Why You Should Choose Wireless Charging For Your PS4 Controllers

It’s mid 2020 already, let’s just forget about the cables on this one – if you haven’t considered getting a wireless charger for your PlayStation 4 controller, here are some reasons why you should get one. It’s a safe, fast and easy experience for all gamers.

Wireless chargers are so much better than the standard micro USB cord. Wireless charging gives you a better charging experience right from the start. This charger eliminates cords. Do you hate having to bend down to grab the cord, or do your cords get tangled amongst other cords? Not to mention you have to carefully insert the USB micro charger into the controller the proper way or over time you will put wear and tear on the controller.

Forget it! Wireless charger = No more of that.

Here’s my reasons why this charger is a must for your gaming needs:

  1. Easy to install. It’s less work – just place it in the docking station, and the wireless charger does the rest for you. Once the charger is placed in its new home, it stays there and you no longer have to worry about bending down to grab the cord. Just forget about having to deal with those annoying cords completely! All you have to do is put it on the base and away you go. A clean setup. If you prefer not bending down to charge your controller, you should place the base up higher rather than lower.
  2. Dual charging. Most of these designs seem to charge two controllers at the same time. This is a really nice experience again, without extra cords getting in your way. It’s always handy to have two controllers charged, especially if you’re planning a long gaming session. Nobody wants to stop half way through a game to charge your controller. Another useful feature is that since the charger can be plugged into the wall with an AC adapter, you don’t have to have your console turned on to charge them.
  3. Copper technology. Most of these chargers are upgraded with copper technology rather than aluminum. Copper gives you an overall better performance as it is less resistant than aluminum. This type of technology is better for electronics.
  4. LED Charge indicator lights. Located on the front of the charger, the lights clearly tell you the charging status at a glance without having to touch the controller to find out. The LED lights are bright, but not too bright – just enough brightness to glow in the dark.
  5. Prevents damage. These chargers work very well and don’t use the top of the controller to charge; instead, it uses the Ext. port that’s on the bottom of the controller. This is something. When you charge the controller with the USB in the top port of the controller, it can wear down over time. With this wireless base you won’t have to use the cord anymore – this solves all the weird charging issues with USB micro, such as having to wiggle the cord around to get it going. These problems can be forgotten when using the dock. It also has push mechanism so you don’t have to worry about yanking the controller off the base or falling off the base.
  6. Intelligent protection chips. Charging will stop at 100 % and that’s it. If the controller is left on the base to charge for too long, it will never damage your controller, keeping it protected and safe to give the battery a longer lifetime. No more overcharging. Most of these chargers have overheat, over-currant, over-voltage and short circuit protection. This is amazing, especially for such a small price. What nice features to have – full protection and saves you money in the long run.
  7. Aesthetically pleasing. It’s nice to look at – looks amazing, awesome and it’s super stylish. I can display my controllers while charging at the same time and it looks real good. Like a little alien head or something.
  8. Sturdy. It’s durable and solid but yet small and lightweight. There are rubber feet on the bottom which prevents the base from sliding around and falling, which means less damage. It’s very well built.
  9. Price. It’s so cheap, and well worth the money. You will be suprised by the price for what you get.

Most of these wireless chargers are compatiable with PS4, PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro.

This is the one I got off Amazon:

PS4 Controller Charger, OIVO Dualshock 4 Controller USB Charging Station Dock with LED Light Indicators, Playstation 4 Charging Station for Sony Playstation4 / PS4 / PS4 Slim / PS4 Pro Controller

Finally a device that does the job like it should!

I would give this a 9/10. I haven’t had one complaint about this charger and I’ve been using it for about five months now. It’s worth every cent. Everything I listed above, this charger has accomplished it all. I’ve forgotten it on the base for a day and it’s still working as it should.

Ovio says they have 5 year support, so they must know their product is a good one and that should help make your decision about buying it worry-free. In the long run it will pay for itself.

This charger makes your gaming experience more fun and carefree since it’s such a breeze to use right out of the box.

This wireless charger is amazing for many reasons. If you’re able to – go get yourself one!

Different Prices for Different Colors

Have you ever wondered why items have a different price for different colors and finishes but yet it’s the same product?

I have thought about this probably more than I should but I’m a sucker for colorful things. Mobile phones, tablets, PCs, electronics and yes, that lime green apple peeler. When the choice is there, I prefer to go for the colorful options. But choosing the colorful items means there will always be a higher price to pay. In fact the price goes wayyyyy up.

Why? Is it because they need “special” dye or whatever to make it? Supply and demand?

I’m just tired of paying more money for a colorful color. Since I’m now fed up with crazy color prices, I began to question it. What’s the real answer here? I decided to do some research but I didn’t really find the answer I was looking for.

It seems to be that businesses use different colors as a weapon against consumers. They know that certain colors will always be popular, so they can bring them out whenever they want to make more money. Sad sad sad sad. Maybe it takes different materials and time to make something more special with a color but does it really cost that much more to make that? I don’t know, I don’t really think so but this sure is a nice tool they get to use to their advantage.

