I know, it can be hard to find that perfect gift for the gamer who has a Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S on your holiday shopping list. Rather than adding to an already gigantic pile of video games, check out my list of the best gaming accessories for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
These accessories can help to create the best gaming experiences and are sure to please the Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S gamer on your holiday shopping list!
A Wireless Gaming Headset
Gaming headsets are more important than ever. With the advent of online multiplayer and cinematic scores, a great gaming headset is one of the best gaming accessories for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Let’s take a look at a top notch wireless gaming headset.
Turtle Beach Stealth 700X Gen 2 Wireless Gaming Headset
The Turtle Beach Stealth 700X Gen 2 Wireless Gaming Headset features amazing performance, along with comfort and styling. It has a flip-to-mute mic, which enhances chat clarity and seamlessly hides in the ear cup when muted. Additionally, the memory foam in the ear cushions are infused with Aerofit cooling gel to keep things comfortable while using for extended periods of time.
Furthermore, the battery life on the Turtle Beach Stealth 700X Gen 2 Wireless Gaming Headset lasts for 20-hour life and quickly charges via USB-C. Best of all, this headset features Xbox Wireless technology, so it will sync directly with your Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S.
An extra Xbox Wireless Controller (2020)
It’s always good to have a second controller, no matter what system you have. With an extra controller you can play multiplayer games with your family and friends. And, when playing by yourself, if your controller’s battery dies on you, then you have an extra one ready to go and can continue playing.
The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S controller retains the classic Xbox layout that fans have come to know and love over the years. It features many tweaks such as a redesigned d-pad that closely remembers that from the Xbox Elite controllers, a share button and some new textures and finishes. Additionally, the new controller will remember multiple devices that you connect to (PC, Android, and iOS) and switch between them more seamlessly.
A Xbox Series X (2020) Play & Charge Kit
The Xbox Series X (2020) Play & Charge Kit comes with a rechargeable battery and USB-C cable. The rechargeable battery fully charges in under 4 hours. And, with the included USB-C cable you can simply plug it into your Xbox Series X or Xbox Series to charge after you are done playing. It will even charge the battery when either console is in standby mode.
Add additional storage to your Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S
Both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S provide a massive leap in performance and reduction of load times in games. In fact, both consoles use a custom internal NVME SSD where you can store and play all your games at their best. The Xbox Series X comes with 1TB of storage and the Xbox Series S comes with 512GB.
Reasonably speaking, you can expect to have somewhere in the neighbourhood of 8-12 games installed on each console. Both consoles can hold about the same number of games. However, because Xbox Series S games, on average, are 30% smaller as they do not require 4K textures.
With that said, let’s look at the two options you have to add extra storage for both consoles.
Expand storage with an external USB hard drive
The most economical way to add storage is with an external USB hard drive. For example, using a Seagate Game Pass 2TB Game Drive you can quickly add more than double the storage to your Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S.
With an external USB hard drive, you can store Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S games on it. And, you can store and play Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One games from it. When you want to play a Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S game that you have stored on the external USB hard drive, you simply select to move the game over to the internal storage on the console.
Add extra storage with a Seagate 1TB Storage Expansion Card
The Seagate 1TB Storage Expansion Card is built using the Xbox Velocity Architecture. That means that you can store and run games from the expansion card. All you have to do is simply plug it into the Storage Expansion slot on the back of either console. That’s it and you are done!
The best gaming accessories for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S
That wraps up our list of the best gaming accessories for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. From extra controllers to extra storage and everything in between, you can rest assured that these accessories will meet the needs and put smiles on the faces of any gamer with an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S on your holiday shopping list.