The best Xbox One accessories can completely revolutionize your setup, and potentially save you some money if you also have a Series X or S. From customizable controllers to high-quality audio, subscription service discounts to steering wheels, there are plenty of extra gadgets out there to keep your last-gen console feeling good as new.
There isn't a shortage of great gear out there, so we've narrowed this list down to the most essential, genuinely helpful bits of kit that no Xbox owner should be without. Plus, all of this gear can hold its own against the best Xbox Series X accessories to boot. Thanks to the Series X's backward compatibility, these older devices have never looked so good, and have never been better value. After all, grabbing a console can be expensive enough as it is, so spending even more on extra kit isn't exactly ideal.
To help you find all the best peripherals you can get, we've pulled together a list of all our favorite controllers, headsets, wheels, and more in the list down below. We've had our hands on a massive variety of console tech over the years, but we've saved the best for this page.
Whether it's a new controller with extra functionality for your favorite competitive games, a headset upgrade, or a new storage solution for all those Game Pass games, you're in the right place - these are the best Xbox One accessories for anyone who has stayed loyal to last gen's system, or anyone that's sunk their cash into that higher Xbox Series X price.
The best Xbox One accessories available right now
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We're rounding up all the best controllers, headsets, hard drives and subscription services for your Xbox just below, as well as their lowest prices.
Xbox One controllers
If you want precision and exceptionally high build-quality, you want the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2. With programmable buttons, back paddles, and thumbsticks that can be swapped for performance-targeted alternatives, this is one of the best Xbox One controllers available. It's also an improvement on the original Elite in almost every way.
We found that most of these improvements were on the software side. Sure, you're picking up a more durable piece of kit, and we were particularly enamored with the textured surface that now spans the whole grip, but it's the under-the-hood customization that really wowed us. We were able to completely remap the entire gamepad, all with a new slew of input options. Add the ability to tweak individual analog stick tension and lower travel distance in each button and the whole thing feels far more premium than the original model.
Needless to say, this superb device builds on all the excellent qualities of the standard Xbox One wireless controller (namely the excellent d-pad and responsive shoulder buttons) while adding a huge amount of customization options and additional features along the way. 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 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 (opens in new tab).
If you're after something a little cheaper, it's also worth noting that the Xbox Elite Series 2 Core is now out in the wild for $129.99 / £114.99. That's considerably less than the $179.99 / £159.99 MSRP of the full-fat Elite, but you are dropping all the extra components. That means you can still tweak certain aspects of the experience, but the interchangeable d-pad, thumbsticks, paddles, and charging dock are out of the picture here.
Read more: Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 review (opens in new tab)
The Turtle Beach React-R holds an excellent price tag for its features on offer - we rarely see Xbox One accessories this good at just $39.99 / £34.99. The wired gamepad comes with a super comfortable, lightweight frame which does run the risk of feeling cheap at this price point, but always manages to offer a more premium experience than its cost would suggest. That's largely because of the grippy plastic texture running down each grip, and the smaller bumps present on shoulder buttons, triggers, and rear paddles.
In fact, it's in those rear paddles that the excellent value for money here really shines. Not only are you getting larger buttons than those seen on the (slightly more expensive) PowerA Enhanced Wired models, but they're fully remappable on the fly. That's a particularly impressive feature to see in a budget Xbox One accessory.
Not every controller is born perfect, of course, but it's fantastic that the only real sacrifices we noticed in our testing were in the slightly hollow shoulder button actuations and the lack of chat mix on PC. The fact that you've got chat mix on a $40 controller at all is impressive by itself, though, so we're not going to get too hung up on that.
Overall, anyone on the hunt for a cheap Xbox controller needs to see the React-R. With snappy, responsive controls, a wealth of additional features, and a comfortable form factor it's one of the best priced pieces of kit on the market right now.
Read more: Turtle Beach React-R review
With current generation consoles also comes more of the best Xbox Series X controllers. The new Wireless controller (dubbed the Core in some stores) offers up a far more tactile experience as well as a super-fast connection, button mapping, better ergonomic grip, and a hybrid D-pad. This is still a AA battery operated piece of gear, but of course you'll find more Xbox One accessories to fix that.
The new Xbox controller is also directly compatible with Xbox One, which means you can still make the most of new share features as well. That's perfect for picking up current-generation features, and now that Xbox Series X stock has settled down we're seeing these gamepads cheaper than ever. You'll receive one Xbox controller with your console, but picking up a second one is a must for anyone looking to get some couch play going.
Xbox One steering wheels
Xbox One players just looking for a cheap wheel to test on Forza will want to take a look at the Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider. While you're not getting professional level torque or rotation here, there's plenty of functionality to get you started in everyday play. Yes, you'll feel far more satisfaction from the Logitech G923 but you'll also be paying more than three times the price. We regularly see this wheel clocking in at under $130 / £100 making it an excellent first time buy.
