I hope my fellow European PlayStation users are enjoying their brand new PlayStation 5 consoles after yesterday’s launch, which came after a long wait and a week of torture watching streams from across the pond *cough cough*.

Today we have a review for Snakebyte’s series of PlayStation 5 peripherals, namely the PS5 TWIN:CHARGE 5, PS5 HDMI:CABLE 5 Pro (8K), the PS5 CHARGE&DATA:CABLE 5 and the PS5 CHARGE:CABLE 5 (5M).

Starting off with the TWIN:CHARGE 5, this is my favourite accessory of the lineup as it features a beautiful design which very well matches that of the PlayStation 5 console. The charging dock is capable of charging two Dualsense controllers simultaneously and does so through the charging contacts of the controller which are situated next to the 3.5mm audio jack, so the controller sits upright and in a front-facing, pleasing position while charging, allowing you to see the slow-pulsing orange controller lights.

The Dualsense is much easier to insert into this dock than the corresponding Dualshock 4 charging stations were, owing to a change in design. Dualshock 4 docks often caused some fumbling to line up the holes of the dock with the controller and a firm push down at the correct angle. In contrast, this charging station alongside the Dualsense’s new contact design means the controller essentially effortlessly sits atop the charging contacts without much alignment work needed. I did not find it difficult whatsoever to get a solid, stable connection and the controller sits very comfortably on the dock. The charging station has a USB-C connection on the rear and comes with an included USB-C to USB-A cable for connection to the console, to a wall outlet or to one of your TV’s USB ports, for example.

If you’re looking for a solid alternative to the official PlayStation 5 Charging Station, I would highly recommend the Snakebyte TWIN:CHARGE 5, which is available in both white and black. The white version, which we tested, matches perfectly with the design of the console; the main body of the station is black with white fins adorning the sides, those fins slightly curving away from the body as you reach the top. The TWIN:CHARGE 5 makes a lovely show piece to have in your living room, pairing gorgeously alongside the PlayStation 5 and Dualsense designs. You can pick up the Snakebyte TWIN:CHARGE 5 for the extremely reasonable price of £19.99/€19.99, which, in my opinion, is an absolute bargain!

Next we have the Snakebyte HDMI:CABLE 5 Pro, which is capable of supporting the entire spectrum of HDMI 2.1 features including 8K/60 HDR output, 4K/120 HDR output, variable refresh rate (VRR, which is not currently available on PlayStation 5 but is due to be added at a later date), auto low-latency mode (ALLM) and more. The cable is two meters in length and comes with a lovely, high quality braided exterior. The cable is among the best I have felt when it comes to build quality and the terminal connectors are a high quality metal, adorned with the non-intrusive, stylish Snakebyte logo.

As I have an LG CX, I have tested this cable and can confirm it works flawlessly with the full spectrum of HDMI 2.1 features. I have tested it on both the PlayStation 5, and on the Xbox Series X where it can deliver a 4K/120Hz, HDR10 signal with VRR and ALLM enabled. If you’re looking for a high quality HDMI 2.1 cable for your consoles or even just a spare in case something happens to the included one, Snakebyte’s cable feels like a great choice at the price of £19.99/€19.99.

Finally, we have a pair of charging cables to test. The CHARGE&DATA:CABLE 5 is a two meter USB-C to USB-A cable which can be used for a charge and data connection to the PlayStation 5. While this can be used for connecting and charging the controller, it can also be used to connect USB-C external drives or USB-C headsets for charging, such as the official Pulse 3D Wireless Headset. The cable comes with the same extremely high quality braid as the HDMI 2.1 cable and feels like a reliable option for a spare USB-C to A cable for any of your PlayStation 5 peripherals. It is available at the reasonable price of £17.99/€17.99.

Last, but certainly not least, we have the CHARGE:CABLE 5. This cable forgoes the data connection and only functions as a USB-C to USB-A charging cable, which is perfect for both the Dualsense and Pulse 3D Wireless Headset. In return for sacrificing the data connection, you get an extremely long five meter cable, which is perfect for the times when you need a charge of one of your devices but your cable doesn’t quite reach comfortably across to the couch. The five meter cable comes in the exact same top-quality braiding as the previously mentioned cables and I’ve already been using it to continue my play sessions while simultaneously charging my Dualsense controller, which would have otherwise run out of juice. This is a cable which I would recommend even to just have lying around for those times that you need to continue to play and don’t have any juice, particularly scenarios where you might be playing local co-op but your second controller is dead. It is available at a great value price point of £19.99/€19.99, but if you don’t quite need the length, you can get a shorter three meter version for £14.99/€14.99.

Overall, I think Snakebyte has done a fantastic job of delivering a good value lineup of peripherals which were ready for launch day despite the COVID-19 pandemic difficulties and I highly suggest popping over to their official website for more information and purchase options should you find yourself interested in their PlayStation 5 product lineup!

DISCLAIMER: These products were kindly provided to us by Snakebyte UK as review samples.