KontrolFreek has released a new product called KontrolFreek Grips, “. . . a multi-layer controller overlay that adheres directly to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controllers.”
To get straight to the point, the grips are pretty solid. From NBA 2k15 to Elder Scrolls Online, Batman: Arkham Knight to Battlefield: Hardline, not a single time did my grip slip. The grips took some getting used to because they add a slight amount of extra bulk to my PS4 controller, but now I find it odd to play without them. The grips are a comfortable foam cushion for my hands, much like memory foam. Honestly, I’m as close to being one with my controller as I can be without surgery.
I’ve never really been the one to suffer from sweaty palms while gaming, but I have definitely noticed my hands are a lot cooler after long hours of gaming. The foam layer is a breathable material, which prevents sweating and doesn’t trap heat. Also, the materials used are anti-microbial, meaning the grips are anti-bacterial, anti-fungus, and anti-odor.
While seemingly simple, KontrolFreek Grips are the result of years of research and development. – Ashish Mistry, CEO of KontrolFreek
Technology is everywhere, people, and it makes things better in ways you didn’t know you needed. Low key, the best part is when it says they can be reapplied, it’s actually legit. After about a week of gameplay, I was able to remove the grips with NO residue left behind. I reapplied them like before, and they stuck to the controllers without any issues.
Performance gaming gear is usually not high on the list of things I look for in accessories, but I’m definitely glad to have these. Now, if you will excuse me, I have hours of comfortable gameplay to get back to.
These grips and other performance gaming gear can be purchased on the KontrolFreek website for $12.99 (currently 32% off) for both the PS4 and the Xbox One.