So you’ve finally got yourself an Xbox One, whether it be a gift from someone or a gift to yourself just because. However, you now want to get the most out of your next-gen experience. Choosing the best accessories for your new console can be tricky, but we’ve got you covered. We have compiled the definitive list of the top Xbox One accessories on the market as of the time of this publication.
Are you a nervous person? Do you have a certain type of undiagnosed hyperhidrosis that affects only your hands, and only when you play video games? Well then SquidGrip is the accessory you. Developed using moisture wicking technology, SquidGrips allow players with sweaty hands to keep a firm yet comfortable grip on their controllers. Because the last thing you want is your controller to go flying out of your hands during a pivotal moment in battle!
Seagate Expansion 5TB Desktop External Hard Drive USB 3.0: $129.99
This goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway: 500 gigabytes is not enough storage space for a next gen console, and Microsoft and Sony know this. When most game installs on average are over 30GB per title, you can run out of room rather quick. Some of the downloadable titles, Like the new Wolfenstein: The Old Blood standalone DLC is over 30GB. Luckily Seagate has you covered with this awesome Xbox One external hard drive. They offer the HDD in multiple sizes, but 5TB is the largest, and it’s also the best bang for your buck.
Microsoft Xbox One Kinect Sensor: $149.99
I know, I know, the games that utilize the motion sensing technology of the Kinect Sensor are lacking in quality and quantity, but this device is about more than motion games. Want to broadcast your live gameplay to your Twitch channel? The Kinect has you covered. Want to video-chat with your friends that are located all across the world via Skype? The Kinect is just the device for you. Those two things are enough to merit a purchase, but the Kinect can also take certain commands from your vocal cues, as well as hand gestures that allow you to navigate the system using your hands as the controller.
Xbox One Energizer Charger: $29.99
There are numerous charging stations for your Xbox One controllers, but this one is special because it is officially licensed by Microsoft. I personally own and recommend this charging station, which comes with two rechargeable battery packs and a dual charging cradle. I’ve purchased Nyko brand rechargeable battery packs and charger combos for the Xbox 360 in the past and they didn’t last very long, so now I only go with proven battery providers who have been in the portable power industry for generations. I guess what I mean to say is that Energizer keeps going and going.
Check it out here: Xbox One Energizer Charger
Turtle Beach Ear Force XO Four High Performance Xbox One Gaming Headset: $74.99
Personally I think the Xbox One packed in headset is just fine, and light years ahead of the headset that came packed with the Xbox 360. But for those of you that want the surround sound experience along with crystal clear voice. Whatever the reason you’ve decided to consider purchasing another Xbox One headset, I think you’ll be happy with the Turtle Beach Ear Force XO 4. It’s wireless to your Xbox One, and at only $82.79, it won’t break your bank. It even has XO in the name, so it’s basically a love letter to your ear drums.
Thrustmaster VG Ferrari 458 Spider Racing Wheel: $88.71
Love driving games, but looking for a way to make the experience feel all the more realistic? The Thrustmaster VG Ferrari 458 Spider Racing Wheel will elevate your gameplay experience to another level with its Steering wheel and pedal combo. Not only that, but it’s probably the closest thing that most of us will get to driving an actual Ferrari.