The Unofficial PS4 Compatible Accessories List
With the release of the PS4 coming out and uncertainty about which accessories will work with it, we’ve decided to start compiling an unofficial list of accessories based off our own use, and user-submitted comments about products you’ve tested with the device. Some will be based off what manufacturers have said, and others will be from our personal experience.
NOTE: Just because we are using/tested these items and they work for us, does not mean that there couldn’t be some weird situation where they do not work for you. Any modifications to your hard drive or accessories used on your PS4 is at your own risk! We cannot predict or test for every small change in experience, so be aware of that when making any adjustments to your PS4.
Polk Audio Striker Zx Xbox One Headset – Don’t let the name fool you. While they are designed for Xbox One, they use a 3.5mm adapter to connect to the included Xbox Stereo Adapter. You can plug them right into the dualshock 4 and they work just fine. Downside is there are no audio adjustments or mic mute buttons on the headset itself (only through the xbox adapter) so you’ve got to adjust volume via the PS4′s Settings menu for Audio Devices. Otherwise the chat quality and sound quality is fantastic.
Astro A40s – Max Parker, a video game columnist for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, streamed the PS4 for several hours pre-PS4 launch via the PS4′s twitch interface. He was using his Astro A40′s with an older mixamp (I am unsure of what the model was on the mixamp, but he said it was an older model). This was out of the box integration via USB.
Turtle Beach PX4 – Turtle Beach claims off their website that the PX4 Headset is compatible with the PS4, and they claim it is as good if not better than the Sony Pulse Elite headset, which isn’t even compatible with the PS4 until a patch is released.
Turtle Beach PLa – Tested by Jbond, this headset plugs in via usb and works via game sounds and in-game chat. Also works for Voice Commands.
Blue Snowflake Microphone – Tested by Jbond. PS4 immediately recognized it as a USB microphone. Also worked for PS4 voice commands.
Blue Yeti Microphone – Works as a microphone for the PS4. Has an audio output on the yeti itself so you can attach a pair of headphones to it to give yourself the game and chat audio.
Sony Pulse Elite Headset – Works when you connect the auxiliary cable into the controller and change the audio settings to “All Audio” to be sent to the headset and you will get game and chat audio. It does not currently work using the USB dongle. *Update: this should be fully patched and work via dongle now.*
Plantronics RIG Gaming Headset – Submitted via comment on post. (Thanks Tom!)
Hard Drives- (Factory hard drive in Jbond’s PS4 was an HGST 500GB 5400RPM Drive. May vary from batch to batch of PS4s, but worth noting.)
HGST Travelstar 1TB 7200RPM Hard Drive. Jbond is currently using this in his PS4.
(update 12/27/13 – No issues/failures due to the higher RPM drive. Heat monitored via infrared temp gun show max 105degF at the vents in horizontal position while playing Killzone. No noticeable sound increase over stock PS4 HD. Update 10/18/2014 – Hard drive still going strong!)
Western Digital 1TB 5400RPM Hard Drive. Spider-Jew and Crazy S both have this hard drive in their PS4s. (Update 10/18/2014 – no issues to report!)
Seagate 1TB Solid State Hybrid Drive SATA 6Gbps 64MB Cache. Submitted via twitter.
update 11/19/14 – There are now 2TB 2.5″ Hard Drives that are slim enough to fit in the PS4, however we have not tested any of these. If you’ve got one running in your console let us know so we can update the list and help other gamers expand their PS4 libraries!
Apple USB Keyboard Extension Cable – The USB extension cable that is packaged with the USB Keyboard works with the DualShock 4 charge cable. I don’t know why any standard USB extension cable wouldn’t work, but I’ve tested it so there you have it.
Alienware USB Keyboard – Off an Alienware X51. I assume most standard USB keyboards will connect, but this was what we had at our dispoal.
Logitech Cordless MediaBoard Pro for PS3 – Works with PS4.
PS3 Eye Camera – Does NOT work. “Device Not Supported” appears on screen when it is plugged in.
Note: Again, any and all adjustments/modifications to your PS4 is at your own risk.
Update 11/19/2014: At this point there are far too many devices that DO work with the PS4 but if you’re looking for hard drive recommendations the above list has not given any of us issues in our consoles since day 1. As far as microphones go, any major brand (Turtle Beach, Astro, Sony branded, etc.) should be fully functional with the PlayStation 4. If you’ve got a suggestion or addition to the list, leave it in the comments and I’ll make sure to update the post!