18 Essential PS4 Accessories You Need To Have In 2019

18 Essential PS4 Accessories You Need To Have In 2019

May 22, 2019

The PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro are very powerful consoles that have some of the best games you can buy. Gaming aside, you get everything you need to get up and running with your PlayStation 4 console in the box. What if you want to improve upon your standard your Sony PlayStation experience You will need the right accessories, by adding a handful of accessories into the mix, you can really enhance your gaming experience, whether it's giving you extra convenience or a more immersive challenge. Below you'll find a specially curated list of the best of the best you can buy right now. A quality console like the PS4 requires quality add-ons, and with that in mind, I've put together the best PS4 accessories that will genuinely add to your gaming experience as a whole, from virtual reality headsets and wireless headphones to subscriptions and external hard drives, these are the best PS4 accessories on the market in 2019.

Prefer to play on the Xbox? Check out our 18 Essential Xbox One Accessories You Need To Have In 2019

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1. Orzly PS4 Controller Charging Dock

If you own a PS4, the best bet you know just how annoyingly frequently the power-starved DualShock 4 controllers need a recharge. Owning two controllers is a necessity so you can hot swap them when the battery dies on the other. The Orzly charging cradle is a reliable way to keep a controller topped up and ready to go at a moment's notice. I’ve personally used this cradle for a quite some time now, and it has saved me many gaming session. The red and green lights also tell you which controller is ready to use and which one still needs a charge.

2. PDP PS4 Bluetooth Media Remote

This new Sony licensed version of the PDP PS4 Bluetooth remote looks far better than its predecessor. It lines up nicely with the Dualshock controller buy having a similar directional pad and shape buttons from the PS4 controller, allowing you to more easily hit Circle to back out of an app menu or X to select. As the name suggests, it's also Bluetooth, so you don't have to aim it right at the console as you do with your television set.

3. Thrustmaster T300 RS PS4 Steering Wheel

This is an absolute must-have for racing game fans who want an authentic experience. It's not necessary for everyone, but if you take your racing games seriously, then it's the number one accessory you can buy. The Thrustmaster T300RS is worth every cent if games like Project Cars 2 and Gran Turismo are among some of your favorites. Precision is essential, and the force feedback is the Thrustmaster T300 RS most important feature, this uses several motors that pull against your hands as you turn corners which simulates the forces you'd feel in a real car. As the Thrustmaster uses a belt-driven system, you get the smoothest, most realistic feel of any racing wheel that's not ridiculously expensive. Sturdy design and stable pedals will ensure it'll stand the tests of time, and it's compatible with both the PS3 and PS4, letting you give those last-gen gems fresh life with this must-have racing wheel.

4. Turtle Beach PS4 Ear Force Stealth 600 

If you prefer to go fully wireless, like most of us, this Turtle Beach headset gets a solid 15 hours of battery life and sounds absolutely phenomenal. The cushions are a gentle microfiber that has been designed to fit snuggly over glasses, and it has mic monitoring built in, which lets you hear your own voice. I would highly recommend this headset for any PS4 gamer who is looking to upgrade their current set up.

 

5. GAEMS M155 LED Portable PS4 Gaming Monitor

The GAEMS M155 HD LED Portable PS4 Gaming Monitor gives you a portable HDTV solution that’s perfect for the traveling gamer who is always out and about. It’s almost entirely lag-free with a 60 Hz refresh rate and comes with a protective cover to keep it safe. It outputs at 720p and weighs less than a pound. It’s also USB powered so you can run it right from your, laptop, wall adapter or car adapter. If you hate traveling because you can’t easily bring your PS4 with you, the GAEMS portable gaming monitor is the way to go.

6. Seagate 2TB PS4 Game Drive

The standard 500GB or even 1TB that comes stock with your PS4 tends to run out of space rather quickly. You can fill a 1TB PS4 Pro quite quickly if you download enough big games like Red Dead Redemption 2 and GTA V. Save yourself the trouble of always having to delete games to try to make space and try this external 2 TB Seagate hard drive. Just plug it in, and fill it up with games. You can also check out the best of the best external PS4 hard drives HERE.

 

7. Sony PlayStation VR

Sony's PlayStation VR is one of the best high-end virtual reality experiences around. The headset is very comfortable and fully immersive, and it's greatly helped by an increasingly impressive library of games that are available. By the way, these are my picks of the best games on PSVRSome of the experiences you won't want to miss include the terrifying Exorcist and the hypnotically intense Beat Saber. For the fully immersive virtual reality experience, you will also need to pick up some Move controllers and a PlayStation Camera, as many of the top VR games require them, I have listed these on here.

