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Best Xbox One accessories for 2019

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Best Xbox One accessories for 2019
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Browsing and purchasing one, or some, of the best Xbox One accessories is the best way to put the cherry on top of that an Xbox One S bundle or Xbox One X deal you might have just purchased. However, a new accessory or two is equally a great way to add some affordable pizzazz or excitement to your setup - it'll very much provide a sense of refreshment and inject some 'newness' into your gaming gear.  And there's great news: a lot of the best Xbox One accessories are some of the most affordable you can get on any console, helped particularly by the time the Xbox One has been in our lives. Many of them will genuinely enhance your overall setup. So, whether you're searching for the top controller of this generation (and the best controller for PC gaming), a premium Xbox One Elite controller, or some convenient extras, like the Xbox One Play and Charge kit, this page is for you. Plus, there's even more to be had, like Razer's Kraken Pro Xbox One headset, and even premium steering wheels to help you burn rubber like Thrustmaster's TX racing wheel (one of the best Xbox One steering wheels).

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Controllers are usually your first stop for the best Xbox One accessories, but beyond them, we strongly recommend getting a Play and Charge Kit almost immediately. It is the simplest and cheapest way to smooth out your console experience by ensuring you have a simple high-capacity brick that's a breeze to charge and will outlast any pair of double-As. That said, without a console, you're just holding a bunch of inert plastic junk, so bop on over to our cheap Xbox game deals, or for a second pad for player two, check out our Xbox One controller cheap roundup. And get online with an Xbox Live Gold 12 month subscription at the lowest possible price.

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Xbox One Wireless Controller

1. Xbox One Wireless Controller

The most important weapon in your arsenal

Marked improvement over the 360 gamepad
Excellent d-pad and shoulder buttons
Offset analog sticks
Large and fairly heavy

A huge step up from the solid but flawed 360 controller, the Xbox One Wireless gamepad feels like its pulled all the best elements from its predecessor and from The Duke, and fixed a number of the issues (particularly that awful d-pad). No matter whether you need it for co-op or as a replacement to your old handset, getting a spare Xbox One controller is always a good idea.

While the Elite is undeniably a better gamepad overall, it also retails for $150, so the default Xbox One Wireless controller takes our top spot. That said, default doesn't need to me generic and bland - you can get the Xbox One pad in a staggering variety of colors or with a number of skins, branded or otherwise. There are even a bunch of aftermarket modding options, from replacement sticks and buttons to stickers you can use to re-skin it without actually tampering with the chassis. 

Xbox One accessories

2. Xbox One Play and Charge Kit

Skip the batteries and stay in the game longer

Eliminates batteries
Never need to open the battery compartment again
Slightly suspect cable

Of all the accessories you can get for Xbox One, a Play and Charge Kit is probably the most essential. This gives your wireless controller a rechargeable battery pack, and that’s so much more cost-effective than shelling out on AAs. 

Aside from swapping out discs, fumbling around for batteries might be the most aggravating part of playing modern console games; the opportunity to never have to do it again, and never have to find your battery charger and plug it in and find another pair to pop into your gamepad while the current set is charging is almost too good to pass up. Pop in the Play and Charge Kit and you'll never have to so much as open the battery compartment again; any time the pack needs charging, just plug in a micro-USB and keep shooting zombies in the head.

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3. Razer Kraken Pro V2

The best Xbox headset available

Solid, Bauxite frame
Good sound quality
Comfortable
Fixed cable and mic

Dedicated gaming headsets can completely transform your experience; not only are they more immersive, they also give a tactical advantage through the magic of surround sound. This headset has been at the top of our best headsets list for quite some time, and the reason is simple; it’s truly excellent. The Kraken Pro V2 is the best Xbox One specific headset, a comfortable, quality pair of cans crafted from sturdy Bauxite to endure even your most rage-filled tantrums in the wake of a crushing last second Apex Legends loss. 

