5 Must-Buy Playstation 4 Accessories

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by UnderScoopFire Staff & Contributors on October 17, 2013

in Nerdy

The release of the PlayStation 4 is only a month and change away, which means it’s time for family members to start hunting for great PS4 accessories before the holiday rush arrives and depletes every retailer’s stock of the best products.

We’ve looked into the different peripherals announced for the PS4: here are the five best, with coupons and other tips on how to save:

DualShock 4 Charging Stations (Best Buy)

​The wireless controller is arguably the best gaming innovation over the decade (high-definition graphics be damned), removing the need to sit super close to the TV, thanks to the restrictive lengths of controller cords. Sony’s newest controller, the DualShock 4, is the pinnacle of their signature controller design: and the easiest way to charge them is with Sony’s official DualShock 4 Charging Station, which holds and charges two controllers simultaneously. Best part? They’re only priced at $25 at most retailers – even less if you’re shopping with a Newegg coupon in hand.

Afterglow Wireless Dolby 5.1 Headset with Charging Stand

Gaming headsets are a godsend for parents, significant others, and siblings around the world: it allows gamers to enjoy a more immersive audio experience, and keeps others around the house from having to listen to it. Afterglow’s Dolby 5.1-capable headphones are some of the best on the market, delivering rich, layered sound in wireless headphones that can go up to ten hours of use without a charge (which is done by using the easy-to-use, sleek charger stand). Currently available at Best Buy for pre-order, these headphones are a perfect gift for the gamer in the family: so grab a Best Buy promo code before you head over, and save.

A New TV

Although 4K gaming may be farther away than we might think, both the Xbox One and PS4 are 4K-compatible systems, making now a great time to jump on board with the latest technology and get a step up on the next generation – or at least a great time to upgrade, ensuring that the groundbreaking next-gen graphics of the PS4 look as amazing as possible through the coldest months. Even though Adorama is best known for their camera-related equipment, they also sell a wide range of 4K, HD, and 3D TV’s – with a full line of HD projectors for those looking to go big and theater-style. Just make sure to grab an Adorama promo code before going shopping – it only takes a few seconds to copy a code and save big on your next purchase.

Nyko Smart Clip

Like it or not, smartphones are going to play a role in the next console generation: third-party accessory developer Nyko recognized this, and quickly put together a design for a ‘Smart Clip’, which attaches one’s smartphone above their PS4 controller. Why is this important? With a growing number of PS4 games using phones and tablets as a second-screen experience, phones will be an important hub of information and player-controlled elements that we’ve never seen before in games: and with your device right above your controller, there’s no easier way to pay attention to that second screen. Also available for pre-order at Best Buy right now, this is a fantastic, affordable gift option for the cutting-edge gamer, especially when shopping with a Best Buy promo code.

PS Camera

Sony’s answer to Xbox’s Kinect, the new PS Camera promises similar functionality to its competitor, including voice recognition, gesture-based functionality, and some other cool features like tracking a player’s depth through their DualShock4 controller (which was designed to work harmoniously with the PS Camera). The coolest feature? Probably the camera’s facial recognition system, which will allow users to login to their system without having to physically sign in using a controller or keyboard.

 

By Allison Preston. Allison is an avid shopper and an experienced writer with a passion for deals and coupons and for saving her readers money. She currently writes for leading coupon and online promo code site bluepromocode.com based in Santa Monica, California. 

 

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