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We found 101 Reddit mentions of Grip-iT Analog Stick Covers. Here are the top ones.

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Found 101 comments on Grip-iT Analog Stick Covers:

u/heretohelplol · 8 pointsr/PS4

Hi, I had this problem as well. My nails somehow eroded the grip. I ordered Grip-iT Analog Stick Covers from amazon. they where little over 4 bucks and comes in small pack of 2 black set and a blue set. Working well for me.

link http://www.amazon.com/Grip-iT-Analog-Stick-Covers-PlayStation-4/dp/B003NSLGW2/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395525469&sr=8-1&keywords=Grip-iT-Analog-Stick-Covers-PlayStation-4

u/EgoGrinder · 7 pointsr/PS4

Like anything there is no agreed upon "best".

There are GelTabz....



Butterfox (I had these for a while)

Off brand silicone...



You'd be better off watching YouTube reviews of these various products.

None of which might fit great now that the rubber on your controller is actually falling apart. Might require some hot glue or something else if you want them to stay in place.

A lot of people eventually switch to xbox style sticks, not just because the material doesn't fall apart but because it's actually a much better design. These compared to the DS4 sticks is night and day in terms of control and your thumb not sliding all over the place.


Not that hard to install. Hardest thing about taking the controller apart is getting the shell separated for the first time and the fact that the triggers and springs might fall out, so just work on a clean table where you'll be able to find the little springs. Watch videos on how to take it apart.

u/usrevenge · 6 pointsr/PS4

honestly, I recommend these

you get 4 in a pack (so enough for 2 controllers or just for yours and you have a spare set)

it took a while to get on right, basically they have to be perfect or they rub the sides while using the sticks and you get resistance but now that I got them on right it's very nice, and seems to be protecting the thumb sticks.

best part is the price, after shipping mine were $9, keeping in mind it comes with a spare set of covers.

I know this isn't exactly what you want, but IMO it's worth getting them even if the controllers seem to be fixed.

u/wisaaka · 5 pointsr/PS4

Something like Grip-Its work fantastically. They are very cheap, very easy to put on, and add a good deal of grip to your existing sticks. It's one thing if you want to tinker with the controller, but other than that, it's far simpler to put on covers.


Edit: that US$4.35 price is for two pairs.

u/elshizzo · 5 pointsr/PS3

It's pretty well known that [even though I love the controller overall] the ps3 doesn't have the best analog sticks.

Some people put covers on the analog's like these

It's one thing the ps4 really did right imo is fix the analogs. Now that I think about it, you could probably also get a ps4 controller and use it as a ps3 controller to fix your problem.

u/DITC01 · 5 pointsr/PS4

get yourself a pair of Grip-Its, they're awesome and super comfortable.

u/MJtheMC · 4 pointsr/PS4

I got these for my controllers and it covered them perfectly. And has stopped any further damage from happening. And they are $5.

u/FuzzeWuzze · 3 pointsr/FIFA


They work great. Only put them on controllers that arent already fucked up though, the analog sticks without the original covers have really sharp edges that cut through any addon cover.

u/The_Fat_One · 3 pointsr/PS4

You must be new to this sub, we've been bitching about this for a few months : ) I had the same problem, I just bought some of these. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003NSLGW2/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1406227568&sr=8-1 Love em.

u/Bizquick1 · 3 pointsr/PS4

If you aren't needing the exact cover you can get some decent ones from Amazon. I bought some from Target in the electronics section because I had the same problem and they were only about $10.


u/ZebraMuffin · 3 pointsr/PS4

The reason why they won't replace them without proof of purchase is due to the possibility of them being stolen. They know they're still technically under warranty, they just don't want to risk it.

You can get covers, I've heard a lot about GelTabZ, and Grip-iT. I've also read of people ordering replacement sticks on eBay, but I have no experience with that.

u/stop_drop_rofl · 3 pointsr/PS4

No third party controllers, but you could try getting either new thumbsticks (Xbox One thumbsticks fit perfectly), or you could get a thumbstick cover.

Ive used GelTabz before and liked them. They add a good amount of gel thickness that should make clicking the joystick more pleasant.

