Sonicon Wireless PS4 Elite Controller REVIEW Provides A Long Battery Life And Ergonomic Support For Gamers — MacSources

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3 min readMar 7, 2022

Despite advanced features, controller doesn’t live up to expectations.

My son, like most teenage boys, loves to play video games. His favorite gaming system is the PlayStation and he plays all types of games on it. I’m not a gamer per se so I asked his opinion of the Sonicon Wireless PS4 Elite Controller that came across my desk for review.

DETAILS

The Sonicon Wireless PS4 Elite Controller is a third-party gaming controller that is compatible with the PlayStation 4. It’s modded and includes removable back paddles. It does work out of the box (default configuration is mapped to the four face buttons) but is remappable. The controller is designed to be ergonomically correct with an enlarged grip and non-slip textures.

According to the product description, the controller is supposed to outperform the stock PS4 controllers. the battery that is built-in is 1000 mAh and can last up to 8 hours. It’s rechargeable with a USB-C cable (included). The firmware of the controller is upgradeable via the USB-C port.

Compatible with:

  • PS4/PS4 Slim/PS4 Pro
  • Windows 7/8/10
  • Switch (Bluetooth adapter required)
  • Mac OS
  • iOS
  • Raspberry Pi Emulators/Retropie/Lakka/EmulationStation/Batocera/RecalBox/RetroArch/EmuELEC

What’s included:

  • 1 x Sonicon Wireless PS4 Elite Controller
  • 1 x USB-Type C Charging & Pairing Cable
  • 1 x User Manual

USER EXPERIENCE

The controller comes in a simple retail box. There is an image of the controller on the front of the box and the product name was stamped on the side. There were no other details on the box. This product does appear to only be sold online through Amazon so the plain box isn’t a deal-breaker.

As far as gameplay goes, my son felt the controller was unresponsive at times and that the buttons got in the way. He said that the…

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