These days, it seems like no electronic device — including consoles — can function without some sort of supplementary accessory.
We’ve also gone over PS4 Pro add-ons, but the Pro isn’t the only major gaming system a person shopping for a 4K TV should think about.
The king of consoles from Microsoft isn’t short on accessories. In this piece, we’ll take a closer look at the various controllers, headsets, and miscellaneous accessories that can be purchased to enhance your console gaming experience.
Game Disk for Seagate
- Large capacity for storing things
- Compatible with a wide range of tech
Only controllers will be included in the first group. Although Microsoft does provide a single factory-fresh Xbox One controller, what happens if that controller breaks or if you just want a spare?
You’ll be happy to know that there’s a good variety of licensed controllers available, each with its own set of features and a feel that’s distinct from the norm.
Xbox One Elite Controller
- Superb workmanship
- Modifiable in every way
- Extremely user-friendly.
- Exorbitantly priced
About The Product
The Xbox One Elite Controller is our starting point for controllers. A more prominent controller designed for gamers, it boasts top-notch construction and several innovative additions.
- The Elite controller is heavier and feels more robustly constructed than the standard Xbox One controller, as was mentioned in the introduction. The analog sticks, triggers, and other metal components of the design undoubtedly contributed to this.
- The four metal paddles on the back of the controller are the most glaring departure from the standard design. These not only simplify the execution of complex maneuvers, but they are also fully programmable, so even complex macros can be assigned to a single button if desired. You can easily remove them whenever you’re not wearing them.
- Caps for the thumbsticks and the D-pad are included, adding a new level of customization. Obviously, these aren’t just for looks; they can also make the controls more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing. Thumbsticks can vary not only in terms of shape but also in terms of height.
- Toxic hair – The inclusion of hair triggers, which allow for faster trigger action and a more realistic feeling to the triggers themselves, is a feature that shooter fans are going to appreciate. They still feature individual rumble motors, just like a standard controller.
- Controls that can be pre-set – The ability to alter almost every facet of the Elite controller is arguably its most potent feature. The accompanying app allows for key remapping as well as direct adjustments to settings like sensitivity.
The Xbox One Elite controller has a wide range of features. It’s a high-end item, complete with a transportable case for the controller and all the modular components. However, do you think the high cost is justified?
To answer your question, yes. The controller hardware itself is functioning normally. Actually, it’s a strong contender for the title of best Xbox controller ever created. It employs a tried-and-true ergonomic layout and packs it to the gills with high-quality extras and long-lasting components. However, since it costs more than twice as much as a regular Xbox One controller, only true enthusiasts will be interested in purchasing one.
Razer Wolverine Tournament Edition
- Colored LED Tape
- With its four customizable buttons,
- Inability to connect wirelessly
- Expensive, and not nearly as worthwhile as the Elite gamepad
About The Product
You will love Razer’s take on an Xbox controller, the Razer Wolverine Tournament Edition, if you want a flashier controller without spending as much as you would on the Elite controller.
The standard Microsoft design has been given a Razer makeover, with the company’s trademark green accents and a Chroma RGB strip added to the top. But it’s not just a pretty face; the controller has four buttons in addition to the standard two triggers, two shoulder buttons, and two paddles on the underside.
- Razer’s Chroma RGB lighting is among the best in the industry, and it contributes greatly to the controller’s high-end appearance and feel. It has a wide range of configuration options and a large library of predefined profiles.
- Hair triggers – Razer has included a hair-trigger mechanism in the triggers of this controller to make them more responsive, which can make a noticeable difference in competitive play.
- Additional buttons that can be programmed – As was mentioned in the introduction, the Wolverine comes with four additional buttons. Two are standard paddles like those found on the Elite, and the other two are smaller buttons positioned conveniently near the triggers and bumpers.
- You can adjust the settings of nearly every Razer peripheral with a piece of software called Razer Synapse. While it will make tweaking the controller simple, unless you already own other Razer products, it isn’t all that different from other similar utilities.
The Wolverine is excellent in both form and function. The Razer “skin” is surprisingly effective, even though the controller doesn’t look much different from a standard Xbox One controller. Of course, any serious gamer will appreciate the controller’s many programmable buttons.
The Wolverine’s complete lack of wireless connectivity is arguably its biggest drawback. In this day and age, and especially for a high-end controller, this is extremely unusual. Razer insists this was on purpose, saying that serious gamers prefer a wired connection for its superior responsiveness. One cannot deny, however, that in a non-competitive gaming setting, the option of going wireless would be welcome.
Unless you’re set on getting a good professional-grade controller for the absolute lowest price, we’d advise going with the Elite instead of the Wolverine. The former simply has more available options, including wireless connectivity.
