What are the best accessories for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S? – News

With the release of the Xbox Series S and X, many accessories are back in the spotlight: controllers, specific controllers, accessories for charging or storage… Fortunately, Microsoft’s strategy at this level makes things rather easy for them. Xbox One owners, and easy to understand for newcomers. Let’s take stock together.

Is it compatible or is it not?

Hard to be simpler: All Xbox One compatible controllers are Xbox Series compatible, and vice versa. Microsoft has therefore announced that controllers, arcade sticks, joysticks, mice and keyboards could therefore pass from one generation to the next. without the user having to ask any questions, at least about the start of the new generation. The same goes for headsets which, after an update for some, will adapt to the Xbox Series without difficulty. If you already have Xbox One hardware, then you can keep it, and if you don’t already have one, you will have to look on the box for the “Designed for Xbox” logo that we present just above.

Obviously, there are a few accessories that are exclusive to the Xbox Series console, like SSD storage cards, but for the rest, you should enjoy a simply expanded ecosystem.

A steering wheel or a headset for your Xbox Series?

What are the best accessories for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S?

Whether for the case of steering wheels or that of headphones, given the size of the market and the specific features of these products we have created specific articles for you. You will find explanations adapted to these devices, as well as a selection by price and by functionality.

Joysticks and controllers: Original, Elite and Alternative

What are the best accessories for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S?
What are the best accessories for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S?

It is therefore the field of possibilities that opens up to you with Xbox One and Xbox Series controller lines, including official models. Obviously, in this category, we can only advise you the new Xbox Series Wireless Controller that we recently tested. It combines all the qualities of its predecessor with some improvements in grip, a new share button, and above all an excellent directional cross.

Read the Xbox Series Wireless Controller review

Buy the Xbox Series Wireless Controller at the best price:

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59,90 €Free delivery

59,99 €Pick up in store

59,99 €Pick up in store

59,99 €Pick up in store

59,99 €Pick up in store

59,99 €Shipping £ 4.49

If you have the budget, you can also fall for the high-end version of Microsoft’s controller, the Elite Series 2 Handcuffs, which also offers an internal battery, interchangeable stick caps, two types of directional crosses, removable paddles and software support (Xbox and Windows) with 3 memories to take everywhere. Like the original controller, it also offers 3 different connections: owner, bluetooth and wired.

Read the Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller review

Buy the Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller at the best price:

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174,99 €Free delivery

177,29 €Free delivery

179,99 €Pick up in store

179,99 €Pick up in store

179,99 €Pick up in store

199,94 €Delivery € 7.95

What are the best accessories for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S?

Looking for in-game performance? Have a look on the new eSwap X Pro Controller from Thrustmaster. With its modular design, it can invert its different elements, accommodate more specialized modules, but above all its sticks and buttons are much more responsive than those of conventional controllers. Accompanied by comprehensive software, it accepts full mapping and fine adjustment of sticks and triggers, with data curve and dead zone. Please note, this is a wired model designed for competition rather than family play and its 3 meter cable necessarily limits the playing distance to the screen a little. But for the rest, it’s all good, as you can see with our full test of the PS4 version:

Read the review of the Thrustmaster eSwap Pro Controller for PS4

Buy the Thrustmaster eSwap X Pro Controller at the best price:

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169,99 €Pick up in store

Batteries for your Xbox Series controllers

What are the best accessories for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S?

For the power of your Xbox Series Wireless Controllers, do not use alkaline batteries. Already, it will cost you dearly in the long run. Then, disposable batteries, in quantity, it pollutes. So go either to lithium models with charger, or to the official battery offered by Microsoft. Especially since the Xbox One controller batteries are compatible (but not their cable) so if it is, you can even do a little recycling. If not, there’s still the model for Xbox Series, the next-gen Xbox Play & Charge Kit.

Buy the official Xbox Series battery at the best price:

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22,99 €Pick up in store

22,99 €Pick up in store

30,96 €Free delivery

A good arcade stick for versus and retro

What are the best accessories for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S?
What are the best accessories for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S?

Like the controllers, the inter compatibility between the One and Series platforms gives us access to more possibilities. Even if on Xbox platforms, the choice is quite tight finally with on one side the Razer Atrox and on the other the Hori Stick Real Arcade Pro V. It is also towards the latter that our heart swings. A perfectly rigid plate, very nervous buttons and sticks, and comfortable and efficient ergonomics, this model is just a market reference, for a price that remains correct. Can also be used on Xbox, Windows, Android, Mac or Linux platforms.

Buy the Hori Stick Real Arcade Pro V at the best price:

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180,96 €Free delivery

Take flight with a HOTAS

What are the best accessories for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S?

Whether for civil, military or space flight simulations, playing with a HOTAS (a Joystick + throttle set) is always a real source of sensations. On Xbox Series, the choice is not very wide for the moment since only one model can truly benefit from good precision and good comfort. It’s about T.Flight Hotas One de Thrustmaster, a model that we tried for the release of Ace Combat 7 in PS4 version and which, for an entry-level, had known how to place itself as a real alternative to the game with the controller. Especially that we are waiting for the release of Flight Simulator on Microsoft consoles.

Buy the Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas One at the best price:

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59,99 €Free delivery

74,99 €Delivery € 4.95

76,99 €Pick up in store

89,95 €Delivery € 6.95

Keyboard mouse: the combo is no longer reserved for the PC

What are the best accessories for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S?

There are more and more keyboard / mouse users on consoles. It must be said that the advantages, when it comes to an FPS for example, are very real in terms of responsiveness and precision. For the choice of models, we invite you to take a look at our mouse tests, knowing that there is something for all budgets. Logitech, Razer, Steelseries, are brands that we generally trust, even in the entry level. For the mouse, we advise you to start with a not too expensive model, the Steelseries Rival 3, which for less than 40 euros is quite capable of bringing you a real improvement in in-game performance.

Read our review of the Steelseries Rival 3

Buy the Steelseries Rival 3 at the best price:

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39,95 €Free delivery

39,95 €Delivery € 3.95

39,95 €Delivery € 5.95

39,99 €Pick up in store

39,99 €Free delivery

39,99 €Pick up in store

What are the best accessories for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S?

Keyboard side, not necessarily need to take out the mechanical keys to practice FPS. A gamer model, configurable without a computer, resistant to splashes and that is regularly found around 50 euros should do the trick: the Logitech G213 Prodigy. Be careful though, find out before buying whether your favorite game supports mouse / keyboard control.

Buy the Logitech G213 Prodigy at the best price:

Offers

39,99 €Free delivery

47,47 €Free delivery

49,99 €Pick up in store

49,99 €Pick up in store

63,99 €Free delivery

69,99 €Delivery € 4.95

We hope you find this information useful and that this selection guides you in your purchase of accessories for Xbox Series. If you have your own references to advise, feel free to do so in the comments.

What are the best accessories for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S?

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