketfish Gaming Gamer Pack is an impressive backpack that keeps your PlayStation 4 console and accessories safe on the go, no matter how long the distance is. The bag features soft microfiber interior that keeps the glossy PlayStation 4 chassis away from any dirty scratches.
Another impressive accessory worth adding to your wishlist. This TRITTON Kunai Wireless Stereo Headset from Mad Catz provides top notch audio quality in games, while listening to music and when watching movies.
It also allows you to chat with friends during online gaming and features integrated sound adjusters for controlling volume output on the fly.
The ear cups feature large speakers comprising of 40nm drivers that deliver clean and crisp audio to your ears.
The controller charger USB cable that ships with the PS4 is fairly short in length, which leaves players uncomfortable when simultaneously charging and playing with the Dualshock 4 wireless controller. To overcome this nuisance, you can purchase ORB’s 3 meter long charging cable that’s more than enough to clear distance between your TV and your couch.
This concludes our list of 7 best PS4 accessories that you should definitely add to your shopping cart.
Think we missed another awesome PS4 accessory? Worry not! You can always leave your suggestions in the comments section below.