Hori Fighting Commander
- Extremely cheap
- Having a sturdy constitution
- Ideal for use in combat simulations
- No rumble
- Durability concerns with the D-pad
About The Product
As a change of pace from the sophisticated controllers we’ve been discussing, let’s take a look at the Hori Fighting Commander. This controller takes inspiration from classic designs, like the Sega Mega Drive’s.
The manufacturer makes it abundantly clear on their site that the controller is best suited for 2D fighting games thanks to its traditional 6-button layout. It’s easy to hold and not too heavy. To make it more affordable, however, it does away with more high-tech extras like rumble and wireless connectivity.
- The compact size and comfortable shape of the classic controller make it a great choice for fighting games, as was mentioned in the introduction. The layout makes it easy to access all the necessary controls, and many users will likely enjoy the nod to simpler times.
- Xbox controllers have never had a good D-pad, but this one is responsive. Although the Xbox One controller’s clickiness and rigidity meant that old input problems were resolved, they still turned off players who preferred the D-pad. However, Hori has improved their D-pad by making it silent and optimizing it for use in 2D settings.
It would be easy to criticize this controller for lacking some of the advanced features of a full-fledged Xbox controller, but keep in mind that this controller was designed specifically for 2D fighting games – and it fulfills that purpose admirably.
The only real drawback is that the D-pad can feel a little stiff at first, and its longevity has been called into question. Nonetheless, for the asking price, this little controller is a fantastic buy for any fan of fighting games.
Headsets are the subject of the subsequent subcategory. In contrast to headphones, headsets have microphones built right in, which is especially useful for online play on video game consoles.
In addition, there is no need to argue over the merits of wired versus wireless headsets because the latter can simply be connected to the controller’s headphone jack, effectively making them wireless.
Xbox One Stereo Headset
- Excellent sonic quality
- Extremely portable and cozy
- Excellent style; goes well with the game system
- Very simple microphone
About The Product
The official Xbox One stereo headset is a good place to start. It’s not the least expensive Xbox One headset on the market, but it’s the cheapest one with respectable audio and a usable microphone.
- Simple, well-balanced style – The headset has a sleek, understated design that, as befits a Microsoft-made product, looks great with an Xbox One.
- Cushioning made of memory foam — While it may not be the best material for reducing outside noise, memory foam is unrivaled when it comes to on-ear headphones in terms of comfort.
- It sounds a bit more expensive than it is, especially in terms of the highs and lows, which are both well-balanced. Granted, you can’t expect a headset with a two-digit price tag to blow you away with any groundbreaking sound, but this one does a good job of sounding like it is a bit beyond its price range.
The Xbox One Stereo Headset is an excellent value and has all the features desired in a gaming headset. It’s easy to carry around and wear, and the sound quality is excellent. Furthermore, the official product’s design is made to work in tandem with the console.
Our only complaint is a lackluster microphone, which is understandable given the low price. Nonetheless, it’s robust and serves its purpose; just don’t count on crystal-clear recordings.
- Incredibly high-quality audio for the price.
- Aluminum construction ensures a sturdy build.
- In sum, a fantastic deal.
- Some people might not appreciate the style.
About The Product
The next headset is a premium model designed for the most picky of users. HyperX, a division of Kingston, manufactures them specifically for use in video games. Accessories are included in this category as well, and HyperX headsets have a solid reputation. So, how well does HyperX CloudX perform?
- Pillows made of memory foam – this popular cushioning material is used once again. The earpads, on the other hand, are removable and replaceable, so they can be made of leatherette or cloth according to personal preference.
- Although the CloudX’s aluminum frame may not make a visual impact in comparison to other, more flashy gaming headsets on the market, its construction is solid. The headset’s closed ear cups and aluminum frame combine to make a durable and long-lasting product.
- Easily removable microphone; not exactly a studio mic, but more than adequate for gaming purposes. In addition, it can be detached and bent in a variety of ways, making it very practical for transport as well as in-game use.
The exceptional sound and sturdy construction are the headset’s defining features. You can relax knowing that the audio experience across all mediums, including games, will be top-notch. After all, HyperX Cloud headsets are highly regarded for their superior sound quality and reasonable prices.
It’s a fantastic headset overall, especially considering the price. The only drawback we could find was in its design, which didn’t quite work for us, but aesthetic preferences are highly subjective.
Plantronics RIG 800LX
- Excellent audio quality
- Superb synthetic ambience
- The Dolby Atmos key is free of charge.
- Wearable for extended periods of time without discomfort
- Super-Long-Lasting Power Source
- Standard, permanently attached microphone
- The design may not be loved by all.
About The Product
As we move up the cost scale and into the high-end market, Plantronics’ RIG 800LX is a fantastic wireless headset.
