Geltabz Performance Thumb Gripz
Get's the job done.
While I don't mind the thumbs sticks on my DS4 controller, after about 30 mins. of gaming, my thumbs start slipping off the sticks cause of sweaty hands. I have the Pelican brand grips for my PS3 controllers which include the extended triggers for the L2 and R2 buttons and the grips made a big difference to the thumb sticks and I don't have problems with my thumbs slipping off cause of sweaty hands. So now that I have a PS4 and having the same issue like I did with the PS3 controller thumb sticks, I already knew that I needed some thumb grips for my DS4 controller.
These Geltabz thumb stick grips were the first ones I saw that say they are compatible with the PS4 controller so I decided to give them a try. They go on as easy as the Pelican brand grips in which you turn them inside out, place the inside middle over the thumb stick, and then slide/push down on the outer part of the grip so that it goes over the thumb stick and your done.
After a few multiplayer matches on Killzone Shadow Fall, I must say that my aiming was much improved because of how much more control I had with the grips on the thumb sticks. The grips get's the job done as far as adding more grip to your thumbs and no slippage of your thumbs. Like many others have said though, the only negative thing about them is the price. I think maybe $4.99 is a better price point.
Works great! Would highly recomend for DS4
I have found that my thumbs started to slip on the Dual Shock 4's Joystick for a couple of reasons.
1) The the stock covering on the sticks has a tendency to come off.
2) Snack foods can get grease on the sticks.
3) Clammy or Sweaty hands
4) For the ladies that game, using hand lotion can cause the sticks
To test the grip of the Geltabz. I used a bit of lotion to simulate Clammy or Greasy hands and the Geltabz grips worked great in these conditions. They are a great addition to for anyone that is having any of the issues above. If you are thinking about picking up a PS4 or another Dual Shock 4 these Geltabz should be highly considered. I also prefer the fact the gel pad doesn't have a textured logo on them.
My only issue is that due to the way the grips attach to the analog sticks it can be hard to click the R3/L3 buttons when the sticks are fully extended. This can be an issue with games like Call of Duty or Battlefield were the left stick is almost always extended forward and clicking on said stick causes the player's avatar to run. This can be overcome by a modified technique of not pushing the stick all the way forward.
****These can also be used on all other controllers even though they are categorized for use with the Dual Shock 3 & 4. The same goes for the Geltabz labeled use for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. I mention this in case one option is out of stock ****
does what it says
I mainly got these after reading some reviews on line saying the rubber on the thumb sicks for the ps4 can rub off. These do add some protection and they do fit on snugg and do not move or slide around. They are kind of a pain the get on but not to bad. If you roll the sides up almost turning it inside out put on the stick then roll the sides down around the stick was much easier for me. I think they could have been a little cheaper for four pieces of rubber but if it will protect my $60 controllers I guess it is worth it
I bought these because after a month of playing FIFA 14 non stop the left PS4 analog stick grip tore. These grips things are great they fit perfect and perform great except they do get a little slippery when wet (sweat from my fingers). If Sony made a analog grip this great I could of saved 8 dollars. The grips are hard to put on which means they will stay on and not swoosh around and become mush. I highly recommend these to any player that wants to save money from buying another controller just to rip they analog grips.
Was curious and these didn't disappoint.
Bought these covers for my two controllers out of curiosity. My controllers weren't wearing or peeling but I wanted some extra grip on the sticks. These covers are perfect. The silicone prevents slipping and the raised bumps allow you to be much more accurate when using the sticks. The covers do add a little height but this isn't a negative. I actually like the slightly added height. In my opinion these look much better then the Grip-It covers. Also they are very easy to put on!
great replacement grips
as some may know or heard about that ps4 grip rubber damages on the ds4 so i wanted to get something that would be a good fit for me, so i went to best buy 1st and brought another brand which i did like as well but come to find out these were great much more grip to my thumbs
Theres not much to review here. The gel on the PS4 control thumb sticks is very slippery and it is very weak. Within a month of having my PS4 the rubber broke. I purchased these from GS and I couldn't be any more happy with my purchase. These gel tabs have great gripping performance and they are extremely comfortable and you can just keep playing for hours upon hours with no discomfort at all. Im sure it has a lot to do with the design of the dual shock 4 but the elevated rubber on the gel tabs work really well. To stop this random rant I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this product to anyone. To prevent tear on the rubber of the controls or for performance and comfort. 10/10 excellent I mean theres no reason not to buy these and the price is ALOT better then buying a new control.
Very good product!
I really like these. They protect your thumb sticks from deteriorating and they provide nice grip. They also raise your thumbs up a bit so you have better range and motion. Excellent value!
Good for DS4
Got these since the DS4 has problems with excessive wear n tear. Wanted a bit of added height too. These work real good, better than I expected. The design is perfect. Kind of pricey, but compared to FPSFreeks its a decent price. Would recommend for regular gamers.
I REALLY LIKE THEM THEY ARE VERY GOOD FOR THE PLAYSTATION 4 CONTROLLER.THE GRIP OF THE THUMB GRIPS IS REALLY GOOD . AND THEY NEVER COME OFF.