Grip-It thumbstick covers are also considered very good.

u/Vivalafred88 · 3 pointsr/PS4

Yeah. I got my PS4 around March and I noticed the left stick being worn off. I never had this issue with my DS3 and they're about 4 yrs old lol

I was looking at these lately.


u/Alsharad · 3 pointsr/PS4

I replaced the whole thumbsticks, this is a great deal

if you don't want to open up the controller, I recommend Grip-it

u/Symbiotx · 3 pointsr/PS4

I got some of these because I had the same problem. They're pretty good. I'd prefer to not use them, but they work.

u/DiscoKid28 · 3 pointsr/PS4

The same thing happened to me. Three months after purchase, the rubber wore down to the plastic (mostly because of Injustice: Gods Among Us).

I called Sony Customer Support: (800) 345-7669
I explained what happened, and a lady explained to me directions regarding shipping the controller to this address...
MTC Fort Wayne
2505 Wayne Haven St,
Fort Wayne, IN 46803

They replaced the controller for free, however I paid about $10 for shipping (eh...). Once I got the new controller, which only took a few days, I bought these things: http://www.amazon.com/Grip-iT-Analog-Stick-Covers-PlayStation-4/dp/B003NSLGW2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398130444&sr=8-1&keywords=grip-its

If I were you, I would just go ahead and buy the grips. They're awesome, comfy, and you can't tell if there is busted rubber underneath them. If you want to know that you have a pristine set of thumbsticks underneath them, however...then yeah, call Sony and they should replace the controller if it's under their warranty. Hope that helps.

u/hewvan · 3 pointsr/PS4

A lot of people have. The recommended solution is thumbstick covers such as these.

u/bensly · 3 pointsr/wiiu

Can try these. The comments say they work with the Wii U Pro Controller. I use these for my PS4 controller and love them.

u/Disney08 · 2 pointsr/PS4


I haave these on my DS4 adn they work. But my rubber never came off so not sure how or if they would stay on.

u/frenchcheeto · 2 pointsr/PS4

> http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003NSLGW2
I bought these after someone suggested them on this subreddit. they are pretty good for ps4 but don't fit as snug on 360.

u/Truevalor100 · 2 pointsr/PS4

The rubber on my sticks was wearing down and since I didn't want to have to deal with replacing them I bought a pack of these. They're really easy to install and don't look that bad. They do take a little while to get used to, as they don't feel quite the same as the original joysticks, but after a little while I don't even notice them anymore.

u/signofthenine · 2 pointsr/PS4

gripits on amazon (or elsewhere)...

(Says 360, but they work great on the ps4 controller) : https://www.amazon.com/Grip-Analog-Stick-Covers-Xbox-360/dp/B003NSLGW2

u/thekingswitness · 2 pointsr/NHLHUT

So I use Grip-it's and I like them: Grip-iT Analog Stick Covers, Set of 4 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003NSLGW2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Qtgqyb1SDK855

They're cheap, come in lots of colors, easy to put on, and add grip.

I was recommended to try Kontrol Freaks too. They're a little more expensive, but I hear they are very good.

However, I don't think those will help with your sprint button stopping working. It will help with the wearing off for sure. I'd recommend buying a controller from a store with a warranty and just replacing it as needed. Someone else probably knows what stores offer that on here. Good luck.

u/Optimus_Prime- · 2 pointsr/RocketLeague

You could try these. I've used them before.


Also, are either of your controllers from within the past year? Newer controllers don't have as many issues with the material coming off.

u/Triforce179 · 2 pointsr/SteamController

I use these for pretty much all of my controllers, including the SC. Design might look a bit ugly but it gets the job done.

u/xyntrx · 2 pointsr/PS4

Sure. Here you go. The reviews speak for themselves but I highly recommend them.

u/Strangledclown · 2 pointsr/assassinscreed

new controllers are fine. If you want to be safe order grip its
That said, most people were not actually affected. Just keep in mind the ones who were affected were probably the ones who played their PS4 alot. Chances are, if they're on a gaming subreddit, they play their PS4 alot.

u/DjMcfilthy · 2 pointsr/theNvidiaShield

I've been using these on the sticks since the beginning. They do touch the screen when closed, but it hasn't had any negative effects after all these years. Well, outside of two frog prints on the screen.

