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 Console Headset
Gaming console 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 Pro Wireless Gaming Headset
The Turtle Beach Stealth Pro Wireless Noise Cancelling Gaming Headset will give that special someone an unparalleled gaming adventure that goes above and beyond, giving them richer bass and a wide, immersive soundstage that brings their favourite games to life like never before. What makes the Stealth Pro truly stand out is its top-notch noise-cancellation. With a 25dB noise reduction, this headset adapts to the gamer on your holiday shopping list gaming environment.
The Stealth Pro allows you to choose between the built-in mics or a removable mic, both use S.M.A.R.T. technology, which ensuring that their voice comes through crystal clear by blocking out background noise. Additionally, Turtle Beach allows you to customize your experience with the Turtle Beach Audio Hub app. This allows you to tweak settings like Variable Mic Monitoring, Superhuman Hearing, and audio presets. Lag is a gamer’s worst enemy and the Stealth Pro features a lag-free 2.4GHz wireless connection of up to 50 feet.
Power isn’t an issue with the Stealth Pro, thanks to its swappable dual battery system providing two 12+ hour battery packs. A quick 15-minute charge gives you an extra three hours of gameplay! In a nutshell, the Turtle Beach Stealth Pro Wireless Gaming Headset is a game-changer, offering exceptional sound quality, comfort, and customization. If you want to wow that Xbox gamer on your holiday shopping list with a wireless gaming headset that goes beyond expectations, the Turtle Beach Stealth Pro will not disappoint.
Purchase a Turtle Beach Stealth Pro Wireless Noise Cancelling Gaming Headset for Xbox Series X|S
An extra Xbox Wireless Controller
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. There are a wide variety of colours to choose from but my personal favourite is the Stellar Shift Special Edition controller.
Buy an extra Xbox Wireless Controller
A Xbox Series X|S Play & Charge Kit
The Xbox Series X Play & Charge Kit is a must have for any Xbox gamer. It 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.
Get an Xbox Series X Play & Charge Kit
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 or 1TB depending on the model you get.
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 Xbox Certified 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive with Green LED Bar 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.
Purchase an external USB Hard drive for Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S
Add extra storage with a Seagate 1TB or 2TB Storage Expansion Card
Both the Seagate 1TB Storage Expansion Card and the Seagate 2TB Storage Expansion Card are 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!
Get a Seagate 1TB or 2TB Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S
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.
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