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KontrolFreek® Partners with Sony on Performance Grips for PlayStation®4

by Brandon Masters 18 Sep 2018

KontrolFreek is excited to announce that we partnered with Sony Interactive Entertainment to introduce officially licensed Performance GripsTM for DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controllers for PlayStation®4 (PS4TM).

If you’ve been a member of #FreekNation for a while, you probably know all about Performance Grips. But if Sony’s “stamp of approval” put these grips on your radar for the first time, let us walk you through how our Performance Grips’ multi-layer design can improve your overall gameplay experience:

  • Thermosetting Polymer Top Layer: The innovative honeycomb pattern of KontrolFreek’s proprietary polymer surface offers a structurally efficient, moisture-wicking, high-grip outer layer that provides maximum surface friction while increasing airflow. Performance Grips are resistant to oil, grease and water, and are latex, PVC and VOC free.
  • Microcellular Foam Cushioning Middle Layer: The memory foam-like middle layer provides the ergonomic backbone of Performance Grips. This material conforms to each player’s hand shape while also resisting germs and bacteria.
  • Specialty Adhesive Bottom Layer: High-end adhesive holds Performance Grips tight to controllers while allowing them to be easily repositioned or removed without peeling or leaving a sticky residue. This allows players to apply Performance Grips and adjust them to their liking with less stress and no mess.

These are still the same advanced controller grips #FreekNation knows and loves, and they still use a combination of proprietary materials to maximize grip, keep hands cool and cushion palms while gaming. They were so good that we didn’t change a thing, and Sony didn’t want us to. Sony thought they were so nice they didn’t think twice about making our Performance Grips the first KontrolFreek product to join PlayStation’s family of officially licensed products.

Here’s what KontrolFreek’s CEO, Ashish Mistry, had to say about working with Sony:

“KontrolFreek built its name as the performance gaming pioneer by enhancing the most essential part of any gameplay experience - the controller. Our products leverage science and industrial design to augment controller form and function for elevated performance and comfort. Performance Grips epitomize that philosophy and we’re thrilled to work with Sony – a behemoth in the gaming industry that shares our dedication to performance – to bring Grips to PlayStation gamers.”

Official Sony Interactive Entertainment-licensed Performance Grips for DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controllers are currently available in the U.S. and Canada through, GameStop and other participating retailers for a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $14.99 USD.

But don’t take our (and Sony’s) word for it. Try some Performance Grips out for yourself and feel the difference. And when you do, catch us on social @KontrolFreek and let us know what you think!

“DUALSHOCK” and “PlayStation” are registered trademarks of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

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