u/Eights-DPT · 2 pointsr/PS4

I'm looking at a couple on Amazon, either

GelTabz Performance Thumb Grips - PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 by InterWorks Unlimited, Inc. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GOOSV98/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_G5lkub1TB7EYV

Grip-iT Analog Stick Covers by Total Control http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003NSLGW2/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_59lkub0ZHM3BH

I think I've heard from a couple friends that preferred the GelTabz

u/Recalesce · 2 pointsr/gaming

You can do a few things.

u/poopslinger_01 · 2 pointsr/SteamController

Check out /r/steamcontrollermods as there are a few of us who have swapped to a XBone stick with good results. It does require some sanding/fitting (grinding if you get a metal stick). My issue was the same as yours except that mine also started to wear out the stick where it hits the controller case and made it feel like there was sandpaper on it. This could have only been an issue with the first run pre-orders though since I got mine in November prior to the official release.

This is the first guy I've seen do it and I followed his instructions to do mine as well. He posts on /r/steamcontrollermods as well.

I used these sticks:

After a week of use I added these cause the dish on these were too big and too sharp of an edge for me:

The biggest difference is that under the cup the mating surface is too tall for the Steam Controller and needs to be ground down.

It's not quite plug n play but it's not too difficult if you take your time with it.

u/MrMediaGuy · 2 pointsr/PS4

I just got a new controller sent to me by Amazon US since I bought mine through them as well. My left stick had the rubber pulling off and tearing so I called their customer service line. They just asked for the order number, then added a PS4 controller to my online cart for $0.00. All I had to do was check out and pick my shipping. It really couldn't have been any easier. They don't even make you send the busted controller back. So, buy yourself some grip-its and you basically get two controllers that work perfectly fine. I ordered these: http://www.amazon.com/Grip-iT-Analog-Stick-Covers-PlayStation-4/dp/B003NSLGW2

They fit on the PS4 sticks fine, will cover the damage on the older controller and will keep the new one from wearing and tearing until they figure out what the manufacturing issue is/was.

u/muazcatalyst · 2 pointsr/PS4

Still having this problem with my Dualshock 4. I already bought a new controller and thinking of sending the broken one back for replacement.

I've heard about Grip-iT and how good it is, you might wanna give it a go.

u/z3r0609 · 2 pointsr/PS4

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Grip--Analog-Stick-Xbox-360/dp/B003NSLGW2/ref=sr_1_4?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1397670081&sr=1-4&keywords=thumbstick+grips I bought these approx one month ago. Even though it says Ps3/360 they were a nice tight fight on the DS4 and they haven't slipped off once.

u/toekneeg · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Here are replacements. Don't know how to replace them though.

Or I use these grips for my XB1. Had them since day one and my thumb sticks are still new.

u/JabbersMcGee · 2 pointsr/xboxone

No issues at all, in fact the thumbsticks are the best I've ever used on a controller. You can always look into thumbstick grips if your worried about damage or if you don't find them as comfortable http://www.amazon.com/Grip-iT-Analog-Stick-Covers-PlayStation-4/dp/B003NSLGW2

If you are buying off ebay I know a lot of day one controllers had issues with the left stick being faulty but the normal controllers are fine

u/kelesh1 · 1 pointr/PS4

Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003NSLGW2

Rubber thumb grips provide a lot of friction.

u/MrStrangelove44 · 1 pointr/EA_NHL

Why does no one carry thumb grips?! I went to Wal-Mart, Target, Game Stop, Toys R Us, CompUSA and BestBuy. No one had any kind of thumb grips. I wound up getting these from Amazon.

u/friendship_machine · 1 pointr/xboxone

I purchased these grip covers for my 360/XB1 and they're actually pretty good. If they get gunky, you can always wash them by peeling them off and washing them.

u/bblaze19 · 1 pointr/PS4

I bought some of these when my rubber started rubbing off.


