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Sony - DualShock 4 Wireless Controller Starter Kit for PlayStation 4 - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 609 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing deal

    Posted
    Nate

    This is a great deal for what is included. I purchased this expecting the worse as the price was too good to be true, expecting that the controller may not work with my PlayStation 4 console and would only work with the wireless game pad reciever on a computer, or that the controller was the old DualShock 4 model (CUH-ZCT1) but was surprised to find out it works perfectly fine and that it does in fact come with the brand new DualShock 4 controller (CUH-ZCT2). Controller works perfectly fine wired and wireless with the PlayStation 4 console and as expected, is a brand new controller and not a pre-owned one. Unfortunately though this did not come with the controllers charging USB cable but for this deal it's not a huge problem and anyone that doesn't already own one can buy one or simply use an Android phone charger. But I would definitely recommend this product as it's a great deal overall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good controller, finicky adapter

    Posted
    Jesbro18
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    I bought this combo pack since it was on sale for $40 (normally $70). The controller is great, however the adapter is finicky when connecting on PC. I had to use DS4 WINDOWS (because Sony doesn't offer their own native drivers yet, unlike xbox), and it picked up the adapter as wireless USB. Most of the time, it doesn't pair up correctly and switches to a default Playstation 4 profile, so you'll have to create your own on DS4Windows (or equivalent controller mapper software). From there, the controller can be recognized as an Xbox controller (xinput) or a generic mapped controller (Directinput). Most games support the former, while some support the latter. Steam supports configuration for the controller, if you don't want to use an input mapping software, though it's in beta. Also, connectivity is as light as a piece of paper. Any interference between the adapter and the controller, such as your phone or WiFi device, will increase latency. You can use Bluetooth to connect the controller without the adapter, though you'll lose the wireless audio feature (which also cuts out every few minutes or so). Battery life is surprisingly good. For 1-3 hour bursts everyday for a week, the battery will go down to 10-15%. You charge it through micro USB (which somehow Sony sells their own separately) using your phone cable, or with their charging station. Overall, if you want to use this controller wirelessly, you're better off using Bluetooth, unless you want wireless audio. Track pad feels alright , though be noted you have to press on it for clicks instead on tapping it. Other than frequent first-time pairing problems with the Sony adapter, the controller is great, and has a track pad for mouse input!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Excellent Controller & Useful USB Receiver

    Posted
    PolygonBronson
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    This is a bundle that includes both a PS4 controller and a USB receiver that allows you to use the controller on a computer. I got the latest model of controller in my bundle (CUH-ZCT2, the one with the light bar on the touchpad). It's a genuine PS4 controller so it's excellent (there are tons of reviews out there for that already). The USB receiver works well, at least it did for me. Windows 10 recognized it right away and I didn't have to lift a finger for it to find the drivers. Pairing it with the controller is a little odd though. you have to push the USB stick in until it flashes and then you have to hold the PS4 controller PS button down for a few seconds until it flashes and syncs up. After that it works just like it does on the PS4. I didn't run into any lag or problems. The only thing is there is no way to tell how much controller battery you have until it suddenly dies. It works great in Steam as long as you set it up with Steam first. It's nice that for Steam games you don't have to use a 3rd party emulator/button mapper. And it seems that if the game supports the XBox 360 controller (I have a wired one) it supports the PS4 controller through Steam. Although, I only have a few games so I wasn't able to extensively test it. I bought this bundle for the controller to use with my PS4 because I was able to get it on sale for less than regular controllers sell for on sale. But now I can use all of the my PS4 controllers with my Steam games if I want wireless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good controller for its price

    Posted
    Raffy

    I am planning to purchase a controller since I bought PS4 Pro then I saw this promo where it includes a wireless adaptor for PC. So I decided to purchased it. The controller is the latest model like what is included in PS4 Pro (CUH-ZCT2U). It works for Steam since I tested playing Naruto Shippuuden. When you used the usb adaptor, a new device for sound will be added and from there you can now use your controller headset jack to listen. Its not that easy to pair but not that too complicated (there is an instruction included). I noticed that the controller will automatically shutdown if its idle for maybe around 5 minutes. But once you paired it just open it by pressing the ps button. My recommendation: Its a good deal overall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sturdier Controller than OG DS4 and Easy 2 Connect

