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Was skeptical because most grips suck, but these are great.
on March 3, 2014
So I've went through quite a few thumb grip products for the DualShock 3 controller, since Sony saw fit to ship a controller with a piece of plastic that gets slicker than black ice on a cold night when your hand is remotely wet. Most grips feel weird or don't fit the controller well, making playing with them a terrible experience. I wasn't expecting much from these GelTabz, but I have to say these are the most impressive thumb grips I've ever bought.
I put these on both the DualShock 3 and the DualShock 4 and it improves both of them. They don't add a lot of bulk so your finger doesn't feel out of place and the gel material actually grips your finger instead of feeling like you're playing with patterned plastic. The downside to that grippyness is that they attract dust and pet hair if you have pets. They wipe clean quickly, but I noticed quickly after putting them on and the cat jumping up to sit in my lap, hair had stuck to the pads.
That's not really a mark against them, just goes to show what grip they provide is real instead of imagined. Despite these being marketed for the PlayStation family, the back of the package says they'll fit any other console you might have and I can confirm they do work on Xbox 360 and Wii U thumb sticks.