Take gaming to the next level with these AWESOME PS4 accessories and add-ons
There's no denying you can have a ton of fun with your PS4 right out of the box. After all, it comes with everything you need to start playing: the console, gamepad, and usually some games, depending on which box deal you bought.
And if you're after the best possible gaming experience you can get your hands on, well… you're going to need to invest in some peripherals. Some are more expensive than others; the Playstation VR, for instance, while others are very attainable and add in plenty of fun.
This list is designed to pull in all kinds of useful add ons and accessories; some are focussed on gaming, while other's will simply improve the functionality and/or usability of your PS4. Either way, we hope you enjoy it and find something useful.
But if you're a hardcore PS4 gamer–or just want to take your gaming to the next level, there's actually a ton of add-ons you can buy that could improve your overall gaming experience. From third-party controllers to VR headsets, these are the best Playstation 4 accessories of 2017.
PowerA DualShock 4 Charging Dock
It sucks when you're playing and you get that darn notification that your controller's batteries are about to die. If you don't have a spare handy, you're only other option is to plug the controller into the PS4 via a hardwire.
But let's face it: that's not ideal. That's where the PowerA DualShock 4 Charging Dock comes in. It lets you dock two PS4 controllers at once when you are done playing to make sure they are always getting a charge between gaming sessions.
To use the above-mentioned Move Motion Controllers, you'll need the PlayStation Camera. You use this device to turn your PlayStation into a motion gaming rig (combined with the Move Motion Controllers above.
The Camera allows the PS4 to pick up where you are in physical space, thus transporting you into the game. It can also be used to stream live video–for instance, when you want fellow Twitch users to see what you look like while playing the latest FPS.
If you're interested in getting into the nascent world of virtual reality, there's no better place to start than with Sony's PlayStation VR headset. More and more VR games are coming out each month and the technology is looking to become the next great platform for console games.
Sure you can play any racing game with the PS4 gamepad, but why not make it more realistic by grabbing the Logitech G29 Driving Force Racing Wheel? This baby will actually make you feel like you're driving that race car.
It features a gear shift lever, 24-position adjustment dial, force feedback, soft rubber grips, and a 900-degree wheel rotation on the wheel portion and auto-calibration and a carpet grip system on the pedals.
While many people only pay attention to the graphics of a game, the sound engineering and sound design usually add just as much to the gameplay.
Unfortunately, that sound design is usually diminished if you're simply outputting a game's audio through your telly speakers. But if you grab the awesome Sony PlayStation 4 Platinum Wireless Headset you'll be able to hear crisp, clear, powerful sound effects pumped wirelessly right into your ears.
It also offers 3D Audio support that creates 100 virtual speakers–all wrapped around your head.
This is one of those things gamers often overlook since it's not a physical accessory. However, a PlayStation Plus Membership is probably the addon that adds the most to your PS4 experience.
Memberships can be bought in one-month, three-month, and annual options and give subscribers access to download two to three PS3, PS4, and PlayStation Vita each month. And they get to keep those games forever–even if they no longer subscribe to PlayStation Plus.