Remote Play is one of the best features of the Playstation Vita. It allows you to connect your PS4 to your Vita, allowing you to play your PS4 games on the go. However, one of the drawbacks of Remote Play is that it lacks L2/R2 physical buttons, which can make some games hard to be played properly.
Some players have found ways to use it effectively, while others find it cumbersome and confusing. And while some games like Destiny have custom mapping features that make Remote Play easier, in general, if you can’t get used to the rear touchpad, you’re out of luck.
Japanese manufacturer Joetsu Electronic Industries has come up with a solution, a new L2/R2 Button Grip Cover for the Vita, to tackle these lacking physical buttons. This snap-on case transfers your touch from the L2/R2 buttons on the cover to the handheld’s rear touchpad. The cover is currently compatible with all PS Vita versions. It’s a step in the right direction for gamers who want to experience all that the Vita has to offer.
The cover’s shape is similar to a controller’s. It wraps around the Vita and still shows all ports. Just be careful when taking it out of the PS Vita. The top of the cover has the L2 and R2 triggers and plastic which covers where the touch area is. With this design, the player can use the 2 triggers without touching the rear touchscreen accidentally.
L2 and R2 triggers have the same design and move as the ones on Dualshock 3 but they are made of metal with silver color instead of plastic. The feel while using them is different from other controllers. You can feel the resistance when you press the triggers.
It’s a good sign that they are made of metal because it makes them more durable. The silver color adds a nice touch to the overall design of the PS Vita. The button cover is easy to install and remove.
Many users are surprised by how responsive the triggers work. It transfers your clicks to the rear touchscreen immediately and registers your action to the game.
The PS Vita L2 R2 grip cover is a must-have accessory for any PS Vita owner. Not only does it make it more comfortable to play Remote Play games on the PS4, but it also provides a much-needed boost to the battery life. In addition, the grip cover is also perfect for playing classic PS1 games on the Vita.
The only downside is that you need to take the grip out to play games that require heavy usage of the rear touchscreen, such as Little Big Planet and Tearaway. However, overall, the PS Vita L2 R2 grip cover is a great choice for any Vita owner looking to get the most out of their console.