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The best Xbox Series X accessories to buy now

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Equip yourself with the best Xbox Series X accessories and you've got the best chance of having a great time with the latest Microsoft console. While our recommendations are a mix of new and old-gen products, they're all fully compatible with the Series X, and make fine additions to your gaming set-up.

However, there's some new Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S gear on the market that also appears in this best Xbox Series X accessories guide, including some that only works with the new generation of Xbox consoles. Assuming your coffers aren't empty after buying the console itself, here are a few handy devices you can pick up to enhance your Xbox experience — and, as a bonus, many of these items will work with Xbox One, PC and mobile platforms, too. 

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1. Xbox Wireless Headset

This officially-licensed pair of headphones sound great, fit well and are easy to set-up. The controls, built into the earcups themselves, are simple to understand too, plus you can easily tuck the microphone away if you don't need it.

There aren't many customization options, but at a reasonably priced $100, and with the ease of set-up, it's still one of the best Xbox Series X accessories.

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1. Rechargeable Battery + USB-C Charging Cable 

Somehow the Xbox Series X still doesn't offer a rechargeable controller, as the included gamepad still runs on AA batteries. So if you buy just one of the best Xbox Series X accessories on this list, make it this one.

Save yourself some time and money with a rechargeable battery pack. These devices last for years, and keep controllers going for about 30 hours on a single charge. Thanks to an included USB-C cable, you can also play while you recharge. 

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2. Xbox Wireless Controller (2020)

A second controller is perhaps the most common accessory that gamers buy for their consoles. And you can't beat Xbox's official gamepad.

It's well worth picking up a second pad, particularly since the Xbox Series X controller works for PC and mobile games too via Bluetooh pairing. Even if you don't have a second player handy, an extra controller can be one of the most invaluable best Xbox Series X accessories. 

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3. Seagate Storage Expansion Card - 1 TB 

If the onboard SSD on your Xbox Series X isn't big enough to hold all your games, then this is the only one of the best Xbox Series X accessories that will let you expand your storage and continue playing at the high speeds you're used to.

This storage card fits into a specially designed slot on the back of the console, and essentially doubles your storage space. At more than $200, it's a pricey investment, but it's also just as fast and seamless as the built-in SSD. 

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4. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 

You may not think of this subscription service as one of the best Xbox Series X accessories, especially if you prefer to own your media outright. However for most players, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is well worth a look. 

This service gives you access to more than 100 downloadable games across the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One and PC for a flat $15 per month. Many of these games are even available to stream to Android via the Xbox app. Your save data carries over across platforms, so you can pick up right where you left off on any number of machines. Microsoft has ensured that every one of its first-party titles hits Game Pass the day that the game launches, making this the cheapest way to experience Xbox exclusives.

5. Razer Kaira Pro 

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The Razer Kaira Pro is designed with the Xbox Series X and Series S in mind, and it worked so well it helped secure it a spot on this best Xbox Series X accessories guide. 

This wireless headset pairs with any Xbox console at the press of a button, and provides great sound across a variety of genres. It's comfortable to wear for long stretches, and the battery lasts up to 20 hours. What's really useful, though, is that the Kaira Pro also has Bluetooth pairing, letting you hook it up to PCs and mobile devices as well.