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This Totally Bizarre PS4 Controller Actually Has Some Great Features

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You probably know that Sony allows third parties to make official DualShock controllers for PlayStation 4.  Well, the weirdest one yet has been designed by Hori, a Japanese accessory company.  You have to turn it upside-down to use it.

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It’s obviously quite cute, but the designers who came up with this weird controller had function in mind along with form.  There is a dedicated charging base for the controller, rather than just a micro-USB charge port.

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Those micro-USB ports are notoriously finicky.  They are hard to connect, and overly sensitive controllers can react through random button pushes when they are plugged in or unplugged (this is a design flaw, but it is a notoriously common one).  So the dedicated charging base on the Hori controller actually is a design upgrade over the traditional controller.  Pretty cool—let’s hope Sony learns from this!