A noticeable upgrade from the original Kraken, the latest version is louder and delivers clearer sound than ever before, and with it currently selling for around the $50 mark, it's also more affordable. While it might not compete with high-end studio headphones that cost hundreds (or thousands) more, it's still a very robust (and extremely comfortable) headset that's a pleasure to game with.

Xbox One accessories

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4. WD Black My Passport 4TB External Hard Drive

The best external hard drive for Xbox One

Massive 4 TB capacity
A cinch to plug in or take on the go
Not the fastest drive

While there may be a good amount of memory on an Xbox One, it’ll run out sooner than you think. This is why an external hard drive is a must. Our pick here - WD’s 4TB My Passport Portable - will sort all of your storage problems.

Games hunger for storage is growing at a frightening pace, pushing up to 100GB or beyond for the latest triple-A titles. And that voraciousness only grows when you factor in digital add-ons and DLC, and the huge number of patches and updates that modern games all require. Finding space to fit more than a handful of games on the included drive in your Xbox One is becoming more and more of a chore, so grab a huge 4TB drive and put your storage anxieties to bed.

Xbox One accessories

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5. Xbox One Elite Controller

The best premium controller for Xbox One (or any console)

Excellent industrial design
Programmable buttons
Additional rear buttons
Pricey

If you want precision and exceptionally high build quality, you want the Xbox One Elite controller. With programmable buttons, back paddles, and thumbsticks that can be swapped for performance-targeted alternatives, this is one hell of a tricked-out handset.

It builds on all the excellent qualities of the standard Xbox One Wireless Controller (the excellent d-pad, responsive shoulder buttons, etc.) and adds a huge amount of customization options and additional features. The clicky rear paddles are fantastic, a great way to rebind controls that normally live on the d-pad to a spot you can reach without having to lift off the analog sticks, and being able to swap the function of literally every button the gamepad means you can tailor the Elite to suit your personal play style. It looks, feels, and plays like a truly premium controller, and even tops our roundup of the best controllers for PC gaming

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6. Razer Wolverine Ultimate Edition

The best premium 3rd party controller for Xbox One

An awesome Elite alternative
RGB lighting
Great, comfortable form factor
Expensive

Razer’s alternative to the Elite Controller is just as good as you’d expect from the veteran manufacturer. This particular model offers the usual mix of back paddles, programmable buttons, and interchangeable elements, but it’s got fancy chroma lighting as well.

Razer's commitment to ergonomics and premium build quality are evident in the Wolverine, which is one of the most pleasant controllers to handle we've ever tested. The texture on the grips is less coarse than a lot of the alternatives but still ensures there's no chance it'll slide out of your hands even during the tensest firefights.

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7. Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel

The best racing wheel for Xbox One

Well built and precise
Great feeling pedals and wheel

Just as headsets can transform the game into something much more absorbing, steering wheels are able to completely change how a racer handles. With force feedback and tactile resistance from tearing around corners, this is one accessory you can’t afford to miss if you’re a fan of driving sims. We'd recommend the Thrustmaster TX; it offers amazing force feedback, a quality feel, and more reasonable pricing than many other wheels.

Screaming around corners in Forza Horizon 4 has never felt so good with the TX in hand; it transforms a great video game into an immersive experience, and it's also a huge hit at parties. It's nearly impossible for the average party guest to see a racing wheel beckoning to them from a coffee table and not want to play with it; throw in the pedal base and it's an irresistible lure. 

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8. Xbox One Wireless Adapter

The way to play on PC

Simple to plug and play
Lets your gamepad multitask

Fancy playing on your PC with an Xbox One controller? If you’ve got an older model, you’ll need the Xbox One Wireless Adaptor for Windows 10. This allows it to sync with your computer. However, those with a newer Xbox One handset should be able to connect via Bluetooth or a standard micro USB cable.

Unsure whether you have a new or old controller? The handset on the left of this picture is an original model, while the one on the right is newer (and therefore able to use Bluetooth on your PC out of the box). 

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