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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Connects Great Over Stable Wifi

    Posted
    Optix
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    Pro tip: Pair the included controller every time you use this product if in range of your PS4. When you press the ps button the controller will turn on the PS4 and sync to the system instead of the Bluetooth USB dongle and the session will quit out upon starting. 1.Open the software program. 2. Sync controller every new play session. 3. Press options after sync to start the PS4. 4. Have fun. Hope this helps someone! Product works great once connected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Same controller

    Posted
    Ganesh
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    I got this as an additional controller for my PS4, as it costs same as an additional controller plus comes with the dongle (which alone costs like 20 bucks). Battery life is sadly the same, but no complaints as the controller works good. Plus there's a light bar at the top of the newer controller models, which reminds me what login is using the controller instead of turning the controller around to check.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Still a few problems connecting to PC

    Posted
    Chris
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    This package comes with the controller and the adapter for PC. It does not have a charging cable, so make sure you have a micro usb charger. It took a good amount to get the controller connected, but eventually it worked. You'll need additional programs to help the controller work across the board (unless Steam patches out their new PS4 controller compatibility soon)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Gamepad for PC Gamers

    Posted
    JammingJay
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    For too long have PC Gamers been limited to using the XBox or Steam controllers to play their favorite games. Sony now offers a viable alternative to the fore-mentioned competitors. Having a built in BT USB controller makes things much easier to sync and offers PS4 console controls on the PC. Definitely recommended if you are a fan of Sony's type of controllers

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value for PC gamer with PS4

    Posted
    Locarion
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    I play most of my games on the PC but also play plenty of games on the PS4. If this sentence describes you, this package is probably a great deal for you if you don't have Bluetooth in your PC. The adapter allows you to connect the controller to play games on the PC and you also have an extra controller for when you have friends over on your PS4.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bought it for a cheap Dualshock 4

    Posted
    CheapestGamer
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    That's really the only reason I bought it was because it was essentially a $40 Dualshock 4 with the PC adapter thrown in for good measure. At MSRP($70-80) it's not worth it, but at around half off it's not a bad deal especially since the controller in the package is one of the newer model ones that you can use via USB rather than Bluetooth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    PlayStation controller with works as intended

    Posted
    Skip
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    This is a standard controller with a wireless function to work with a pic or mac. It was on sale for Black Friday so I picked it up for a good price. I used it on the mac and it was cool, but you can not pair it with the PlayStation automatically once it is paired with the computer. So it is a few extra steps if you want to switch back and forth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for Pc and ps4

    Posted
    Jorts
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    Works great with steam, steam link and PS4. Only negative is that it does not come with a charging cable. Seems like a bad oversight since this package is intended for pc users which wouldn't have the charge cable that comes with the PS4 console. It is micro USB so not hard to get, but should be included imo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased

    Posted
    Malacai
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    I was originally worried about this and the compatibility with the PS4, whether it would work on PC and then carry over to my new PS4 so I did some research. Got this on sale for the same price as a controller so that couldn't be beat, but great to have for some of my steam games and then can carry it over to my PS4 for Rachet and Clank or COD.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great way to play remote on your network

    Posted
    aliis1214
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    Having this kit is great as if you want to play remotely from your console to your PC/Mac you can. My recommendation is to make sure that the PS4 title that you are playing supports remote play and also to have a t least a 3 foot micro USB cable to hook up to your controller. Also for the kit to work it is best used on a USB 3.0 port as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great package, for a versatile controller

    Posted
    dcfusion
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    Dual shock 4 is a great controller. So it makes sense to use it for MAC and PC via the USB adapter. Be warned that if you also own a PS4 console and paired it with this controller, it will turn on your system annoyingly. However, if you don't have it paired, and use it as a standalone Steam controller, for example, then it works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great for remote play streaming on your PC

    Posted
    tito
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    The PS4 offers an app that will let gamer's stream whatever playing on the PS4 to a PC,/ tablets that supports it. The new PS4 remote works great with the included dongle, and it is easy to set-up and play. My only disappointment is that the dongle is only to be used for remote play, and not to be used on PC games like the Xbox game-pads.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as Advertised

    Posted
    MrGoodGame
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    The product description really says it all. This kit allows you to utilize the PS4 Dualshock controller on a PC or Mac. There's not much to it beyond that. I would hesitate to recommend this to a friend though. The reason I say that is you can usually buy the controller and USB adapter separately and pay less than the price of this kit.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice bundle package

    Posted
    Gr8Gamer
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    It's always good to have extra controllers so when one is bundled with a device that can help you play PC games that that's awesome. I wish it wasn't so hard to activate the Bluetooth pairing on the dongle as there is some type of "squeeze and slide upward" method to get it going. Other than that it's great

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    Posted
    Vrykodin
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    I had a little trouble getting the controller connected (simply because I don't usually read manuals until I can't figure it out on my own), but after that it paired and worked fine. I have yet to find out if this works well with Steam games or not but it works for FFXIV which is what I bought it for to begin with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Dualshocked!

    Posted
    DS4Magic
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    Connecting through the dongle is much easier than using a standard bluetooth USB dongle. Especially with the addition of Steam support for Dualshock 4 controllers it makes the use of this controller on the PC wonderful. I was also surprised to get the new updated version of the DS4 that comes with the PS4 Slim.

    I would recommend this to a friend