DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment Review

Sony has never been reluctant to try new things, from robotic dogs to pocketable computers. However, for the most part, the PlayStation has stayed true to its roots. That’s why seeing something as unusual as the DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment is interesting.

This bizarre clip-on device adds back buttons to your PlayStation controller, as the name indicates. It’s a long-overdue peripheral. It’s been more than four years since Microsoft debuted the Xbox Elite controller to great acclaim, and only a little more than a year until the PS5 arrives. Sony failed to make it through the holiday season.

The device is made of a black plastic shell that snaps on to the back of your controller. It comes with two rubber pads that fit into the two holes on the back of your controller and keep it in place. The pads are supposed to keep the buttons from slipping, but they don’t seem as secure as they need to be.

The buttons are still loose, and sometimes it feels like I’m pressing them by mistake.The DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment is much bigger than you’d expect, especially when you consider that it doesn’t do anything but add back buttons to your controller.

On top of that, the clip-on nature means it’s not going anywhere unless you want it to. You can still use your PS4 controller without worrying about removing this thing from its spot behind your TV or wherever you have it plugged in.

Pros and Cons

· Pros

  • It’s a nice little addition. It feels sturdy and is easy to put on and take off.         

· Cons

  • It’s not the best solution out there, and the buttons are still loose.

Design

The design is pretty simple. It’s a black plastic shell that snaps on to the back of your controller. There are two rubber pads that fit into the holes on the back of your controller and keep it in place. The pads are supposed to keep the buttons from slipping, but they don’t seem as secure as they need to be.

The buttons are still loose, and sometimes it feels like I’m pressing them by mistake. The DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment is much bigger than you’d expect, especially when you consider that it doesn’t do anything but add back buttons to your controller.

On top of that, the clip-on nature means it’s not going anywhere unless you want it to. You can still use your PS4 controller without worrying about removing this thing from its spot behind your TV or wherever you have it plugged in.

Features:

It attaches securely, but not too snugly so as to be annoying or hard to remove when needed. It also has a nice feel and weight to it compared with other similar products we’ve tried in the past (such as those made by Sony).

The buttons seem much more solid than with other similarly-sized jacks we’ve tried in the past (though we haven’t had a chance yet to test this one out on some games). It’s also pretty easy to install; all you need is a screwdriver or similar tool and about 10 minutes of time (assuming you have at least a basic understanding of how to use your PS4 controller).

The added pressure from the buttons means it doesn’t feel like you’re pressing on your controller, and it also adds a nice tactile response for games that support it. This is one of the best DualShock 4 mods out there, and we highly recommend it if you have an extra $15 to spare.

Performance and Gaming

So far, it works great for many games we’ve tried (most notably, “Diablo III” and “Borderlands 2”). We haven’t had a chance to test it out on anything else yet, but will update this review with any additional experiences we have.

We also haven’t had a chance to try it out with a controller that’s already been modded, so we can’t speak to how well the buttons work with a stock-but-unmodded controller.

The only real downside to this controller is that the buttons are a bit small. If you’re used to playing games with a standard DualShock 4 (or if your fingers are particularly small), it’s likely that the buttons will feel a little too small for you.

Purchasing Guide

The buttons are only available in one color (black) and only for the DualShock 4. The buttons are very cheap, with this listing on Amazon selling for $7.99 (regularly $14.99) and this listing selling for $9.99 (regularly $19.99).

If you want to save money, you can get a set of these from a local store or online store instead of buying them directly from the manufacturer.

When we bought our set, it was available for about $12.99 (regularly $19.99) from a local store in the city where we live.We’ve also seen these on sale for as low as $5 (regularly $9.99).

If you’re looking to replace all of your DualShock 4 buttons with this one, you can get a pack of four of these for just $8.99 (regularly $14.99). How to Install PS4 Controller Buttons on Your PS4 Controller:

The following guide will show you how to install the buttons on your PS4 controller so that they work exactly like the standard DualShock 4 controller that comes with every PlayStation 4 console sold since 2013:

Step 1: Disconnect your DualShock 4 controller from your PS4 console using the USB cable provided with the gamepad and then make sure that your gamepad is powered off and unplugged from the power supply before proceeding further.

Step 2: If you want to use a third-party USB cable instead of Sony’s official one, make sure that it’s not already connected to anything else or else it will beep at you until removed from something else first before continuing with this process.

 Step 3: Unscrew all eight screws securing your DualShock 4 controller in place and then slide out the bottom of the gamepad until it can be pulled out completely without any resistance.

Verdict

This is definitely the best PS4 controller to buy at this price point. The controller is lightweight, comfortable, and has a nice feel to it while playing games.

While I can’t say that it’s overall better than the standard DualShock 4 controller, I do think that this is definitely a good alternative to purchase if you’re looking for something cheaper than the official PS4 controller.

It’s also worth mentioning that the DualShock 4 controller is still compatible with the PS4 and can be used for other games and applications as well.If you’re looking for a cheap alternative to the official Sony DualShock 4 controller, then this is definitely a good choice to consider.

Conclusion

The DualShock 4 controller is certainly one of the best PS4 controllers to purchase at this price point. It’s extremely comfortable and lightweight while also having a nice feel to it.

While I don’t think it’s quite as good as the standard DualShock 4 controller, I still think that this controller is definitely a good alternative to purchase if you’re looking for something cheaper than the official PS4 controller.

While it’s not quite as good as the official DualShock 4 controller, I definitely think that this is a great choice to consider if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative.I would highly recommend this controller to anyone who is looking for a cheap alternative to the standard DualShock 4 controller.

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