To catch you up, Plantronics’ RIG headsets are ultra-portable, highly customizable, and produce studio-quality audio. The 800LX is no different; it has all of these features and more, including superior virtual surround sound and exceptional battery life.
- The frame, the headband, and the ear cups of the headset are all detachable and interchangeable at will. This has the dual benefit of making the headset more portable and providing new avenues for personalization.
- Dolby Atmos is a virtual surround system, and it’s currently one of the best on the market. However, it’s not a free service. So, Plantronics throws in a free code for Dolby Atmos and a bunch of other extras with this headset.
- The memory foam cushions not only make this headset one of the lightest available, but they also keep you from perspiring too much while you wear it.
- 24-hour battery life – it’s a pain to remember to charge wireless devices. The RIG 800LX solves this problem by having a battery that can go days without being charged, though this does depend on how often you use it.
The RIG 800LX’s sound quality is impressive on its own, but when combined with Dolby Atmos, it becomes truly remarkable. Furthermore, the headset is so light and comfortable that you may even forget you’re wearing it.
The product still has some flaws, though. The microphone is subpar at best and is not removable, which is odd given that even budget RIG headsets typically feature such a feature. Aside from that, the design may be “too much” for those who aren’t fans of elaborate exteriors with lots of ornamentation and heft.
Finally, we’ll have a section for supplementary items that aren’t as integral to your gameplay as, say, a controller or a headset.
Xbox Wireless Adapter
- Connect and play with Windows 10
- Reasonably priced
- The redesign is nice and compact.
- Only Microsoft’s Windows 10 is guaranteed to work.
About The Product
Simply put, the Xbox Wireless Adapter is a USB dongle for connecting your Xbox One controller to a computer.
The new wireless adapter is 66% smaller than the previous model, and it sports a sleeker design with rounded corners and a covert pairing button on the base.
It’s nice to know that it has that much throughput, especially for the sake of any headsets that you might want to connect, and it can support up to 8 controllers simultaneously, which is probably more than you’ll ever need to connect to a single PC.
There isn’t much to say about this adapter because it doesn’t do anything particularly new; rather, it just repackages some older technology in a more attractive package. There is no reason to purchase this new dongle if you already own the previous model, and the price has not changed. The only drawback is that it only works with Windows 10, which means it doesn’t provide native support for macOS or Linux.
- Coordinates perfectly with Xbox One gamepads.
- Lighted keyboard
- with a 3.5mm plug and built-in headset controls
- A little bit pricey
About The Product
When time is of the essence, gyroscope-assisted typing may not be as fast or accurate as regular typing. The official Xbox Chatpad will come in handy whether you need to type quickly in chats or simply prefer having the familiar QWERTY layout close at hand.
It has an extension port that plugs into your controller and two prongs on either end that keep it from moving around. The controller has backlit buttons and a 3.5mm headphone jack, so you can use it with wired or wireless headphones.
There’s no denying that the Xbox Chatpad is a very useful item. It is the most convenient method of composing messages on the console and a perfect fit for the controller. It also has in-built controls for the headset. Plus, an Xbox Chat headset is included as a bonus.
The only real drawback is that it’s fairly expensive for a chatpad, but that’s to be expected given the high quality and the fact that a mono headset is included in the package. The overall superiority far surpasses that of any alternative chat platforms.
Xbox One Play and Charge Kit
- Long lasting batteries
- Costs less money over time. 4
- Possibly incompatible with other charging devices
About The Product
The way Microsoft handles controller batteries is met with a range of reactions. Some people like that controller batteries can be swapped out by the user, while others would rather not have to spend money on AA or rechargeable batteries.
Microsoft’s Play and Charge Kit combines two of its most popular products into one. The controller’s official rechargeable battery has a 30-hour runtime on a single charge, charges quickly, and is easily replaceable if performance drops significantly.
You can save money in the long run by purchasing this fancy-sounding rechargeable battery if you frequently use your controller and go through AA batteries quickly.
The battery life of 30 hours is mostly accurate, and charging only takes a few minutes. Keep in mind that it only works with charging stations that accept micro USB plugs, as the controller itself serves as the charging port.
PowerA Vertical Stand for Xbox One X
- Robust construction
- Simple structure
- Highly reliable
- Not a hindrance to cooling
- Slightly excessive cost for a vertical display
About The Product
PowerA is a company that makes accessories for gaming consoles of all kinds. Their selection is extensive, but we’ll start with something simple: a vertical stand for the Xbox One X. Remember that this is a Microsoft-licensed product, so there’s no need to worry that it won’t work properly or won’t be a good fit for your console.
The plastic construction of this PowerA vertical stand is complemented by rubber feet to ensure stability on any floor. Since it is so unobtrusively designed, it won’t take away from the console’s overall aesthetic.
