5 essential PS4 accessories to maximise your gaming prowess

PlayStation 4 has been knocking around for almost two years now, and in that time has amassed an impressive library of games catering to all manner of tastes. However, one area that is often overlooked among gamers is accessories; these little beauties can really augment your gaming experience for the better, and if you shop around, there’s some great deals to be found. But what should you spend your hard-earned cash on? What accessories really demand your attention, and how do they complement your existing lineup? If you’ve just purchased a PS4 then this guide will come in handy to get you started, although even if you have owned Sony’s current-generation console for a while now, it doesn’t hurt to find out how you can improve your gaming experience with some accessorizing. 

We’ve compiled a list of 5 PS4 accessories that you need to maximise your gaming prowess. Read on to find out more.

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DualShock 4

Duh, right? Well, yes, but if you’re a big multiplayer gamer, we cannot overstate the importance of grabbing an extra DualShock 4 controller or two. Sony’s design for the PS4’s pad remains as iconic and comfortable as ever, and two years after the system’s launch there’s a whole host of great colours on offer; from the standard black offering to blue, red, and even a gorgeous PlayStation 20th Anniversary aesthetic, you won’t have any problem finding a DualShock 4 that suites your tastes down to a T. Be sure to check out our DualShock 4 deals to find the cheapest options available for both the U.S. and U.K. markets.

DualShock 4 Charging Station

The DualShock 4 goes hand-in-hand with this dedicated charging station, which eliminates any of those pesky wire problems. After all, the last thing you want to do is to have to play a game while charging it via a standard USB lead; it’s ugly and clutters up your gaming space, especially if you are having to charge multiple controllers simultaneously. That’s where the charging station comes in handy, allowing you to get your pads juiced up while you’re away from the PS4; the charger plugs into the wall socket, doesn’t make a mess, and does a great job of charging your controllers super fast. 

PlayStation 4 Universal Media Remote

Given that PS4 is capable of much, much more than just gaming, you’re going to want to supplement your Blu-ray movie experience by forking out for this handy remote. After all, as much as we love the DualShock 4, it wasn’t made with movie watching and menus in mind; it’s far too fiddly and cumbersome to offer a seamless, intuitive Blu-ray experience, but that’s where the media remote comes into play. With this, you’ll have an easy, trouble-free experience browsing through your movie menus, Netflix, and other media-related applications, and most importantly, it won’t put a drain on your precious DualShock 4 battery life. 

PS4 Gold Wireless Stereo Headset

Sony’s official headset may be a bit pricier than some of the other models on the market, but the quality speaks for itself. For under 100 quid, you can net yourself a brilliant headset featuring superb sound quality, great comfort, and a sleek aesthetic that you’d expect from Sony’s official peripheral line. All in all, the value you get for your hard-earned cash makes this an almost unbeatable product, and an ideal starting point for those of you who have yet to invest in a quality gaming headset. 

PS4 Dust Cover

Okay, this isn’t a glamorous piece of kit, but we cannot overstate the importance of keeping your PS4 dust-free, especially if you’ve had your console since launch. That’s where the PS4 dust cover comes in; it does exactly what it says on the tin, namely protects your system from dust and filth that builds up over time and through use. As well as keeping your PS4 from getting clogged with dust, it’ll also keep it looking sleek and new, and also stops any other marks from potentially marring Sony’s powerful black box, such as scratches and spillages. Perfect for those who are perhaps a little less cautious when it comes to maintaining their gaming hardware.