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    Dual shock 4 analog sticks wearing off?

    I am using the same controller since launch of PS4, and it is showing clear marks of wearing where I rest my thumbs . Seeing that PS4 is very new console, Sony has made very bad choices about the material that covers the analog sticks. Has anybody's cover completely worn off? What preventive measures should I take to avoid that?

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    I dont play a lot, so I didn't face the problem, but my hands get sweaty and and the sweat destroys almost everything.

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    I put on Orb pro thumb cap's day one so ofcourse all OK for me.
    I suggest to all try regular thumb grip's or the pro version for extra length,or kontrol freek for extra length too.

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    Last edited by Oberon; April 28th, 2014 at 07:48 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    I put on Orb pro thumb cap's day one so ofcourse all OK for me.
    I really hate to do this, and I'm sure I'll be hiding from you so you don't beat me up. But... don't you mean orberon thumb cap's?

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    I guess it's a well known problem, but as I use kontrolfreeks, it's no problem for me. It's bad though, that it wears off that easy!

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    I've been playing everyday since i got my ps4 the other month and not seeing any signs of wear, but i still want to get pink caps to match the pink controller cover i bought hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    I put on Orb pro thumb cap's day one so ofcourse all OK for me.
    I suggest to all try regular thumb grip's or the pro version for extra length,or kontrol freek for extra length too.

    Regular Orb Thumb Grip


    Orb Thumb Grip Pro


    Also see this thread on more info on Orb and Kontrol Freek's: Kontrol Freeks
    Wow didn't know such things exist, seriously I feel like a noob >.<



    Quote Originally Posted by jessem05 View Post
    I've been playing everyday since i got my ps4 the other month and not seeing any signs of wear, but i still want to get pink caps to match the pink controller cover i bought hehe
    Pink controller? I love pink, but I think controllers must remain black as they can get dirty.


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    Hehe nah i remember having a yellow controller for n64 and it never got dirty, but i'm always cleaning my controllers. I think if it got so dirty it wasn't pink anymore i would just get a new cover

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    Quote Originally Posted by LilleFe View Post
    I guess it's a well known problem, but as I use kontrolfreeks, it's no problem for me. It's bad though, that it wears off that easy!
    I've noticed some wear on my analog sticks and was considering kontrolfreeks, are they any good ? Do they actually improve your FPS performance ?

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    Some people swear by them,as for me,well its just Ive gotten used to the longer sticks so much that if I take them off I find it to hard to play without them,so in a way Ive kinda handicapped myself as I cant play without them.

    btw: I switched from Kontrol Freeks to Orb Thump Grip Pro ages ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motivatedhobo View Post
    I've noticed some wear on my analog sticks and was considering kontrolfreeks, are they any good ? Do they actually improve your FPS performance ?
    I would't play without them! They really help my accuracy! It's much easier to aim IMO. They make me a way better player than I would be elsewise, combined with good headset and scuf-like buttons underneath. I made the mod myself BTW.

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    I love those Orb thumb grips (the smaller ones) and 2.99 in the UK - bargain

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    Yeah I had that problem too, I had to replace one controller after only a few months. My hands usually get really sweaty while playing, and sweat + spamming the analog buttons just can't go well... My cover was completely worn off after a while.

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    Yep, pretty common complaint among PS4 owners. Just get those $2 thumb grips from Amazon. I use those to make my DS4 look more fancy and colorful lol. Really sucks that the material is cheap and flimsy though.

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    Its probably because you're palms sweat a lot? I have the same problems with my Xbox controller, the rubber cover completely melted and what's left was the plastic. But yeah, just puchase those $2 thumb grips.

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    I have slight wear on mine. Glad I saw this thread though bc I would have never thought about the thumb pads/grips.

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    Definately need to get myself some of those thumb grips. Will help out a lot with gaming - too!

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    I will probably have to invest in some thumb grips in the very near future. It is a shame how quickly these have worn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammed92 View Post
    I am using the same controller since launch of PS4, and it is showing clear marks of wearing where I rest my thumbs . Seeing that PS4 is very new console, Sony has made very bad choices about the material that covers the analog sticks. Has anybody's cover completely worn off? What preventive measures should I take to avoid that?
    To my knowledge, it will wear off no matter what. Unless you avoid using the analog sticks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dammzyy View Post
    Definately need to get myself some of those thumb grips. Will help out a lot with gaming - too!
    How effective are these thumb grips?

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    This is a problem I have noticed with all of the Dualshock controllers. Ever since the PlayStation 1 got it's first dualshock. The rubber that the joysticks are coated with is very prone to smearing of over time. The rubber is almost grainy in away and doesn't make it very durable at all.

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    I have the exact same problem, a chuck on the material covering the analog sticks has already fallen off. I was surprised to see that the controller was already falling apart, I blame all the FIFA games I have lost! Hopefully there will be a way to prevent it on future controllers or a way to replace the covering.

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    Been playing for a long time and not having any wear issues either...yet. Hope it stays that way.

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    Unfortunately I have wear issues, the one minor fault I only have with the ps4, oh and battery life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    I put on Orb pro thumb cap's day one so ofcourse all OK for me.
    I suggest to all try regular thumb grip's or the pro version for extra length,or kontrol freek for extra length too.

    Regular Orb Thumb Grip


    Orb Thumb Grip Pro


    Also see this thread on more info on Orb and Kontrol Freek's: Kontrol Freeks
    Thats a great idea, it protect and prolongs the aestethics of the PS4... which is always a good thing if you decide to resell later

 

 
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