Call of Duty, GTA V, Fallout 4, Minecraft – you’ve played them and then some. Each and every new game that’s released, you have to at least try once. Those that you love you end up buying instead of loaning from a friend; and now the amount of games you own has started to take over your living room, spilling out from the small bookshelf you bought to hold them.
When you have this many games and so many open campaigns running in each, your PlayStation is your prized possession. It’s how you unwind after a long day at work, how you hang out (and challenge) your friends, and how you enjoy a lazy weekend at home. The games and the console and its controllers are permanent fixtures in your living room and an enduring part of your routine; and until you end up upgrading from the PS4 to whatever Sony cooks up next, you want the machine to last through your long nights and even longer weekends.
You’ve heard about cleaning the PS4 to make sure it lasts. Dust is in unavoidable part of living in a home, no matter how clean you are, and this dust usually ends up in the vents of the console. When left alone, it can build up until the vents are completely blocked. Eventually your PS4 can overheat, which can start to affect gameplay. The manual suggests vacuuming the vents to keep them clear of dust, and you can also use a microfiber cloth to wipe away any accumulate dust on the top and sides of the machine.
The controllers are a completely different story. Gunk, grime, or grease – whatever you call the stuff you find in the toggles and buttons, it’s gross; yet it’s inescapable. Your hand naturally secretes oils that can clog these little crevices. Then think of how many times you and friends play a campaign of CoD after you’ve ordered a few pizzas and chowed down through a few bags of chips. Now the dirt starts to makes sense. Cleaning these can involve a tricky use of a Q-tip and microfiber cloth to get into all of the crevices.
One way to make your job easier is to invest in a vinyl covering for your PS4 controller. Also known as skins, these coverings can be attached to the pieces surrounding the left and rights button pads and trigger accents as wells at both analogue toggles. As they’re made out of vinyl, these PS4 skins are easier to keep clean, requiring only a simple wipe from a cloth. The material also naturally stops grime from building up, so that you don’t have to clean your controller quite as often as you usually do.
The best thing about these skins is that they can come in a variety of colors and textures that will totally transform your gaming. Imagine you friends’ surprise to see not the usual, boring black controller and box next to your TV but a DualShock4 and console that’s completely unique. When you shop from dbrands’ Playstation 4 controller skins, you can find a variety of styles to outfit your PS4 with. Yes, you can find PS4 skins that match the entire console – not just the controller. Choose from zebra wood or mahogany to feign sophistication and class, or give all of that up for a vibrant and eye-catching carbon fiber skin.
The fact that you get to choose the look of your skin means everything. It isn’t just one-look-fits-all but a completely customizable and distinctive addition to your PlayStation. It only makes sense, considering all of the customizing you do to your profile. The skin you choose should be the same. But most importantly, it should help you keep your PS4 for as long as possible, so that you can enjoy playing GTA V or whatever game is holding your attention for as long as you like.