Sony’s dedication to its timeless PlayStation controller design is admirable, but are you ready for something a little different? PlayStation tried switching it up with the PS5 controller design, but pivoting to roughly the shape and color of an Xbox controller is hardly progress. There’s nothing wrong with the humble visage of Sony’s trusty DualShock controller (or even the simpler PS Controller), but next-gen consoles mean next-gen gaming experiences.
Fortunately, you don’t have to spend a ton of money on a fancy commissioned controller. For just $10.99, you can soup up your PlayStation 5 DualSense controller with a DIY custom faceplate from AKNES. It’s worth bundling and saving if you have multiple controllers — you can save an extra 5% on each additional item purchased from the AKNES Amazon store by using the promo code GAMEROOMVIP.
You can choose from eight different front plate colors, some of which even include a separate 5% off coupon that you can add during checkout. These plates will only fit on a PS5 DualSense controller, so it won’t fit correctly if you put it on a DualShock or PS controller. Assembly is quick and intuitive — all you have to do is snap off the old faceplate and press down on the new one until it snaps into place.
Color options include:
- Light Blue
- Light Green
- Rose Gold
On top of that, this controller customizing kit comes with four pairs of thumb grips with different heights and textures, depending on your needs and play style. Unlike the faceplate, you can use these thumb grips on a PS4 controller since they are the same size.
If you’re crafty, you can further customize your controller by adding some personal touches. Mod Podging a collage onto the faceplate, getting creative with enamel paints or even some curatorial sticker placements can go a long way. By spending a little extra money, you can even purchase colorful and ergonomic thumb grips that match your new faceplate. Express yourself, let your imagination run wild (and make sure you don’t use anything that will irritate your hands)
Now that you are able to game in comfort and style, here are a few other PlayStation deals worth checking out:
- One Year PlayStation Plus Membership (Digital Delivery) — Sale Price: $29.79 | Reg. Price: $59.99
- Star Wars Battlefront for the PlayStation 4 — Sale Price: $0.99 | Reg. Price: $19.99
- DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment — Sale Price: $19.96 | Reg. Price: $29.99
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