Xbox accessories to improve your gaming setup

We've selected eight of the best Xbox accessories that fans may want to add to their gaming setup to enhance their overall gaming experience

With the right Xbox accessories, you make your gaming experience a much more enjoyable one. Add in a few quality of life improvements, and you’ll feel much more immersed out there on the Sea of Thieves, or as you do battle against The Flood – some of these things are so handy, and you might not even have known they existed.

Whether you’re looking for Xbox accessories that will prolong your controller’s battery life, or things that will actively improve your in-game experience, or even simple aesthetics that will make your gaming space look a little nicer, we have a selection of options here that we think many Xbox fans would love to have as part of their setup.

In a month’s time, you might be using a new rechargeable battery pack for your controller, or enjoying easy communication with your teammates through a Razer Kraken headset, and wondering to yourself how you ever managed without these things. It is our humblest of hopes that we can introduce you to something like that.

Anyway, the best Xbox accessories are:

  • Razer Kraken Gaming Headset
  • Xbox controller stand
  • Xbox controller skins
  • Xbox console decals
  • Xbox controller rechargeable battery packs
  • Xbox thumb grips
  • Seagate External hard drive
  • Xbox Elite controller

Razer Kraken Gaming Headset

The Razer Kraken Gaming Headset has a place in our best PS5 headsets article, and it’s just as great an option for Xbox players too. So what makes it so special? Well, it uses immersive, 7.1 surround sound for positional audio, helping you to more deeply appreciate the soundtracks and soundscapes of your favourite games, and the convenience of the built-in microphone makes communication with other players a synch.

On top of all those impressive features, it’s also comfortable. The best sound quality in the world isn’t going to be worth it if it hurts your ears or head. It uses oval, cooling gel-infused cushions so that heat and pressure won’t build up around your ears, and as it is made from bauxite aluminium, it is both lightweight and flexible.

Xbox controller stand

You’ve just finished a Rare Replay marathon and played all of the thirty games in the collection. You’re tired, and you put the controller down on the floor as you get ready for bed. You go to get a glass of water, then come back in the room, forgetting the controller is on the floor. You trip on it, and fall into your television, which then collapses on you. Your baby cries in the next room, but you do not answer, because you do not hear, for you are dead.

But if you had a neat little controller stand, things would have been different. Not only will this controller stand help to make your gaming space a little tidier, but it’s also been designed to hold different types of controller – maybe you want to put your PlayStation 5 controller there too? You could hang your Razer Kraken headset on it as well.

Xbox Controller skins

While a controller stand will make your gaming setup a bit neater, Xbox controller skins can actively make it look amazing. There are tons of different options to choose from, ranging from mysterious intergalactic tones, through to things more reminiscent of urban street art. Now your controller can look its best, while it plays the best Xbox Series X games.

xBOX Console decals

Taking a step up from the last entry on this list – you might not just want to get some new skins for your controller, but a whole decal for the console itself. Frequently, the console decals are sold along with controller skins as well, so if you ever wanted to have a solid gold Xbox and controller, these decals are probably the closest that fantasy will ever come to being a reality.

Xbox Controller Rechargeable battery packs

Compared to PlayStation and Switch controllers, old battery operated Xbox controllers can start to seem a bit dated. If that’s what you’re using and you’re getting annoyed with having to buy new batteries every few months, then you might want to invest in a rechargeable battery pack.

No matter what the game is, nothing ruins the mood like having your controller’s battery cut out, especially if you’re playing one of the big battle royale games and you’re about to win. With the battery pack, you can just give it a top up each night and then you never have to worry about low controller power again.

Xbox Thumb grips

Are you a pro gamer who wants to take their setup to the next level? Well, if you invest in some thumb grips (which are pretty inexpensive), you’ll find yourself with an added level of comfort and control. We’ve all had the experience of our thumb slipping ever so slightly at a moment when we need absolute precision, and some handy thumb grips can help to stop that from happening.

Seagate External Hard Drive

Are you eyeing up the list of upcoming Xbox Series X games, and worried about your memory space, considering all the games you already have in your library? Well, it sounds like you need to get yourself a Seagate External Hard Drive, which will allow you to keep a much larger selection of games downloaded and ready to play at any moment.

These hard drives come in several different designs – some of them even have a stylish LED light on them. With sizes available up to 8TB, this could be the ideal solution to your Xbox digital storage needs.

Xbox Elite Controller

Last, but not least, we have the Xbox Elite Controller. A step up from your standard Xbox controller, the Elite has been designed with competitive gamers in mind, with adjustable-tension thumbsticks and paddle shapes. You can even save up to three custom profiles on the controller, so you can switch between the configurations which are best suited to different games. On top of all that, it has a rechargeable battery built in – it lasts for 40 hours and should help save you from your controller cutting out mid game.

Check out our guides on the best VPN for Xbox and the best steering wheels for Xbox for more ideas about how to amp up your Xbox setup.