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The Hori Onyx is Sony's first officially licensed wireless PS4 controller

By Polycount ยท 7 replies
Jan 17, 2018
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  1. Sony in October announced plans to bring a "new range" of officially licensed controllers to PS4 consoles. True to their word, the company has since revealed the Nacon wired controller, the [USER=227743]@play[/USER] wired controller and Hori's "mini gamepad."

    These additions to Sony's licensed controller line-up came after Nacon and Razer got their "pro controller" offerings officially licensed, marking a long-term commitment to providing players with "more ways to play" on Sony's part.

    However, since October, not many other officially licensed PS4 controllers have hit the market. Furthermore, the ones that already exist still closely resemble the original PS4 controller which isn't to everybody's taste.

    If you're one of those people, you're in luck. Sony has just announced the Hori Onyx, the company's first officially licensed wireless controller. Aside from being fully wireless, the Onyx also bears a much closer resemblance to the Xbox One's default controller than anything else from Sony which may be a major plus for some.

    According to Sony's official announcement, the Hori Onyx will feature "all core controls," direct Bluetooth connectivity, dual "vibration motors" and asymmetrical joysticks. There is a catch, though - the device is currently only available to European customers.

    We've reached out to Sony to find out whether or not the device will be making its way to other parts of the world and will update this story when we hear back.

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,370   +1,140

    I thought the Razer Raiju was the first officially licensed PS4 controller? And it's been out for ages?
  3. alabama man

    alabama man TS Guru Posts: 563   +355

    first wireless
    Reehahs, Burty117 and Polycount like this.
  4. alabama man

    alabama man TS Guru Posts: 563   +355

    I can't figure out why would anyone want wireless alternative as the ps4 controller is good for that purpose. I use only wired as the wireless lags so much it's unplayable, I have launch ps4 so they might have upgraded it for slim and pro. Also I hate batteries as my fireproof safe can't hold much more retro electronics with batteries. If this had the underbuttons or something I would kind of get it. The ps4 controller is easy to break, I broke two in normal use, but I bet this won't be any more durable. Will read the reviews out of curiosity.
  5. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,370   +1,140

    Ah my bad, I thought the Razer was already wireless :)
  6. qking

    qking TS Booster Posts: 48   +28

    Yikes, Hori can mean something quite different where I'm from...guess they won't sell many here. (Or will they, in an ironic fashion...hmmm)
    Reehahs and JaredTheDragon like this.
  7. Darrgoth

    Darrgoth TS Rookie

    Wireless doesn't lag at all, at least not visibly noticeable in any gameplay unless you got messed up hardware. The delay is less than a second like 0.1 or 0.2 seconds. Atleast with the DS4, now off brands sometimes suffer more from this in the past but technology is past that by this point in time.
  8. Onika

    Onika TS Rookie

    It's worth mentioning that the light bar is gone and also the speaker is gone.

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