Hot Hands

Whenever I end up playing multiplayer games with a group of friends, I tend to get long, long turns with a controller. Not (necessarily) because I’m better than everyone else, but I have particularly warm hands. What that means is that after just a few minutes of gameplay, the controller that I’ve been using is quite wet, and then nobody really wants to spend time drying it off to play. This doesn’t actually bother me too much, since it’s been going on as long as I can remember, but it has the unfortunate side effect of drying into an unappealing sludge that works its way into every crevice, rendering the controller kind of gross after a few sessions.

I’ve tried a few solutions, but none of them worked very well for one reason or another:

Talcum powder: works fine for a while, but kind of congeals into an even more unappealing slime than just sweat alone

Gloves: I lose too much of the tactile sensation of pressing the buttons on my controller for these to be viable for anything other than playing games in a blizzard. Plus, playing video games while wearing gloves looks kind of pretentious.

Controller Glove: In the Nintendo 64’s heyday, I spent a few bucks to get ‘controller gloves’ for my controllers. They were basically neoprene sleeves that went over your controllers. Felt kind like you wrapped your controller with a mousepad (Remember those?). Which worked fine for a few days, then the accumulated gunk in them made it feel (and smell) like I had wrapped sweatsocks around my controllers, which wasn’t ideal.

So, I can’t be the only one that has this kind of problem. Anyone else out there have any suggestions on how to deal with this issue?