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08-04-2013, 06:56 AM #1
5 Vital PS4 Accessories To Have When You Get Your Shiny New System
With the PS4 just a few short months away from being released to the public just about everything the console can do has been discussed and compared. One thing not a lot of people are talking about though are accessories.
While accessories may not be required to have fun with your new PS4 they will make your life a little easier and in some cases bring a whole new option to the table for what you can do with your next-gen system. So here is a list of 5 accessories you’re going to want to have to take your system to the next level when you finally get your hands on it.
1. Nyko’s Next Generation Charge Base
Nyko is a leader in 3rd Party accessories so it should be no surprise that Nyko will be launching some accessories for the PS4. Nyko’s next generation charging base will allow you to rapidly charge 2 DualShock 4 controllers simultaneously.
It also features Nyko’s patented USB charging dongle system which allows for easy connection to the DualShock 4. Luckily the PS4 allows controllers to charge even while the system is off so you can charge while you sleep.
You are going to want this because when you get that shiny new PS4 you know you wont want to stop playing for even 5 minutes to recharge those controllers.
2. Nyko Smart Clip
With this next generation of consoles, the second screen looks like its going to become more and more common. With games like Battlefield 4, Watch_Dogs and the Division all utilizing the second screen or companion apps, the Nyko Smart clip will be a must have accessories.
The Smart Clip lets you connect your phone to your controller to make using the second screen or companion apps much easier.
You are going to want this because its going to make looking at your mini map in Battlefield 4 much simpler and since it seems that most games will be using companion apps you will definitely get enough use out of it.
3. The Playstation Camera
While the Playstation Camera might not be a necessity, having it will bring your experience with the PS4 to a new level. Since each DualShock 4 controller has a light bar in the top of it now, the PlayStation Camera will be useful to you even if you don’t buy in to the whole motion controlled gaming thing.
The PlayStation Camera will be able to detect who is holding what controller and the system will change the placement of your screen to match where you are in the room.
The Playstation Camera is 720P and features a 4 channel microphone array for facial recognition and voice controls. You are going to want the Playstation Camera to get the full experience of what the PS4 is capable of.
4. Sony Pulse Elite Edition Headset
The Sony Pulse Elite Edition Headset is by far one of the best headsets available for the PS3 and has been confirmed to work with the PS4.
The Pulse Elite Headset uses a USB dongle with RF to transfer audio wirelessly to the headset. The Elite edition Headset comes packing a solid 7.1 surround sound mode and active noise cancellation. The Elite Edition also features Bass Impact technology that vibrates the ear cups of the headset for that added feeling of tension when things are blowing up all around you.
The Elite Edition can also be connected to anything with a 3.5 mm headphone jack or wirelessly through the USB dongles 3.5 mm jack and a 3.5 mm cable. If all that hasn’t impressed you yet there’s also the Pulse Headset app that you can download from the Playstation Store to get custom audio settings built specificity for the Pulse Elite Headset.
Games like The Last Of Us and Bioshock Infinite have already taken advantage of the custom audio settings and I expect many more games to follow. You are going to want the Sony Pulse Elite Edition Headset because for $149.99 you get an amazing headset that will give you unmatched audio quality for your PS3 and PS4.
5. PS Vita
The PS Vita isn’t technically an accessory but in conjunction with the PS4 it will be used as one. The PS Vita will connect to the PS4 and let you do some amazing things.
The PS Vita will use Remote Play to allow you to play your PS4 games over WiFi. While the PSP claimed to be able to do that it was always disappointing. The PS Vita however was built in conjunction with the PS4 and should have no such problems.
Since Sony has made it mandatory for all PS4 games to be playable on the PS Vita (except if they use the PlayStation Camera) you will literally have your game collection at your fingertips. You are going to want the PS Vita because not only was it specifically built to interact with your PS4 but the PS Vita itself is a portable console with plenty of great games and more to come.
So what accessories will you be getting with your PS4? What accessories would you like to see? Let us know in the comments section below.