This $30 PS4 accessory is the cheapest way to get a great pro controller
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Official “pro” controllers for Sony’s PlayStation 4 are in a perplexing category. While Microsoft’s Xbox Elite, and its second-generation version released last year, have offered all of the benefits of a high-end gamepad in a best-in-class package, Sony has stubbornly refused to do the same for its console, leaving the market up to a smattering of third-party companies with varying degrees of quality.
None are really all that great. Even the best one, Astro’s C40 TR, costs $200 and may occasionally require you purchase replacement thumbstick modules for $20 apiece because of how dysfunctional those components can become over time.
Now, Sony has a compromise of sorts: a $30 controller attachment for its existing DualShock 4. The idea…