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Good modification for PSV analog sticks
on April 4, 2012
This D-pad and analog stick cover set by Bluecell certainly covers the options when it comes to alternate cover shapes; 8 in all.
The D-pad covers are made out of a hard plastic and fixed to the PSV D-pad with 4 squares of double stick rubber/silicone adhesive pads. One basic cross type design and the other a concave, smoothly contoured diamond. Both add height to the PSV D-pad. I didn't use either design as I like the factory D-pad exactly the way it is. For those who don't, here are two more options.
The 6 analog stick caps are made out of black silicone and stretch over the analog stick heads. Due to the small size of the analog sticks, they're not the most intuitive to install, but if you roll the lip back and then over the edge of the analog stick head, it takes maybe 10-20 seconds, less if you've done it before.
There is one convex cap with concentric grooves for grip, one convex cap with grip dots, one smooth concave cap, one cross tip cap with prominent edges, one diamond shaped cap with an indented arrow for grip and orientation and one slightly concave cap with tiny indented arrows.
I'm using the concave cap for the right stick and the cross tip for the left. Subjectively speaking, it's a marked improvement over the factory analog stick heads.
It should be tough not to find one design that is not a personal preference over the stock convex analog stick head. The only problem is that the set only contains one of each design type meaning, if you don't want to mix and match two different types of cap designs, you should buy two sets. I would have preferred matching sets for the analog stick caps, but it is exactly what is shown in the product description photos. No complaints or misrepresentation there.
The caps add a slight amount of height to the analog sticks for better leverage, and the silicone material provides excellent grip.