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Thumbsticks and thumb grips can help improve your comfort and accuracy while you game.

Thumbsticks and thumb grips can help improve your comfort and accuracy while you game.

Anyone who plays with controllers for a long period of time has experienced slippage or thumb fatigue. Thumbsticks and thumb grips offer a solution to this problem, and can even help increase aim accuracy. Here are some of the top rated thumbsticks and thumb grips — go into your next match prepared!

KontrolFreek FPS Freek Phantom

The Phantoms are a KontrolFreek classic. They’ve been popular on both PlayStation and Xbox since last gen. These snap-on thumbsticks add height, grip and control to your existing PS4 thumbsticks, providing better accuracy for FPS games. ranks these thumbsticks #1 in their list of Top 20 Best PS4 Accessories. Fits PS4, with an Xbox One version.

KontrolFreek Ultra

The Ultras are another great set of thumbsticks from KontrolFreek. The Ultras give you a 40% increase in range of motion, improving in-game accuracy and preventing thumb fatigue. These extenders are easy to install, like all of KontrolFreek’s accessories, just snapping onto your original thumbsticks. Fits Xbox One, with a PS4 version.

Ortz Analog Thumb Grip Stick Covers

The Ortz thumb grips take a different approach to performance improvements. These thumb grips don’t add much in the way of height, but rather provide more grip and cushion. A good option for people with shorter thumbs. Fits on PS2, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Grip-iT Analog Stick Covers, Set of 4

Grip-iTs provide grip, comfort, and some height. While they don’t offer as much height as KontrolFreek’s thumbsticks, Grip-iT’s stick covers prevent slippage and increase sensitivity. Fits PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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