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by Brandon Masters 18 Sep 2018

ATLANTA, Sept. 18, 2018KontrolFreek®, the leading developer of Performance Gaming GearTM, today introduced official Sony Interactive Entertainment-licensed Performance GripsTM for DUALSHOCK®4 Wireless Controllers. Performance Grips by KontrolFreek are advanced controller grips that use a combination of proprietary materials to maximize grip, keep hands cool and cushion palms while gaming on the PlayStation®4 (PS4TM) system.


Performance Grips incorporate a multi-layer design to improve gamers’ 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 re-positioned 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.


“KontrolFreek built its name as the performance gaming pioneer by enhancing the most essential part of any gameplay experience - the controller,” said Ashish Mistry, CEO of KontrolFreek. “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.


KontrolFreek exists to create high-quality products that improve the gaming experience. Its products range from Performance Thumbsticks® and Performance Grips for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch controllers to Performance Gaming Cables and accessories like CleanFreekTM. Recent releases include Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Performance Thumbsticks, Overwatch Performance Thumbsticks, FPS Freek® Battle Royale Performance Thumbsticks and Omni Performance Thumbsticks


About KontrolFreek

Headquartered in Atlanta, KontrolFreek® is the leader of the #FreekNation gaming community and a global performance gaming and lifestyle brand found in more than 9,000 retail locations across 40 countries. The company’s innovative product lines of Performance Thumbsticks®, Performance GripsTM and accessories for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch maximize comfort, increase accuracy and improve performance for an enhanced gaming experience.


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


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Brandon Masters

Director, Communications & Community Engagement

1-888-529-1543 ext. 413



Mason Moreau

Public Relations Coordinator

1-888-529-1543 x404

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