When installed correctly, the console will not sway from its vertical position and will be held securely in place. Some third-party vertical stands have been found to be problematic for the One X because they impede its cooling system, but this is not the case with this stand.
In sum, this stand has everything you’d want from a piece of plastic that was molded to serve a particular function. In comparison to other molded plastic products, however, the price may be high. You can’t do much better than an officially licensed product, though, if you prefer the look of a vertically standing console.
PowerA Controller Charging Station
- Solid construction
- Power source built in
- Uses PowerA batteries only.
About The Product
An additional PowerA product, this one a charging station, is up next. These extras are great for minimizing cable clutter and charging multiple controllers at once.
Again, this is a Microsoft-approved product, so there’s no need to worry about it wreaking havoc on your PC. Two 1100 mAh rechargeable batteries are included in the package, and the docking station features an additional USB port for powering your wireless headphones.
You won’t be dissatisfied with this sturdy charging station if you value good looks and functionality. It complements the look of the console and has signal LED lights at the bottom to let you know when the controllers are fully charged.
The only real drawback to this charging station is that the included batteries are proprietary PowerA models with exposed pins. While charging via these pins is completely safe and efficient, it may render other rechargeable batteries you may own (including Microsoft’s own Play and Charge Kit) unnecessary.
- Strong showing
- Large-Scale Archiving
- Accessible on any Xbox device.
- Needs a wider range of aesthetic options
About The Product
The Seagate Game Drive is essentially a generic external hard drive with Xbox compatibility. It can be used with any Xbox One or Xbox 360 console, and it simply plugs into the console’s USB port; no batteries or other power supply are needed.
Given that it is an external HDD connected via USB, the HDD’s performance is impressive. Because of this, you can use it not only as a data storage device, but also to replace your computer’s internal storage with games. It comes in two sizes, both with 4 terabytes of storage, and there’s also a massive 8 terabyte “hub” option. In addition, the standard green color comes in three different limited-edition variations.
In conclusion, if you want more storage space on your console but don’t want to replace the internal hard drive, this external HDD is probably your best bet. While the speed and storage capacity are both excellent, more aesthetic options, especially a black option, would be appreciated.
Looking for more options? Check out our rundown of the top external hard disk drives.
Best Xbox One X Controllers
Xbox Elite Controller Series 2
The Microsoft Xbox Elite Controller serves as our baseline. The in-box controller performs admirably, but the Elite Controller Series is truly in a league of its own. With over 30 fresh ways to play, you’ll have the precision of a pro.
You can tailor the thumbstick tension and paddle shape to your play style with this controller. The controller is useful whether you prefer to play aggressively or more cautiously before going in for the kill.
Elite’s ergonomic layout prioritizes a firm grip so the system can be held with ease. You can further personalize your experience by mapping buttons and using voice commands, both of which are available in the Xbox Accessories app.
- There are over 30 brand-new game modes.
- Thumbstick tension is fully adjustable
- Paddle-like forms
- Grip made of rubber
- A New Series of Elite Controllers—Why You Need Them!
The Series 2 Xbox Elite Controller stands out thanks to its sleek new design and fully customizable thumbstick tension.
- What’s Wrong with the New Series 2 Elite Controller?
Despite its impressive specifications, the Elite Controller Series 2 is significantly more expensive than competing products.
Xbox One: $179.99 to purchase
Consider RIBOXIN if you’re looking for a cheap and competent Xbox One X controller. The design is attractive, and it functions well with Xbox One X.
The controller’s built-in 2.4G wireless technology allows for quicker connections to devices running Windows 10. Additionally, it provides a secure wireless distance of up to 30 feet. The responsive joystick and directional keys allow for pinpoint control.
Improve your gaming experience with the help of a 256-level precision 3D joystick. The controller is easier to grasp thanks to the lining on both sides. RIBOXIN is a good Xbox One X controller overall.
Features of Particular Interest:
- Stylish appearance
- The 2.4 Gigahertz Wireless System
- 3D precision joystick with 256 settings
- There are many reasons to purchase RIBOXIN.
RIBOXIN is a cheap and functional Xbox One X controller, costing only $43.
- Reasons to Avoid Purchasing RIBOXIN.
The high bumper buttons and short range of only five feet are incredibly annoying.
Obtainable at Amazon for $42.99
Best Xbox One X Game-Specific Controllers
Fanatec Forza Motorsport Racing Wheel and Pedals Bundle
Forza Motorsport is one of the best Xbox One X games because it provides a unique racing experience. However, wouldn’t you like to level up your current experience? The Fanatec Forza Motorsport Racing Wheel and Pedals Bundle is just what you need for that.