8. PlayStation Camera

Sony's PlayStation Camera was never the prominent focus of the PS4 platform. However, it's well worth getting if you want the PSVR, as it's used to follow your movements and render those into gameplay. There are more uses for the PlayStation Camera then just PSVR, you can also use it while streaming live games on Twitch, that way your viewers can see your face. 

9. PlayStation Move

Sony's Move Controllers are ideal for gamers who want to take their PSVR experience to the next level. With close to perfect precision and movement accuracy, Sony's PlayStation Move controllers truly enhance the virtual reality, providing more immersive gameplay. If you aren't interested in PSVR, then there's little reason to invest in Move controllers but for those who love stepping into virtual reality, having a Move controller in your arsenal can prove extremely useful.

10. PSVR Aim Controller

If you love playing first-person shooter games in PlayStation VR, then the PSVR Aim Controller is a definite must-have. Combining both a PlayStation Move controller and a DualShock into one whole, it transforms the experience of shooting down enemies in virtual reality into something fun and realistic.

11. PS4 PlayStation Plus 12 Month Subscription

Own a PS4? Awesome. Your next step should be buying a PlayStation Plus subscription. Having the PS Plus membership is essential. They are sold in one-month, three-month, and annual options. Its the only way you can play PS4 games online and access cloud storage for saves. Plus you get to plenty of free games every single month to download and play.

12.  Elgato Game Capture HD60

The majority of gamers love to share their awesome gaming moments with their friends and fans, which is why I personally bought the Elgato Game Capture HD60. The Elgato Game Capture is a game capture device that allows you to record your most impressive skills and kills with little to no trouble, and you can also live stream your gameplay to Twitch with ease, as well as uploading your recordings to YouTube, Twitter or Facebook. It records in full 1080p at 60FPS with advanced H.264 encoding.

13. Collective Minds CronusMaxPLUS with BT Dongle

With the Collective Minds CronusMaxPlus Dongle, you are able to play your PS4 using an Xbox One’s controller or a mouse and keyboard, racing wheel, or whatever other controllers you can think of. You are able to remap the controller button scheme to create a custom configuration that works for you. It comes with a Bluetooth adapter for PS4 wireless play.

14. RDS Industries Game System PS4 Case

If you are the type of gamer to take your PS4 to your friend’s house for the weekend or you maybe take it with you to PS4 tournaments, or just tend to travel regularly, then you need to take care of your console and protect it from damage. RDS Industries has got your back and have introduced this case for the PS4 system and its accessories. The main pocket holds and shields the PS4, while the front pocket holds 2 DualShock controllers, the PlayStation Camera, USB Cables, HDMI, and AC Power Cord. The case is fully padded internally for maximum protection and has a shoulder strap for easy carry.

15. DongCoh 6TB Game Bar 

You’ve more then likely already used up all of your PS4’s hard drive space if you’ve had your PS4 for a while, and the DongCoh Game Bar allows you to use any standard 3.5" hard drive to expand your hard drive space. It sits atop your console, and it supports drives up to 6TB in space. It’s easy to install, and it’s absolutely a necessary PlayStation 4 accessory for the hardcore gamer.

16. Amazon Basics 2 Micro USB Charging Cords (10 feet)

If you don’t want a charging dock for your DualShock 4 controllers, you should consider a couple of extra long Micro USB cables. This will help you with being able to charge up your controllers without interrupting your gaming session. AmazonBasic cables are not the flashiest by any means, but it will get the job done reliably.

17. Extra DualShock 4 Controller

It doesn't matter if you want to play local co-op games or keep going when your controller runs out of charge, it's always nice having at least one more controller around. They also come in a variety of colors so you can pick the one you like best.

18. Astro C40 TR Customizable PS4 Controller

As excellent as the DualShock 4 is, it’s not perfect, particularly when compared to Microsoft’s customizable Xbox Elite Wireless Controller. This is where the Astro C40 TR steps in to give you a fully customizable D-Pad, extra buttons and thumbsticks, and the ability to interchange the position of the left thumbstick. Looking past the customizable hardware for a moment, you can also use the included software to remap every button on the controller to whatever you desire as well as allowing you to change the sensitivity of the thumbsticks and triggers, rebalance the sound mix coming from the 3.5mm audio jack, and even change the intensity of the rumble on the left and right sides separately. The Astro C40 TR is a seriously customizable controller for any gamer who wants to fine tune everything.



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