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How to fix the most annoying thing about Sony’s PlayStation 4

Zach Epstein
January 31st, 2014 at 11:55 AM
PlayStation 4 Controller Fix

Sony’s Dualshock 4 controller for the PlayStation 4 is pretty awesome. It takes everything we loved about the Dualshock 3 and adds on a touch pad, a sharing button and a nifty light bar that is used as an indicator to quickly convey game information in real time. The light bar can definitely be useful, but it can also be unbelievably annoying. Sony has said that it has no plans to dim the Dualshock 4’s light bar, so an eBay merchant in the UK named “knrgrafix” has come up with a simple yet fairly brilliant solution of his own.

Available in three-packs for less than $$3.30, the eBay seller has created a series of perfectly shaped decals that stick on a PlayStation 4 controller’s light bar and fit perfectly. They don’t completely block out the light cast by the bar, but instead reduce it significantly by letting it shine only through cutouts in the shape of either the Sony logo, the PS4 logo, or the PlayStation PS logo. Each pack comes with three identical stickers.

The result is far less annoying light from the controller, but still more than enough so that indicators are visible to the gamer. And for just $3.30, you pretty much can’t go wrong.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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