The Sony Playstation VR product is virtual reality brought to the Sony Playstation experience. Sony has realized that virtual reality shall be a key influence in gaming going forward, and so they created a head-mounted VR display that is compatible with the Playstation 4 video game console.
There are also plenty of PlayStation VR accessories that have been released to complement the primary product and boost the user experience. So today we shall go through some of these accessories that have hit major online stores. We shall go over the main features and functions of each product, then a quick review of the product.
PSVR Aim Controller
The PSVR Aim Controller comes in a white tubular design with a shape similar to that of a gun, specially designed to deliver a vastly enhanced experience in shooter games. Just as expected from a top gaming company like Sony, the controller is precise in tracking your exact movement, delivers excellently well, and lets you experience the best immersion.
The PSVR Aim Controller can be used as a shotgun as well as an assault rifle in action games that involve the use of a gun, and to aim at anything in Virtual Reality.
All the buttons on the controller are well-placed for both right-handed and left-handed people, except for the small size of its two R1 buttons.
The PSVR Aim Controller has the full functionality of a Dual Shock 4 and feels more natural to hold. This PSVR accessory has a solid construction that feels cool in the hand and it’s never going to break easily either.
There is always a feeling that something is missing when we play shooting games on the PlayStation in Virtual Reality with the traditional gamepad.
Sony, however, has finally nailed it with the PSVR Aim Controller, a flawless VR peripheral gun that has proved itself as a necessary add-on for a more realistic shooting. At the end of the controller is an orb that enhances its aiming ability and to give it a greater range of motion than the Lightbar on the Dual Shock 4 which needs to face the camera to work.
With a vibration feedback from the PSVR Aim Controller, you will get a great deal of immersion and an elevated experience into every of the game’s scenarios.
Although Farpoint stands to be the only supported game for this PSVR accessory at the moment, when other games get the support in future, the PSVR Aim Controller will be every gamer’s favorite weapon that delivers the real feel as a shooter for the best immersion in VR.
PowerA Charge and Display Station for PlayStation VR
Our first product to review shall be the charge and display station for the PlayStation VR. This product is a proper solution for the safe display of the headset and its accessories without having to put them in a case. The PowerA Charge & Display Station was designed by PowerA and licensed by Sony.
This accessory enables you to display your PlayStation VR Headset in all its beauty but in a secure way. You can also charge a DUALSHOCK 4 Controller as well as two PlayStation Move Controllers concurrently. And while you do so, you can keep the headset off the ground and away from children and pets. We find this to be overall an excellent and well-designed product that does what it promises.
Setting up the PowerA Charge & Display Station was a cinch and once you do so everything comes together smoothly and securely. You can also route the adapter cable out of the back or each side of the stand depending on where you want it to go. One frustration is that the headset slips when the visor is pulled out when you take the PSVR off your head. That’s a minor weakness that PowerA needs to review. Otherwise, it’s a great product.
Collective Minds PSVR Showcase Rapid AC PS4 VR Charge & Display Stand
This charge and display stand has the same functionality as the Power A stand but is moderately cheaper at just $34.99 on Amazon. The Collective Minds stand comes with a premium finish for the elegant display of your PSVR headset. It also takes care of storage of all your accessories in addition to room for your PSVR. The stand has the capability to charge two DualShock 4 controllers, two Move controllers, as well as a Sony Gold or any other USB headset.
These capabilities make it quite a diverse and capable solution. We have nothing but rave reviews of this product, which has more capabilities than the PowerA charge and display station and comes at a lower price.The stand is very sturdy, and you should not be concerned that it shall tip over when fully loaded. It also has only a little footprint, and the gear organizes well and is readily available.
PSVR Headset and Accessories Deluxe Carrying Case from RDS Industries
One key thing for potential buyers to note is that this product has been officially licensed by Sony, which gives it credibility. The RDS carry case comes with separate compartments for PSVR Headset with cable, and the Processor unit and adaptor with cable. It also comes with a detachable mesh pocket that holds the HDMI, USB, and the PSVR Headset connection cables. The carry case comes with foam inserts that boost shock protection for your PSVR, cables, and accessories.
Finally, the carry case features a comfy carrying handle and hardshell case for maximal protection. On Amazon, it goes for $59.99. We love the product because neat and compact, as, say, compared to the standard PS4 box. We also like the fact that the PSVR and it’s accessories all fit in the case as advertised. The fact that a bag is also covered makes it a great option for those of us who have to seek extra protection beyond stands because we have pets that jump around a lot!
PlayStation Move Motion Controllers – Two Pack
These controllers come with advanced light tracking and motion sensing technologies, readily available face and trigger buttons, and excellent vibration feedback. When combined with the PSVR, the motion controllers deliver an out-of-this-world gaming experience. The lighted spheres and motion sensors combine with the PlayStation camera to track movements both fast and subtle with clinical precision.
The controllers are also ergonomic, which makes it comfy for the player to wield anything while playing the game, for example, a sword. One of the problems we have with these controllers is the price. Two of them go for $97, but buying one only sets you back $24.99.
