Tag Archive: Controller


Every way you can customize the Astro C40 TR Controller software

Change it however you want.

The Astro C40 TR Controller is quite possibly the best peripheral available for the PlayStation 4. Aside from the superior build quality and interchangeable thumbsticks, the device contains a slew of software features which allow you to customize it further. For example, you can change the vibration intensity and brightness.

We’ll take you through what you can change on the C40 controller below, and tell you how to easily do it.  [Read More…]

Astro’s customizable C40 TR controller is our new favorite for PS4

It’s time for an upgrade.

Ever since Microsoft released the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, many third-party manufacturers have offered similar products. Unfortunately, when it comes to the PlayStation 4, your options are limited because Sony hasn’t launched an upgraded version of the DualShock 4. Now that this console generation is coming to an end, it’s unlikely there will be any surprises. Luckily, companies like Astro and Razer offer great alternatives to satisfy this demand.

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How to use a PlayStation 4 controller on Android

If you own a modern gaming console, chances are you already have a usable Bluetooth controller. That’s because most newer console controllers either use Bluetooth as standard or include it for use on other platforms, which means, yes, it’s possible to use a PlayStation 4 controller on your Android phone, tablet, or TV device. We’re here to show you how.

Products used in this guide In case you don’t have one: DualShock 4 controller ($ 46 at Amazon)  [Read More…]

The SCUF Vantage controller is expensive but so worth it

If there’s one major change I’d make on any of the PlayStation’s DualShock controllers, it’s their analog sticks. Specifically, their layout. I’ve never been a fan of the symmetry, and have always preferred the offset design of Xbox controllers. Thanks to the SCUF Vantage, I can now play my favorite PS4 games with a controller layout that feels much more comfortable. And for players only looking for a bit of extra customization to improve their gaming experience, the  [Read More…]

Upgrade production with Elgato’s Stream Deck controller on sale for $120

Make an even better show.

The Elgato Stream Deck controller is down to $ 119.99 at GameStop. The same 15-key controller sells for around $ 150 at most other retailers, including Amazon.

Create Something Elgato Stream Deck Controller

This controller really gives you a lot of creativity in how you run your podcasts, streams, and other content. You can switch on the fly, and since you can imbed folders within actions you can basically create unlimited actions.

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Play games on your Amazon Fire TV with this discounted controller for $10

Easily control games and menus with this handy device.

Woot is offering factory reconditioned models of the Amazon Fire TV Game Controller for just $ 9.99 today only, saving you $ 40 off its regular price. However, these controllers were last available at Amazon on sale for $ 15 before becoming unavailable. In any case, today’s price is the best we’ve seen yet, and it’s coming directly from Amazon. These models have been inspected and restored to  [Read More…]

Improve your game with these thumb grips for your PS4 controller

It’s no secret that the DualShock 4’s weak point is its analog sticks. The surfaces are slippery and domed, and the grip material isn’t very durable. Some people also find them to be stiff. Thumb grips for your PlayStation 4 controller can help all of that. We’ve highlighted the best options here, from ones designed to give you an edge in first person shooters to entire collections of them that can be used more for matching your style or protecting  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield update adds support for Xbox Elite controller

Improved defense against Wifi wonk also makes an appearance.

NVIDIA Shield is getting a small but welcome software update today. In addition to new apps — we’ve already detailed the NCAA March Madness app (and the NHL app actually has been available for a couple months now), there also are a few nerdy improvements worth noting.

Adds the option to restart Wi-Fi service if wireless APs aren’t visible (Settings > Network > Restart Wi-Fi) Improves customizability for  [Read More…]

Control the ceiling fan with your voice using Lutron’s new smart controller

Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri.

At CES 2019, Lutron announced a new member of the Caseta smart home lineup, a smart fan control switch. Well, that controller is now available at Home Depot for $ 59.95. You can pre-order it on Amazon at that price by itself or in a bundle that includes the Pico remote for $ 10 off, but neither page has a release date yet.

On the plus side, it looks like  [Read More…]

The $30 SteelSeries Stratus wireless controller can play thousands of games

I heard you like buttons.

Amazon has the SteelSeries Stratus Wireless Controller available for $ 29.95, which is a match of the best price in history. Usually it sells for at least $ 10 more.

This controller works with any controller-enabled game on Android, Windows, Steam, and VR devices. There are dedicated home and back buttons for a seamless experience, and you can get up to 40 hours of nonstop playtime before needing to swap out the  [Read More…]