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Grip-iT: A Simple, Yet Useful Controller Modification

by Hunter Moore

You find yourself playing the Call of Duty match of your life. You are approaching a record kill/death ratio and your highest kill streak award. But as your hope for victory rises, time is running out and the pressure is on. You turn every corner with a swift, yet nervous caution. Then, in the corner of your eye, you see the enemy and your final token to victory. You quickly react and swing the right analog stick, but your thumb slips off. Just as quickly as it began, the match is over; you have been killed, and your dreams are gone.

The infamous sweaty hands of death are a kryptonite that all gamers have experienced. Worst of all, they seem to only grace you with their presence at the most crucial of times. Many believe the problem is worn-out analog sticks and that the solution is to buy yet another controller. However, chances are that a simple modification is all that it takes.

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Grip-iT Analog Stick Covers

These little rubber caps may not look like much, but they have proven their value. Grip-iTs will keep your thumbs locked on the controller, even in the most nerve-racking moments. Along with that, they also slightly elevate the analog sticks for increased sensitivity; as you know, this is crucial for precision aiming in shooters and quick cuts in sports games. The soft rubber caps will also solve the problem of sore thumbs from prolonged gaming marathons.

Grip-iT covers simply wrap around the analog stick, with no form of adhesive required. Even if a wretched pet rabbit or gerbil has chewed off your analog stick caps, they will still fit securely. The covers come in a variety of colors and work great with Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 controllers. The Grip-iT Analog Stick Covers can be purchased here.

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