    Posted
    shredberg
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    I, like many others, have experienced issues with the original DS4 over time. Specifically, the R2 triggers over time will fail by the spring not properly returning the trigger back to its proper position. This can make games like FPS’s highly annoying to play as it will sometimes result into multiple inputs. However, in this package the controller is somewhat redesigned. The plastics used seem much sturdier on all components including even the analogue sticks. It keeps the comfortable design of the original DS4 but is now much sturdier. Also, connecting the controller to a PC is extremely simple. On first attempt, I just plugged in the dongle, then pressed the “PS” button on the DS4 and it connected to the PC. Super simple.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    WIN10/OSX Functionality Sadly Limited

    Posted
    Voltron00x
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    At $39.99 on sale, this was a no-brainer as it gives me my 4th and final PS4 controller and adds the PC/Mac wireless dongle for use on computers... but that last part isn't as great as it sounds. Sony only intends the controller to be used with PS Now streaming or remote play. To be fair, I do use remote play, but I wouldn't mind being able to play Steam games with this controller as well. That said, Valve is adding controller support via Steam, but you'll have to program the button functions, like with the Steam controller, compared to XB360/One controllers that "Just work" out of the box on most titles. Anyway, nice deal, just be aware what you're getting with the "starter kit" in terms of PC/Mac support.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to set up and use, works with Steam

    Posted
    snaps
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    Took me a minute to get everything set up, but it was easy, plug adapter into computer, push the whole unit towards your computer and hold until the light blinks rapidly meaning sync mode has been activated. Then press and hold the PS button and the Share button on the controller, the light will blink and then turn solid and when it does your synced. Big Picture mode on steam works just fine with it and recognizes it as a dualshock. Couldn't attest the signal strength because I'm right next to my tower when I'm using it. For what I bought it for I am very pleased with the purchase. Not to mention it was cheaper to buy the adapter with the controller that it would be to buy a controller by itself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does everything as advertised

    Posted
    Uguu
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    When I got the product I assumed the usb dongle it came with was capable of letting the controller connect to a pc for gaming, though it clearly says that it can only be used for the Playstation official subscription app. So It was my bad. Though the controller can still be used for pc gaming through any normal mini usb connector, or a bluetooth dongle. It is responsive with no input lag that I noticed (I'm using a mini usb cord, I don't know if it would have input lag with a bluetooth dongle). I bought it specifically for pc gaming, so I can't say anything for how it responds to a playstation, though I would assume flawlessly since this is an official playstation product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good bundle value

    Posted
    Tetsuo
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    This is often sold for what a stand alone dual shock 4 cost, but includes the usb wireless adapter so you can easily pair the controller to a pc or laptop without the need of a cable. The usb dongle is a bit large and the pairing button on it is not obvious (pushing down on the whole dongle), but otherwise I've had no issues with it. I've used it for ps4 streaming on my pc and to play pc games. I was impressed when using this combo on the pc version of Destiny 2 it immediately recognized the controller and even the on screen button prompts were just like they are if i was playing on the playstation 4.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great controller, and works on two platforms.

    Posted
    donsanedrin
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    This is a no-brainer if you already have a PS4 and also have a gaming PC. Comes with the bluetooth dongle, probably a little bigger than most dongles and that could cause a space issue, but it may result in better reception than those small bluetooth dongles, and not as easy to lose. This is the newer version of the PS4 gamepad, and a benefit is that it can also work with a direct USB connection, which Sony has said that it can help improve latency for games that really demand it. If you find it at the same price as a stand-alone controller, or on special for a lower price (like I did) then this is a definite no-brainer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Why didn't I buy sooner?

    Posted
    PublicCommuter
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    I purchased this item for the Controller and was only marginally interested in the ability to stream my PS4 games to my PC. After setting up the remote play function on my PC I was amazed at how quick and easy it is to play my PS4 content on my PC screens. This opened up a whole new world for me as I could continue playing my PS4 when the kiddo's or wife wanted to use the TV. The only gripe that I have is that I have yet to find a way to turn off the remote play controller so after I'm done using it the battery will drain where I have to remember to recharge it before I start up my next gaming session.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cheaper than the controller by itself.

