Essential Gaming Accessories

So many gamers already have a backlog of titles in their library that they are waiting to play. This can make it difficult to find that perfect gift. Rather than adding to an already proliferating pile of games, check out these essential gaming accessories that are sure to please any serious player!


A great audio experience elevates your gaming experience to the next level. Here are a few headsets that are sure to deliver.

Essential Gaming AccessoriesASTRO A10 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Gaming Headset for Switch

Astro is a premier name in gaming headsets. With the exclusive Astro A10 The Legend of Zelda” Breath of the Wild Gaming headset for Switch, you’ll not only get quality sound—you’ll also get an amazing design featuring one of Nintendo’s most popular franchises. It’s a must-have for Switch gamers and Zelda fanatics alike.

Turtle Beach Recon 200 Gaming Headset with Microphone 

Looking for a headset for the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One gamer on your list? The Turtle Beach Recon 200 Gaming Headset with Microphone is a great value, and works with either console.

This headset features “Bass Boost” technology to give your gaming audio that extra push. Its lightweight design also includes memory foam cushions for extra comfort over those long gaming sessions.

Essential Gaming AccessoriesTurtle Beach Elite Pro 2 + SuperAmp Gaming Headset with Microphone for Xbox One

Finally, if you’re in the market for a headset that will really blow someone’s socks off, check out the Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 + SuperAmp Gaming Headset with Microphone for Xbox One. This headset aims at eSports enthusiasts, with 50mm Nanoclear speakers that deliver Turtle Beach’s signature e-sports audio tuning for an immersive gaming experience.

The Elite Pro 2 will ensure not only great sound but clear communication as well. Its professional-calibre gaming microphone featuring TruSpeak Technology ensures you’re heard loud and clear by in-game teammates

Check out all gaming console headsets available at Best Buy


One accessory that hardcore gamers can always use is a new controller. Whether it’s a replacement, shoring up the numbers for more players to join in, or simply upgrading to the latest design, a new controller will never be a miss when gift-giving.

Essential Gaming AccessoriesYou can check out the selection of DualShock 4 controllers for the PlayStation 4 here. I’m partial to the “Berry Blue” myself—one of the most recent designs. You can also pickup a bundle featuring a controller along with exclusive bonus content for Fortnite.

Best Buy carries a wide selection of controllers for the Xbox One player as well. Everything from the standard wireless Xbox One controller to the incomparable “Elite” version. You can even find a remake of the classic original Xbox controller, also known as “The Duke”.

Last but not least, with the amazing multiplayer games currently available on the Nintendo Switch, you can never have too many Joy-Cons on hand. Nobody wants to be left behind for the next round epic of Super Mario Party due to a lack of controllers. You can see a variety of controllers available for the Nintendo Switch right here.


Having enough controllers on hand is one thing, but making sure they are always ready for intense gaming action is another. Avoid disappointment by making sure your peripherals are always ready to go with these great charging accessories.

Essential Gaming AccessoriesNintendo Switch Adjustable Charging Stand 

If your the type of player who likes to take their Nintendo Switch on the go, it can be frustrating when the power is running low. With the Nintendo Switch Adjustable Charging Stand however, you can keep the game going in tabletop mode while your console is charging. With its adjustable viewing angle, you can ensure a comfortable gaming session while the Switch tops up its battery.

Essential Gaming AccessoriesEnergizer Dual Controller Smart Charger for PS4

With the limiting number of USB ports on the PlayStation 4, it may not always be easy to keep your controllers charging. That’s where the Energizer Dual Controller Smart Charger for PS4 comes in extremely handy. This dock features dual battery packs that attach to the back of two DualShock 4 controllers, keeping you free of extra cables and your ports free for other peripherals.

Energizer Controller Charging Station for Xbox One

Tired of burning through AA batteries to keep your Xbox One controllers running? Best Buy also carries the Energizer Controller Charging Station for Xbox One. With two rechargable battery packs plus charging station, this setup will ensure the power keeps flowing while ultimately saving your wallet as well.


Between the size of modern games and the growing shift to digital, storage is becoming a huge factor for console owners. Here are a few great options for expanding the storage capacity of your favourite gaming device.

Essential Gaming AccessoriesSeagate 4TB 2.5″ Portable External Hard Drive for PlayStation 4 

The Seagate 4TB 2.5″ Portable External Hard Drive for PlayStation 4 will quadruple the storage capacity of a standard 1TB PS4 console. Simply plug the drive into an available external USB port and it will auto-format itself as extended storage. It couldn’t be easier to bolster the capacity of your PlayStation 4 library.

Seagate Game Pass 4TB Game Drive for Xbox

You can also add 4TB of storage to your Xbox One console with the Seagate Game Pass 4TB Game Drive for Xbox. However, this drive is an even better value as it also includes two free months of Xbox Game Pass! You’ll be glad to have all that extra space with over 100 games available for download via with the service.

Essential Gaming Accessories

Essential Gaming AccessoriesSanDisk Ultra PLUS 64GB 80MB/s microSDXC Class 10 Memory Card

Finally, give the Nintendo Switch a little love with the SanDisk Ultra PLUS 64GB 80MB/s microSDXC Class 10 Memory Card. This card is more than double what the Switch already offers in internal storage, and will ensure that the gamer in your life will not run out of space with all those inevitable purchases from the Nintendo eShop this holiday season.

Essential Gaming Accessories

That wraps up our list of essential gaming accessories. 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 video game fans on your list. Be sure to check out Best Buy for even more great gift ideas!

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Dave Neufeld
Dave is an avid gamer, a musician/songwriter/recording artist, and an ardent reader with a degree in the Classics but a love for comics too. When he's not gigging with the band or pulling books at his local comic shop, he can usually be found gaming on any platform, from consoles to PC to his self-built personal arcade cabinet.


  1. I’ve seen that Zelda headset advertised somewhere before! I love it! Gotta add it to the ever growing list of gaming accessories I’d like to pick up.

    I also really want one of those angled chargers. Would make it easier to play in tabletop mode for long sessions.

    One thing I’d recommend instead is instead of a 64 GB micro SD card, I’d go with a 128 GB or higher. that 64 GB card can fill up rather quickly with the size of many games these days.

    I just picked up a pro controller for my Switch, and I highly recommend that too! It’s a great alternative to using Joy-Cons in single player games!

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