New Pictures of PS4 Slim and New DualShock 4 Show Light Strip Intensity, HDD Cover and More

on August 24, 2016 1:37 PM

With the new PS4 slim and new CUH-ZCT2U DualShock 4 controller out in the wild, pictures and information about them are continuing to trickle down, and today we get a few from Twitter user shortman82, who purchased an unit from the original auction.

We get to see the new light strip, and its intensity when  looking directly at it, at a typical gaming angle, and in a fully dark environment. It definitely doesn’t appear intrusive, probably thanks to the fact that it doesn’t have its own LED, but it’s just a see-throgh strip that lets the light from the original LED through.

We also get to see a picture of the new HDD bay cover, and one of the side of the console without it.

On top of that, a video shows how you can select the new DualShock 4 controller to communicate with the console via the usual Bluetooth method or via USB, while a second video showcases a Call of Duty: Black Ops III match played via USB connection. Shortman82 mentions that he’s not the best COD player, but he feels that the direct cabled connection helps.

It’s worth mentioning that the videos were shot on an original PS4 and not on the slim, so the appearance of the feature on the menu is bound to the controller, and not to the model of the console.

Last, but not least, Shortman82 mentions that the manual confirm that the console’s computing power is still 1.84 teraFLOPS (same as the original), and the controller ran for eight hours and twenty minutes with two bars of charge left when he experimented last night.


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Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.