A racing wheel, pedals, and other controls are included in this package. This is the official Forza Motorsport Racing Wheel, made from genuine, high-quality materials and sized to fit in a real race car, despite the fact that other racing wheels exist.
Remember that the price tag is almost three times that of a regular console because this is more of a collectible than a functional controller.
Features of Particular Interest:
- Provides an Exciting Platform for Racing
- Pedal-operated racing wheel
- Manageable helmsmanship
- The Fanatec Forza Motorsport Bundle includes a racing wheel and pedals, so why should you buy it?
The Fanatec Forza Motorsport Racing Wheel and Pedals Bundle is exactly what you need for a life-changing auto racing adventure.
- The Fanatec Forza Motorsport Racing Wheel and Pedals Bundle has some flaws that make it a bad buy.
The price tag is ridiculous.
Amazon.com Purchase Price: $1299.95
Thrustmaster TMX Force
In contrast to the purely collectible nature of the Forza controller, the Thrustmaster TMX Force may be more to your liking if you’re on a tight budget. The controller’s force feedback base rotates a full 900 degrees, making it the gold standard in its field.
The controller features a metal ball-bearing axle in addition to a belt-pulley and gear system. The design is highly realistic and is favored by professional racers thanks to its 11″/28 cm diameter wheel.
The pedals themselves feature a roomy platform for your feet, and their angles of incline are fully customizable. There is also variable resistance on the brake pedal. The Thrustmaster TMX Force, in general, is a racing game controller that excels in comfort and convenience.
- Provides a Scalable Force-Feedback Mechanism
- A combination of gears and belts
- Rotation can be altered between 270 and 900 degrees.
- Should You Invest in a Thrustmaster TMX Force and Why?
The Thrustmaster TMX Force controller is awesome because it has a force feedback base that rotates a full 900 degrees.
- Why Isn’t It a Good Idea to Purchase a Thrustmaster TMX Force?
It takes a little while to get going. In addition, it’s poorly constructed.
Amazon.com Price: $190.39
HORI Real Arcade Pro.V Kai Fighting Stick
Fighting game simulators on the Xbox One X can be entertaining, but the awkward controller design is a major drawback. The truth is that those classic arcade sticks were made for fighting games of that era.
However, the HORI Real Arcade Pro.V Kai Fighting Stick is here to revive your nostalgia for classic arcade sticks. The controller’s original HORI Hayabusa stick and KURO buttons give you a firmer grasp on the action. The controller also has a convenient place to store the cables.
Particulars to note:
- HORI’s authentic Hayabusa spear
- Better management with KURO buttons
- Metal accents add style to the redesigned faceplate.
- What Makes the HORI Real Arcade Pro.V Kai Fighting Stick Worth Purchasing?
With the original HORI Hayabusa stick and KURO buttons, it’s significantly easier to steer.
- Is the HORI Real Arcade Pro.V Kai Fighting Stick Worth Buying?
The chassis appears to be less sturdy.
Spend $164.00 at Amazon.com.
Best Xbox One X Gaming Headsets
HyperX Cloud Revolver S
For consoles in general, but especially for the Xbox One X, the HyperX Cloud Revolver S remains the best gaming headset available. The notes in the headset are well-balanced, and the sound quality is excellent. The headset provides authentic, natural sound rather than the artificial bass boost of competing products.
The headset is the pinnacle of HyperX’s gaming headset line and features a recording studio-quality sound field. In addition, Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound certification guarantees a high-quality audio experience.
Features of Particular Interest
- High-Quality Studio Recording Sound
- 7.1 Channel Dolby Surround Sound
- Official HyperX memory foam merchandise
- Is It Worth It to Purchase the HyperX Cloud Revolver S?
It has an excellent noise-cancelling microphone built right in.
- Rather than purchasing HyperX Cloud Revolver S, why not?
When switching between programs, the audio quality seems to alter on its own.
It costs $104.99 on Amazon.com.
SteelSeries Arctis 9X
SteelSeries has consistently provided a premium headset for gamers. The company’s Arctis 9X has all the bells and whistles necessary to demand attention right away. The headset has a sleek appearance and can pair with your Xbox One X and Bluetooth at the same time so you can listen to music and make phone calls while you game.
The bidirectional design of the SteelSeries Arctis 9X aids in its effective noise cancellation. That way, you won’t have to worry about being interrupted while playing your games.
The SteelSeries Arctis 9X has a battery life of over 20 hours, making it ideal for marathon gaming sessions.
- Planned in both directions
- Superb isolation from ambient sounds
- Offers battery life of over 20 hours
- The SteelSeries Arctis 9X: Why You Should Buy It.
The SteelSeries Arctis 9X is the industry-leading noise-cancelling headset because of its innovative bidirectional design.