Another issue with these controllers is that they are similar to the original PS3 Move controllers. Sony did not even upgrade the mini USB charge ports on the PS3 Move controllers with the more modern micro USB charge ports like those in PS4 accessories. In this case, we advise you not to splurge on these and instead use your old Move controllers. All that said, they are easy to use and comfy, so buy them if you have no other option.
PlayStation 4 Camera
This camera enables you to broadcast yourself during gameplay live streams. With this camera, you can broadcast yourself while playing. When combined with the light bar in the DUALSHOCK 4, the camera’s depth-sensing technology enables player tracking with incredible precision. You can also log in using only facial recognition and navigate the PS4 hands-free with only voice commands. We like it because it does what it says it shall do! It gives an excellent crop depending on how far away you sit from it Initially, we also couldn’t manage to fix the stand on the TV, but we learned that the stand sits comfortably at the edge of a TV that has a square edge. Altogether a great product.
Turtle Beach Stealth 350VR Amplified Virtual Reality Gaming Headset
The Turtle Beach gaming headset is sure to boost your gaming experience because it comes jam-packed with exciting features. To begin with, you get more than thirty hours of amplified VR gaming audio. You also get variable bass boost and mic monitoring capability that tracks your voice, so you do not have to shout everything. On top of that, the headset has noise-cancelling capability so you can have a clear chat even when there is loads of background noise. All this in a lightweight set with ear cushions.
The first thing we love about this headset is the comfort that it affords you as you use it. The headset is so comfy that you forget you are wearing it We also love the fact that they are so easy to set up and use. The bass from the headset is deep, and the sound crisp. The only problem that we have with this headset is that it is not cordless. Before we got them, we were not sure from the description if the headset was corded or cordless, and it was a disappointment when they turned out to be corded.
Hyperkin VR Lens Protector
The Hyperkin VR Lens Protector for PSVR is a thick and well-cut transparent plastic to keep the lenses of your PSVR safe. With the protector on, your VR lenses are shielded from sweat stains, scratches or smudges and you will be able to maintain a clear vision through it during your Virtual Reality experience.
The protector is basically for the PlayStation VR and it is an affordable way to protect its lenses In the package comes two of the lens protector, two applicator cards, and a Microfiber cleaning cloth.
It is not a very good news that the lenses of the PSVR are not user-replaceable as vulnerable as it is. Alternatively. Sony replaces them for you at about a hundred and fifty dollars, and the only way to avoid the high cost before it gets ruined is to use a lens protector.
The Hyperkin VR Lens Protector is built to keep the PSVR lenses from fingerprints, smudges or scratches. The lens protector also has high resistance to sweats and fogs that mostly form on the lenses during game sessions.
Due to the thick flat shape of the Hyperkin VR Lens Protector, it becomes a challenge fitting this PSVR accessory into the convex-shaped lens. However, with the application of a little heat to the lens protector or with a small plastic straightener, you should be able to remove any trapped air.
The Hyperkin VR Lens Protector for PSVR is also not so expensive and it is worth considering if you don’t want to risk ruining your HMD’s lenses unprecedented.
Pandaren Studded Anti-slip Silicone Cover Skin for PS VR MOVE Motion Controller
These are customized silicone cases for your PlayStation VR Move motion controllers. They are a snug fit for your Move controllers, and they also give your motion controllers a personal touch as they come in many colors such as black, blue, white and red. The cases also improved grip during gameplay. The cases also enhance the life of your controllers by guarding against shocks and scratches. We love this product because it feels natural.
You can hold the controllers with more assurance that they will not drop off, especially if you are making more aggressive moves. We also love it that the manufacturers gave the customers a choice of four colors to choose from We chose black as it goes with the black color on the controllers. We feel that for the extra assurance that the controllers will not get damaged any time soon, it is worth paying the measly $9.99 that they go for on Amazon. So go ahead and grab yours.
Pandaren Studded Anti-slip Silicone Cover Skin Set for PlayStation 4 Controller
This product is a high-quality case that fits snugly over the PlayStation 4 controller. The case also provides better grip of the PlayStation 4 controller. The Pandaren case also helps eliminate potential scratches and shock if the controller is dropped abruptly. This product also comes with eight thumb sticks to boost the use of the analog stick, and especially to achieve more precision in FPS games. We love this product and give it five stars.
The silicone cover makes the case that much comfortable when playing, and you can concentrate on the game more than if you weren’t using the case. The silicone material also does an excellent job of boosting the grip and preventing slip when one has sweaty hands. The grips also cover the controller entirely without leaving any unnecessary space. We, however, wish the thumb pads would have some more gripping area, so they do not come off easily. We recommend getting these as we feel they are well worth the $9.99 price tag on Amazon.
That’s it for now with the review of the PlayStation VR accessories. Go ahead and make an informed decision when making your purchase, and we hope that you swill have a great gaming experience. Please let us know what your thoughts are regarding the PS VR accessories in the comments. Happy gaming!