When it comes to the best Xbox Series X/S Accessories, the sky’s not exactly the limit. At least not yet. There are a good number of excellent gaming headset options, and there’s a fair range of controllers and charging stations to choose from too. However, as far as HOTAS and yokes go, you’ll have a hard time finding many quality options, although we look forward to testing new ones that will be hitting shelves soon. That’s not surprising given that the console is only about a year old and we’re not over the hump – or rather, the major component shortages of 2020-2021 – yet.
This makes choosing reliable Xbox Series X/S accessories a little tricky, which is why we’re here to help. We’ve compiled a list of the best accessories for the Xbox Series X/S, keeping quality, budget, and functionality in mind. It’s not a huge list, but rest assured we’ll be adding to it as more great options come along.
TL;DR – These are our picks for the best accessories for the Xbox Series X/S:
1. Wireless Xbox Headset
Best Headset for Xbox Series X/S
While there are several excellent Xbox Series X/S headsets to choose from, you can’t go wrong with the one designed specifically for Series X/S gaming. That Wireless Xbox Headset, while not perfect, includes all the tools you need to dive in, from Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos and DTS Headphone:X support to Xbox Wireless connectivity, freeing up more USB ports on the console for other accessories . Now every other headset on the market supports one or two of these features, but never all.
Thanks to its nifty rotating earcup controls that control volume and game/chat balance, the Xbox Wireless Headset is intuitive and easy to use, a boon during tense gaming moments. On the other hand, the ultra-soft ear cups, the light weight and the adjustable fit ensure comfort during your sessions. Best of all, it’s priced right, meaning it’s accessible to most players regardless of budget.
2. Xbox Core Controller
Best Controller for Xbox Series X/S
That Xbox Core controller is as close to perfection as you can get, and given all the great alternatives out there, that’s definitely saying a lot. It’s a nice upgrade over its predecessor and includes tweaks that will make your Xbox X/S experience that much smoother. So if you were an Xbox gamer prior to X/S consoles, you’ll be pleased to know that it offers a familiar form factor while introducing a few new, albeit minor, improvements like a share button, textured grip and a Easier to use the D-Pad.
If you’re an Xbox virgin of sorts, you’ll appreciate the beautifully sculpted frame, as well as the satisfying use of buttons, triggers and bumpers – as well as the fact that you don’t have to go through hoops to connect it to the console. It also has multi-device connectivity, so you can rely on the device and its Bluetooth connectivity when you need a break from console gaming and want to switch to PC. You can even make it your own by visiting the Xbox design lab to give it custom paint jobs to match your style.
3. Logitech G923 TrueForce
Best racing wheel for Xbox Series X/S
Logitech has taken its older road bike models, put them together in one rugged package, and added what it calls TrueForce technology, which delivers extra sensations and vibrations to make your game feel a little more realistic. And so you have it Logitech G923a combination of steering wheel and pedals that gives you a richer, more intense racing and driving experience.
Adding to this realism is the ability to continuously adjust the voltage flowing through the motors, premium brushed metal construction, and automotive-style leather stitching around the wheel. This is a toy that doesn’t feel like a toy and will take you through all the racing games on the Xbox Series X/S (or PS5, as there’s a Sony console version too) when you’re in the game yourself. There might be budget options that set you back less, but if you want the best, this is more than worth its mid-range price.
4. Razer Atrox
Best Battle Stick for Xbox Series X/S
There are not many arcade or fighting sticks currently available for Xbox Series X/S and the ones available are not really reliable. Thankfully, Razer is here to save the day with the Razer Atrox, now fully compatible with the new consoles. It offers all the controls you’ll ever need for all those fighting games and then some, plus high-quality (and genuine) Sanwa components and an authentic arcade layout for a touch of nostalgia.
However, it’s more than just a regular arcade stick, it’s fully customizable and modable, with not only interchangeable top, buttons and joystick, but also an easily accessible inner platform and honeycomb structure for effortless assembly. And it’s a dream come true for modding maniacs everywhere.
5. Razer Universal Fast Charger
Best Controller Charger for Xbox Series X/S
There’s no point running your Xbox Wireless Controller on AA batteries when you can just get a rechargeable battery. The only thing is you’re only up to 30 hours instead of the 40 hours that AA batteries promise. Luckily, you have something like the Razer Universal Quick Charging Stand for Xbox that lets you charge your controller wirelessly. It comes with a rechargeable battery that lasts for three hours when fully charged.
For safety, it features overcharge protection to prevent overheating and short circuits, as well as a magnetic contact system to keep your controller safe and won’t be detached or disconnected with every knock or bump. It also comes in six different colors so you can find one to match your controller. Plus, you don’t even need an available USB port on your console, as it plugs into any USB wall outlet, freeing up those precious few ports on your console for other peripherals.
6. Seagate Storage Expansion Card
Best Storage Expansion Drive for Xbox Series X/S
The Xbox Series X comes with an internal 1TB SSD drive and the Xbox Series S offers a 512GB drive, but in the gaming world these hardly suffice, especially for hardcore gamers. Thankfully, Microsoft has taken this into account and given these consoles the ability to expand their storage with memory card-style SSDs that you can simply plug into them without needing a free USB port. Enter Seagate’s storage expansion card, which simply plugs into this storage expansion port and expands your port up to 2TB.
Because it’s built specifically for these consoles, it offers seamless integration with the Xbox Velocity architecture, delivering fast, lag-free reads and writes so you can focus on your game without being distracted (or frustrated) by slow transfer speeds . Since it’s an SSD, it won’t be cheap as the 2TB capacity costs $400. The entry-level model’s price isn’t too bad if you’re on a budget, though, and you get an extra 512GB of storage.
Michelle Rae Uy is a freelance technology and travel writer, part-time production editor and full-time traveler based in Los Angeles, California. She currently divides her time between Los Angeles, London and the rest of the world. Follow her on Instagram @straywithRae.
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