- To What Extent Is the SteelSeries Arctis 9X a Bad Investment?
The SteelSeries Arctis 9X is a bit heftier than other options. Therefore, prolonged use of the headset may cause discomfort to the user’s ears.
The price ($199.99) at Amazon.com.
Best Xbox One X Charging Solutions
Fosmon Xbox One Controller Charger
The Fosmon Xbox One Controller Charger is unrivaled as a charging dock for console game controllers. The two 800 mAh batteries included in the package can withstand being charged and discharged over a thousand times.
You can play games without restriction if you have a few batteries on hand. The dock is designed to hold two Xbox One X controllers at once, and it has two ports for this purpose. The batteries also feature integrated LED charging status indicators.
- Multiple 800 mAh batteries
- integrated light-emitting diodes
- Dual inputs
- Why Invest in a Fosmon Xbox One Controller Power Supply?
The two batteries included with the Fosmon Xbox One Controller Charger have a substantial runtime.
- The Fosmon Xbox One Controller Charger: Why You Shouldn’t Buy It.
It takes longer for the batteries to reach full charge.
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Best Expandable Storage Options for Xbox One X
Avolusion HDDGear 6TB (6000GB)
We can all agree that 1 terabyte (TB) is insufficient for gaming storage now. There’s no such thing as “enough” storage space. Avolusion, thankfully, has a product that can help. You can expand your Xbox One X’s storage by a whopping 6 terabytes with the help of the Avolusio HDDGear.
With the expansion drive’s pre-formatted Xbox file system, you can immediately increase your Xbox’s hard drive space. There is no complicated configuration to worry about; just plug it in and start using it. The HDDGear allows you to add storage without removing any screws, unlike competing solutions that necessitate replacing your existing internal storage.
- Minimalist layout
- Six terabytes more space
- Enhanced ability to dissipate heat
- Why Invest in an Avolusion HDDGear 6TB?
Avolusion HDDGear is a portable hard drive with 6 terabytes of storage space.
- The Avolusion HDDGear 6TB: Why You Shouldn’t Buy It.
Re-downloading games is not a simple process.
Get it at Amazon.com for $119.99
Seagate Game Drive Hub for Xbox 8TB Storage
As I’ve already mentioned, extra storage space is never a bad thing. If you’re concerned that 6 terabytes (TB) won’t be enough space for your data, Seagate has a better option available. An 8TB capacity is available on Seagate’s Xbox Game Drive Hub, designed specifically for the Xbox One X.
More impressive still is the fact that over two hundred games can be stored in this hard drive. The Hub also has two more USB 3.0 ports for connecting USB-powered accessories like gaming headsets.
Features of Particular Interest:
- Two more USB 3.0 connectors
- Holds over 200 video games
- Quite a condensed physical footprint
- Seagate Game Drive Hub: Why You Should Buy It.
The ability of the Seagate Game Drive Hub to hold over 200 games is a huge plus for gamers.
- The Seagate Game Drive Hub: Why You Shouldn’t Buy It.
It’s pricey compared to similar items.
Amazon.com Purchase ($159.99)
Best Capture Cards for Xbox One X
Elgato Game Capture HD60 S
Elgato is unrivaled in the market for video game capture cards. For many reasons, the Elgato Game Capture HD60 S ranked high on our list of recommended capture cards. In contrast, the HD60S operates via a USB-C connection.
Most users should be fine with the capture card’s maximum bitrate of 40 Mbps. Aside from that difference, the HD60S performs in the same manner as the HD60 Pro, allowing for low-latency recording and simultaneous streaming. The streaming setup is greatly improved by the addition of sound through the Live Commentary feature.
The Main Characteristics:
- Integrated Real-Time Commentary
- Maximum of 40 Mbps Bitrate
- Allows for Recording with Minimal Delay
- To What Extent Is Elgato’s Game Capture HD60 S Worth Purchasing?
There is a built-in live commentary system and a maximum bitrate of 40 Mbps with the Elgato Game Capture HD60 S.
- The Cons of Purchasing the Elgato Game Capture HD60 S.
The corresponding piece of software is flawed.
Buy It Now ($179.99) From Amazon.com
Epiphan AV.io 4K
The HD60 S is a great capture card, but it still can’t handle 4K UHD. Since the Xbox One X’s main selling point is its ability to run games and applications at native 4K resolutions, it only makes sense to record gameplay in this glorious format. The Epiphan AV.io 4K capture card is perfect for this purpose.
Smooth recording in both UHD 4K at 30 fps and Full HD 1080p at 60 fps is possible with this card. It supports a wide variety of aspect ratios, including 4:3, 5:4, 16:9, and 16:10. Uncompressed, high-quality video capture with optional scaling is also possible via USB 3.0 SuperSpeed.
