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Customize Your New PS5 Controller for Under $15

Add a splash of much-needed color to your PS5 controller for as low as $10.

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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.

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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.

Shop AKNES Customized Face Plates for PS5

What’s Included?

ps5 controllers
Credit: Aknes

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:

  • Blue
  • Charcoal
  • Gold
  • Light Blue
  • Light Green
  • Red
  • Rose Gold
  • Silver

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.

controller grips
Credit: Sliq Gaming

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:

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Oliver Pretl-Drummond

Oliver Pretl-Drummond is a copywriter, memoirist and Scorpio living in Baltimore, MD. Primed by years of recreational research spirals, they've helped Slickdeals document hundreds of arcane store policies and hidden coupon tricks for the greater good of deal hunters everywhere. They spend their days seeking and sharing killer deals on budget travel, sound systems, home goods and tech. By night, their free time is reserved for making bass music while consuming exotic caffeinated beverages with their partner and growing family of yucca plants.

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