PS4 Controller and PC

I do a lot of traveling for my job and one thing I enjoy doing on the road is gaming on my laptop. While the keyboard and mouse works great for many games sometimes nothing beats a controller. I also prefer a wireless controller so that I can connect the laptop to the hotel TV if so desired for some bigger screen gaming. So the question is, what is the best wireless controller out there for the road warrior who wants to do some PC gaming?

In my opinion the answer is the PS4 controller. It has a number of advantages over other controllers including that it is wireless (bluetooth) and uses the same standard micro USB connector as an Android phone thereby cutting down on cables. It has all the same buttons as the 360 controller and can mimic it flawlessly on Windows and Linux with third party help.

I previously tried the Logitech F710 wireless controller but it has batteries that needed constant replacing plus requires a dongle. The wireless 360 controller is excellent, but it has a non-standard charging connector and also requires a dongle.

On Windows, I use DS4Tool to get the PS4 controller to mimic the 360 controller. On Linux, I’m using the ds4drv for the odd time a game requires a 360 controller (looking at you Dead Island).

In short, I highly recommend the PS4 controller, give it a try and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

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