- Capable of recording both Ultra High Definition 4K (30 fps) and Full High Definition 1080p (60 fps)
- Wide support for aspect ratios
- High-Quality, Lossless Video Recording
- Is It Worth It to Invest in Epiphan AV.io 4K?
To record 4K at 30 and FHD 1080p at 60 frames per second, Epiphan AV.io 4K is unrivaled.
- Exactly Why Isn’t Epiphan AV.io 4K Worth Purchasing?
Sometimes it will skip frames. In addition, the cost appears to be rather steep.
Amazon Price (USD) $499.00
Best Xbox One X Cases
Hermitshell Travel Case for Xbox One X
This is the ideal companion for the frequent traveler who doesn’t want to give up access to their Xbox One X. If you’re looking for a hard shell cover that will keep your Xbox One X safe in any situation, look no further than the Hermitshell travel case.
The case has two straps built in to keep the console in place, four dividers to separate out the Kinect and two more slots for controllers and extras. Separate the console and its accessories with the help of the 7-disc divider that comes standard.
The Xbox One X’s exterior is designed to repel water, so it won’t be damaged if you accidentally drop it in a pool. Considering its low cost, the case packs a lot of features.
- 2 attached straps
- A Kinect with 4 movable partitions for secure storage.
- The Hermitshell Travel Case Is the Best Option—Here’s Why!
The Hermitshell Travel Case has a sturdy construction.
- What’s Wrong with the Hermitshell Suitcase?
It weighs a ton.
Pricing at $49.99 on Amazon.com
USA Gear Xbox One X Carrying Case
USA Gear is an internationally recognized company that produces high-quality cases for gamers. The carrying case for Xbox One X is of the same high quality as the rest of the company’s offerings.
With its removable dividers, you can divide the interior into a variety of compartments for storing your Xbox 360 controllers, cables, Kinect, and other accessories. Tightly woven nylon provides a protective surface for your gaming console and its peripherals.
Oh, and the case has a 3-year guarantee, so you know you’re getting good value for your money.
Features of Particular Interest
- Produced using premium-grade nylon
- Constructed to last
- Modular partitions for indoor use
- For What Reasons Should You Support American Made Products?
The USA Gear you buy from us is built to last and can take a beating.
- Exactly why Is It A Bad Idea To Support American Made Products?
The carrying case looks a bit cumbersome.
Amazon Price: $49.99
Best Portable Monitor for Xbox One X
GAEMS Vanguard Personal Gaming Environment
The biggest drawback to having a console is that you have to play within the confines of your living room, where your TV is located. This is the primary reason why laptops are preferred over desktop PCs for gaming.
Fortunately, the GAEMS Vanguard Personal Gaming Environment is the best option for those who want to take their Xbox One X with them wherever they go. It has its own built-in, anti-glare 19-inch 720p (1080p scaled) El-LED screen.
Included in the box are a PGE Sling, a PGE Remote, Accessory Storage Bags, a Custom Fit EVA Foam Base, an HDMI Cable, and the Power Supply brick, making this an all-around great deal. The GAEMS Vanguard PGE is the best portable option if portability is a priority.
Features of Particular Interest:
- Base made of Custom-Fit EVA Foam
- Mirrorless HDTV with a 19-inch display and 720p resolution (1080p at reduced resolution) LED screen
- For What Reasons Should You Invest in the GAEMS Vanguard Home Entertainment System?
When it comes to providing a superior gaming experience, GAEMS Vanguard Personal Gaming Environment stands out as a clear frontrunner.
- As an Individual Gaming System, Why Isn’t GAEMS Vanguard Recommended?
Pay $259.99 at Amazon.com.
Best Xbox One X Services
Xbox Game Pass
Without games, how can a console claim to be the most powerful gaming console in the world? The Xbox Game Pass is a must-have for any gamer and is a great addition to the Xbox One X. You can play over 100 games every month for just $9.99.
These games are from well-known developers and include many fan-favorite Xbox 360 games that are backward compatible. Every month, new games will be added to Xbox Game Pass, ensuring that there will always be something fresh to try.
Particulars to note:
- Play over a hundred and fifty games
- Feature a plethora of well-liked games that can be played on older Xbox 360s.
- Update its library of games on a monthly basis.
- Is Xbox Game Pass Worth It?
It’s fantastic that Xbox Game Pass provides access to more than a hundred games.
- The Arguments Against Purchasing Xbox Game Pass.
There are subpar games out there.