They work fine and were super cheap. Great alternative till I get the White destiny controller.

u/brob · 1 pointr/CodAW

Pick up a set of these to keep your PS4 sticks in good shape or cover a top that the rubber has already worn off of.


u/ForceVader · 1 pointr/theNvidiaShield

If you can't go through warranty, you can buy Analog Caps on Amazon for 5 dollars. This should fit on your shield since the size of the analog on the xbox 360 controller were basically the same. Just put it up on the analog and It's ready to go. But if you don't want this. You can try the harder way, buy parts on ebay and disassemble the shield and replace the analog. But analog caps are great and cheap option.

u/CPaladino · 1 pointr/PS4

Similar situation here. My tips:

  • Use - as you use it, you'll get better. Crappy answer, but the most realistic one.
  • Sensitivity Settings - Figure out what you are trying to do. If you have to lower the settings, go for it. If you need to increase it to give you that feeling of mouse/keyboard - then do it. Eventually you'll hone in on what you need your settings to be dependent on the game. Shooters sometimes have a separate down-the-sights sensitivity that can help for headshots.
  • Controller config - There are usually 4-5 different types of config in the game's settings. For COD BLOPS3, as an example, I found the setting with jump on the L1 trigger, and melee on Circle - since I found I want to aim while jumping, and rarely melee.
  • Comfort - They sell silicone controller shells, and many (including me) use thumbstick covers or addons (I use these, and love them.) Find what makes you the most comfortable physically (and mentally.)
  • Aim - You can't move as much on console. Especially in shooters you should have your sights aimed where you mostly need them. In an FPS, run with the reticule around chest/head level, so when you turn a corner, you can start shooting without trying to aim first.
  • Sounds - many/most pc gamers are used to gaming with a headset on, for FPS especially, hearing footsteps is a huge gamechanger advantage. Get Sony Golds, or Astro A40s if you have a little more money (OR a VSS optical-to-digital box + your favorite seinheiser cans if you have the desire), and go to town.
u/TheBigMoney33 · 1 pointr/CruciblePlaybook

I use these on the left stick: http://www.amazon.com/Grip--Analog-Stick-Covers-Xbox-360/dp/B003NSLGW2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1454013821&sr=8-3&keywords=ps4+grips

with a kontrol freek on the right stick. It helps with the grip but doesn't increase the height of the left stick.

u/Arthurp428 · 1 pointr/NHLHUT

The 3rd ones down I've used before, lasted about 2 months before they crapped out, so that's 4 months (2 sets) for $5.00 not too bad. I just got different ones from Target (can't remember the brand) that are also pretty decent.

u/HiddenShorts · 1 pointr/playstation

I got a set of these from a LootCrate. Slapped them on my PS4 controller and never looked back. When I pick up my wife's controller, without them, it feels...naked. Like I'm touching something I shouldn't be.

u/Mechanickingpin · 1 pointr/PS4

Buy analog stick rubber caps to protect your sticks from crumbeling apart.

Controller skin case to keep it protected from dust

There arent many themes to choose from but you can find them in the games category, there are a few free and a few premium paid themes.

u/DasSven · 1 pointr/CodAW

Grip-iT Analog Stick Covers

These will give you loads of grip, are very cheap ($5 for 2 sets), and will last a while.

u/happilybitter · 1 pointr/PS4

It took a month or two before my left thumbstick started peeling. I just bought these and it works even better so you have nothing to worry about even if it does happen.

u/Your_Other_Father · 1 pointr/PS4

I totally recommend getting this charging station. Idk what its called I just saw it in the used section at gamestop but heres a picture.

And also you should really get some of those thumbstick grips because I've read stories of people's analog sticks tearing within two weeks. Heres a link to the ones i use.

Also Don't get the sony gold wireless if you get a headset the pulse is much better. They're like the exact same headset with different looks except the pulse has the crazy bass feature you can turn on.

u/Forrester866 · 1 pointr/PS4

why are there 100 posts like this every week. sheesh.

simple solution - buy a pack of analog stick covers, voila! which ones you ask because your to lazy to Google or search here?

try Gripits - http://www.amazon.com/Grip-iT-Analog-Stick-Covers-PlayStation-4/dp/B003NSLGW2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413570804&sr=8-1&keywords=gripits

u/BlueRajasmyk2 · 1 pointr/RocketLeague

Sounds like you're using a controller that doesn't have a proper grip...

You might benefit from some analog stick grips

u/fgif · 1 pointr/gaming

They're rubbery slips that go over the joysticks to prevent peeling of the manufacturer's rubber. May just be the photo but it looks like some is already coming off of your left stick.