    Posted
    Pensguy
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    Saw this tucked away in the corner at my local Best Buy without a price. Got a price check and this was cheaper than a controller by itself. This even came with the new style controller where there's a light at the top of the touch pad. Set up on the computer is easy, just need a decent local WIFI signal and download a small program to get things going. The only thing I don't like is that if you hit the PS button and have Steam installed on your computer, it will start the Steam program. I haven't tried playing any games on Steam with it however, so not sure if it works or not.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Price point! and multiple uses

    Posted
    Warped13
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    First Off I got it on Black friday, same price as the controller but comes with the new dongle adapter. Also its the new DS4 control. Yes it works with PC games I use it to play rocket league on steam wireless and it's was just plugged in, paired, and good to go. Also if you dont own a Ps4 or PS3 and wish you could play games like The last of us on PC? Yup you can! download the free PSNow app on PC have a PSN account sign up for the free Trial of PSNOW and play over 400 games! naughty dogs games included. I paid $99 for the year and now you can play so many PlayStation exclusives on PC

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must buy if you own a PC/Mac and a PS4

    Posted
    Ed1987
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    I did not know this was a best buy exclusive bundle, but I got a good deal on it, it ended up being cheaper than a regular controller alone and it was totally worth it. Sometimes at work I have free time to play and this makes it possible to play without the hassle of configuring the controller through USB. This is an awesome accessory that I think everyone should have if they own a PS4 and a PC or Mac because the remote play feature on the PS4 has gotten tons better and there is absolutely no LAG! It works as if you had a PS4 with you at all times. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Controller .. Not so sure about the adapter

    Posted
    mido
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    Okay so I bought this controller thinking that it would work magic with the adapter. Think again. If you connect it to the adapter, it will not work. Very few (I think only For Honor) support this adapter. So if you want to enjoy this controller, here are your options: 1- Play For Honor only 2- Connect it via a usb cable and play as a generic controller 3- Connect it via steam on a game that supports the controller. 4- Connect it via the adapter and download a software called 'InputMApper' that reads it as an Xbox One controller but at least you will enjoy it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    This "Starter Kit for PC" does not work on PC.

    Posted
    JamesC
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    This kit comes with the new model Dualshock 4 controller that is included with the PS4 Slim/Pro systems. This controller will sync up to your PC no problem, but it WILL NOT WORK IN ANY PC GAME WITH DUALSHOCK 4 SUPPORT. Sony has changed something with these new controllers that breaks compatibility with ALL PC games, even Playstation Now on PC. You will have to use a third party application to get the controller working in games, but you will be presented with XBOX buttons on screen, EVEN IF THE GAME SUPPORTS DS4 CONTROLLERS.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well worth it during Black Friday Sale!

    Posted
    wavetoyou
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    I paid $40 for this bundle, and it was a steal. The controller itself sells for around $60, retail. The wireless adapter goes for around $20. I have two Macbook Pros, neither of which would detect my DS4 via bluetooth. With this adapter, I'm able to remote play on my laptops wirelessly. So, the adapter does what it's supposed to, and the controller is what I expected. FYI, the controller included in this bundle is the new version of the DS4...with minimal USB button latency, and light visible from the top.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Unnecessary

    Posted
    Bmon
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    I bought this to play games on my laptop. Could not get the USB adapter to do anything useful on my computer. Ended up downloading a program that allowed me to use it by connecting the controller directly to the laptop via Bluetooth. The adapter is completely unnecessary as long as your computer has Bluetooth. Comes with a standard PS4 controller identical to what comes with the PS4 console. Just buy another controller if you want to use this with a PC, you don't need the USB adapter.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Combo, but

    Posted
    Aznmaxter
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    The combo for the USB adapter and the controller is a good concept. I was under the impression that my controller would stop having connection issues with an official PS4 controller adapter, but I still continue to get the lag in signal. Might be because I have other bluetooth doggles connected, but the PS4 controller is only connected to the PS4 adapter. The price I paid for the controller and the USB adapter is well worth it though. Got the combo for less than a controller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great price, Great deal, great functionality on PC

    Posted
    marcopol0
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    I have no PS4 as of the time I am writing this review. So why did I buy this controller? Honestly, so I could play Borderlands on Steam. I was completely prepared to have to get ds4 program emulators and the whole 9 yards of stuff that I had for my ps3 controller. But this was easy as 3 steps. Seriously. All I did was get the controller, plug the dongle in and hold it down in the port for 5 seconds and pair the controller. That simple. I was shocked, and still am.

    I would recommend this to a friend