It's important to note that there's no force feedback system on board here. Instead, the 458 Spider opts for 'linear resistance' - a system that essentially makes the wheel harder to turn the further round the rotation you are. It's a patch job, but it works well and goes a long way to offer a level of immersion you might not expect from this price point. The degree of rotation on offer here is also slimmer, which means you won't find pinpoint precision in your movements either.
Still, if you want to mess around with some new toys for your console, the Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider is a worth Xbox One accessory. If you're concerned that you won't quite get the mileage out of a more premium product to make it worth your while, this is an excellent alternative.
The Logitech G923 is a world renowned Xbox steering wheel - perfect for a massive range of games and packing some neat features into a solid price point. Logitech has been in the racing wheel game for decades, with their recent endeavours in Force Feedback skyrocketing them to the top. The G923 is the best of the bunch so far - balancing affordability with all the features a hobbyist will love.
The G923 is compatible with everything from Forza to Formula 1, with special TrueForce Feedback available on Grid, Assetto Corsa Competizione, iRacing, Snow Runner, and Dirt Rally. That makes for excellent immersion, and a super smooth response, and with a luxury aluminium, steel, and leather build everything feels great under hand as well.
We found the G923 to be nice and easy to set up in our own testing, with a simple desk clamp system - though this clamp will only work for tabletops under 3cm. While many games won't allow you to make the most of that TrueForce system, we still found the standard force feedback support to be particularly impressive.
All of that pedigree won't quite satisfy beginners in its $399 / £349 MSRP - but we regularly see far less impressive wheels retailing at well over that amount. If you've already committed to reinvigorating your driving setup, this is our go-to recommendation (and one of the best PC racing wheels for PC to boot).
Read more: Logitech G923 review
Xbox One headsets
Want the very best Xbox One headset (opens in new tab)? You want the SteelSeries Arctis 9X. Specially engineered to run wirelessly on the console, it offers superb audio to go with its very respectable battery-life. Because of that trademark SteelSeries headband, this is also a headset you can use for hours without getting uncomfortable - it's fairly light at 1.2lbs / 372g.
Of course, we all expect excellent audio from a premium piece of kit like this, but the SteelSeries Arctis 9X stood out in our testing for another reason; connectivity. You're able to connect via Bluetooth and Xbox Wireless at the same time here - perfect for keeping in touch with your phone or music while playing. In our testing, everything was as streamlined as advertized, and we never encountered any interference or connection drops.
We were a little disappointed that the included mic, while being clear and accurate, was retractable rather than removable. It's a small design gripe, but one that shows just how far this headset is ingrained in its gaming use. Such a feature, along with the green lines etched into the headband, mean this headset won't exactly fit right in on your commute.
However, just a little further down that headband, you'll find some seriously comfortable cups. The sweat-resistant nylon "AirWeave" cushions have been touted to improve airflow by SteelSeries, and we agree. In all our Apex Legends rages, we never felt pinching or a sense of clammy claustrophobia from these cups, and longer sessions were a breeze because of it.
Overall, then? This is a great choice if you're looking for a high-quality gaming headset for Xbox.
Read more: SteelSeries Arctis 9X review (opens in new tab)
If you're after a budget buy, the Corsair HS35 is an excellent choice. Coming in at under $50 / £50, there's some excellent value for money packed into these memory foam cups, and an overall aesthetic that keeps that low price point under its hat at well. Sure, you're dropping more premium features like 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound, but there's still an excellent audio quality to this headset.
Very few Xbox One accessories manage to pack such mid-range performance into a bargain bucket price point. We appreciated the dynamic experience of soundtracks and rich soundscapes, but were particularly impressed by the weapon sounds punching their way through the 50mm neodymium drivers in our testing. Wolfenstein Youngblood's artillery maintained a stunningly deep tone with plenty of feedback across shots and reloads. Not only that but, despite simply offering Stereo output, Windows Sonic surround sound managed to keep up with the directional cues of Resident Evil 2 as well.
That's impressive considering the low price point here, and while the fully detachable microphone does get in the way of a fully streamlined experience, you're still getting long-lasting comfort and all the volume controls you'd need as well.
Read more: Corsair HS35 review
Microsoft has launched its own headset, the official Xbox Wireless headset for both Xbox Series X and Xbox One. Not only does it offer a high quality audio experience with the comfort to match, but it manages to pack all those features in to a simply $99 / £89 price tag as well. You'll find this model at the top of our guide to the best Xbox Series X headsets, but it's fully compatible with the older model as well.
Official Xbox accessories can be hit and miss, by the very virtue that they're often the first to be released alongside a console and can therefore miss out on crucial development time once players have their boxes set up. However, in all our testing we couldn't fault this set for its value offering. That's a particularly low price point compared to the rest of the premium market, and you're still getting some solid performance and features packed in.
In truth, we were expecting the Xbox Wireless headset to follow the traditional route of official accessories; offering simple functionality and sub-par audio quality, while relying on its brand name to see it through early sales. However, we were impressed by the out of the box quality in our own testing, noting how these cups were particularly adept at handling wider soundscapes like those of Red Dead Redemption 2, for example. There's detailed surround sound in here, and a surprising clarity.