These are what I use but there are many other options out there: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003NSLGW2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_Jxv5wbYH56SB8

u/AnOldFreak · 1 pointr/xboxone

I got a set of Grip-It's and they help with the short sticks really well. https://www.amazon.com/Grip-Analog-Stick-Covers-Xbox-360/dp/B003NSLGW2

u/china_rider · 1 pointr/PS4

I use these Grip-It covers. Cheep and really comfortable to use.

u/MReprogle · 1 pointr/PS4

If you are past your warranty, buy yourself some Grip-Its. Many people prefer to use these over the feel of the normal joysticks anyways. Beats having to buy a new controller, and you might just prefer them as well.


u/thePOWERSerg · 1 pointr/PS4

The DS4 is super comfortable and surprisingly light weight. The analogs feel great and soft, and their movement is very fluent. Triggers feel smooth and stick out more than the DS3 (which felt sunk'ed in), not to mention they have quick respond, because of their shape. Other than that, I advice that you get soft rubber tops for your Analogs, since a lot of people are complaining that they wear off (even tho I have not had the problem, I still bought some just for the long run - here's what I bought, which I HIIIIIIIIIGHLY RECOMMEND http://www.amazon.com/Grip-iT-Analog-Stick-Covers-PlayStation-4/dp/B003NSLGW2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394725317&sr=8-1&keywords=Grip-iT).

Congrats and happy gaming!

u/davitpr · 1 pointr/PS4

The Last of Us

PS+ so that you get free games

If your controller sticks start to wear out get this

u/dagfighter_95 · 1 pointr/PS4

You do know they make grips for the thumbsticks?

u/b1shd · 1 pointr/PS4

I picked up Grip ITs and have really enjoyed them, and really good value at under $5.

They do not raise the height of the sticks but provide a nice tacky surface and I have found I am controlling games alot better


u/bronerkill · 1 pointr/PS4

I just want to recommend these awesome stick grips. I never had any issues with my controller, but I bought a pack of these for my aging 360 controller I use on my PC and I liked them so much I bought more so I could put them on all my controllers (and now my roommate has them on his controllers as well).

At the very least, I won't have to worry about my controller degrading, but they are actually much nicer than the default pad.

u/shoolie_ · 0 pointsr/PS4

For those who have the thumb grip wearing off problem. My solution was to buy these guys and slap em on!


they work great and is not a bad investment. I also like how they feel.

u/HORSE__LORD · 0 pointsr/PS4Pro

I use these stick covers on all my controllers, and I'd highly recommend them. No sweaty thumbs, good grip, easy to install/remove, don't damage your thumbsticks (and keep the DS4's natural grip coating from rubbing off), and they're only $5.

u/FALCOOOn_PAAWWNCH · 0 pointsr/NBA2k

Yes that's unfortunately true, but it's not exclusive to NBA 2K lol, it'll happen in any game with a lot of intense stick movement. I've taken like 5 controllers total to exchange at target, until I finally bought some grip covers (Here). It works like a charm I must say and don't have to worry about it anymore.

It still sucks that it happen, however at least Sony has acknowledged it

[edit]: So the trick I did (i think this only works if your ps4 controller is in good condition besides the thumbsticks) is bought a controller at target and just put the old controller in the new package, and went and exchanged it for a new one. You can even get a full refund I believe if you don't want the extra controller. Obviously don't be obvious about it, do this in the span of a week or so. Not in all the same day. And you don't have to either, just use the new one and return the old one in a few days saying the new one ripped. Or exchange.

Also don't forget to get some gripit thumbstick covers.
Also you might want to double check if you can get the full refund, I'm not 100% sure.

u/Reebzy · 0 pointsr/PS4

Have you tried these? Game changing feel over both PS4 and XBone thumbsticks -- http://www.amazon.com/Grip--Analog-Stick-Covers-PlayStation-4/dp/B003NSLGW2

u/dpayne360 · -1 pointsr/PS4

Buy a pack of these. I own them and they work great for me!

u/falconbox · -4 pointsr/PS4

Or for $5 and no hassle in taking the controller apart, get some Grip-Its off Amazon.