Guess I won’t be getting that lime green apple peeler. Oh wait… who am I kidding – of course I will! 🙂

Gaming Controller Customizations – Build Your Own

If you’re into customizing, it’s time to take your game controllers to the next level. Gamers have plenty of choices to choose from when their controllers get involved.  There are some pretty good websites out there that have so many color options and designs to choose from. Not only that, some websites have options to turn not just your current age controllers but also your old school controllers into stunning artsy material.

Imagine being able to customize every color and detail on your controller, exactly how you want it. That’s where your journey begins. Color, buttons, LEDs, thumbsticks. Again – if you are into customization you will probably find this pretty sweet. Some people might ask why you would want to waste money on that? Well, for one thing, personality; it shows a little bit about you. Some people like combining colors and quotes together and it just makes people happy. So, if the offer is there, why not? You’re the only person who gets to decide what you want.

What is the cost of customization? It’s pricy, starting at $84.99 and up depending what goodies you decide to add on. Not everyone can afford these luxury things, so setting small amounts of money aside could help to achieve this expensive goal.

What websites would I recommend for playing controller dress up?

Xbox Design Lab: It’s so easy and it’s extremely fun, the choices are endless. Every component on the controller can be changed to the color of your choice.

Controller Chaos: They take ALL of your controller needs seriously. Since 2008, gaming is serious business to them. These guys have been dealing with controllers for a long time. Their customer service is also outstanding, according to the great reviews at Trust Pilot.

Take a look here at the Controller Chaos campus. This is pretty cool.

Is it worth it? If you have your controller in your hand more than 30 hours a week, and are into luxury controllers, then yes. It is very expensive, but they do make perfect gifts.

What’s there not to love about this one? In the end it looks great – why not have an impressive controller in your hands that you can officially call your own? I think customizations are wonderful ways to add to your gear.

A Boy and His Blob

Played on: PlayStation Now / PlayStation 4 

My review rating: 7/10

Also on: Xbox One, Wii, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android, Linux

Genre: Puzzle

Summary: Planet Blobolania is in danger from a corrupt emperor, so Blob escapes to Earth to look for help. After crash-landing, he is discovered by an unnamed boy and they team up. The boy gives the Blob different coloured jelly beans that enable Blob to transform into different things to help you solve the puzzle. Blob’s basic commands include turning into a ballon, a ladder or a hole in the ground. If the boy falls from a distance or makes contact with an enemy or dangerous object, your boy will be heading back to the very start. 

Originally released for the original Nintendo Entertainment System in 1989, the updated version of A Boy and His Blob is one of the most adorable and charming puzzle games you will ever find! It’s fun and adventurous. The fluid 2D-style art is hand-drawn and I really like that feel, it’s very gorgeous and has a uniqueness of its own. 

Review: I really enjoy this game, especially when I’m looking for a different feel kind of game. My favourite thing about the game is how you can tell the Blob to do different things like calling Blob, telling Blob to calm down and giving him a hug for all his hard work. The downside to this game is that you have to figure out the controls on your own. 

Since the game doesn’t come with a real tutorial and an explanation of what to do, I added the controls here for PS4:

Right stick: move boy

Triangle: calls Blob 

Down D-Pad: tells Blob to calm down 

Blob commands: Square + Left stick, then select which command you want. Let go, then press Circle to drop jellybean and Triangle to call Blob if necessary

Left D-Pad: Moves the screen 

Very creative game! I wish I had a Blob and lots of jellies to solve some of my problems!

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion

Played on: PlayStation Now / PlayStation 4 

My review rating: 5.5/10

Also on: PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Genre: Open-world exploration, Adventure

Release date: Jul 17, 2018 

Summary: Time for some adventure! After waking up Jake and Finn notice the whole Ice Kingdom has melted. Jake and Finn has been known to rescue the land of Ooo before, but this time it is a bit of a challenge for them. Someone mysterious has been up to no good messing with another Enchiridion, this mysterious someone has decided to use it to flood Ooo and now the land is underwater. Your job is to help the boys solve their newest mystery of the land and sea and find out who it is! You will explore in the highest seas, bust shady suspects, find clues and fight to solve the unsolved mysteries in the Adventure Time World. 

Review: This game wasn’t what I was expecting but it is still good. I enjoyed my little adventure and even had a few laughs. I was really enjoying this game so much until I had enough with the combat over and over again. That was my only problem with the game – the amount of grinding got to be too much. This I don’t mind at all, but when there is just too much of it I won’t be enjoying it. If it’s your kinda thing, this game could be for you. It can be challenging, which means you won’t be bored and it will keep you busy. I didn’t like the spinning disc because I didn’t like making sure I had to stop on the right section; if I missed it, it was annoying when I got the wrong one. 

Game likes: The cartoon graphics are awesome! I like how you can switch characters and how easy the quests are to find in the map. My favourite is how the boat cruises and glides smoothly on top of the water.  When Jake (the dog) reaches into the water and extends his hands to collect things in the water. BMO is awesome! The map is fun and adorable. 

Favourite quotes: Jake – “You know me, dude… I am a non-stop stargazin’ machine. I can go all night!” & “Is that our fridge?”  

If you’re thinking of trying it out, I would go for it and see how far the adventure takes you!

Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy your time with Adventure Time!

https://youtu.be/wBdIV1VOIOM