Best Steam Deck accessories Windows Central 2021
Valve's upcoming Switch-sized gaming PC, the Steam Deck, has taken the gaming community by storm ever since it was recently announced and became available for preorder. The ability to take the best PC games in your Steam library on the go is an incredibly exciting concept, and because of that, thousands upon thousands of gamers have reserved a Steam Deck for when they'll start shipping in December 2021. If you're one of those people, check out some of the best Steam Deck accessories that you can (and should) pair with your Steam Deck when it arrives.
- Listen in: SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC
- Compact and cordless: Razer Hammerhead TW Pro
- Ol' reliable: SteelSeries Apex Pro mechanical gaming keyboard
- Portability-focused keyboard: Logitech G915 TKL wireless gaming keyboard
- Keyboard on a budget: HAVIT RGB gaming keyboard
- Wired precision: Razer DeathAdder v2
- Untethered excellence: Logitech G502 Lightspeed
- A hub that does it all: CalDigit TS3 Plus
- Affordable expansion: Anker USB-C Hub
- See the big picture: Acer XFA240 gaming monitor
- Crystal-clear pixels: LG UltraGear 27GL850-B gaming monitor
- Get comfy: Furmax gaming recliner
Listen in: SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDACStaff pick
You're going to want a headset to pair with the Steam Deck, and nothing tops the SteelSeries Arctis Pro. With incredible comfort, a crystal-clear mic, virtual 7.1 surround, dedicated DAC, and supreme build quality, this headset is nothing short of fantastic. It's not very heavy, either, making it great for portability.
Compact and cordless: Razer Hammerhead TW Pro
Razer's Hammerhead TW Pro gaming earbuds will pair excellently with the Steam Deck, as they connect through Bluetooth and have superb sound as well as excellent comfort and some advanced audio features like ANC. They're also super compact, which is perfect for space-conscious gamers.
Ol' reliable: SteelSeries Apex Pro mechanical gaming keyboard
The SteelSeries Apex Pro is the best wired keyboard available, and is perfect for Steam Deck fans who plan to occasionally use the device at a desk. With premium switches, magnetic actuation that can be finely tuned, awesome RGB, a comfortable wrist rest, and excellent build quality, the SteelSeries Apex Pro is basically perfect.
Portability-focused keyboard: Logitech G915 TKL wireless gaming keyboard
If you want a keyboard that will be easy to transport, look no further than the Logitech G915 TKL. Featuring a variety of different switches to choose from, a tenkeyless chassis that cuts down on space, a sleek appearance, and awesome battery life, this wireless keyboard won't let you down.
Keyboard on a budget: HAVIT RGB gaming keyboard
If you're looking for an affordable gaming keyboard, HAVIT's is a lovely option. Its low-profile keys are comfortable and responsive to use, and the build quality is pretty good too for a budget keyboard. There's even RGB for style points if you're into that.
Wired precision: Razer DeathAdder v2
The Razer DeathAdder v2 is an improved version of the original DeathAdder, and it comes with an incredible optical sensor, excellent optical switches, auto-calibration, and a comfortable and durable design. The price isn't bad, either, which is awesome for such a premium mouse.
Untethered excellence: Logitech G502 Lightspeed
The Logitech G502 Lightspeed is perfect if you want a premium wireless mouse. With a 16K HERO optical sensor, a 1ms report rate, and an exceptional design, this mouse is one of the best ones available on the entire market. The battery life is great, too, which is always awesome.
A hub that does it all: CalDigit TS3 Plus
The CalDigit TS3 Plus is a heavy-duty dock that comes with 15 different ports, 87W charging, and the ability to connect up to two external displays to your Steam Deck. It's pricey, but it's absolutely worth it if you want to convert your Steam Deck into a desktop machine with plenty of expanded connectivity options.
Affordable expansion: Anker USB-C Hub
If you're looking for a simple way to expand your connectivity, look no further than the Anker USB-C Hub. It allows you to add four USB-A slots to your Steam Deck, which are perfect for accessories like wired keyboards and mice or external hard drives.
See the big picture: Acer XFA240 gaming monitor
The specs of the Steam Deck are best suited for 1080p gaming when using a dock, so the best overall monitor you can get for it is the Acer XFA240. This 24-inch monitor looks great at HD resolution thanks to its impressive color accuracy, and it also has a refresh rate of 144Hz. It's also pretty affordable, so you won't need to break the bank to get your hands on it.
Crystal-clear pixels: LG UltraGear 27GL850-B gaming monitor
If you want to push your Steam Deck to 1440p gaming, the 27-inch LG UltraGear 27GL850-B is an excellent choice. Aside from having a crisp and clean image, the monitor also has an excellent refresh rate of 144Hz, top-notch color accuracy, and a speedy response time.
Get comfy: Furmax gaming recliner
Want somewhere comfy to sit while using your Steam Deck? This recliner from Furmax is an excellent choice, featuring great leather cushions, plenty of adjustability, and a few different color options to choose from. It's also a breeze to assemble, which is a nice bonus.
If we had to choose
All of these accessories will pair with the Steam Deck well, but if we had to recommend just one, it would be the SteelSeries Arctis Pro headset. Despite being a few years old, this headset is still our favorite choice for PC gaming thanks to its incredible sound, crystal-clear microphone, and superb comfort. The dedicated DAC is nice, too, and the fact that they're fairly light means that they're easy to carry around. The Razer Hammerhead TW Pro earbuds are a great alternative if you want to go wireless.
If you want a keyboard and mouse to use, we recommend pairing the SteelSeries Apex Pro with the Razer DeathAdder v2 for a premium experience. Both peripherals are built well and have top-notch performance, making them well worth picking up. Go with the Logitech G915 TKL and the Logitech G502 Lightspeed if you want to avoid wires.
Finally, if you want to get comfortable while enjoying your Steam Deck, look no further than the awesome Furmax gaming recliner. It has plenty of cushioning and lots of options for adjustability, which make it perfect for kicking back and relaxing with your Switch-sized gaming PC.
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