Like the SteelSeries Arctis 9X, the Xbox Wireless headset also offers dual-connectivity via Xbox Wireless and Bluetooth to boot. That's a seriously tempting feature on this spec sheet, especially at a mid-range price point.
Read more: Xbox Wireless headset review
Xbox One Subscriptions
Microsoft's subscription services offer some of the absolute best Xbox One accessories out there. However, there are plenty of ways to get around their monthly prices. You'll find all the latest Xbox Live Gold deals and Xbox Game Pass deals just below.
1. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
If you're planning to pick up Xbox Game Pass, it's worth considering the 'Ultimate' version. Although this one's a little more expensive, it gets you Xbox Game Pass for consoles, Xbox Live Gold, and Xbox Game Pass for PC. That's exceptional value for money when you take into account the sheer volume of games you're getting and that's exactly what makes it one of the best Xbox One accessories going. It also means you don't have to worry about picking up Xbox Live for your online gaming needs.
To save you a bit of cash, we've listed the most up-to-date reductions on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate below.
2. Xbox Live Gold
You won't get far without Xbox Live, so it definitely earns the top spot on this list. Want to venture into online multiplayer by yourself or with friends? You can forget it without this subscription service. We'd recommend picking up the 12-month membership as a result - that's the best value for money in the long term.
There are other benefits to take advantage of outside multiplayer, too; members of Xbox Live get access to regular discounts. They also receive free games each month via the 'Games with Gold' initiative. That in itself makes the price tag worth paying.
Xbox One storage
While there may be a good amount of memory on an Xbox, it’ll run out sooner than you think. This is why an external hard drive is one of the most important Xbox One accessories to consider. Our pick here - WD’s 4TB My Passport Portable - will sort all of your storage problems, and sits at the top of our guide to the best Xbox One external hard drives.
Gaming's 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, not to mention 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 is becoming more and more of a chore, so grab a huge 4TB drive and put your storage anxieties to bed.
WD_Black is well known for producing some of the best SSDs for gaming, and you'll easily spot its militaristic slabs on the shelves. The P50 is one of our favorite all-rounders for Xbox One (and one of our favorite Xbox Series X SSDs), offering read speeds up to 2,000MB/s in a device the size of a small smartphone.
We found those specs to reflect accurately in our own testing - titles were loading quickly on our Xbox One with incredibly consistent performance across the board. A USB-C connection keeps everything moving quickly between the SSD and your console, with an additional Type-A option available (and the appropriate cable included in the box). We enjoyed the same speeds whether connected via USB-C or USB-A, which was a welcome benefit for those who like to pack plenty of Xbox One accessories in their setup.
It's true, even the smallest 500GB model is still going to cost you more than an HDD or even a lower performance SSD. However, spending a little more and securing the speedy, reliable performance of the WD_Black P50 is well worth it.
This flashy little number from Toshiba is a great choice if you'd like to save a bit of cash; it's handsome, doesn't require an additional power source, and will plug straight into the Xbox's USB port. And even though you're not getting masses of memory, it's enough to supplement your console.
More importantly, the Canvio Advance has a read and write speed to match the best HDDs on the market. Crucially, it's often available at or below $50 / £50 - an absolute steal for what you're getting.
Will Xbox One accessories work on Xbox Series X?
The vast majority of Xbox One accessories will work with Xbox Series X. That's thanks to Microsoft's commitment to both forwards and backwards compatibility, which means controllers, services, steering wheels and more are all compatible between the two systems. However, if you're picking up a particularly old piece of kit we'd recommend double checking with the brand.
Do Xbox One accessories work with PC?
Official Xbox controllers will work with PC, as will gaming headsets built for Xbox. However, if you're after one of the best Xbox steering wheels, it's worth double checking that your choices are supported by Windows 10 or 11.
How to use the Xbox Accessories app
Microsoft has a built-in configuration system for Xbox One accessories on Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S. This app allows you to tweak settings on your controller and headset to further personalize your experience.
First, open the guide using the home button. Then, head to the Profile & System menu > Settings > Devices & Connections > Accessories. You can now select the 'Configure' option to make changes to your setup.
How we test Xbox One accessories
Xbox One accessories aren't exactly a dying breed. Thanks to the fact that Xbox Series X gear can also be used on the previous generation, there's still plenty of kit to sort through. However, if we're recommending a product for Xbox One you can bet that we've tested it on that console specifically. We're yet to come across an Xbox Series X gadget that doesn't work as advertized on an older system, but the threat still lurks. That's why we test everything across both consoles, and PC where appropriate, to make sure you're getting the best value for money possible.
Beyond that, you can find out exactly how we test gaming headsets and how we test controllers with our dedicated guides - and find out how we make all our recommendations with the full GamesRadar+ Hardware Policy.
For more savings, check out our guide to the latest Xbox Series S deals and Xbox controller deals. Or for more equipment, take a look at the best Nintendo Switch accessories and best PS5 accessories for more inspiration.