KontrolFreek has been offering their line of thumbstick covers and other controller enhancements for a few years now, but they've mostly been an online-only presence for that time. Now they'll be arriving in retail for the first time at Best Buy. The initial products available include the FPS Freek Phantom, the GamerPack Vortex for the Xbox One and the GamerPack Signature for the PS4.
These relatively inexpensive stick covers can add some extra grip and precision if the Xbox One's knurled rubber surfacing isn't to your liking or the PS4's symmetrical sticks cramp your hands. I just have one question, though: why weren't these things around when the N64 control stick was grinding away my thumbprint?!
KontrolFreek Announces Exclusive Retail Distribution In Best Buy Stores Nationwide
Alliance Brings Signature Video Game Accessories to Retail Shelves
ATLANTA, GA ?? August 18, 2014 ?? KontrolFreek, creators of the popular FPS Freek® and other performance gaming accessories, today announced that KontrolFreek products are now available for purchase in all of Best Buy??s more than 1,000 stores nationwide. KontrolFreek??s ergonomically-designed products snap directly onto the analog sticks of Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation gaming console controllers, elevating the gaming experience by improving performance and accuracy and increasing player comfort.
Marking the company??s first major retail collaboration, KontrolFreek products currently available in Best Buy stores include:
Two new ??GamerPack?? bundles, available exclusively for Best Buy customers, pair the best-selling KontrolFreek Ultra with another favorite KontrolFreek product:
??Since inception, KontrolFreek has built an impressive grassroots fan base, almost entirely from a direct-to-consumer, online-only presence,?? said Ashish Mistry, CEO of KontrolFreek. ??Best Buy is a fantastic retail leader to continue KontrolFreek??s growth trajectory, expand our sales channels and offer even more gamers the competitive advantage that KontrolFreek products bring to the game experience.??
??Best Buy is THE destination for gamers across the country, who know that whether it be new hardware, games, or accessories that Best Buy is their one-stop shop,?? said Chris Koller, Vice President of Gaming at Best Buy. ??KontrolFreek has proven its appeal for gamers across genres and it??s a great addition to our gaming selection as the holiday season approaches.??
KontrolFreek designs and manufactures more than 20 individual products, each developed for a specific game or function, ranging from first person shooter (FPS), racing, sports to casual arcade games. KontrolFreek products are made in the United States and are sanctioned for tournament play. With more than 1 million direct customer touch points, KontrolFreek has built a strong fan following and customer base since the company launched in 2008.
In addition to the KontrolFreek products currently available in Best Buy retail stores, additional KontrolFreek products are available online at BestBuy.com and KontrolFreek.com.
About KontrolFreek - Headquartered in Atlanta, KontrolFreek designs and creates premium gaming accessories that give players at all levels a competitive advantage. KontrolFreek combines ergonomics and innovative design to deliver improved accuracy, maneuverability and comfort for Xbox and PlayStation gamers. For more information, visitKontrolFreek.com and follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube and Instagram.