When it comes to the best Xbox series X/S Accessories, the sky is not exactly the limit. At least not yet. There are a number of great gaming headset options out there, as well as plenty of controllers and charging bases. However, when it comes to HOTAS and yokes, you’ll be hard-pressed to find many premium choices, though we’re looking forward to testing some new ones hitting shelves soon. That’s no surprise since the console is only about a year old, and we’re not out of the woods – or rather, the great component shortage 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 put together a list of all the best Xbox Series X/S accessories with quality, budget, and functionality in mind. It’s not a huge list, but rest assured that we’ll be adding it as new and exciting options arrive.
TL; DR – Here are our picks for the best Xbox Series X/S accessories:
1. Xbox Wireless Headset
Best Headset for Xbox Series X/S
While there are several great Xbox Series X/S headsets to choose from, you can’t go wrong with the one specifically designed for Series X/S gaming. the Xbox Wireless Headset, while not perfect, comes with all the tools you need to immerse yourself, from Windows Sonic, Dolby Atmos and DTS Headphone:X support to Xbox Wireless connectivity, which leaves more USB ports on the console free for other accessories. Meanwhile, every other headset on the market supports one or two of these features, but never all of them.
With its clever rotating earcup dials, which control volume and game/chat balance, the Xbox Wireless Headset is intuitive and easy to use, a boon during tense gaming moments. Its ultra-soft earpads, light weight, and customizable fit, on the other hand, ensure comfort throughout your sessions. Best of all, it’s priced right, meaning it’s accessible to most gamers on any budget.
2. Xbox Basic Controller
Best controller for Xbox Series X/S
the Xbox Core Controller is as close to perfect as it gets, and considering all the great alternatives out there, that’s certainly saying a lot. A nice upgrade from its predecessor, it comes loaded with improvements that make your Xbox X/S experience much smoother. So if you’ve been an Xbox gamer on pre-X/S consoles, you’ll be happy to know that it offers a familiar form factor while introducing some new, albeit minor, improvements like a share button, a textured grip and an easier to use D-pad.
If you’re some sort of Xbox virgin, you’ll appreciate its beautifully sculpted frame, along with the satisfaction of using buttons, triggers, and bumpers – plus the fact that you won’t have to go through hoops to connect it to the console. It also has multi-device connectivity, so if you need a break from console gaming and want to switch to PC, you know you can rely on it and its Bluetooth connectivity. You can even make it your own by visiting the Xbox Design Lab to give it custom coats of paint that match your style.
3. Logitech G923 TrueForce
Best Racing Wheel for Xbox Series X/S
Logitech has taken its older racing wheel designs, put them together in one sturdy package, and added what it calls its TrueForce technology which provides extra feel and vibration designed to make your game feel a little more realistic. And, so you have the Logitech G923a steering wheel and pedal combo that gives you a richer and more immersive racing and driving experience.
Added to this realism is its ability to continuously adjust the voltage flowing through its motors, premium brushed metal construction and automotive-style leather stitching around the steering wheel. It’s a toy that won’t look like a toy, and it’ll see you through any racing game on Xbox Series X/S (or PS5, for that matter, as a Sony console version is also available) as well if you you’re in the game yourself. There may be budget options that will cost you less, but if you want the best, it’s worth more than its average price.
4. Razer Atrox
Best Fight Stick for Xbox Series X/S
There is not a lot of arcade or fighting sticks available for the Xbox Series X/S at the moment, and the ones that are available aren’t exactly reliable. Fortunately, Razer is here to save the day with the Razer Atrox, which is now fully compatible with new consoles. It’s got all the controls you’ll need for all those fighting games and more, plus premium (and genuine) Sanwa components and an authentic arcade layout for a touch of nostalgia.
More than just an arcade stick, however, it’s fully customizable and mod-friendly, with not only an interchangeable top panel, buttons and joystick, but also an easily accessible interior platform and nest structure. bee for effortless assembly. And it’s a dream for modding maniacs everywhere.
5. Razer Universal Quick Charge Stand
Best controller charger for Xbox Series X/S
There’s no sense in powering your Xbox Wireless Controller with 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 promised by AA batteries. Luckily, you have something like the Razer Universal Fast Charging Stand for Xbox, which lets you charge your controller wirelessly, available. It comes with a rechargeable battery which, when full, lasts for three hours.
For added safety, it comes with overload protection to prevent overheating and short circuits, as well as a magnetic contact system so your controller is secure and won’t come apart or disconnect every time. blow or shock. It also comes in six different colors so you can get one that matches your controller. Plus, you don’t even need an available USB port on your console, as it can be plugged into any USB wall outlet, leaving those precious few ports on your console free for other peripherals.
6. Seagate storage expansion card
Best Storage Expansion Drive for Xbox Series X/S
The Xbox Series X comes with a 1TB internal SSD and the Xbox Series S offers a 512GB drive, but in the gaming world that’s barely enough, especially for hardcore gamers. Thankfully, Microsoft has taken this into account, giving these consoles the ability to expand their storage with memory card-style SSDs that you can easily pop into them without needing a free USB port. Enter the Seagate Storage Expansion Card, which easily slots into this storage expansion port, expanding your port up to 2TB.
Because it’s designed specifically for these consoles, it offers seamless integration into the Xbox Velocity architecture and offers fast, lag-free read and write capabilities, allowing you to focus on your game without being distracted (or frustrated) by slow transfer speeds. As it’s an SSD, it won’t come cheap, with the 2TB capacity setting you back $400. But, the price of the entry model isn’t too bad if you’re on a budget, and it gets you 512GB of extra storage space.
Michelle Rae Uy is a freelance tech and travel writer, part-time editor, and full-time traveler from Los Angeles, CA. She currently divides her time between Los Angeles, London and the rest of the world. Follow her on Instagram @straywithRae.