KontrolFreek Launches Alpha – The Near Zero-Rise Analog Stick Extender

Exciting new thumb stick increases surface area and adds comfort for next-gen controllers

ATLANTA – October 7, 2014 – KontrolFreek, creators of the popular FPS Freek, today introduced KontrolFreek Alpha – the latest in KontrolFreek’s gaming controller accessory lineup. An entirely new design, Alpha was created specifically for Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One players seeking better grip and a wider thumb surface without a significant increase in the height of their analog thumbsticks.
Ideal for all genres of games and all types of gamers, Alpha expands the appeal of KontrolFreek’s gaming benefits well beyond the typical first person shooter (FPS) gamer. The barely-there, nubby black concave thumbstick adds just 1/10th and increased comfort without adding height. Alpha provides a thumb surface that is similar in size to that of the Xbox 360 and PS3, while providing the lowest rise ever offered from KontrolFreek, which is best known for its FPS Freek thumbsticks that add height, control and accuracy.
“Alpha was born out of customer requests from gamers who were dissatisfied with the significantly smaller size of the new PS4 and Xbox One thumb sticks,” said Ashish Mistry, President and CEO of KontrolFreek. “With Alpha we’re offering yet another customization option for gamers to experiment with and find their sweet spot in their ideal gameplay experience.”

Key features and benefits of the Alpha include:
  • Lowest rise ever offered on a KontrolFreek product at just 1/10th
  • Nubbed for phenomenal grip and significantly less slippage
  • Generous increase of surface area - 53% increase for Xbox One and a 101% increase for PlayStation 4
  • Concave thumb surface

  “Sometimes the term less is more comes into play and that's exactly how I feel about the Alpha. The simplistic design and grip pattern is perfect,” said popular YouTube personality ChaosXSilencer.
Alpha is available now for both the new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles for $10.99 at KontrolFreek.com.
In addition to the new Alpha, over the past year KontrolFreek has consistently been rolling out new versions of existing products designed fit the latest generation of gaming consoles. More than two thirds of KontrolFreek’s gaming accessories are now available for PS4 and Xbox One, in addition to select Shields that let gamers customize the look and feel of their controller.
About KontrolFreek - Headquartered in Atlanta, KontrolFreek designs and creates premium gaming accessories that give players at all levels a competitive advantage. KontrolFreek combines ergonomics and innovative design to deliver improved accuracy, maneuverability and comfort for Xbox and PlayStation gamers. For more information, visit KontrolFreek.com and follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, and Instagram.