Thumb Grips for Tactile Tenacity


Lookin’ a bit cooler, no? Wish the thumb grips were a darker blue, but, you know, first world problems…

Got some new thumb grips for my PS4 controller — and they work like a charm.

I love the PS4 controller design — as I have loved Sony’s PlayStation controller evolution all the way back starting at the original grey one that didn’t even have analog sticks! — but my main gripe I’ve always had with the new PS4 controllers is that the analog sticks have a little less tactile friction for your thumbs to grip and move across. You’ll be holding it in its upward position as per the scenario of 99% of games to move your character up, and slowly your thumb slides upwards before coming off completely. Not *terrible* but also not the best design either.

If any tactile-passionate PS4 gamers are after a better PS4 controller experience, I highly recommend them. Got them in Tesco for £3: pack of 2x pairs, conveniently a blue pair for my default player two blue controller (the one I use), and a black pair for the black controller for player two. They are from a company called ‘Gioteck’ — never heard of them, honestly, but we’ll see if their thumb grips keep their strength after a few crazy gaming sessions.

While, we’re on the subject of PlayStation controllers, here is a wonderful infographic. The bottom watermark states that it was either made, or is from, but if it is, in fact, not there’s, and you know the artist, or are the artist, please contact me so I can credit you for it, as you’ve done a super-duper job:


~ Mike