Obtainable from Microsoft at the following monthly prices: $9.99 (console), $4.99 (PC), and $14.99 (ultimate)
Xbox Live Gold
Playing through a storyline on your own is fun, but only for so long. However, what comes next? What I mean by this is multiplayer gaming. If you want to play online with other people using an Xbox One X, you’ll need an Xbox Live Gold membership.
Not only that, but there’s even more to enjoy with a Live Gold Membership. In addition, the Xbox Store provides you with special savings of up to 75% off of games, DLC, and more. Yes, hundreds of thousands of Microsoft servers run the show, ensuring peak performance with minimal delay. If there’s one service you don’t want to miss out on, it’s the Live Gold Membership.
- Offers High-Quality Opportunities for Teamwork
- Provides a wide variety of fun games
- Up to 75% off games at our special sale.
- Is It Worth It to Upgrade to Xbox Live Gold?
Xbox Live Gold is for you if you’d rather have the convenience of a large collection of games.
- Rather than purchasing Xbox Live Gold, why not?
The quality of playing games online could be improved.
Get it on Amazon for only $64.98 a year!
It’s safe to say that Electronic Arts is the most well-known company in the video game industry. It boasts the largest and, in my opinion, best collection of games available under its label. Therefore, any gamer would benefit greatly from having an EA Access membership. Play any Electronic Arts game before the general public with this.
Additional 10% off all digital purchases from EA on Xbox One X (full games, downloadable content, and more). And what else, you inquire? Well, EA keeps its own Vault with a library of older releases that are free to play for EA Access subscribers.
Features of Particular Interest:
- Superb collection of video games
- Access to all Electronic Arts games in advance
- Offers a vast library of back catalogue titles
- Is There a Reason You Should Purchase?
The number of games published by EA is staggering.
- What’s the Catch?
The quality of video games varies widely.
Obtain from Microsoft (for $29.99 a year)
Best Vertical Stands for Xbox One X
The Xbox One X, like the Sony PS4, can now be displayed in a vertical orientation. You could lay it on its side, but I doubt you’d want to risk the $500 console by doing so. The eXtremeRate Vertical Stand for Xbox One X is perfect for this purpose.
The stand’s thoughtful construction aids in dissipating heat. This means your console won’t get too hot to play and will keep performing at a high level. In addition, the rubber feet add the necessary stability.
eXtremeRate is a long-lasting companion for the console thanks to its sturdy build and ability to withstand shock.
- Enhanced ability to dissipate heat
- Cushioned soles
- Long-lasting design
- Justifications for Purchasing eXtremeRate.
eXtremeRate is sturdy and safely holds the gaming system.
- Justifications against purchasing eXtremeRate.
The setup process can be a little bothersome.
Amazon.com Purchase Price: $11.99.
This OIVO product is the best option you have for a vertical stand cum cooler to use with your Xbox One X. It’s sturdy and stylish, making for a fantastic addition to the gaming system.
The console will stay cool thanks to the stand’s dual cooling fans as well as its practicality as a stand. In addition to housing games, it can be used to charge your controller.
Two 600 mAh batteries are included, giving you plenty of power to keep playing your games for hours. The price of $40 is actually quite fair when you consider all of these great features.
- It has two fans to keep things cool.
- Station for recharging controllers
- 600 mAH battery pack, in pairs
- A USB cable measuring 15.3 inches
- Why Should You Invest in OIVO?
OIVO is an excellent freestanding vertical can cooler.
- Justifications against purchasing OIVO are provided.
The charging time is a little slow.
Purchase it on Amazon for $39.99
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use any Bluetooth headset with Xbox One X?
Unfortunately, the Xbox One X does not have built-in Bluetooth, so the answer is no. The wireless Xbox One controller, however, supports the attachment of headsets.
Will Xbox One Accessories work on Series X?
Almost certainly, “Yes.” This means that the vast majority of Xbox One add-ons will be compatible with Series X.
Does Kinect work on Xbox One X?
The short answer is “Yes,” as this is the correct answer. However, a Kinect adapter will be required.
Can you play Just Dance 2020 on Xbox One without Kinect?
The answer is yes. Ubisoft claims that the Just Dance 2020 game can be played without a Kinect or PS Move. The Just Dance controller app makes it playable on any iOS or Android device.
Does Xbox One have Kinect built-in?
Kinect played a significant role in Microsoft’s announcement of Xbox One. However, it is not included in the most recent update for the console.
Elevate your Gaming Experience With The Best Xbox One X Accessories
There is no doubt that the Xbox One X is the most powerful gaming console in the world. Having said that, every gamer calls for absolute command of their gadget. Furthermore, aesthetics are important, and you’d want your system to have a design that stands out from the crowd.
We’ve covered the best Xbox One X add-ons available to personalize your console and boost its performance. But what, if anything, do you think we’re missing? Leave a comment and let us know what you think.