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Best Xbox One Accessories in 2020 (One X & One S Compatible)

Xbox Elite Controller Series 2
Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 (Image credit: Windows Central)

Whether you have the 4K media-focused Xbox One S or the 4K gaming powerhouse Xbox One X, you're most likely going to need accessories. Some of the most necessary accessories include vertical stands, battery chargers for controllers, among others. We've put together a list of some of the best available.

Time to Xcessorize

There's a vast range of great accessories out there for Xbox One, hitting all sorts of quality levels and price points. The absolute top accessory you should consider before anything else is the Xbox Elite Controller Series 2. Boasting dozens of hours of battery life, a sleek and weighty charge dock, four extra buttons on the reverse, onboard memory for storing profiles and settings, and a vast array of improvements, this may be the best controller ever made. It's also compatible with PC, phones, and the upcoming Xbox Series X.

As for best accessories, I'm a big fan of the Alexa integration Microsoft has put forward recently and can't recommend an Amazon Echo enough. I wish I could recommend the Cortana-powered Harman/Kardon Invoke, but it doesn't look like Microsoft is serious about its own assistant's future.

We're also big fans of wireless headsets, particularly Turtle Beach's Stealth 600, for its wide array of features and solid audio quality.

For controlling your media center, though, we need to put the PDP Talon Media Remote out there, since it's our pick as the best media remote for Xbox One.

Jez Corden is a Senior Editor for Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by caffeine. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his Xbox Two podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!

16 Comments
  • Do the media remotes for Xbox need line of site to work? I recently used a Hideit mount and put my Xbox behind my TV.
  • I think they do, I'll test them out soon for ye
  • Thanks. It probably wouldn't be an issue with new batteries in the remote, but once they get weak it becomes a problem.
  • They don't need TOTAL line of sight but... my Xbox struggles if its not totally in line of sight.
  • Thanks for the update! I will keep this in mind.
  • It depends on how far you hid it. I have the talon and a hideit holding my xbox one x. Everything worked fine. The infrared light bounces a little bit.
  • I use the talon. It definitely needs to be pointed almost directly at the xbox more times than not.
  • I use my Phantom Black controllers on my nVidia Shield's...Elite Controller on my PC. We need an Elite 2.0 with Bluetooth!!!
  • It's coming! https://www.windowscentral.com/xbox-elite-wireless-controller-series-2
  • Do the vertical stands really help with ventilation? Surely sticking it on it's side means you're blocking, what was, the right side vents.
  • Depends on the situation. If your space for devices under your TV has poor ventilation, it might be better to place it somewhere else upright so it can breathe a bit.
  • Ya know... Something MS should REALLY consider with their next Console generation ( actually they should have with their current, to begin with ) is adding Bluetooth Connectivity for Wireless Headphones/Headsets.
    Keep the proprietary wireless protocol for the Controllers but give us the option for the widely used BT one too when it comes to Headphones/Mouse/Keyboards...
  • Hmm that'd be interesting, not sure what the technical limitations might be
  • The problem is BT is crap and lags. I have used quite a few that love to cut out when relaxing too much on a couch.
  • Why on earth would you buy rechargeable batteries?
    Just buy the OFFICIAL Xbox Play and Charge kit. It is literally the only battery pack you will ever need.
    As for external HDD, nothing under a 3.5" external should ever be used, but if you can, SSD is miles better. I can already hear the "But the batteries are for the remote" statements, yes, there is a reason why almost every living being on earth that can afford an Xbox with Gold with an HDTV has a desktop/laptop PC. Using any form of video streaming via console is cumbersome. So no, rechargeable batteries are good for the kitchen clock and TV remote, even though they use AAA, making the AA redundant. Play and Charge Kit. Done!
  • Most AA batteries last longer (more than double) than a battery pack. I prefer having good AA rechargeable batteries to a battery pack, and is probably cheaper.