Over the past couple years, some truly amazing games that will give you hours upon hours of intense gameplay have come out for consoles, and PS4 is one of them. One of the most annoying things that could happen while enjoying these amazing games is your DualShock 4 controller running out of juice, so making sure it has enough power to run for longer gaming sessions is important.
This is where battery packs come in – these are handy devices that attach to your controller and provide enough power for much longer gaming sessions. We have put together a short list (in no particular order) of what we consider the best PS4 DualShock controller battery packs.
What are PS4 controller battery packs?
Battery packs are little blocks that connect directly to your controller and contain an extra battery. They are made to be as light as possible, fit snugly around the controller and not be in the way of any buttons or analog sticks.
The most important aspect of any battery, PS4 battery packs included, is the charge which is measured in mAh (milliampere-hours). The electrical charge shows how many units of electric energy a battery can hold, thus it indirectly tells you how long a fully charged battery will last. As a baseline, the 1000 mAh battery that comes by default in every DualShock 4 controller lasts 4-8 hours, depending on how many of its features are being used (sound, vibration etc.).
Our top 5 PS4 battery packs
Battery pack reviews
While all of the battery packs on our list are products we would recommend, the only real standouts on our list would be Venom PS4 rechargeable battery pack and Zacro PS4 battery pack. Venom would be our best recommendation since it delivers the best performance out of all the PS4 battery packs while retaining an ergonomic design. Zacro battery pack may not deliver as much as Venom but, in turn, costs almost half of most other PS4 battery packs, thus being the best choice if you have limited funds.
As for how comfortable they are, it’s hard to say, since many have stated that even packs as sleek as Supremery’s have made holding the controller uncomfortable. So while some PS4 battery packs are seemingly much more ergonomic, the actual comfort they can deliver is largely up to taste.
Since the market for these PS4 devices isn’t that big, we will add a couple honorable mentions, that didn’t make our list because of not so good customer reception. First of all, Nyko Power Pak has been a popular choice because of its sleek design (similar to the Supremery PS4 battery pack). However, many have reported issues with charging that have made the pack almost useless.
Another choice that would stand out among others would be USPRO’s PS4 battery pack, which doesn’t attach to the backside of the controller but rather between the two handles. While this may have been their sales pitch, for many this design is uncomfortable, not to mention some people having issues with the battery life itself. Note that the USPRO PS4battery pack is rated alongside some other controller products.