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« on: March 09, 2012, 08:40:04 PM »

There seem to be two main ones at Amazon

PDP PSVita Trigger Grips

CTA Digital PS Vita Hand Grip



Anyone tried either of these?
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 12:38:49 AM »

Ain't  no way I would ever attach that to my Vita... So no I haven't tried some  icon_wink
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 02:01:17 AM »

Although I'd like to be IN!...

I dock my Vita to charge it every night. I'd probably have to take these things off to do it, which makes me OUT!
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 02:03:51 AM »

I'm curious - I got hand cramps with the PSP and the Vita isn't really that much better in that department.
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2012, 02:06:57 AM »

Grips are like having sex with a condom on.
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2012, 02:57:14 PM »

I went ahead and ordered the CTA ones.  I figure 13 isn't that big of a deal.   I will post some impressions here when I have played with them.

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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2012, 03:33:50 PM »

Quote from: farley2k on March 10, 2012, 02:57:14 PM

I went ahead and ordered the CTA ones.  I figure 13 isn't that big of a deal.   I will post some impressions here when I have played with them.

Interesting.... yesterday it said they would ship in "1 to 2 months" and now it says "3 to 5 weeks" so you should get them even faster.   icon_wink
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2012, 04:56:50 PM »

The top ones from PDP look more comfortable to me, but I'd definitely be interested in hearing impressions about either. 

The Vita isn't terribly uncomfortable to hold, but my fingers are always on that back touch screen for support and never in the little "finger dimples" near the edges.
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2012, 08:27:59 PM »

Quote from: The Grue on March 10, 2012, 02:06:57 AM

Grips are like having sex with a condom on.

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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2012, 03:59:53 AM »

Not sure how you ladies could make comments about condoms when your tiny girl-hands can fit on the limited area of the Vita.  icon_biggrin

Being a guy, with bigger hands, I'd appreciate the extra real estate that trigger grips would bring.

So I stroll into my local GameStop today and the manager, who I know well, asks how I like the Vita, then laughs as he says he picked up the PDP triggers and that they're great.

He told me one of the regulars came in and grabbed them, put them on the system right in the store and couldn't get over how much better the system felt. The GS manager then got the last one, but told me that it really did make a difference AND the Vita could still be docked. This had me intrigued, but his store was out of them.

I found them at another GameStop later today and I gotta tell you, it actually took my cramped, semi-gnarled meat hooks to better than the PS3 controller feeling.

Get 'em and try 'em. So far, so good!
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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2012, 04:13:39 AM »

Cool, thanks for the impressions, Devil!  I may just have to track down some of those PDP trigger grips.
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« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2012, 09:50:42 PM »

I think the flowchart here is as follows:

If you want a grip and liked the Xbox Duke controller, get the CTA.
Anybody else, try the PDP.
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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2012, 01:47:29 PM »

Quote from: The Grue on March 10, 2012, 02:06:57 AM

Grips are like having sex with a condom on.

PS3 triggers were awesome. So, you know, if your product doesn't fit well enough in hand - we won't judge you.
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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2012, 03:26:01 PM »

Quote from: Devil on March 11, 2012, 03:59:53 AM

Not sure how you ladies could make comments about condoms when your tiny girl-hands can fit on the limited area of the Vita.  icon_biggrin


Trust me when I say I have big man hands.  Your mom knows all about them, so ask her.   ninja

And as a man with big man hands, I want them all over the Vita itself, not on some attachment.
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« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2012, 06:52:27 PM »

Then you ain't playing FIFA with that back touch shooting thing on!

And my mom says she hates you now!  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2012, 07:03:42 PM »

Quote from: Devil on March 12, 2012, 06:52:27 PM

Then you ain't playing FIFA with that back touch shooting thing on!

And my mom says she hates you now!  icon_biggrin

LOL!  No, I'm not playing FIFA.  I was going to buy it and then realized The Show was about to come out and so I decided to pass.
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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2012, 04:29:55 PM »

I wound up picking up the PDP grip. I suppose it makes things a little better, but I can't say I love it. I think my main problem with hand strain is having to curl my thumbs back to have them sit on the analog sticks. If you want to rest your fingers on the shoulder buttons, you have to have your hands higher up on the unit, which still requires you to curl your thumbs back to the sticks.

Something that might help are thumbstick extenders like they have for the 360.
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« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2012, 05:24:37 PM »

Yes! That would be great!
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« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2012, 05:36:52 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on March 21, 2012, 04:29:55 PM

Something that might help are thumbstick extenders like they have for the 360.

So you'd like to have a longer knob?

Quote from: Devil on March 21, 2012, 05:24:37 PM

Yes! That would be great!

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« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2012, 06:29:55 PM »

Alright I have both now and thought I would post some impressions.

PDP PSVita Trigger Grips

- good
Much faster shipping.
Nice fit.
Doesn't interfere with any of the Vita.

- bad
Not that much bigger than the Vita without grips so still felt small to me.

CTA Digital PS Vita Hand Grip
- good
Bigger so more comfortable (for me)
Cheaper

- bad
Stupid long shipping times for something sold on Amazon
Covers up the charging port, and the game port so you have to take it out to do those functions.



All in all they are both alright options but neither is perfect.  I do like holding the Vita more with either set though than just the default. 

I have posted my PDPs for sale if anyone is interested.
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« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2012, 07:09:44 PM »

How tough is the CTA grip to get off, since it covers everything?
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« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2012, 07:23:49 PM »

Very easy really.  Probably couldn't be done with one hand but not hard at all with two.  And it doesn't feel loose fitting as things that are easy to take off sometimes do.

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« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2012, 02:23:48 AM »

Thanks - might give it a shot
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« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2012, 02:15:09 PM »

I picked up the PDP grips, feel just fine to me.
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« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2012, 01:24:45 AM »

CTA grips came today.

Bottom line is that they feel better than the PDP ones.

They are huge, block all the ports and can't be docked, but they feel great.

Thanks, farley!

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« Reply #25 on: April 08, 2012, 05:02:22 PM »

After trying them out for a while I think I have to agree with Farley that the PDP grips aren't quite large enough to do the job for me.  They're not bad by all means, I still have them on my Vita, but they just don't rest into the palms as much as I hoped.  As mentioned before they are made of a great feeling material and fit on the Vita so you can still access all of the normal buttons and ports. 
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« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2012, 03:57:45 PM »

I don't know If I'd enjoy these or "need" them. Although, I said the same thing about he trigger extensions on the ps3 controller too and I love them... Maybe worth a check. Definatly don't want to take them off everytime I need to charge/ switch games etc..
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« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2012, 12:04:56 AM »

After not really loving the PDP grips, I decided to throw in another $12 and get the CTA grips. While not perfect (has it not occurred to someone to shape/angle the grips like dual shock controller?), I finally feel like I can hold the Vita without my hands cramping up as well as have a more precise touch on the sticks.

I'll probably still keep my eye out, but I think I will play the Vita a lot more with the CTA grips - it should certainly make playing Gravity Rush a lot more fun.
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« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2012, 09:02:11 PM »

Every time I read this title to thread I think someone has gripes with the grips... It always looks like gripes!;)
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